All In

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Lori
 Jan 31, 2020
I love this podcast! the interviews are uplifting and inspiring. I have learned how to be a better person and have been reminded of why we're here on Earth... it's all about our relationship with our savior and our relationships with everyone else.

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What does it mean to be "all in" the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days? The answers might surprise you. All In is a brand new podcast from LDS Living where we explore this question with the help of Latter-day Saints who are striving to live their faith every day—just like you.


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Chris Schoebinger: The Heroes in Our Stories
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For over three decades, Chris Schoebinger has been involved with book publishing During his career, he's worked with authors like Brandon Mull on Fablehaven and Jason F. Wright on Christmas Jars. But as he brings these stories to life at work, he has also been living one of his own at home. And while that story has been full of unexpected twists and turns, it has also been full of the types of heroes he loves to read about on the written page—people like his gay son or the birth mother of his adopted child. So on this week’s episode, we talk with Chris about what makes a powerful story and why he is grateful for the way God has guided his.

2:03- Opening Eyes to the Restored Gospel

4:32- An Unexpected Yes

9:04- Appreciation For A Mother’s Love

14:27- Shadow Mountain

16:16- Why Fiction?

18:53- Shared Values Sharing Light

24:17- “In Quiet Desperation”

30:24- The Courage of Ty Mansfield

33:04- His Hand in Our Stories

34:26- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ

 

“My greatest blessings—my greatest successes—are the direct result of the good people that God has placed in my path.” 

 

Links:

On the Road with Steve Hartman on CBS link- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-hartman-on-the-road-riley-steven-adoption/

Shadow Mountain Publishing- https://shadowmountain.com/

Fablehaven Book One- https://deseretbook.com/p/fablehaven-brandon-mull-61171?queryID=34b942fe7368626c5b5bdef3058825a7&variant_id=41306-hardcover

In Quiet Desperation- https://deseretbook.com/p/quiet-desperation-understanding-challenge-same-gender-attraction-fred-marilyn-matis-50116?queryID=d39ffa00503d322771fc44fccb867e5e&variant_id=52863-paperback

Voices of Hope by Ty Mansfield- https://deseretbook.com/p/voices-hope-ty-mansfield-77928?queryID=c663f3f3f619f367bc1c702b33a50f41&variant_id=20538-paperback

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Sep 28, 2022
Heidi Swapp: 9 Easy Things Every Parent Can Do To Begin Preventing Suicide Now
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Seven years ago, Heidi Swapp lost her 16-year-old son, Cory, to suicide. In the wake of Cory’s passing, Heidi endured devastating thoughts of her perceived failures as a mother. But instead of focusing on what she couldn’t change, Heidi determined to learn as much as she could and then share the things she wished she’d known with as many parents as would listen. One of the most important things she's learned is that suicide prevention begins long before we are ever concerned about someone we love. So on today's episode, she shares nine principles that she believes have the ability to make a critical difference.

3:08- Seven Years Later

15:35- Don’t Freak Out

22:18- One Day At A Time

27:12- 'Forgive Yourself For Not Knowing What You Didn’t Know’

29:57- Don’t Believe Everything You Think

35:00- The End

39:12- Now Is Not Forever

42:48- Connection > Concern

45:58- The Importance of Evolving

49:13- Yet

53:35- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

 

"Being all in is allowing yourself to figure it out as you go, and to learn and to evolve—to allow yourself to have a question, to allow yourself to have a surety and to allow yourself to be loved by a perfect Heavenly Father and to be saved by Jesus, recognizing that you just don't have to have it all figured out."

 

Links- Deseret News article Morgan wrote about Heidi 7 years ago- https://www.deseret.com/2017/4/11/20610132/going-home-utah-scrapbooking-ceo-finds-hope-after-losing-a-child-to-suicide

Light the Fight- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/light-the-fight/id1354722078

Heidi's website- https://www.heidiswapp.com/

Heidi's Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/heidiswapp/

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Sep 21, 2022
Justin and Kristi Osmond: The Gift of Being Deaf and the Gift of Hearing
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Justin and Kristi Osmond: The Gift of Being Deaf and the Gift of Hearing

For the first two years of his life, Justin Osmond was totally unable to hear the music that made his dad and uncles famous. Born with 90 percent hearing loss, the son of Merrill Osmond initially resented his inability to hear but it has become something he has embraced and something his wife, Kristi, loves because it has made him who he is. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, Justin is able to give voice to a community rarely heard from on a podcast. On this week’s episode, we talk with Justin and Kristi about how it’s by leaning into our challenges that we become who we were meant to be.

"My lack of physical hearing has helped me to rely more on my spiritual ears so that I can hear Him more."

 

"We have way more rainbows than we have rain."

 

1:31- Not Being Able To Hear the Music

4:10- Hearing Impairment in the Osmond Family Story

9:18- Speech and Listening Therapy

11:22- Meeting Kristi

20:17- The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund

25:47- Embracing Something While Acknowledging Challenges

32:08- Until You’ve Experienced It

37:19- “And Some Have Compassion Making a Difference”

41:22- Refined > Defined

44:13- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

For links: Justin's Book- https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-with-My-Heart/dp/B0955W1QYN/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1E9JOPA4BFN6X&keywords=Hearing+with+the+heart&qid=1663102999&sprefix=hearing+with+the+heart%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3

Singing For Hearing Aids- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMOZutBOFw

The Story Behind Justin's MBA- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBt6kBVR5A0

Justin and Kristi's Adoption Story- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_4DwU2irE

Justin's TedTalk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zimNHUE4P6I

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Sep 14, 2022
Shima Baughman: What’s More Powerful Than Public Policy?
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Shima Baughman has worked for years to bring about policy reform, especially as it relates to incarceration. After immigrating to the United States from Iran as a child, Shima has become an attorney, a national expert on bail and pretrial prediction, and a professor of criminal law at the University of Utah. But while she is a believer in giving second chances through law, on this week’s episode she explains the most powerful type of reform isn't only through the justice system. Instead, she believes change truly occurs as people turn their hearts to Christ.

 

“Changing policy is temporary, but changing a creature or a human is lasting and that's only done through Jesus Christ."

 

1:23- A Traumatic Fairy Tale of Sorts

10:29- A Rich Heritage

15:29- Becoming a Lawyer

18:07- Justice and Mercy

20:54- The Savior and The Incarcerated

26:09- Failure and the Transformative Power of Christ

34:01- A Career Change

38:13- Temple Attendance Tip

39:16- Identity

42:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

Links:

Shima’s TikTok Account- Closer to Jesus Christ- https://www.tiktok.com/@closertojesuschrist?_t=8VStnCaqlpr&_r=1

Quote by President Packer- “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.”

Story about Jewish Rabbi case- https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/us/16prison.html

President Nelson’s talk about identity- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvS5wDoKoBkQuote by President Benson- https://www.thechurchnews.com/1999/11/6/23247632/the-lord-works-from-the-inside-out-the-world-works-from-the-outside-in#:~:text=%22The%20Lord%20works%20from%20the,themselves%20out%20of%20the%20slums.

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Sep 07, 2022
Porter and Carlie Ellett: The Kansas City Chiefs' Left-Hand Man and How God Led Him to a Super Bowl
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When Porter Ellett was 4 years old, he fell off the back of a truck and lost the use of his arm. Then as a teenager, he decided to have that arm amputated. Today, he is known around the NFL as “Lefty,” a nickname given to him after Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid began calling Porter his “left-hand man.” On this week’s episode, Porter and his wife, Carlie, share the story of why Porter has never let having one arm stop him from achieving his dreams—and how God paved the way for him to do represent something far more meaningful than football on the sport's biggest stage. 

"I believe what he does is super important, not the X's and O's and the winning of games, but professional football doesn't showcase a lot of people who are different. There's not a lot of people with disabilities at the professional sports level because it's the greatest in the world and so to have any sort of perceived weakness isn't going to be on your side. Having Porter on the football field and coaching I knew was so important for an entire community who doesn't get represented in professional sports."


02:38- Lifetime Chiefs Fan or No?

3:50- The Accident and Amputation

7:19- Adapting

9:18- What They See When They Stare

13:14- The New Era
18:04- A Dreamer and a Planner

23:38- A Call From Andy Reid

29:56- A Team At Home

40:30- Lessons from Coach Reid

48:14- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 


Links-

https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2021/02/04/gordon-monson-meet-utahs/
Videos of Porter- https://www.youtube.com/c/CarlieMcKeon

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/2008/02/face-trials-with-smiles?lang=eng

https://magazine.byu.edu/article/left-hand-man/

President Nelson biography- https://deseretbook.com/p/insights-from-a-prophets-life-russell-m-nelson-by-sheri-dew?queryID=c106d5b6a9f400314814268d9057769d&variant_id=172666-hardcover

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Aug 31, 2022
Elliott Smith: Cultivating a Fear-Free Worship Experience
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Attending church for the first time. Coming back to church after a period of inactivity. Going through the temple for the first time. Seeking to develop a love for the temple. These are all experiences that can feel daunting or overwhelming. But years ago, a bishop who had been through a period of inactivity himself sought to create what he called “a fear-free worship experience” for everyone in his congregation—and Elliott Smith says it made all the difference in their ward. So wherever you are on your journey along the covenant path, we invite you to consider how we can best help one another along by also seeking to eliminate fear in our own congregations.

6:08- Fear Free Worship

12:17- Preparing For Baptism

17:10- First Impression of the Temple and Appropriate Expectations

33:58- 4 Ps

41:48- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

 

“We won’t ever be perfected in HIm until we are perfected through Him.” 

 

For link: Elder Maxwell- Proximate Joy- https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1994/10/brightness-of-hope?lang=eng

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Aug 24, 2022
Melaney Tagg: Kindness Begins With Me
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There is an old Primary song that says, “I want to be kind to everyone, for that is right, you see. So I say to myself, ‘Remember this: Kindness begins with me.'” Melaney Tagg, our guest on this week’s episode, is a living example of what this Primary song looks like in action. When she observed the contention running rampant in her county’s school board meetings, Tagg knew she couldn't stand idly by—she had to, as President Oaks put it, "seek to moderate and unify," knowing that kindness needed to begin with her.

3:04- Loudoun County, Virginia

7:38- Credentials

9:06- Breaking the Ice

11:16- Two Commandments

15:50- Venn Diagrams

20:04- Common Pitfalls

25:04- Absolute Truth

29:11- Coming to the Table

33:53- Love Thy Neighbor

36:50- IRL

40:37- Spiritual Momentum

43:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

 

Spiritual momentum talk- https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2022/04/47nelson?lang=eng
Public Square editorial- https://publicsquaremag.org/politics-law/freedom/collaboration-amid-controversy-a-hopeful-report-from-loudoun-county/Deseret News- https://www.deseret.com/2022/5/19/23068882/the-uniters-of-loudoun-county-virginia-school-board-transgender-rights
President Oaks issues call to “moderate and unify"- https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/04/51oaks?lang=eng
Elder Cook talk with story about General Kane-https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2020/10/15cook?lang=eng

Thomas Griffith episode- https://www.ldsliving.com/all-in/thomas-b-griffith-politics-religion-and-the-laboratory-of-christian-living
Note: In the episode, President Dallin H. Oaks is credited as having said “You can disagree without being disagreeable.” This quote should actually be attributed to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. However, President Oaks has been quoted as saying “Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable.” This quote is found in this talk: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2014/10/loving-others-and-living-with-differences?lang=eng

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Aug 17, 2022
Judy Eror: The Power of Covenants Even After Divorce
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For over four decades, the foremost part of Judy Eror's identity was her role as a wife. But then, after 42 years of marriage, her spouse unexpectedly chose to leave. How does a choice like that affect the promises made over a sacred alter? For Judy, she clung to her covenants more than ever before and has found a peace she ever thought possible.


4:24- “The Perfect Family"

5:35- The Aftermath

7:32- Staying Close to the Lord

11:42- Reliance on Covenants

13:12- Forgiveness Without Being Asked 

17:02- Satan’s Overtime Efforts on Families

19:47- Stories End Differently

21:43- Boundaries to Protect and No Regrets

25:10- Therapy Tip

29:28- Allowing Others to Grieve

32:57- Rediscovering Self

36:37- Advice to Others

38:36- “Don’t I Deserve Better?”

42:35- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In?

“You will find your voice again. You think it’s gone, you think you have permanent emotional laryngitis but if you will develop your relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ...you will find your voice and you will be able, once again, to sing the song of redeeming love.” 

Piece about Judy- https://www.magnifythegood.com/blog/mighty-women/judy
The Character of Christ- https://www2.byui.edu/presentations/transcripts/religionsymposium/2003_01_25_bednar.htm
The Infinite Atonement- https://deseretbook.com/p/infinite-atonement-tad-r-callister-1725?queryID=af9fb2fe3ca90d04f5ff51a0660436d5&variant_id=110191-hardcover

Loren Dunn: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1974/04/hanging-on?lang=eng

John Taylor quote: https://jod.mrm.org/6/18

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Aug 10, 2022
Roger Connors: Understanding God’s Patterns
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As a former mission president and former MTC branch president who currently serves in a YSA stake presidency, Roger Connors has heard from a lot of young people who feel like God just isn’t keeping His end of the deal. It is for these people that Connors set out to write his new book, "Divine Patterns." It is his belief that as we observe the way that our unchanging God has worked in the lives of men and women throughout history, we can more easily recognize that He is with us every minute of every day. 

2:50- “There Is Something Else”

5:41- Hearing the Plan

7:12- The Care and Concern of the Lord

11:20- Patterns

12:50- Patience is a Choice

16:33- The Lord Loves Effort

20:20- The Savior’s Obedience

23:36- What You Want or Something Better

26:06- The Whole Picture

29:13- He Is For Us

39:02- Not a Checklist

44:00- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

 

For links: Divine Patterns- https://deseretbook.com/p/divine-patterns?queryID=e9a19f1d8b28d1178b806ea7407992e0&variant_id=199356-hardcover

Elder Renlund’s talk mentioned- https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2016/04/that-i-might-draw-all-men-unto-me?lang=eng

Saint Augustine quote- https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/saint_augustine_165165

Missionary Fireside During Pandemic- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuHDKwb7P9k

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Aug 03, 2022
Carlos Martins: Billionaire Turned Humanitarian Missionary
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After making a fortune from the English language schools he created in Brazil, Carlos Martins and his wife, Vania, turned their attention to serving the Lord and their family. In hopes of helping their son achieve his dream of serving a full-time mission, they served a humanitarian mission on the border of Venezuela. By the Martins’ count, they were able to help 20,000 refugees relocate. On this week’s episode, Martins discusses how the English schools came to be, and how he came to see that concern for his son was only a means to an end for the Lord. 

"If we allow the Lord to guide our path, and we give up our own plan, in order to believe His miracles, unpredictable miracles of multiplication, will happen in our everyday life."

https://deseretbook.com/p/176264?variant_id=200328-ebook

Carlos speaks at BYU- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nduEUAnTGQ


https://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2014/01/14/meet-the-wizard-who-became-a-billionaire-teaching-english-to-brazilians/?sh=d7127dd5c384

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2022/3/2/22956971/the-wizard-of-hope-carlos-martins-brazil-billionaires-refugee-crisis

3:04- A Wife’s Insistence

6:03- Back to Brazil

9:18- The Wizard School

14:07- Pass Along Cards

20:20- A Different Plan

29:18- The Love of Parents and the Reality of God

42:40- Calling in a Favor

47:34- Why Help Refugees? 

47:41- How To Help

48:13- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Jul 13, 2022
Heather Vanboerum: Miracles in a Costco Parking Lot
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Five days before Christmas last year, Heather Vanboerum was leaving Costco when a driver accidentally hit the gas rather than the brake, pinning her between two cars. Her life changed in an instant—but the miracles that followed, both big and small, are remarkable and on this week’s episode, Heather helps us see them all through her eyes.


2:16- Wife of a Trauma Surgeon

4:34- The Accident

7:56- Proximity 

10:06- Earthly Angels

13:39- A Hospital Room at Christmastime

18:10- Making It Through For Life’s Biggest Moments

21:39- Intensity of Rehab and Update

27:21- Why Give Blood? 

29:52- The Unique Gift Each Family Member Brings

33:17- Prepared For Something Big

35:34- Reality of a Savior

37:41- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel Of Jesus Christ?

 

Follow Heather on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vb_flower_power/

KSL documentary- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c4zrLZ3lzg

Costco Employees on KSL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--DNjcZ4oIE

Link to BYU Richard Osguthorpe Devotional- https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/richard-osguthorpe/to-believe-on-their-words/

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Jul 06, 2022
Steven Harper: Is Consecration Still A Thing?
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Most of us have the same perception of consecration that Steven Harper had when he went to the temple for the first time: The Lord “revealed the law of consecration to the early Saints. They couldn’t live it, so the Lord revoked the higher law, gave the lower law of tithing, and would someday give the higher law again.” But if someone had asked him how he knew that, he says he wouldn't have had an answer. Now after studying the topic for years, Harper has a different understanding of what consecration is and on this week’s episode he shares the answers he's found with us. 

2:18- “A Foreign Place"

6:10- Preparing For The Temple

11:14- A Three-Legged Stool

20:15- The Oversimplification of History

23:50- Edward Partridge 

30:30- Caring for the Poor

38:52- Consecration In All Seasons

45:08- Membership Mindset Vs. Consecration Approach

50:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

“The Lord does not care about the amount of money that we consecrate. That is not the measurement but He does ask for all—all their heart, all their might, all their mind, all their strength, all their soul. But in return for that, remember that He gives all."

Let's Talk About Consecration- https://deseretbook.com/p/let-s-talk-about-the-law-of-consecration?queryID=edc5bcd61621e9345ff455a6ca2d16d0&variant_id=199275-paperback

Doctrine and Covenants- https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament?lang=eng

Making Sense of the Doctrine and Covenants- https://deseretbook.com/p/making-sense-of-the-doctrine-and-covenants-guided-tour-through-modern-revelation-ppr?queryID=d64020db1b71f9177259029c1df8e2fc&variant_id=188208-paperback

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Jun 29, 2022
Alissa Parker: Finding Emilie
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December 14, 2012, is remembered by many as the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. But Alissa Parker remembers it as the day she lost her daughter, Emilie. In the nine and a half years since, Alissa has found solace in the kindness of others and in the goodness of a God who has allowed her to feel her daughter's presence time and time again. While the trauma of her loss still causes Alissa to feel anxiety, she continues to find comfort in the confidence that she will be reunited with Emilie again.


2:03- Emilie

12:44- The Aftermath

17:58- Where Was God?

22:59- The Many Ways We Mourn With Those Who Mourn

31:36- “What Her Life Had Now Become”

36:03- Avoiding Pointing Fingers

40:12- Safe and Sound Schools

44:15- Everything Is Connected

49:39- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

I think there's a lot of heartache, beauty, trial, and error that occurs in our lives, and to be all in is to keep going and to keep having faith that those pieces will eventually make sense.

Links- Book- https://deseretbook.com/p/unseen-angel-mothers-story-of-faith-hope-and-healing-after-sandy-hook?variant_id=146369-paperback

Church video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2BtFWBCVYw

Safe and Sound Schools- https://safeandsoundschools.org/

Timeout For Women Talks-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RjrH5F9eKU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtqJbcGL5WU
Faith Counts video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7S9piBHUv8

Terri Turley’s son- https://www.deseret.com/2006/4/25/19950108/car-strikes-kills-lds-missionary-in-argentina

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Jun 22, 2022
Kenneth Hartvigsen: Experiencing Art in an Intimate Way
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Kenneth Hartvigsen has thought a lot about the power art possesses. He is a believer that it has the ability to help us unite, understand one another, and feel a greater connection to the Creator. On this week’s episode, Kenneth, an art curator at Brigham Young University, takes us inside his thought process surrounding art so we can “experience” one of Carl Bloch’s most famous paintings, “Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda.”

1:56- “Something To Feel”

5:06- The Great Unifier 

8:11- An Embodied Experience

14:43- The Church’s Commitment To Art

18:29- Seeking To Understand

26:56- Back To Bethesda 

37:07- Art and Empathy

42:39- Sacred Even When Not Religious

46:29- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 
“Looking at art of any subject can be sacred in the sense that what I am looking at is somebody else’s deep desire to better understand what they’re doing here and to respond to things they’ve experienced—things that have been exciting for them, things that have been sad for them, things that they’re confused about or things they deeply believe but in any of those cases I feel like it’s an opportunity to sort of look into the eyes of a fellow traveler here in this complicated part of our existence and to try to see their spiritual progress."
Learn More about Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda” and "Monumental Matters and other BYU exhibits- https://moa.byu.edu/exhibitions-2/current-exhibitions/

Bethesda-https://moa.byu.edu/past-exhibitions-archive/past-exhibitions-2001/carl-bloch-chirst-healing-the-sick-at-bethesda/

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Jun 15, 2022
Lita and Kevin Giddins: Christ and His People Will Ever Be One
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As teenagers, both Lita and Kevin were drawn to the restored gospel because of the arts. Both former BYU Young Ambassadors, Lita and Kevin believe representation in the arts is just one way we gather Israel. Later this month, Lita and Kevin will combine their love for the arts and their desire for all to be gathered in with a special event in the Conference Center Theater—an event to help Christ and His People to ever be one.

Links:

I Am: The Journey tickets: https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=LDSV_PLAGENCY_MPV&orgid=42549&pid=9098602#/event/9098602/ticketlist/?view=pricescales&minPrice=0&maxPrice=0&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=false&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

Latter-day Saint Center for the Arts- https://www.centerforlatterdaysaintarts.org/

BYU magazine video with Lita- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ka4oUTfqrM

Latter-day Saint Center for the Arts video interview with Lita and Kevin- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVo8WTvxloU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvwPlBLfXeg

Latter-day Saint Center for the Arts talk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfTBOsIg8nk

Elder Maxwell quote- “'These are [your] day' (Hel. 7:9) in the history of the Church. Mark well what kind of days they will be, days when, with special visibility, the Lord will 'make bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations.' (D&C 133:3.) God will also ‘hasten' His work. (D&C 88:73.) He will also ‘shorten' the last days 'for the elect’s sake'; hence, there will be a compression of events. (Matt. 24:22JS—M 1:20.) Furthermore, 'all things shall be in commotion.' (D&C 88:91.) Only those in the process of becoming the men and women of Christ will be able to keep their spiritual balance."

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1992/04/my-servant-joseph?lang=eng

3:24- Finding the Gospel and Each Other
14:25- Scared of the Dark
16:50- Skin and Sacredness
20:58- Creating and a Creator
26:01- I Am
36:35- The Hope of Christ Coming
39:39- Alignment
44:07- “Christ and His People Will Ever Be One”
52:02- Hesitancy?
55:30- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  

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Jun 08, 2022
Gary Player and Amanda Player Hall: Gratitude for the Gospel
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Gary Player is one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game; he is known around the world as “The Black Knight.” His love for the sport is obvious, but it's clear there is one thing he loves more: His family. He and his wife, Vivienne, who passed away last year, are the parents of six kids. Gary and Vivienne’s story, which includes falling in love as teenagers and 65 years of marriage on earth, has set a powerful example for all who know them. But what does he have to do with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? You’ll have to listen to this week’s episode to find out.

 

2:11- South Africa 

6:14- A Motherless Child

10:39- Search for Truth

17:14- Freedom of Religion

19:14- A Spanish-Speaking Call to Serve

21:31- The Reality of God

23:46- “Born of Goodly Parents”

26:12- A True Love Story

28:02- Tribute to Vivienne

31:57- The Example of Parents

35:09- “A Vehicle To Come To Know Christ”

36:47- An Admirer of the Church

39:41- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

 

“You see, what He takes away, He gives back tenfold if ye seek Him in your life.” -Gary Player

 

The Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation- https://garyandvivienneplayerfoundation.org/usa/

 

Gary Player and Elder Uchtdorf play golf- https://www.ldsliving.com/sports-legend-gary-player-golfs-with-elder-uchtdorf-praises-the-church/s/94471

 

1995 Deseret News article about Gary’s connection to the Church- https://www.deseret.com/1995/9/29/19195683/lds-come-from-far-and-wide-to-attend-fall-conference

 

Sports Illustrated article about Vivienne- https://www.si.com/golf/news/vivienne-and-gary-player-a-playful-love-story-to-last-a-lifetime

 

The Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation video- https://twitter.com/garyplayer/status/1509950574841708550

Photo of the Player Family- https://twitter.com/garyplayer/status/1523304768525025280

Gary Player interview about mother- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRfQY3YNCE

The Gary & Vivienne Player Foundation United States

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Jun 01, 2022
Carine Clark: Celebrating Cancer
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At 48 years of age, Carine Clark was given a 20 percent chance of surviving ovarian cancer. But Carine wasn’t ready to be done—she didn't know it, but she had yet to become one of the first female chief executives of a Utah tech company and would later be named “Utah Business” magazine’s CEO of the Year. What Carine did know is that she had two sons that she really wanted to raise after she struggled with infertility for years. So Carine gave cancer everything she had to give—and she’s still here. On this week’s episode, Carine explains why her cancer diagnosis is worth celebrating with her family each year, and how her faith has played an integral role in her journey.

2:28- Celebrating the Day of Diagnosis

4:43- Everything In Extremes

8:28- Part of the 20 Percent

11:31- “Pre-Worry” and Pre-existence

15:03- Making Promises

22:27- The Master’s Plan

27:18- Not Wasting Cancer

29:38- A Sacrifice of Time

35:14- “He Will Never Enable Us To Be Weak”

37:54- Knowing You’re Going To Die

42:23- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

“When things don’t go your way, you gotta say thank you.” 

 

[2:18 PM] Morgan Jones

For show note links:

 

Articles about Carine: https://www.deseret.com/2017/4/2/20609588/how-utah-business-leaders-overcame-adversity-on-the-path-to-success

Fireside with Carine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7mX70u_bkM

Carine on Latter-day Saint MBA podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carine-strom-clark/id1564093407?i=1000519499552

Carine on Whitney Johnson's Disrupt Yourself podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carine-clark-tougher-than-we-know/id1156483471?i=1000416143532

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-in/id1439975046?i=1000504504921

 

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May 25, 2022
Tommaso Cardullo: A Connoisseur of Beautiful Things
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Italian fashion designer Tommaso Cardullo may just be the most passionate person you'll ever meet. When he speaks, it’s as if you can see, feel, and smell the sights and sounds he describes. He can take you to his native country—the rolling hills, the bustling markets, the cobblestoned streets—just through the sound of his voice. A true artist, he believes that "life is beautiful," and on today’s episode, Tommaso shares his passion for one of the most beautiful parts of his life—the gospel of Jesus Christ.


1:45- Italian Beginnings

4:06- Return On Experience

7:51- A Grateful Heart

10:44- Living a Teenage Dream

14:30- Finding the Restored Gospel

20:21- A Good Tree

24:05- A Mother’s Dream

27:30- Coming to America

29:49- Crucial Relationship With the Godhead

34:47- A Grateful Heart Pt. 2

37:01- A Satisfied Appetite

38:56- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

“Don't cut the tree just because there was a bad year and some of the fruit got rotten. Look how many wonderful, fruitful, enjoyable years you had. Look who you are because of it."

Links- Tommaso's website- http://tommasocardullo.com/

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May 18, 2022
Kent and Kathryn Colton: ‘The Temple’ in Washington, DC.
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In March, an architectural historian wrote on Twitter, “Is there a building in the US whose siting and form better address the speed and experience of interstate highways than the Washington D.C. Temple? The way it is revealed, perfectly centered, after cresting a hill is really genius move.” The building is so beloved that the area’s evening news simply calls it “the Temple.” For years, the inspiring structure has meant so much to so many—including those who have never been able to go inside. But for the next month, they can. On this week’s episode, we talk with the co-chairs of the Washington D.C. Temple Open House.

2:35- Renovations

4:45- Making a Sacrifice

8:16- Temple President and Matron

11:18- A Connecting Link to Heaven

15:24- Architecture

21:42- An East Coast Temple 

24:36- Proximity to the United States Capitol 

30:14- Easter Morning and CBS Sunday Morning

34:11- Hopes for an Open House

38:32- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

DC Temple.org (See video of the view from the Beltway on the homepage): https://dctemple.org/
Brian Goldstein tweet- https://twitter.com/bgoldst/status/1504623264219512839?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1504623264219512839%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deseret.com%2Ffaith%2F2022%2F3%2F20%2F22981180%2Fthe-washington-d-c-temple-sites-history-is-as-american-as-the-capital-city-itself-lds-temple
CBS Sunday Morning interview with Elders Bednar and Christofferson- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgF6qbShHTQ
What have invited guests said about the Washington, D.C. Temple? https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/dc-temple-invited-guests-social-posts
Other visitors to the Open House: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/apostles-government-officials-dc-temple
The Washington D.C. Temple Reopens video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJT8ktxUzN4

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May 11, 2022
Steve Young: An Introduction to the Law of Love
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A football field is not usually considered a place of love. But it was during his time playing for the NFL that Steve Young began to explore what he now calls the law of love. He realized that relationships based on the expectation of receiving something in return eventually rot, but when we bring long-suffering, gentleness, meekness, and love unfeigned to our relationships—that’s when the magic happens.

2:29- What Is the Law of Love? 

4:45- Steve Young: The Sunday School Teacher

8:17- An Undefeated Love on the Football Field

18:49- A Spirit of Abundance

26:00- Neal A. Maxwell and Stephen R. Covey

38:12- Transfigured Eyesight

44:06- When Feedback Isn’t Given

51:21- Marriage—“A Covenant Without Transaction”

56:30- Serving the LGBTQ Community

59:57- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

“In the doing, we lose track of the being.”

Links:

The Law of Love product link- https://deseretbook.com/p/the-law-of-love?queryID=54fab45b327eeffad3789d12cdc91944&variant_id=199276-paperback

Steve Young biography link- https://deseretbook.com/p/qb-my-life-behind-the-spiral?queryID=83008af9200915a84a0faaf7f36ac1b4&variant_id=137129-hardcover

Joe Montana-Steve Young Commercial- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRJheonnp4

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May 04, 2022
Cathy Burningham: Giving All To Give Birth
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Cathy Burningham and her husband, Kirk, just celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary. Upon getting married, the couple knew they wanted to have children as soon as possible. Now, a decade later, the couple has gone through four rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and four rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). On this week’s episode, Cathy shares how she and her husband have sought to find joy amid infertility, and why she has come to find that motherhood is not limited to those who have given birth.

2:44- Journey With Infertility

6:11- All-consuming

8:43- No More Waiting To Live

13:20- Combatting Feelings of Failure

18:11- Not A Hail Mary

19:42- What Not To Say

27:33- What To Say (And Do)

31:46- Purposefully Strengthening Marriage

36:16- Role of Covenants Through Infertility

38:47- Plans in a Pandemic

44:17- To Those Struggling

46:59- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

 

“Motherhood is so much more broad than just bearing children.”

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Apr 27, 2022
Kacey McCallister: Without Any Reservation
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When Kacey McCallister lost his legs as a little boy, his parents wanted to be there for him in every way. But the doctors had some advice for the McCallisters that at first might seem unfair—to let Kacey do everything on his own. But this advice, and his parents’ diligence in following it, changed Kacey’s life and now there's very little he can't do. On this week’s episode, we talk with Kacey about overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles and how he's learned to rely on the Savior through them.


1:10- A Life-changing Accident

8:41- Prepared

12:02- A Doctor’s Advice

15:32- Self-Reliance

17:25- A Story to Share

22:01- Adopting a Special Needs Child

29:40- Items Left On Bucket List

32:09- Being a Dad

33:47- Overcoming Emotional Challenges

37:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 
Kacey’s website- https://riseupwithkacey.com/

Video of Kacey’s story- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qglJ-ArPdgw

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Apr 20, 2022
Ed and Wanda Willis: From Black Panthers to Latter-day Saints
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Ed Willis’s life began in a place literally called “The Lower Bottom.” Drugs, Alcohol, Prostitution—you name it, and it could be found in the lower bottom. Ed was always searching for something. It was this searching that led him to become a Black Panther. Ultimately, Ed can now see that the dignity he was seeking all along could be found in understanding that he is a child of God. On this week’s episode, Ed and his wife, Wanda, share how their membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed their lives. 

"No matter what people might think of me, I'm on my way to purity, because that's the way God wants it. He wants me back, just like He wants everybody else back."

Show Notes:

2:00- Tuberculosis
4:07- Complexities of Race
11:05- No Room for Racism
13:04- Meeting Wanda
20:37- Walking the Walk
25:01- Why the Panthers Resonated
33:50- Why They Left
41:05- Evolving and Escaping Bondage
51:20- Refusing To Miss Out
54:45- Panther To Priesthood
59:00- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 13, 2022
Dave and Julie Grygla: Accepting What God Is Willing To Give
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Dave and Julie had six kids in three years: triplets, twins, and a baby boy. As parents, this couple's journey has been filled with joys and triumphs—many of which they struggle to remember in the blur of it all—as well as tears and feelings of inadequacy. But as their triplets turn eight and are baptized, the couple reflects on one of their greatest learning moments: that of true submission to what God is willing to give.

“God does not care about my identity as a former runner, as a former professor, or any of those things. The identity that He cares most about is, Am I a follower of Jesus Christ? Do I take care of my fellow man?”

Show Notes: 

2:34- As Many As He’ll Send
6:34- 6 Kids In 3 Years
13:03- Sent To An Extended Family
18:50- Get Behind Me
25:44- Converted To Motherhood
31:02- A Mother’s Presence
36:32- Forever Changed
48:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 06, 2022
Thomas B. Griffith: Politics, Religion, and the Laboratory of Christian Living
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In his April 2021 general conference talk, President Dallin H. Oaks made a simple yet profound statement: "On contested issues, we should seek to moderate and unify." In a world that often feels so divided, coming together can feel close to impossible. But Judge Thomas B. Griffith, who was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in 2005, is a believer that it is possible and the "how" is found within the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this week's episode, Judge Griffith discusses how to bring that gospel perspective as we engage in our communities.

"Our political allegiances need to be way down the list in terms of importance. Our allegiance to the Savior and His work needs to be at the top of the list."

Show Notes: 

2:35- Conversion in High School
9:37- Called to Engage
13:27- Moderate and Unify
17:04- The Divine Community and Laboratory of Christian Living
20:58- Christ in All Things
30:00- Building Zion
36:32- Bipartisanship
41:15- Media Literacy
48:21- A Society Where Creativity is Unleashed
52:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 30, 2022
Taylor Ricks: Noticing the People Hidden in the Pages
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Taylor Ricks has often taken comfort in not just the stars of scripture stories, but also those characters who are so quietly present that we may not even notice them. Perhaps it’s because she has never felt like the star of the show herself. Or because there have been moments where she has wished no one would notice her at all. Unnamed scripture heroes have become trusted friends to Taylor—friends who have gotten her through incredibly difficult times. On this week’s episode, Taylor introduces us to a few of these friends and shares why they matter so much to her.

“For me, the first part of being all in the gospel of Jesus Christ is finding Christ all in His gospel.” 

Show Notes: 

2:09- The Lad With the Loaves and Fishes
4:55- Quiet Heroes
8:09- Through the Breaking
12:26- Sitting With Others
15:12- The Target of Racism and Bullying
21:31- The People Who Prayed for Alma the Younger
25:24- Adoption and Being Chosen
30:47- Inclusion at Church
35:27- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 23, 2022
Elder David A. Bednar: Living in Revelation
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In April 2011, Elder David A. Bednar made an analogy in general conference of light switches and sunrises to personal revelation and receiving the Lord’s guidance in our lives. This landmark talk inspired Latter-day Saints everywhere in how they seek and recognize Heavenly Father’s presence in their lives. In the years since that address, Elder Bednar has spoken around the world about personal revelation. As he’s done so, he’s heard one question from Church members more than any other: “How do I know if it’s me or the Spirit?” In this week’s episode, we hear Elder Bednar’s answer to this question and discuss other thoughts related to the principles of revelation. 

“You don’t have to do it all in one day—a little bit every day with God’s help.” 

Show Notes: 

1:42- Academic Learning Vs. Seeing Things as They Really Are
5:33- When There Are No Words
8:25- Defending Doctrine Vs. Teaching Doctrine
11:54- Agents Who Act
19:12- How Do I Know If It’s Me or the Spirit?
28:48- Daily Improvement
34:14- A Virtuous Cycle
38:34- Sensationalizing Revelation
43:24- Communication in Marriage
50:31- Cherishing Spiritually Sensitive Information
53:01- "Sequence Is Instructive”
56:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 16, 2022
Ardeth Kapp: Tried and True Marriage Advice
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Former Young Women General President Ardeth Kapp and her husband Heber went through a lot during their 67 years of marriage before Heber passed away in May 2017. They worked together as president and matron of the Cardston Alberta Temple, were mission leaders of the Canada Vancouver Mission, and dedicated their lives to serving God in every calling in between. The Kapps also faced plenty of ups and downs in their marriage as they struggled with infertility and were never able to have children. In this episode, we speak with Ardeth about true partnership in marriage and learn from her example of how to choose faith and grace through thick and thin.

“We need to be able to reinforce that statement of love and not just assume, ‘We’re getting along okay, we don’t have to repeat it.’ Yes we do have to repeat it!” 

Show Notes

2:36- Dreaming of Ironing Clothes and Learning to be Obedient

6:10- "What Did We Learn from It?"

7:44- Infertility and Unforeseen Opportunities

12:24- How Does He See It? 

13:30- Three Pieces of Advice

17:31- Treasured Letters

22:41- Giving Space and Letting Spouse Fly

25:46- Observing Qualities in Other Marriages

28:58- Never Alone

32:36- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Mar 09, 2022
Tammy Uzelac Hall: Embracing the Opportunities God Gives
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Tammy Uzelac-Hall won’t lie to you—her life as a single woman was easier than when she married and became an insta-mom to two children who had lost their mother. But she embraced the challenge, gave up her job as a seminary teacher, and dove headfirst into motherhood. Now, as she uses her teaching skills to reach people worldwide through the popular Sunday on Monday podcast, she can see that God had a plan for her all along—she just had to trust in Him.

"The Lord is going to take you further than you could take yourself. He's going to do more for you than you would do for yourself."

Show Notes

2:16- Seminary Teaching
5:24- Women’s Prison 
8:09- Into a Strange Man
15:28- Becoming a Stepmom
20:30- Honesty and Humor
22:45- Student of Hebrew
29:23- Hebrew Words That Change Everything
33:51- Hebrew in All Things
37:20- Where Two or Three Are Gathered
41:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 02, 2022
Ronell Hugh: Abandoning Attitudes and Actions of Prejudice
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Ronell Hugh has done marketing for some of the most well-known companies in the US, including Adobe, Walmart, HP, and Microsoft. His professional position and personal identity—first as a child of God and second as a Black Latter-day Saint—have given him a unique perspective on President Russell M. Nelson’s October 2020 call for Church members to “lead out in abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice.” On this week's episode, we talk with Ronell about how we can each respond to the prophet's call and why he believes we shouldn't give up in our efforts to promote respect for all of God’s children.

"This is about eternal Heavenly Father correctness, not worldly political correctness."

Show Notes

1:40- International Upbringin
9:30- The Talk
15:36- Joining the Church 
22:19- Not Political Correctness
26:34- Personal Application
33:46- How the Church is Doing? 
36:26- Giving Grace in the Interest of Impact
41:03- Conversations That Move Us Forward
45:49- Responding to Offense
50:00- Identity
54:17- What Does It Mean To Be All in the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 23, 2022
Moana Wolfgramm Feinga: Family Over Fame
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Moana Wolfgramm was just 12 years old when she and The Jets released their debut album through MCA records—an album that would produce top 10 charting songs and ultimately go platinum. She and her siblings were truly living the dream as they traveled the world and performed on some of the world’s biggest stages. But by the time Moana was 17, fame had taken a toll on her family and she felt as if they were already has-beens. As she tried to find herself again and the Wolfgramms had to decide if family was more important than money, Moana says one thing kept her grounded—her faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“We had a big home and lots of cars and things but we weren’t quite a family. And now we’ve swapped it and realized that if you put family first and you put the Lord first, then everything else kind of finds its place."

Show Notes

2:02- Tongan Roots
4:10- A Family Band
8:18- The Rise
9:46- Under Pressure
12:24- Family Under Fire
18:10- Separation, Growing Up, and Gospel Grounding
21:09- In Retrospect
23:17- “It’s All About People”
26:04- Singing with Gladys Knight
30:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 16, 2022
Russell Osguthorpe: Attachment, Relationships, and God's Plan
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Latter-day Saints may best recognize Russell Osguthorpe's name from his time as Sunday School general president. But they may not know he has a background in psychology and was serving as a stake president when he noticed that healthy attachment could be developed in relationships as long as a desire for improvement existed. Since then, he has been devoted to better understanding attachment theory from an academic, clinical, and spiritual perspective. In this week's episode, in honor of Valentine's Day, we'll discuss the importance of developing healthy attachments with God and with those around us.

"We need to come to know God as He knows us. And we need to come to know His children as He knows His children. When we do that, we will be attached and [that attachment is] stronger than a relationship or a connection."

Show Notes

2:19- Attached?
9:05- Hope for Change
12:42- Initial Interest
14:25- Parent-children Relationships and Ability to Attach
19:52- Covenants and Attachment
22:29- Sibling Relationships
27:20- Words That Give Life
30:49- Physical Health Effects
32:52- God’s Plan for His Children
37:01- Desire To Relate in Healthy Ways
39:45- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 09, 2022
Kerry Muhlestein: The Grand Adventures of the Book of Abraham
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When Kerry Muhlestein received a PhD in Egyptology from UCLA, he had no plans to research the Book of Abraham. But when people kept asking him about the scripture’s origins, he decided to devote his time to finding the answers. Years later, Dr. Muhlestein is considered an expert on all things Old Testament and the Pearl of Great Price. He joins us on this week’s episode to help us get excited for this year’s Come, Follow Me study.

“If you lose faith in the Restoration, you have lost—in some ways—everything. Of course, you can believe in Christ and not believe in the Restoration, but believing in Christ, in the way He is taught to us through the Restoration, gives us a chance for an exaltation and a peace in this life and a joy in this life that really isn't possible any other way.”  

Show Notes

1:36- Egyptology
5:53- Historicity of Scripture
8:55- Symbolism
14:36- Finding God in the Old Testament
18:45- Getting the Most Out
20:43- Being Okay With Ambiguity
25:55- Lost Manuscripts
33:01- Witnesses
34:05- Translation
40:18- Evidence of Truth?
47:39- Book of Moses
48:55- What Do We Have To Gain?
51:37- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 02, 2022
Lynne Wilson: How the Savior Empowered Women
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For years, Dr. Lynne Wilson has met with theologians around the world from various faith traditions. She repeatedly heard theories at these meetings that inequality between men and women stemmed from the Bible. She was adamant that inequality was not something Christ taught—instead she believed that Jesus Christ emancipated women. So, she set out to do research to back it up. On this week’s episode, Dr. Wilson shares her research as well as her belief that there is no better place to be as a woman than in the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

“I just think we’re measuring the wrong things. It’s not about gender, it’s about mutuality and that is what Christ tried to break down in the meridian of time so that men and women and children, old and young, would work together together to build the kingdom.” 

Show Notes

2:55- Treatment of Women in the World While Jesus Walked
12:39- Initial Interest in Research
14:40- Segregation
18:39- Servitude
24:40- Inviting Women to Speak
27:03- Childbearing
30:28- Idleness and Lowness of Spirit
35:00- Witnesses
40:37- Being a Woman in the Church
46:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Jan 26, 2022
David Morgan: Practical Tips for Developing Emotional Resilience
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If you haven’t needed emotional resilience over the last two years, we would like to officially dub you a superhero. If, however, you are a mere mortal, this week’s episode is here to save the day. David Morgan has devoted a great deal of time to understanding practical ways we can develop emotional resilience in times of adversity and stress. Whether you are currently feeling overwhelmed or not, these are great skills to have in your arsenal. 

“You’re going to fail. And not only are you going to fail, but you’re going to fail a lot and sometimes you’re going to fail in a colossal fashion and that’s okay. When you think about it from a gospel perspective, that’s the whole point."

Show Notes

2:18- Pressed To Our Limits
5:44- Attacks on Identity
8:28- Observers or Actors? 
11:51- Roadblocks to Personal Competence
14:46- Tenacity and Endurance
19:16- Accepting Stress
24:06- Tolerating Negative Affect
26:47- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
33:52- Embracing Change
39:05- Spirituality’s Impact on Resilience
43:08- Past Help With Spirituality?
49:22- What Does It Mean To Be All In?

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Jan 19, 2022
Jenn Knight: On the Other Side of the Veil
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No mother should ever have to bury her child. Jenn Knight has been through the heartbreaking experience twice, all while suffering multiple forms of cancer due to a genetic mutation. But on today’s episode, Jen speaks of angels—both the heavenly and the earthly kind. As she wrote on her blog, "The room sometimes feels crowded with others. ... I firmly believe that these spiritual wind gusts are ethereal angels God has sent to comfort and help us from the other side.”

“I think there's a limit to how deeply we can really come to know the Savior if we're only identifying with him in our moments of peace and love, and happiness. The real grit of our discipleship is reaching out to him when we hit the bottom.”

Show Notes 

3:05- Necessity of Opposition
5:41- Unasked Prayers
9:13- Learning About Ourselves
11:32- Hallelujah 
16:47- "Christ Is Not Far Distant" 
22:20- The Cone
26:54- If Your Worst Fears Were True
29:19- Missionary Service-The Gospel in Action
32:16- Hope for a New Year
35:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Jan 12, 2022
Britain Covey: Getting Back up After Tragedy and in the Face of Adversity
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On New Year's Day, Britain Covey will play the biggest football game of his life thus far. He and his University of Utah teammates will play in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State, in what, win or lose, will be an incredible finish to a remarkable season. But at the end of September, he and his teammates were just a group of young men heartbroken over the loss of two of their best friends in just over 10 months. They have responded in a remarkable way and on this week’s episode, Covey discusses the faith that has carried all of them through.

"I believe that there are people in the building who mock and scorn, but if they see people who smile back and hold tight, it does something to the people mocking and scorning...the Spirit touches them and they want to come and join and say, 'Why does that person have that peace?'"

Show Notes 

2:13- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
4:15- Blessings of Serving a Mission
10:19- The Loss of Two Teammates
14:59- Diversity of Faith Traditions
18:34- Returned Missionary Teammates
21:24- Popping Back Up
23:33- "Old Man Covey”
26:28- Kyle Whittingham
30:50- Suicide Prevention and Conscious Kindness
37:03- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Dec 29, 2021
Eric Huntsman: Christmas in the Holy Land
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Eric Huntsman had an opportunity some of us only dream of—spending Christmas in the Holy Land. A former teacher at the BYU Jerusalem Center, Huntsman gives listeners an idea of what Christmastime in the Holy Land was like for him and his family. He also helps us dig deeper into some of the characters and traditions we celebrate at Christmas, and shares how autism has forever changed and blessed his family’s holiday season.

"Christmas is a lot of fun. And we do get gifts and we do get joy giving gifts but that's just because we're following the pattern of the Magi and others who are trying to give gifts to the Baby Jesus. But most of all, 'God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son.'"

Show Notes

3:22- Christmas in Bethlehem
14:26- The Mother of a Special Son
18:49- Joseph
23:11- Simeon and Anna
29:39- Sadness at Christmas
31:42- Christmas Traditions
36:00- Music at Christmas
38:57- Autism and the Holidays

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Dec 15, 2021
Mary Holland McCann: Characteristics of the Mother of the Son of God
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National Geographic headline in 2015 read, “How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman.” Our world is full of people seeking power and influence, but two millennia ago it was a young girl’s choice to have faith in the Lord and become a mother that left the greatest everlasting impact on all mankind. Some may cheapen the value of a mother, but on this week’s episode, Mary Holland McCann helps us look closer at the characteristics that made Mary who she is and how the example she set for her son changed our world.

“God holds a special place for a mother seeking His help.”

Show Notes

2:35- One Mary
4:00- Influence and Responsibility
7:53- Fear
15:42- Submissive and Humble
20:51- Receptive to Revelation
25:28- Consistent Example
31:09- An Unintentional Tribute to Sister Patricia Holland
36:03- More Than An Instagram Bio
40:30- When a Child Suffers
45:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Dec 08, 2021
J. David Pulsipher: Making Peace with Book of Mormon Violence
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Millions around the world have found peace within the pages of the Book of Mormon; beautiful teachings about the Prince of Peace and His atoning sacrifice calm our fears and instill hope. But the Book of Mormon also covers a great deal of contention and violence. Why were such graphic events included and what are we supposed to learn from all the accounts of war and conflict? On this week’s episode, we talk with J. David Pulsipher, PhD, who has spent the last decade exploring the answer to this question.

"Some of the most beautiful parts of our world are created through conflict."

2:52- Ten Years in the Making
10:07- Contention Vs. Conflict
13:44- Standards for Engaging in Violence
22:46- The Mystery of God’s Love
30:51- Book of Mormon Examples
33:36- Assertive Love and Anti-Nephi-Lehies
39:47- Zion and Principles of Positive Peace
44:33- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Dec 01, 2021
Brett and Kate McKay: Loving the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Second Half of Life
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Various philosophers have often mused that there are two halves of our lives. What separates them is the period of time when we transition from a belief system to a humble inner knowing. This week’s guests, Brett and Kate McKay, are not strangers to the evolution of faith and say they have experienced significant moments of decision within their own faith. But they have also found that it is very possible to transition from the first half of life to the second with your faith intact. They believe faith shouldn’t be boring; instead, it’s very possible to stay passionate about the gospel after leaving young adulthood.

“I think that there should be a certain romance and enchantment that happens with the gospel.”

Show Notes:

3:46- Law School Blogger
7:14- Transitioning From the First Half of Life to the Second
11:42- Embracing Paradox
17:24- Communal and Individual Faith
22:45- The Freedom of the Covenant Path
26:01- “Maximum Marriage”
28:40- “For Those Moments When Love Falters”
33:55- A Gospel that Fills Your Soul With Enchantment
37:40- Studying It Out
39:48- Reinfusing Your Actions with Love
41:30- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 24, 2021
Nate and Dayna Checketts: Forever Forward
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In 2002, President James E. Faust gave a talk during the priesthood session of general conference. He said, “Your future may not hold fame or fortune, but it can be something far more lasting and fulfilling. Remember that what we do in life echoes in eternity.” Twelve years later in 2014, Nate Checketts co-founded Rhone Apparel, an activewear company for men. He hoped that positive messages on men’s apparel could help shape the future of the little men he and his wife, Dayna, are raising. So he began adding messages on the inside of his company’s clothes, including this quote by President Faust. On today’s episode, we talk with Nate and Dayna about why they are passionate about creating a brand that teaches correct principles.

"It is emotionally exhausting to try and decide whether or not you are going to serve in the church, whether or not you're going to read your scriptures that night, whether or not you're going to say a prayer. ...It is so much easier to just be fully committed to the Lord."

Show Notes: 

1:38- Public Figure Parents
7:02- Public Speaking and Disney Princesses
12:50- Christmas Pajamas
15:40- Messages for Men
19:02- Mental Health
25:22- Standing for Something
27:04- Teaching Correct Principles
32:06- Habits and Self-Care
38:01- Miracles
44:02- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 17, 2021
Andrea Hales: Gathering Tribes
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Andrea Hales felt inadequate to the task but she couldn’t deny the prompting she was feeling to start a podcast. The podcast would tell the stories of Native American Latter-day Saints and provide a platform to share their testimonies as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hales knew she didn’t grow up close to her Navajo side of the family but she felt her heart turning to her fathers and, as a result, a podcast called “Tribe of Testimonies” was born. 

"It's not me, it's definitely the Lord."

Show Notes

2:44- Native American Heritage
5:16- Indian Placement Program
8:53- A Part of the Book of Mormon Story
10:28- Tribe of Testimonies and Tribes in General
16:00- Hearing Him
21:08- Lessons Learned
24:40- Gathering Israel
29:10- The Lord’s Preparations
31:45- Growing Into Identity
34:27- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 10, 2021
Richie T. Steadman: Never All Out
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Richie T. Steadman once found himself in a situation he never could’ve imagined: excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was an unexpected note in the life of someone who had otherwise been a devoted member of the Church his entire life. But even while he worked toward being rebaptized, Steadman never missed a Sunday of church. In the years since, he has devoted much of his personal time and resources to giving voice to fellow Latter-day Saints on his podcast, The Cultural Hall.

“The only thing I can ever be perfect in is never giving up.” 

Show Notes

3:34- No Status Quo 
6:02- Clarity in Church Membership
7:48- A Missionary
13:00- Excommunicated
18:03- A Decision to Stay
19:30- Zero Barrier to Entry
21:33- God’s Plan to Forgive
28:05- Enjoying the Blessings of the Gospel
29:43- Interfaith Marriage
33:19- The Cultural Hall
41:26- Walking Alongside Each Other
45:30- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 03, 2021
Davis and Asialene Smith: On a Mission to ‘Do Good’
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Davis and Asialene Smith, founders of the outdoor gear company Cotopaxi, were raised under very different circumstances, but their ties to parts of the world experiencing poverty are the same. What they witnessed in those struggling countries planted in them a desire to do what they can to alleviate suffering. On this episode, we talk with the Smiths about what makes their company unique and how it has allowed them make good on the promise they made to their younger selves to create change.

"No matter what I give, it’s never going to be too much—it’s never going to be enough.” 

Show Notes 

2:07- Changed by Childhood
6:23- Shaped by a Sibling
8:46- Catholic School
10:54- Marriage Being Born Into Two Very Different Homes
14:44- Gratitude for Bolivia
18:01- Entry Into Entrepreneurship
20:40- When Someone Believes in You
25:34- Fighting Feelings of Being Underqualified
29:25- Brazil
33:50- A New Year's Resolution
38:14- Gear For Good
44:03- Refugee Thank You Notes
49:34- Buying Back First Business
54:41- Hard Work or Luck? 
56:19- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 27, 2021
Bonus: John D. Amos: From Convert to Mission President
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President John D. Amos, a retired nuclear power engineer, was introduced to the Church as a college student by his future wife. He knew there was something special about Michelle Amos, but he also knew he needed to seek answers for himself. So he attended early morning seminary—with high school students—for an entire year. He was even class president. On this special bonus episode, you will meet the other half of the power couple that currently leads the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. 

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Oct 22, 2021
Michelle Amos: Partnering with the Savior in "a Higher Calling”
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Her passion for the work she has done in over 30 years at NASA is contagious. Her love for the gospel of Jesus Christ would make almost anyone want to sit and talk all day. Blend those two things together and what do you get? Today’s conversation with Sister Michelle Amos on why she believes science supports religion and true religion supports science. Here's what Sister Amos has learned during her career at NASA, and the insights she's gained while serving as a mission leader in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission.

“If you’ve found religion, and it is true religion, it will support knowledge.”

Show Notes

1:20- Aunt Rene
6:17- A Family Baptism
8:37- Hearts Changing
11:03- Developing Strength in Jesus Christ
12:59- A Family Focused on Education
14:40- Coming to NASA
16:19- Meeting John Amos
18:18- First Day at Kennedy Space Center and a Passion for Space Travel
21:56- The Spiritual Significance
24:48- Science and Religion 
26:12- Called Home
31:52- Mars 2020 Rover
35:41- Gratitude for Someone Who Stood Alone
37:03- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 20, 2021
Bonus: Matthew Godfrey: The Liberty Jails That Refine Us
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Having spent the last decade of his life working on the Joseph Smith Papers, Matthew Godfrey knows a thing or two about the Prophet’s life. And as next week the Come, Follow Me chapters cover the stirring revelations Joseph received in Liberty Jail, we sat down to learn all we could from Matthew about them. For example, did you know that Joseph wrote nine letters total from Liberty Jail and just two them make up sections 121–123? On this special bonus episode, Matthew shares why he believes Liberty Jail changed Joseph as a person and as a prophet.

“When you get into Joseph’s life, you see that he’s really not all that dissimilar from you or from me.” 

Show Notes

2:40- Joseph Smith Papers
6:42- A Changing and Evolving Relationship with Joseph Smith
10:12- History: The Family Business
11:54- Attaching Meaning to History
13:38- The “Much” in “After Much Tribulation”
23:25- Other Characters
27:15- The Inhumanity of Liberty Jail
30:13- Value of Friendship in the Life of the Prophet
35:55- A Personal Liberty
37:55- Joseph and Emma’s Letters
41:20- Empathy and Urgency
43:44- When God Seems Absent
47:55- Redemptive Experiences
51:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 15, 2021
Katie Kortman: Embracing the Color in Life
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This season there will be a Relief Society president on Project Runway. Yes, you read that correctly. Katie Kortman is as shocked as you are. She knows she is not the fashion designer people are used to seeing after 19 seasons of the show, but she also knows that, as her mom taught her, “different is good.” On this week’s episode, we talk with Katie about her love for color, both literally and figuratively, and why she believes it is best to be yourself.

"It's awesome to be different. Not everyone's the same. We want to stand out."

Show Notes

2:09- 2018: The Year of the Goal
6:04- The Influence of Mothers
10:16- The International Church
14:20- Color Brings Joy
16:54- Creativity and Coping
20:36- Developing a Love for Sewing
24:33- Road to the Runway
35:12- Modesty
38:13- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 13, 2021
Bonus: Natalie Bolles: Meeting, Loving, and Living Life with Garett
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Shortly after meeting her husband, Garett, for the first time, Natalie Bolles googled his name and was surprised when a mug shot came up. Hear a brief interview with Natalie about how Garett’s candor and transparency about his past opened her heart.

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Oct 11, 2021
Bonus: Emily Belle Freeman: Bringing Garett Home
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You know her as a beloved Latter-day Saint author and the host of “Don’t Miss This” but Garett Bolles calls her “mom.” Hear the story behind Greg and Emily Freeman’s decision to adopt Garett and how she has seen God’s hand in Garett’s life in the years since on this special bonus episode. 

 

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Oct 08, 2021
Garett Bolles: Light in Dark Moments
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What could’ve been the darkest moment of his life turned into the moment that changed Garett Bolles’ life. It is a story that has been widely referred to as “Utah’s Blind Side” but Garett’s story was far from over when Greg and Emily Freeman took him in as a high school student. On this week’s episode, we talk to Garett about how God brought light into his life right when it seemed darkness was closing in and why he is now determined to bring that same light into the lives of others, including his son, Kingston, who was recently diagnosed with apraxia of speech.

"There's always that chance where you can do a 180 and go back to where the light is."

Show Notes

1:29- A Lost Kid
4:42- The Freeman Home and a Change of Heart
7:14- A Corner Master
8:52- Getting a Shot in the NFL
11:59- Playing Angry
16:40- Hard Work Pays Off
17:53- Learning Disabilities
20:19- A God of Second Chances
23:35- Cleats
26:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 06, 2021
Marie Osmond: Working for Our Faith
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When Marie Osmond was a little girl, her mom told her that she could gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon for herself. The witness she received in answer to her prayers has carried her in the 50 years since. She has spent her life in the spotlight and it has not been a life without challenges or mistakes, but Marie has stood by her faith again and again. On today’s episode, Marie reveals how her faith, a knowledge of the Atonement of Christ, temple attendance, and an understanding of eternal families has carried her throughout her life. 

"Let God be God and always be humble enough to follow.”

Show Notes

3:26- Putting the Gospel to the Test
6:31- “What is Normal?”
9:18- Family is Everything
11:47- “Be Ready Always to Give an Answer”
15:11- The Only Failure in Life
18:38- Living Longer Than a Child
24:47- Falling in Love Again
27:02- Why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
28:35- Working in the Temple
31:43- Getting Answers from General Conference
33:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 29, 2021
Nadia Cates: The Power of Remembering Who We Are
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Nadia Cates is on a mission. Literally. She and her husband are mission leaders of the Costa Rica San José West Mission. But long before putting on the black name tag she now wears, she felt a desire to create something that would preserve the hispanic heritage she has grown to love and cherish—a heritage that has given her power and confidence. But on this week’s episode of “All In,” she explains why that was not always the case.

"I've felt my ancestors call me. I've felt ideas pour to my mind of ways that I could connect and lift those in our community who are like me."

Show Notes

1:45- Hiding Heritage
5:12- Recognizing Disconnect in Reconnecting
7:36- Finding the Gospel
9:25- Mexico MTC
14:32- Food Is Everything
19:09- Coming Home Changed
24:06- Arise and Shine
29:10- Creation
36:00- Turning Hearts to Fathers
39:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 22, 2021
Jess Kettle: Choosing to Lean In
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A young mom, Jess Kettle had always found joy in her membership in the Church. But when people she had looked up to and trusted began to leave, she found herself filled with anxiety regarding her faith. Jess felt a pressing need to double-down spiritually and dedicate herself to finding answers from God. In the process, she found herself more converted than ever. On this week’s episode, we talk with Jess about her journey and how the catalyst for her true conversion really came down to one thing—listening to a prophet's voice.

“I was drowning and this was the reach of my life.”

Show Notes

2:22- When Your Foundation Starts To Shake
7:42- The Love of a Prophet
14:56- The Support of a Bishop
16:52- Creating a Game Plan
21:26- Tiny Steps Toward Him
27:24- Speak Freely and Openly
32:57- Spiritual Mentors
35:34- A Lot of Questions and No Doubts
39:21- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 15, 2021
Tony Finau: All In at Home and On the Green
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Coming from humble beginnings, professional golfer Tony Finau has not forgotten his roots or the true source of the blessings he enjoys. He carries with him the hopes and dreams of the people who made sacrifices to help him arrive where he is at today. Recognizing that on the golf course he is a representative of Jesus Christ and a conduit of His light, Finau also knows that when he goes home at the end of a tournament, he is going home to what is most important. On this week’s episode, we talk about why he is determined to not take anything for granted.

"Sometimes that person that He wants me to be isn't the person that I want to be. But as you pray, these things, they can coexist. Your will turns to His and you can start to do some cool things. You start to see your life change in a way that you would never imagine because you have prayed often enough to know that He's got a better plan for you than then you have for yourself."

Show Notes

2:14- Three Rules From Dad
6:31- The Source of Hope
8:26- Humble Beginnings
11:17- Representing a People
13:37- Remembering Who We Used To Be
16:29- What Golf Teaches You
19:51- Golfing with Tiger
22:34- A Mother’s Love
25:18- Second Nicest Guy on the PGA Tour
28:07- Family, Faith, and Golf
37:36- Prayers of Gratitude and Radiating Light
41:56- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Sep 08, 2021
Brittany Chapman Nash: Polygamy and the Church’s Past
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From the early 1840s to 1890, the principle of plural marriage was practiced within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This aspect of history is one we tend to avoid talking about as Latter-day Saints. Perhaps we feel uncomfortable—or maybe even embarrassed—about the past. But how can we look back with respect for our forebearers while also acknowledging and feeling gratitude that polygamy is no longer something that is asked of us? On today’s episode, we talk with Brittany Chapman Nash about polygamy and what we learn from the people who practiced it.

“I think they had different joys and different sorrows than we do, and maybe richer experiences, and different blessings.”

Show Notes

2:45- Interest in Polygamy
4:56- Family Folklore
8:26- A Part of the Story to Own
13:57- Theology of Plural Marriage
19:31- Historical Context
22:47- Lived Polygamy
25:50- Different Joys and Different Sorrows
29:09- Motivated by Faith
31:11- The Role of Agency in Polygamy and Abuses of the Practice
36:01- Assumptions of Intent
41:01- Acting According To Their Convictions
43:16- What It Means For Us Now
48:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 01, 2021
Makenna Myler: The Surprises of God’s Plan
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In October 2020, Makenna Myler made headlines when a viral video showed her running a mile in 5 minutes and 25 seconds. Those numbers would be impressive for anyone—but Makenna did it just 10 days before giving birth to her first child. Still, her running time isn't the only thing Makenna is excited about; it's her opportunity to shine a positive light on motherhood and wellness in pregnancy. On this week’s episode, Makenna shares what she has discovered about the sometimes surprising role of God’s plan as we pursue our hopes and dreams.

“He connects the dots differently than you would.”

Show Notes

1:55- Getting Into Running 
5:35- Becoming a Myler and Running the Mile 
7:46- What To Expect When You’re Expecting 
15:10- Not in the Plans? 
21:57- Dealing With Criticism of Strangers 
24:42- Supporting Your Spouse in Marriage 
28:04- Being Honest With Our Reality 
33:43- Motherhood on the Track 
38:12- Not a Failure 
41:08- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 25, 2021
Bonus: Elijah Bryant: Chasing a Dream
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Over the course of nine days in May, Elijah Bryant went from playing professional basketball in Israel to fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. He signed with the Milwaukee Bucks and, in July, he became an NBA champion. But Elijah is not just a basketball player—he is also a husband, a father, and a disciple of Jesus Christ.

“When I’m done, I want to say I created a legacy for my family.”

Show Notes

1:24- We’re All Converts
3:50- Putting in Work
5:01- Basketball in the Holy Land
6:59- Whirlwind
9:25- Champions’ Mindset
15:05- Primary Pregame
16:46- Living the Gospel Online and Offline
21:01- A Husband, Father, and a Pro Basketball Player
23:10- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 20, 2021
Craig Manning: Mastering the Mind
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Did you know research has shown that people who can control their minds have the greatest success in life? In fact, mental strength is a stronger indicator of success than IQ or the economic status of the family one grows up in. So how do we develop mental strength and what does it have to do with faith? Today, we talk with Latter-day Saint Dr. Craig Manning, who has helped some of the greatest athletes in the world answer these questions.

“If you are willing to do the mental work, you can really do a lot with what you’ve been given.” 

Show Notes

3:33- Always Comes Back to the Mind
 8:10- Mental Traits of Champions
12:05- Roadblocks to Reaching Potential
13:24- The Danger of Doubt
17:33- Can Faith and Fear Co-Exist?
23:24- Who Are We At Our Core?
25:32- Take No Thought For The Morrow
30:40- Truth Is In The Middle
40:52- Faith Begins With How You Talk To Yourself
43:14- Mental Skills and Rapid Progression in Life
44:33- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 18, 2021
Gabrielle Shiozawa: Joy After Loss
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Just three weeks before she was going to graduate from high school, Gabrielle Shiozawa was on a run with her dad when he began to experience symptoms of heart failure. Later that night, her father passed from this life to the next and Gabrielle became acquainted with grief in an intimate way she'd never expected. Still a young college student, Gabrielle has now written the book she wishes she’d had when her world came crashing down.

"There can be peace inside of pain, and we can find purpose even when we are aching."

Show Notes

2:50- The Outlet of Writing
4:18- Sharing Personal Experiences With Strangers
5:35- A Dad Who Deserves A Whole Book
7:57- Present Tense vs. Past Tense
9:20- One Last Run
10:59- Regret and Things That Will Never Happen
12:34- Enlarged Capacity
14:35- Finding Comfort in Turning to God
18:20- When the Answer is “No”
21:22- Friends and Family in Grief
24:45- New Discoveries
27:11- Hope
28:50- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 11, 2021
Kurt Francom: The Many Miracles of Church Leadership
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Inspired by his desire to be a better bishop, Kurt Francom has interviewed hundreds of people about their service within the Church. What began as blog became a podcast and then eventually a non-profit organization with a goal to help Latter-day Saints be better prepared to lead. On this week’s episode, we talk with Kurt about what he has learned from Church leaders serving in various callings all over the world including how to recognize the needs of those you serve and the difference between a motivation problem vs. an ability problem. 

“We’re all leaders to some capacity. And so we can all step forward, show leadership, and watch the problems in people's lives disintegrate.”

Show Notes

2:55- The Guilt Trip Lesson
7:40- Jumping In to Meet a Need
11:19- One Problem in the World
15:07- Solving Problems
20:20- Standing on the Sidelines of the Atonement
23:13- Lay Leadership
29:22- Principles Worth Remembering
33:31- Ability or Motivation Problem?
36:40- Recognizing Needs
42:53- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 04, 2021
Thurl Bailey: The Impact of Seeing Potential
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When someone sees our potential it can make all the difference in what we become. But what has that looked like in the life of former NBA player Thurl Bailey? It meant his mother believing that she was not raising average kids, and therefore Cs were not acceptable. It meant not making the middle school basketball team again and again until a coach finally offered to put in some extra work with the 6'10" 9th grader. And it meant overcoming obstacles in marrying his wife when the odds were against them. But perhaps most important, it has looked like Heavenly Father knowing Thurl's potential as a disciple of Jesus Christ. On this week's episode, we talk with Thurl about potential in all its forms and what we can learn from it.

“God also has a way of making things really right.”

Show Notes 

2:33- Taking Full Advantage of Education
6:45- “I Have a Dream”
8:30- Religion as a Child
12:06- Dr. J
22:15- Influence of a Coach Who Cared
25:47- Cultural Implications of Coming to Utah
30:24- Conquering the Odds
38:34- Asking the Right Person
45:17- 25 Years Later
48:43- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 28, 2021
Lisa Valentine Clark: Seeing God in the Midst of Grief
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On June 5, 2020, Christopher Clark passed away after a four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Just days before, he and his wife, Lisa Valentine Clark, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Now, she feels her husband's absence every day. How can Lisa move forward from here? Is it possible to put the pieces back together when a key piece is missing? On this week’s episode, Lisa discusses what she has learned from caregiving, the process of grief, and why she cannot deny the existence of God and his ability to answer our prayers.

"Grief is love with nowhere to go."

Show Notes 

2:10- Love for Others, Love for Each Other
6:00- What Is This Person Trying to Communicate Right Now?
9:20- ALS and Loss
13:40- A Time to Grieve, A Time to Connect
20:19- Caregiving
25:50- Living In Every Ordinary Day
32:10- “The Comfort of God is a Miracle”
38:36- Feeling God’s Awareness of Us
45:36- It’s All About Love
49:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 21, 2021
Elder Edward Dube: Can You Imagine?
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"Can you imagine"—these three words, found in Alma 5, were used many times by Elder Edward Dube in this week’s podcast. But what do these words mean in our lives? From our approach in sharing the Book of Mormon to how we participate in family reunions, Elder Dube invites us to imagine how we, as disciples of Jesus Christ, could improve the little things and better appreciate the blessings of the gospel.

"To find true happiness requires us to place our faith and total commitment on the Lord Jesus Christ—to fully do His will."

Show Notes

3:30- A Temple in Zimbabwe
5:49- Elder Dube’s Mother
8:27- Childhood in the Catholic Church and Falling Away
12:37- To Parents of the Rising Generation
14:28- Studying the Gospel of Jesus Christ
18:21- Helping Others Open the Book of Mormon
23:05- A Nudge to Get Married from a Living Prophet
26:05- A Universally Applicable Gospel
28:26- Special Witnesses of Jesus Christ
31:05- Traditions—Letting Go of Some and Embracing Others
34:35- A Love for the Lord—More Than Going to Church
39:45- The Lord’s Promises in the Sacrament
44:11- Going Beyond the Things that Hold Us Back
48:04- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 14, 2021
Samuel Brown and Kate Holbrook: The Evolving Story of a Marriage
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Samuel Brown is an academic, a shock trauma ICU doctor, and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He has achieved much professionally, but it was not until his wife, Kate Holbrook, was diagnosed with cancer in her eye and he faced the risk of losing his beloved that Sam realized he had neglected things in his home. This realization was painful and required work to undo the hurt of the past, but together, he and his wife have rebuilt a home and a marriage they are grateful for and proud of.

"You can't introspect your way into another person if you don't spend a lot of time with them."

Show Notes

2:32-Authenticity or Repentance?
 5:23- The Natural Sam
 9:55- From Atheist to Believer
 22:44- Kate
 26:10- Confronting Selfishness in Marriage
 32:46- Forgetting Ourselves to See Others Clearly
 43:10- Cheering Each Other On In Being Useful to God
 48:55- “Holy” Food Deliveries and Reverence for One’s Spouse
 53:23- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 23, 2021
Liz Darger: Establishing Home-Court Advantage
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When Liz Darger, a senior associate athletic director at BYU, was a young girl, her mother taught a home evening lesson that made a deep impression on her. Liz's mother spoke of creating a home-court advantage for each member of their family. This meant celebrating one another’s successes, being patient when a family member is struggling, and protecting their home from negative influences. On this week’s episode, we talk with Liz about how that concept of home court advantage changed her life and how it extends outside the walls of her home.

“These are souls we’re dealing with…precious, precious souls to our Heavenly Parents.” 

Show Notes

2:19- Creating Home-Court Advantage for Everyone
5:23- Cultivated in the Home, Carried Into the World
8:43- Finding Identity as a Daughter of God
11:28- A Wonderful Integration
14:48- A Sense of Belonging
17:38- Investing in Relationships—A Two-Way Thing
24:45- Both Sides of the Bridge Together
27:00- Showing Up…With Cake
32:00- Listening—The Bedrock of Respect
36:52- Trusted Receivers of People in Our Path
40:18- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 16, 2021
Daniel Peterson: The Power of a Witness
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David Whitmer, Martin Harris, and Oliver Cowdery. Those are the well-known names of three men whose witnesses of the Book of Mormon stood the test of time, even if their loyalty to the Church sometimes wavered. But who were they? What about these men enabled God to use them in Restoration? Why did they all, at various points, step away from the Church? And why did two of them come back? On this week’s episode, Daniel Peterson, an executive producer of the new movie “Witnesses,” discusses the significance of these men’s roles in Church history and why we should hold gratitude in our hearts for their lives.

“The Lord gave us the witnesses—the three and the eight—and I think He expects us to use them and to tell their story.” 

Show Notes

3:43- "A Witness to the Witnesses”
8:09- Becoming Converted
9:38- Seer Stones
13:28- Relationships in Church History
17:57- Sidney Rigdon and the Salt Sermon
23:10- Strong Personalities
30:15- All Left, Two Came Back, All Stood By Their Testimonies
40:10- Witnesses of Women
46:58- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 09, 2021
Aaron Franklin: The Literal Light of the World
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Could a greater understanding of the physical properties of light allow us to better radiate God's light—spiritual light—to those around us? How can our hope and trust in God increase when we more fully appreciate the ability of God's light to reach us? On this week’s episode, we speak with Aaron Franklin, an engineer, chemist, and a professor at Duke University about how an increased grasp of principles of light could open our eyes to the gospel truths associated with spiritual light.  

“How does God working by natural laws make Him any less divine? To me, it doesn’t. If anything, it makes what God has done and continues to do more majestic.” 

Show Notes 

3:12- A Catalytic Study of Light
5:38- Scientific Light and Spiritual Light
12:02- A Joseph Smith Seed
14:17- What the Doctrine and Covenants Adds
17:35- Why Equations?
22:01- Four Principles of Physics of Light
23:58- Encoded Information
28:00- Influence and Radiating Light
32:34- Samuel the Lamanite
38:42- What God Can Do
43:23- Retention of “An Indelible Impression”
48:26- “Jesus Found Him”
53:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 02, 2021
Ally Isom: Making Space for Female Voices
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In October 2015, President Russell M. Nelson, then-President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, issued a plea to the women of the Church: “We need your strength, your conversion, your conviction, your ability to lead, your wisdom, and your voices.” Since becoming prophet, President Nelson has reiterated similar pleas and has said that the women of the Church have “the spiritual power to change the world.” So, how do we make space for female voices in today’s world? Ally Isom, former head of global branding for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a few ideas.

“If it’s about my errand on the Lord’s behalf, then I can do it. I get all kinds of confidence and courage knowing God asked me to do this and I will do anything. I put my career and my life on the alter long ago and I will do whatever God asks me to do.”

Show Notes

2:06- A Prophet’s Invitation
3:55- Overcoming Hesitancy to Speak Up
6:59- Passion for Women’s Voices
10:36- A Seat at the Table
13:29- Encouraging Women to Speak and Participate
20:34- Increasing Confidence
22:53- Finding Your Message
26:40- Turning Outward
30:00- The Spirit Knows Your Audience
36:27- Coming Into Our Voice
38:03- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 26, 2021
Mauli Bonner and Paul Reeve: Understanding the History of Blacks in the Church
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In 1830, the same year the Church was organized, a former slave named Peter became the first documented Black member of the Church. Nearly 200 years later, Mauli Bonner first heard Peter's story when he started exploring his own faith as a Black member of the Church. This journey led him to Paul Reeve, a professor at the University of Utah who has studied Blacks in Church history extensively. On today's episode, Mauli and Paul explain not only the importance of the stories of early Black Latter-day Saints, but also how their stories can strengthen our faith and our testimonies of the restored gospel.

"The beauty of it all is that we are here now and have an opportunity to learn and do something good. That's what we have control over. We can't change what was, we were not there. But we are here now. " -Mauli Bonner

Show Notes

3:24- Blacks in the Early Days of the Church
8:50- Legislation with Theological Implications
12:00- Learning the History as a Black Latter-day Saint
15:22- Green Flake and Brigham Young
25:28- Strengthening Testimony Rather Than Weakening
31:44- Historical Accuracy
37:12- What Needed to Change?
44:22- Why Monuments Matter
51:22- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 19, 2021
Sage Williams: Sexual Abuse—Prevention, Healing, and Hope
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Harvard recently held a symposium entitled “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse.” Latter-day Saint Sage Williams was one of the organizers of the symposium. On today's episode, she shares how her faith has influenced her to advocate for the prevention of sexual abuse. She also explains why she believes this work is a sacred one.

“God loves His children. Any work caring for them and meeting their needs and nurturing and ministering to them is His work.”

Show Notes

3:34- A Witness to Suffering
5:45- Restoration Through Our Advocate
8:54- Repairing the Breach
11:18- Prevalence
13:10- Opening the Conversation at Church
17:38- What to Say and What Not to Say
21:40- Reporting—An Act of Mercy
27:27- Healing and Generational Impact
33:54- A Sacred Work
41:35- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 12, 2021
Keith Erekson: Investigating Latter-Day Saint Rumors and Assumptions
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We’ve all heard them. There are pre-general conference predictions, rumors about certain celebrities investigating the Church, and sensationalized stories from Church history. How can you discern what is real and what’s rumor? On this week’s episode, Keith Erekson, director of the Church History Library, teaches how historians approach corroboration and how you can do the same in your own life.

“If anything, history teaches us to be humble.”

Show Notes

2:15- Why This Matters
 3:30- History Is Not What You Think
 5:51- Myth Vs. Rumor
 9:20- “I Heard”
 13:48- Assumptions
 22:16- Either Or
 26:04- Sensationalized Over Time
 32:33- What’s the Harm?
 44:52- Social Responsibility
 50:36- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 05, 2021
Keith and Brooke Meyer: The Hope a Savior Brings in a Battle Against Addiction
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When Keith Meyer met his wife, Brooke, he was not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In fact, the day he first saw her, he had a beer in his hand. Keith had started drinking in his youth, but it wasn't until three years into his marriage that he wondered if he might be an alcoholic. That was when his story of recovery and conversion truly began. And although it's a process that is ongoing—a true fight against an ever-present struggle—they believe it is a story worth telling.

“The message that I got was ‘You’re not fighting him. He’s not the battle. You need to battle with him together to fight this addiction.’”

Show Notes 

2:07- First Impressions
5:58- Drinking and Conversion
11:29- Drawing Upon the Power of the Atonement
13:40- 2020
17:35- Under the Influence
19:05- Heartbroken
21:45- Daily Bread
24:46- Guilt and Shame
28:46- The Hand of God
33:20- Faith Over Fear
37:50- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 28, 2021
Bryan Ready: From Critic to Convert
2584

From the time he was a young boy, Bryan Ready felt drawn to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Initially he studied everything he could find about it, determined to prove it wasn't the restored church on the earth today. But while working as a Southern Baptist pastor, he allowed himself to consider that it might actually be true. Over the course of five years, he went from tearing down the Church to joining it. On this week’s episode, we talk with Ready about why he eventually concluded that the Church is where he is meant to be, and why it is now his home.

“Stop trying to tear down Mormonism and just lift up Jesus.”

Show Notes

1:49- A Simple Child’s Prayer
5:01- Osmondmania and a Lifelong Study
8:40- Thesis
1:21- From Interested to Critic
12:49- Advice to Those With Doubt
15:45- Guided as a Baptist Pastor
18:58- Where People Go When They Leave
22:18- Dialogue and Friendships Across the Aisle
26:10- Dropped
30:50- Unseen Dangers and Timing
33:44- Respect in a Family with Different Beliefs
37:00- “Where I Was Meant To Be”
41:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 21, 2021
Angie Balfour: Moments That Define Us, People That Change Us
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Angie Balfour is an adventurer, a cancer survivor, a chief people officer, and a disciple of Christ. After her high school graduation, Balfour learned a valuable lesson when she graduated from high school about involving God in her life decisions and has since documented the defining moments from each year of her life. Today, we talk with Balfour about why she believes that recognizing the influence of people, places, and important moments in our lives is vital to our happiness.

“I think we underestimate God...the vast majority of our lives here."

Show Notes

1:44- Partnering with God
5:22- To Go or Not To Go
7:25- What People May Not Know About Being Single in the Church
10:53- Value of Diversity and Eliminating Echo Chambers
19:26- Cancer and Being the Beneficiary of a Fast
26:20- The Miracle of Orange Chicken
30:01- The Dream Changes
33:20- You Get Out What You Put In
41:00- Making and Keeping Covenants
43:28- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 14, 2021
Kirby Heyborne: When God Opens a Window
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Latter-day Saints will best recognize Kirby Heyborne for his starring roles in “The R.M.” and “The Best Two Years.” But in the years since those films, Heyborne’s career has had its ups and downs. Although he initially began in finance, Heyborne loved to entertain. His big breaks in the Latter-day Saint film world would suggest he found an opportunity to make a living by following his passion—but the media industry can be brutal, and it wasn't until Heyborne landed a gig as an audiobook narrator that he found a way to provide for his family while also doing something he loves. On this week’s episode, Heyborne explains how embracing the opportunities God has given him has allowed him to find true happiness.

“When you realize that this is a divine opportunity and you look at every moment—every interaction—with every person as a beautiful divine opportunity to lift that person, I think that helps you be happy now.”

Show Notes

2:06- Golden Age of Latter-day Saint Comedies
6:14- The Impact of Elder Calhoun
8:45- Unanticipated Opportunities
13:29- Narrating “Saints"
15:58- Empty Promises, and Authoring Your Own Joy
24:02- Criticism and Personal Revelation
28:32- “Making Good” on an Opportunity
36:01- One Person’s Ability To Make a Difference
39:16- Seeing the Divinity in a Human Being
42:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 07, 2021
Roohina Arya: Journey Toward the Light
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Latter-day Saints around the world make significant sacrifices to believe. For Roohina Arya, a desire to follow Jesus Christ meant risking her life. Local laws forbade her conversion to Christianity and simply desiring to believe meant subjecting herself to physical abuse as well as a loss of security for her and her loved ones. Yet, she says that the hope of finding light was worth any risk. On this week’s episode, we talk with Roohina about her quest to come unto Christ and how her journey of faith transformed her life.

“For me, it was like I die or I get to that light.”

Show Notes

1:46- Born in Iran
7:31- A Miraculous Gift and a Friend
12:04- Arrested
22:43- Worth the Risk
27:15- Searching for a Church
30:20- “Expedient”
33:02- Called to Serve
36:34- Led By The Hand of God
37:57- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 31, 2021
Jennifer Reeder: Emma Smith—Giving All That Is Required
3026

A thread of complexity is woven throughout the life of Emma Smith. Her love for her husband, the Prophet Joseph Smith, was enduring despite her struggles to understand his participation in polygamy. Her family was the most important thing to her, yet she suffered familial losses over and over again. She gave her all for the gospel of Jesus Christ but chose not to go west with the Saints. Many have asked, “Did Emma fall short?" This week, we talk with Jennifer Reeder, the author of the new biography, “First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith," about why the answer to that question is no—Emma gave all that was asked of her.

“The very thing that tears you to pieces is often the thing that means the most to you.”

Show Notes

3:47- “I Think She Is Speaking to Me”
11:33- A Life of Loss and Starting Over
17:13- Did Emma Fall Short?
19:45- “Joseph, Joseph, Joseph”
21:54- Complementary Partners
27:36- Polygamy
37:04- Emma’s Family’s Concerns
41:41- Stories of Ongoing Restoration
46:57- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 24, 2021
Nate and Vanessa Quigley: Finding Enduring Joy in Parenting
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Like many young couples, Nate and Vanessa Quigley had big dreams and a firm vision for their little family after getting married. They had read the Book of Mormon scripture that promises if you keep the commandments, you will prosper in the land (2 Nephi 4:4). Over a quarter of a century later, they believe the Lord has blessed them in their efforts to raise their children in the gospel of Jesus Christ—those blessings just look a little different than they imagined. On today’s episode, the Quigleys share the challenges they've encountered as parents and why they are convinced their family is perfect for them.

“As a parent, you just jump in the lake and you swim. You can’t possibly help yourself. ...It’s unsafe to be a parent because you love your children so desperately.”

Show Notes 

1:43- Family Narratives
6:48- The Perfect Family?
9:25- Watching a Child Struggle
13:22- The Pandemic of Pandemics
17:47- No More Sweeping Under the Rug
22:57- The Price Paid To Be Someone’s Angel
26:19- Trust God and Do Your Best
31:30- Talking About Mental Challenges
36:09- The Wheel of Wellness and Safe Love
42:30- The Perfect Family Learning Together
45:58- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Mar 17, 2021
Casey Elliott: Changed through Characters
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Sometimes, it can be difficult to put ourselves in the shoes of the people we read about in Church history or in the scriptures. We live in such a different world today that their experiences can be hard for us to grasp. But stepping into others’ shoes is what Casey Elliott often does on stage, and the experience has changed him. From playing Joseph Smith in the upcoming film “Green Flake” to Peter in the concert film of the oratorio “Lamb of God,” Elliott captures the humanity of these people and brings them to life. In this week’s episode, we explore what this humanity means to Elliott and how his perception of history has deepened through acting.

“Creative ideas in a very real sense are bits of intelligence, bits of spiritual stuff that wasn’t created, it just is there and, as creatives, we have the immense blessing and opportunity to take that and to form it into an identity. And that identity, once formed, almost takes on a life of its own.”

Show Notes

2:54- “Resist Playing to the Icon”
9:18- Imperfect but Utilized
12:08- Being Present
15:07- “The Spirit of Christ is in the Music”
21:50- Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes
24:03- Peter, Our Brother
30:27- “Reaches My Reaching”
32:24- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 10, 2021
Richard Turley: The Cautionary Tales of Church History and the Role Models Worth Emulating
2945

Richard Turley has spent his career facing history head-on because he believes the more we know, the better we can answer questions. When it comes to Church history, there are an abundance of examples worth emulating, but there are also cautionary tales we can learn from. On this week’s episode, Turley looks back on his takeaways from writing books about two dark moments in Church history: the Mark Hofmann trial and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. He then contrasts that to the uplifting lessons he learned from writing a biography about the exemplary life of President Dallin H. Oaks.

“We tend to ignore the lessons we can learn from the past and we don’t look very far into the future.”

Show Notes

1:39- Cold-called
6:46- Mark Hofmann
13:46- Lingering Misperceptions and What We Should Know
16:30- Mountain Meadows Massacre
21:27- Distinguish Between the Mental and the Spiritual
23:11- Cautionary Tales and Transparency Through the Big Picture
27:18- This Moment in Church History
29:19- A Full Circle Moment
30:45- 'In the Hands of the Lord’
33:34- Documenting Someone Else’s Life
34:44- President Oaks—'A Very Balanced Human Being’
38:48- Work, a Sense of Humor, and Letter Writing
43:08- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 03, 2021
Fiona and Terryl Givens: The Restoration of All Things
3447

For the last decade, Fiona and Terryl Givens have brought to light wonderful and expansive doctrines in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ by drawing upon literature and other faith traditions. Their work helps Latter-day Saints appreciate the beauty of what we believe. On this week’s episode, we talk with these scholars about many of their books, how those books are influenced by their life experiences, and how their studies have brought us greater appreciation for our faith tradition and the faith traditions of others.

“If something harrows the mind and constricts the heart, that I don’t think is of God—that is not of the Spirit. But if something—an idea, a thought, a song, a book—enlarges your mind and awakens your heart to joy then we can know that that is true.”

Show Notes

1:52- Fiona’s Story
8:47- Terryl’s Story
11:21- The Influence of Life Experiences
14:58- What the Restoration Brings to the Table
21:10- Doubt as a Catalyst
26:23- “The Greatest Act of Self-Revelation”
30:10- The Atonement is Not a Back-up Plan
38:17- Approach to Questions
41:40- “An All-Embracing Gospel”
47:41- Remorse Vs. Guilt
51:48- Desires in Doctrine and Covenants
54:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Feb 24, 2021
John Beck: Centered in Christ
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For four years, John Beck lined up under center at BYU as quarterback of the football team. He is likely best remembered for a winning play in a rivalry game against Utah that is often referred to as “The Answered Prayer,” but in the years since his collegiate career, Beck has learned a lot about seemingly unanswered prayers and perceived failure. On this week’s episode, Beck discusses the refiner’s fire as well as the delicate balance between putting in the work to achieve success while allowing space for recovery and rehabilitation—both mentally and physically. He believes this begins with being centered in Jesus Christ.

"To achieve the most difficult things, failure and fear is something you have to look straight in the face and be okay with."

Show Notes

2:07- Beck to Harline
6:09- A Good Little Arm
8:52- Favorite Cougar?
12:56- Missions and Sports
17:53- Working On Our Sculpture
22:28- A Father’s Love and a Refiner’s Fire
27:18- Perceived Failure
33:34- The Master Teacher
38:01- Work: A Delicate Balance
40:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 10, 2021
Marcus Martins: Focused on the Future, Learning from the Past
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Marcus Martins never planned to serve a mission, to be sealed in the temple, or to serve as a bishop. These things would require him to receive the priesthood, and there was a restriction in place that precluded him from doing so. But Martins’s life changed forever on June 8, 1978, when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a revelation extending the priesthood to all worthy male members ages 12 and older. Since that day, Martins has served not only as a missionary, but as a bishop, a temple officiator, a Book of Mormon translator, and a mission president. On this week's episode, Martins explains how he developed a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ even before 1978 and why he has never looked back in the nearly 50 years since he joined the Church.

“I’m very optimistic about the future and the fact that because of the testimony of Jesus Christ, we will come eventually to a point, even before the millennium, in which this will be for most people a thing of the past because, since we are always receiving new converts, we will always have to be revisiting these lessons but it won’t hurt as much."

Show Notes 

1:44- Hearing the Gospel Message for the First Time
8:05- Priesthood Ban and Baptism
13:30- Attempts at Explaining the Ban
19:28- Racism, Human Nature, and a Crossroads in History
26:11- Serving a Mission
34:20- Knowing the Significance of the Priesthood
38:02- Small Things Accumulate Over Time
44:00- Optimistic for the Future
48:39- Expanding the Horizon of Our Understanding Through Diversity
54:05- Representation
57:28- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 03, 2021
Sarah Jane Weaver: Amplifying a Prophet’s Voice
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After 25 years of documenting the ministry of prophets, apostles, and general officers of the Church, Sarah Jane Weaver reflects on the lessons she has learned not only from Church leaders, but from members of the Church throughout the world. On this week’s episode, Weaver, the editor of Church News, looks back on a career that has taken her places she never dreamed of, both literally and figuratively.

“I always say that I look at the church through the Church News window. …I’m certainly not doing anything different than any other member of the Church is, I just have a unique view into what our Church leaders do, how they act, how they minister, what they teach. And that view from the Church News window is profound and it’s beautiful.”

Show Notes

2:37- A Teacher’s Promise
5:53- Coming to the Church News
7:24- Evolution of Media in 25 Years
13:36- When Questions Require More Information
21:38- The Hallmark of Church Leaders?
28:40- The Support of Those Around Us
34:01- How the Gospel Brings Us Together
38:55- A Prophet and Compensatory Blessings in a Pandemic
43:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jan 27, 2021
Dr. Candace Mcnaughton: Discipleship in a Pandemic
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In February 2020, Dr. Candace Mcnaughton participated in her first conversations about coronavirus at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While she has been on the frontlines of COVID-19, she has witnessed the toll the virus has taken on patients and their families, tirelessly researching how to bring about the end of the pandemic with her colleagues. On this week’s episode, she graciously answers our questions surrounding COVID-19 and shares what the experience has taught her about discipleship.

"They talk about this...resistance training or high intensity training. That's kind of what we're all getting spiritually this year. It's like one extended, very long series of repetitions of patience."

Show Notes

5:41- Witnesses of a Miracle
10:48- How Does a Vaccine Work?
15:09- Real Humans Battling COVID-19
23:05- The Parable of the Lost Sheep
32:17- How Will We Respond?
37:40- Misinformation
41:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Jan 20, 2021
Bonus: Casey Griffiths: “In the Middle of the Story”
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A study of the Doctrine and Covenants may feel a little bit daunting. There is no doubt that it reads a bit differently than other books of scripture. But could it be that this is because the Doctrine and Covenants tells an international story that is far from finished? And could the reason it feels a bit messy be because it is a story that is still being written? Could it be that we are all a part of its ending?

“We read the Book of Mormon in black and white…we watch the Doctrine and Covenants in technicolor.”

Show Notes

2:09- A Little Messy
4:42- Church History as a Missionary Tool
7:55- Context is Critical
11:44- Beauty in Complexity
16:38- “The Past is a Foreign Country”
19:47- Helpful Resources
22:44- People You Should Meet
28:12- Power of Knowing Church History
32:53- It’s Not Knowing Too Much, It’s Knowing Too Little
34:54- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jan 15, 2021
Tom Christofferson: The Healing Power of Charity
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What if there is power in a Christlike attribute we have heard about our entire lives but have barely scratched the surface of understanding? In his new book, “A Better Heart,” Tom Christofferson writes, “The gift of charity is enormous in conception, its effect and meaning eternal. And yet, it is also small and intimate and personal.” On this week’s episode, we explore charity and how it has the power to give us all better hearts.

“It’s that opportunity to be able now to simply be an instrument in His hands—to transmit as purely as we possibly can His affection, His knowledge, His intimate awareness of every individual, and then to strengthen them in their faith and then help them have hope.”

Show Notes

2:34- London with the Checketts and Missionaries
5:47- “Let It Be You”
9:31- Seeking to Understand
13:10- A Righteous Mother
17:06- The Powerful Gift of Seeing Someone
18:37- More Used Would I Be
23:24- The Connection Between Blessings and Commandments
28:53- Luxuriate in the Feeling of Christ’s Love
32:02- Rooting Out Discouragement and Despair
34:46- "Communal Salvation”
39:50- Personal Power to Endure
43:59- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jan 13, 2021
Rebecca Hirschi: To the Finish Line
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In 2012, amidst cancer treatments, Rebecca Hirschi achieved her goal of running the Boston Marathon. But on New Year's Eve 2020, Hirschi approached another finish line as she was nearing the end of her battle with cancer and was on hospice. That night, she was carried up the stairs by her family. Her daughter and husband got her ready for bed, but when it was time for her evening prayers, Rebecca insisted on kneeling. She said she owed everything to God. Three days later, Rebecca returned to that God who gave her life. In this episode, recorded just a few weeks before she passed, Rebecca shares what she learned about the gift of life and living each day to its fullest.

“The eternal today is what really becomes the focus…each and every day—and the moments within each day—can be lived to its fullest.”

Show Notes: 

1:57- Receiving a Diagnosis
5:06- Consciously Breathing
7:03- Fighting Cancer with Faith
8:31- Choosing to Run the Race
16:25- The Healing Power of Gratitude
20:21- Centering in Christ and Calming the Storm
23:50- “Build and Connect”
26:09- The Individual Gift of the Temple
29:45- “Only the Home Can Compare with the Temple in Sacredness.”
33:45- The Magnitude and Significance of Tiny Moments
36:50- “Mount Up With Wings as Eagles”
40:38- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jan 06, 2021
Eva Timothy: Recognizing Light
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Eva Timothy describes growing up in Bulgaria as a place filled with darkness. But even amidst that darkness, she instantly recognized the light of Jesus Christ in art taped to the walls of a makeshift chapel. She felt His light through the words in the Book of Mormon—even through a pamphlet which only contained a handful of chapters in Bulgarian. She was drawn to His light then, and now she hopes to help others find that same light through her photography.

“We all see Him in our own special way and that’s the beauty of it—that He is so dear to our heart.”

Show Notes: 

2:42- Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
5:30- Finding Faith Above a Soccer Stadium
11:32- The Book of Mormon…Pamphlet
16:23- The Light of the Gospel
19:04- Coming to America and Serving a Mission in the Big Apple
24:51- Enduring Through Creating
28:10- Digital Painting Guided by God
30:02- Feeling Ourselves in the Art
35:59- Grateful for Opportunities and to Missionaries
37:37- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Dec 16, 2020
Lauren Daigle: A Dream Planted by God Himself
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Long before she won a Grammy, Lauren Daigle was a teenager homebound by sickness. But during this period of isolation, God gave her hope for a future through a dream of becoming a singer. Years later, the Christian music singer and songwriter has millions of fans but she isn't interested in having followers herself. Instead, she hopes to always direct people to the Savior of the World. Although the road certainly hasn't always been easy, Lauren can now look back and see that God was working in her all along.

“The closer you draw to Him, He draws near to us and, in that exchange, He really does give us a mirror and let us see who we are. He stands in front of that mirror and we’re able to see ourselves through Him.”

Show Notes: 

3:00- “A place where you can watch souls come to life”
9:07- “Getting to Share Him”
11:51- Decision-making and criticism
18:04- Discovering identity through periods of isolation and incubation
25:01- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Dec 09, 2020
Jason Deere: Music Fueled by Testimony
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The son of converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jason Deere has lived most of his life in Oklahoma or Tennessee. After finding success in the music industry, Deere took his love for country music and combined it with a love for the gospel. The result, The Nashville Tribute Band, has inspired thousands and redefined Deere’s career.

"The heartbeat [of the Church] is family by family and it’s when you put a bunch of heartbeats together that you have something that really starts to sound like thunder.”

Show Notes:

2:46- The Son of Converts
6:50- A Bishop’s Encouragement
9:08- Driven by a Love for Music
12:38- “Too Stupid to Know I Couldn’t Do It”
15:30- Secular Taking a Backseat to the Spiritual
18:43- Beginning of Nashville Tribute Band
21:40- What You’re Known For
24:20- Respect of Other Artists
26:27- Two Songs About Women
29:20- Don’t Miss This
33:53- Miracles That Brought Us Here
38:04- Soundtrack
39:35- The Power of Families
43:03- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Dec 02, 2020
John Bytheway: Finding Joy This Holiday Season
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A lot goes on in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in the midst of cooking and shopping, are we taking time to reflect on the cause for our celebrations or the source of joy that we feel? Do we stop to think about the Christ child who became the Savior of the world? On this week’s episode, John Bytheway explores the miracle of Jesus Christ and why that miracle can bring us joy regardless of our age—and even in the midst of a pandemic.

"We know the source of joy. We know where to go for that. And that's why we're all in."

Show Notes: 

1:58- Young Men general board
3:28- Why a Christmas book?
4:50- Covid and Christmas
7:11- The Three Levels of Christmas
11:29- Allowing Christ to Grow With Us
13:15- “That They ‘Might’ Have Joy”
19:55- Joseph- A Nearly Anonymous Giver
23:18- “It’s a Wonderful Life”
28:23- “All Is Well”
31:03- Christmas Memories
36:19- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 25, 2020
Devin Graham: Never Shying Away
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Through the lens of his camera, Devin Graham has witnessed some pretty incredible things—things he never could’ve imagined as a shy young man. But his time as a missionary in Jamaica taught him to step out of his comfort zone and today, he has worked with some of the most successful companies in the world, including Google and Disney. Although there have been key moments in Graham’s career where his standards have been called into question, he has remained true to a standard he set for himself and his channel long before those moments of decision arose.

"Even though we may be quiet or a little bit quirky or a little bit weird, each of us have these really awesome, amazing, unique talents, that are going to help inspire somebody else."

Show Notes

1:38- A Little Thing Called YouTube
4:55- Failure 24/7
7:39- Overcoming Shyness
12:59- Adjusting with Algorithms
16:26- The Emails That Make It Worth It
19:08- Decide in Advance
24:04- Sharing the Gospel Through Video
28:30- What the Best Filmmakers Do
32:38- Sharing a Video, Sharing Faith
35:10- Are We Not All Influencers
37:16- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 18, 2020
Tara Bench: Stirring Up Success
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As a college student, Tara Bench saw pictures of beautiful food spreads in magazines and knew what she wanted to be: the person who made that food. It took awhile to figure out what that job would look like, but eventually she landed a dream job as a food editor at Martha Stewart Living. From there, Bench rose to senior food editor and became the food director of Ladies' Home Journal magazine. Now, Bench—perhaps best known as Tara Teaspoon—is living the New York dream, having just published her first cookbook.

“He knows what we can handle. We aren’t exposed to anything that He’s not aware of, that we can’t deal with, with His help.”

Show Notes

2:33- Culinary beginnings and Light Bulb Experiences
12:12- Martha Stewart
19:36- Taking Every Opportunity to Learn
22:31- Standing Out Because of Beliefs
24:54- Embracing Change
29:00- A Fly Wheel
36:10- Timing
38:24- Choosing How We View Opportunities
41:55- The Unexpected
44:58- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 11, 2020
Anthony Sweat: Repicturing the Restoration
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Our understanding of religion, whether it be scripture or history, is greatly influenced by art. The depictions we see impact not only how we picture certain passages, but also which passages we know at all. In his new book, "Repicturing the Restoration," artist Anthony Sweat felt a desire to capture some of the lesser-known parts of our Church history in hopes of expanding our understanding of the Church’s founding. Today, we talk with him about how Restoration art can change our perspective of this pivotal period.

"Let's embrace all good, all truth. Let's learn. Let's grow line upon line, precept upon precept. Let's maybe alter some ideas we have that may not hold up under the test of time, that need to be rearranged or remodeled. Let's tackle difficult issues and celebrate the glorious achievements."

Show Notes

2:55- Passions Combined
5:24- Role of Art in Religion and Christianity
8:33- The Influence of Art on How We Picture Scripture Stories
11:58- Why Representation in Art Matters?
14:45- Serving Two Masters
18:30- Source Amnesia
31:33- First Baptism for the Dead
25:40- Portraying What We Didn't Experience Firsthand
29:19- Process in Painting
34:40- "No John Trumbull"
42:48- Things as They Really Are
45:20- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 04, 2020
Mandie Sherman and Natalie Moss: Sisters Outliving a Life Expectancy
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When Mandie Sherman was born in 1989 with Cystic Fibrosis, she was expected to live just 18 years. Three years later, her little sister Natalie was also born with the same disease. As they have battled their condition, the two sisters have endured painful challenges and daily treatments together. And yet, they are determined to take every opportunity and live life to its fullest.

"Knowing that our life could be cut short—really at any moment—it allows us to repent of our sins more quickly, seek mending relationships that might have been hurt, search for answers and questions that we might have, take life by the horns and say yes to that experience, take that vacation, plan that birthday party, visit that person, talk to your neighbor, talk to...your grandparents, because you don't know when the last time you're going to be able to do those things is."

Show Notes

2:06- What is Cystic Fibrosis?
4:42- Day-to-day Living
6:00- Born with a Life Expectancy
10:47- Battling Together
16:59- Medical Progress
21:12- Dating and Marriage
32:00- Personal Decisions about Giving Life
43:20- Truly Living Life
51:31- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 28, 2020
Becky Higgins: “Following” Him—Discipleship on Social Media
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Most of us are young enough to remember a world without social media and yet, for many of us, connecting with others online has become a part of our everyday lives. Church leaders have spoken of the power of social media. We’ve been encouraged to use it in sharing messages of light and truth, but our prophet has also issued specific invitations to take a break from it. Becky Higgins engages with over 80,000 people online as she builds a business centered on documenting life. On today's episode, she shares her thoughts on what being a disciple looks like in an online world and how we can signal that the most important person we follow is Christ.

"I don't mean to make social media sound like such a spiritual thing but it is. ...It's between you and God. Be really intentional with who you're following for your reasons."

Show Notes 

3:09- Evolution of personal social media use
4:23- Satan’s desire to divide
6:09- Myopic
10:22- Influence
14:20- Documenting as a spiritual gift
18:15- Drawing People In
22:00- Balance Between Sharing Light and Bragging
24:40- Social Media Overwhelm
27:03- Following Account in Line With Your Goals
32:40- Intentionality
35:28- Unplugging and Fasting from Social Media
41:32- Acknowledging Who Wants Us to Compare
45:27- Faith Grows When We Share
48:29- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 21, 2020
Chad Ford: Conflict—Something to Fear or Embrace?
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As human beings we tend to view conflict as something to fear or avoid, but what if we viewed conflict as an opportunity to love? Chad Ford has devoted a large portion of his life to what he calls his “true passion”: peace building and conflict resolution. On this week’s episode, Ford teaches us how our approach to conflict—specifically our willingness to “turn first”—can make all the difference.

“Instead of judging and condemning and fighting and all of the things that we engage in, we would show an increase of love. We would choose love over fear.”

Show Notes

2:09- Backing into Sports
4:49- True Passion
9:01- Where Conflict Resolution Starts
14:11- Turning First
18:38- Dangerous Love—The Love that Endures
24:08- Pointing Blame
28:12- Perception of Stress/Perception of Conflict
35:25- “Am I Right With This Person?”
40:02- A Son’s Blessing
45:37- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 14, 2020
Eric and Leslie Dyches: Losing Loved Ones to Mental Illness
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Eric Dyches and Leslie Huntsman Dyches both lost spouses to battles with mental health. In the midst of postpartum anxiety and depression, Eric's wife Emily Cook Dyches ran in front of a semitruck. Leslie also lost her husband Chad after a 14-year battle with depression and anxiety. Now, the two have joined their families—including their collective eight children—and are honoring the memory of their late spouses by speaking out about mental health.

"Somehow, God provides a way for hearts to love." 

Show Notes

1:48- Two Families
7:29- “Due to Mental Illness”
10:50- Dealing with the Unknown
13:40- Turning Outward
16:26- Every Experience is Preparation
19:20- Grief-A Positive and Negative Power
25:36- Two Families Becoming One
36:39- Remarriage
44:47- “The Picture on the Nightstand Is Not Enough”
48:56- An Ongoing Challenge
53:05- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 07, 2020
Relief Society General Presidency: "God is in Charge"
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With general conference quickly approaching, we have the privilege of bringing you a candid conversation with the Relief Society General Presidency. These three women are uniquely qualified with life experiences that make them a powerful force for good. In this week's episode, the General Presidency discusses what they have learned from working closely with the First Presidency. They also share what they wish women in the Church understood right now and what 2020 has taught them about God’s love.

“When we want what He wants we find joy, even in times of difficulty.” 

Show Notes

3:48- Life During a Pandemic
9:30- Labels Don’t Matter
13:36- Uniquely Called and Qualified
18:48- “I Hope Being Single Isn’t The Most Interesting Thing”
21:58- “Our Story Is Not Over Yet”
25:06- Women and the Restored Gospel
30:13- Lessons Learned in Three and a Half Years of Service
34:48- Actively Participating
36:03- 2020, Anxiety, and God’s Comfort
37:42- Difficulties Are Part of Life and Christ is the Answer
39:01- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 30, 2020
Gerald N. Lund: Signs of the Second Coming—Take 2
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A lot has happened in 2020: the pandemic, wildfires, social unrest, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados—the list goes on and on. It is understandable, then, that many are curious about what this all means in regard to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. While the “day or hour knoweth no man,” Gerald Lund has devoted years of his life to studying the Second Coming. In today’s episode, he explains what he believes our current circumstances mean and what we can do to prepare so that regardless of what comes, we “shall not fear.”

"One of the things that I found curious is that even many of the members are focused on COVID and rightly so, it dominates our life right now, [and] defines our schedule. But we're overlooking what I think are other really quite evident and quite remarkable signs of the times."

Show Notes

2:42- Are We Getting Closer? 
9:03- An Intensifying 
12:12- Temple Closure
13:53- Initial Interest
17:22- Great and Terrible
22:11- The United States of America
25:54- Something to look forward to?
28:25- 3 Ways to Prepare
35:43- Once Prophecy, Now History
38:08- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”

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Sep 23, 2020
Neylan McBaine: Women, Church, Gospel, and Jesus
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Neylan McBaine was raised in New York City by a single mother who also happened to be a singer in the Metropolitan Opera. She watched as her mother was applauded and recognized within her faith community for her accomplishments. But as a young student at Yale, Neylan began to realize that many women perceived a woman’s role in the Church as something different—something prescriptive. Neylan has since dedicated her time and talents to helping women see there is no one way to be a Latter-day Saint woman.

“Looking at His example and constantly being reminded of how the Savior favored the underdog and went against the conventions of His time gives me the confidence that I need, is really the only thing that I need, to feel like there’s room for exploration and for a little bit more disruption in our lives today.” 

Show Notes

3:04- Growing Up as a Latter-day Saint Young Woman in NYC
6:33- Role of Women in the Gospel
9:06- Stewardship
14:49- Telling the Stories of Latter-day Saint Women
20:41- I’m a Mormon
30:24- Empathetic Activism
35:54- Keeping People Tethered to Their Covenants
37:52- The Savior’s Treatment of Women
41:10- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 16, 2020
Bonus: Jeff Benedict: Through a Journalist’s Eyes
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Steve Young, Dave Checketts, Jabari Parker, Clayton Christensen, Spencer Hadley, Gary Crittenden and Kyle Van Noy. These are just a few of the Latter-day Saints Jeff Benedict has profiled during his career as a journalist. On today’s episode, we talk with Jeff about what these people and their stories have meant to him and why he is grateful for a job that has allowed him to spend time seeing the world through a unique lens.

“Of the 16 books that I’ve written...almost all of them have changed my life in really noticeable ways.”

Show Notes

3:43-Faith, Family and Sports
6:45- Full Circle Moments
11:37- Law and Journalism
17:00- The Mormon Way of Doing Business
25:23- Jabari Parker
31:00- Steve Young
37:59- Signaling Valued
43:51- Gaining and Retaining Trust
51:57- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 11, 2020
Heidi Swinton: Profiling a Prophet
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As a young journalism student at the University of Utah, Heidi Swinton had big dreams of one day working for Newsweek, but a prompting encouraging her to focus on the work of the Lord led her to a different path in life instead. This path still involved Swinton using her talents through writing, but in ways she never could’ve imagined—including writing the biography of President Thomas S. Monson.

That was the point when the journalist in me gave way to essentially a child of God.”

Show Notes

1:43- A Mother’s Example of Resilience
3:34- Journalistic Dreams
6:12- Losing an Infant
12:12- “All the Way Home”
15:12- A Witness of Joseph Smith
25:04- “I Did My Best For You” 
27:44- A Cold Call from a Prophet
32:26- “Exactly Who You Think He Is”
36:15- Experiencing Firsthand How President Monson Made People Feel
41:24- What the Lord Allows Us To Do and Feel
45:38- The Call of a Prophet and the Call to Us To Follow
49:40- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 09, 2020
Jared Halverson: Giving People the Benefit of Their Doubts
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While pursuing a doctoral degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School where his studies have been focused on anti-religious rhetoric, Jared Halverson has simultaneously sought to help students who wrestle with questions and doubts about the restored gospel. And while many say that divinity school tends to weaken faith, he says he has only become more convinced of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“The Father of every prodigal is still staring out the window waiting for any movement home."

Show Notes

3:30- A Desire to Understand People’s Questions
7:05- How Do People Attack One Another Over Issues of Faith?
10:42- Is There Such a Thing as Anti-Religious Rhetoric?
13:54- “Where Faith and Doubt Mingle”
16:19- Lowest Possible Floor, Infinitely High Ceiling
19:38- Stages of Faith
25:28- “How Deep Do the Cracks Go?” 
32:25- Starting From Ground Zero
38:54- Still the People We’ve Always Loved
42:41- “We Believe that He Will Yet Reveal…”
50:26- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 02, 2020
S. Michael Wilcox: Grief, Loss and “Filling Eternity With Love"
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In 2010, S. Michael Wilcox lost his wife, Laurie, as the result of an inoperable brain tumor. Previously, the couple had dreams of traveling the world together. Instead, for the last decade, Wilcox has traveled alone, seeking solace from the grief of his loss and looking for confirmation from God that he is on the right track to see his beloved wife again. On this week’s episode, we discuss the lessons he has learned from loss and the truths he has found in love that lasts forever.

“Grief is love’s shadow. If we didn’t love, we wouldn’t grieve.” 

Show Notes

1:49- Insights about Life and Love
4:23- Death—A Foe and a Friend
6:43- “There Will Never Be a Time When I Did Not Love Her”
10:35- Meeting Laurie
12:32- Bracelets and Single Earrings
17:55- Questions Associated With Grief
21:48- No Road Map
24:37- Waiting Spaces
28:39- A God of Happy Endings
30:36- The Questioner or the Answerer?
34:12- “Why Trouble Ye Her?”
37:09- Needing
40:22- Good Questions
43:50- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 26, 2020
Acey and Jalyn Shaw: In Sickness and In Health
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We may not hear the words “in sickness and in health” in the temple, but Jalyn Shaw believes the meaning is still there as Latter-day Saints commit to love and serve each other through all eternity. In 2011, Jalyn and her husband, Acey, experienced firsthand what "in sickness and in health" really means when Acey contracted a rare virus. The virus left Acey without the use of his legs, as well as limited use of his arms and his voice. On this week’s episode, the couple shares what their experience has taught them about love, service, and eternity.

“It’s given us the opportunity to apply the gospel to our life. You can practice it and you can preach it and you can know it but to apply it is something different.”

Show Notes

3:17- “It’s Just the Flu”
10:38- Prepared
13:30- President Monson
19:18- Consciously Choosing to Live
21:50- Love, Respect and Humor
28:01- A Caregiver
32:59- An Eternal Marriage
38:01- Why Bad Things Happen
40:16- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 19, 2020
Randal Wright: Learning and Improving through Life
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Years ago, while sitting alone in a hospital waiting room as his wife had an emergency C-section, Randal Wright made a commitment to God as he called upon the powers of heaven to help his wife safely deliver their newborn child. In that commitment, he promised that for the rest of his life he would look for important lessons. Not only would he look for those lessons, he would record them and share them. The Lord protected and preserved the lives of Randal's wife and child, and in return, Randal has kept his promise to God. On today’s episode, Randal reveals the power of sharing our experiences and learning from the experiences of others to inspire us to be better and live life to its fullest.

“The first thing I say in the morning is ‘I’m alive.’"

Show Notes

3:21- Why Teach in Stories? 
10:04- 3-Word Journal
18:24- Using Stories in Teaching Effectively
29:49- Integrity=Doing What You’ll Say You Can Do
39:05- Early to Bed, Early to Rise
59:49- What Does It Mean to Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 12, 2020
Noelle Pikus Pace: The Price Paid to Become an Olympic Champion
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It was "the moment of the games" and one that will be forever etched into Olympic history—the moment when skeleton athlete Noelle Pikus Pace cleared a barricade to jump into the stands and celebrate her silver medal victory with her family. What you may not know is the road that brought Noelle to that moment: a runaway bobsled, days and weeks spent away from her young family, a shoestring dragging on the ice, and a miscarriage that led to a decision to come back one more time to a sports she loves. This is Noelle Pikus Pace’s journey to a silver medal, a medal she says was “as good as gold.”

"I didn't lose the gold medal, I won the silver.”

Show Notes

1:57- Skeleton
5:54- Maintaining Focus
7:49- Adversity
11:37- We Never Lose
14:58- A Family Goal
20:07- “He is the Finish Line”
22:31- “Where You Look is Where You’ll Go”
25:33- A Bucket List
30:05- Competing Vs. Comparing
33:32- “Expect the Best”
37:24- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 05, 2020
McArthur Krishna: A Woman Who Chose God
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McArthur Krishna is one of the co-authors of the popular book series, Girls Who Choose God. Not long before the first book in the series was published, McArthur faced a significant choice of her own—should she marry her now-husband and move to India with him? Although she still had her concerns when she received an affirmative answer, McArthur trusted the revelation she received and chose God anyway. Now, she is determined to share the stories of other women who chose to follow Him as well.

“Our Heavenly Parents sent us to this earth to succeed. …They didn’t send us here to fail. It’s actually not a test; it’s a school to learn and grow.”

Show Notes

2:00- Moving to India
4:58- “They Know My Husband”
8:32- Home Church Before It Was Cool
11:25- Girls Who Choose God
18:28- Use for Your Talents in Zion
24:34- The Vital Role of Agency in God’s Plan and Parenting
34:58- A Call to “Step Forward”
39:12- When Things Don’t Seem Fair
46:30- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 29, 2020
Dallas Jenkins: Behind the Scenes of “The Chosen”
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"The Chosen" explores the life of Christ through the eyes of those who knew Him. The narrative multi-season show has received high praise from viewers and critics alike, earning a 9.8 out of 10 rating on IMDB. But with the praise, it has also attracted skeptics. Some don’t believe evangelical Christians should be working with Latter-day Saints on a show about Jesus or vice versa, and others believe scripture should only be portrayed exactly as it is written without creative liberties. The show’s writer and director, Dallas Jenkins, believes that exploring faith, especially in relation to the Savior, is something that requires trust. On this week’s episode, he shares the triumphs as well as the challenges of depicting the life of the Son of God.

“Even though He spoke to crowds, He was always talking personally, and He was always seeking that personal relationship. And that's what He wants from your heart. He wants that more than your accomplishments, and He wants that more than any kind of mass movement. He wants the personal.”

Show Notes

1:49- The Same Jesus
10:03- The Humanity of Christ
15:08- The Scriptures Coming to Life
18:37- Capturing Humanity
22:51- Compassion for the Pharisees
27:32- The Personal Ministry of Christ, Then and Now
37:26- Casting Christ
41:29- Three Dimensional
43:48- Season Two
45:37- Inspiration?
49:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”?

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Jul 22, 2020
Michalyn Steele: "I Know that He Loveth His Children”
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Michalyn Steele has devoted her life to civil rights work. On today’s episode, Michalyn shares her thoughts on how we can better “mourn with those that mourn” amidst current discussions surrounding racism. She resonates with a well-known scripture in 1 Nephi 11:17, stating that while she does not understand the meaning of all things, she knows God loves His children.

“He wants us to be one. He wants us to not just feel empathy but to do the things that will bring some relief for those burdens.”

Show Notes

3:00- Native American Heritage
 7:00- The Book of Mormon
 10:43- Civil Rights Attorney
 14:27- Motivated by Hope
 21:00- A Covenant Responsibility
 26:07- Joy in the Work
 29:10- How to Support
 34:58- Loving Like He Does
 37:18- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 15, 2020
Shawn Nelson: “The Blessing Is the Mission”
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Lovesac was the fastest-growing furniture company in America in 2019 according to Furniture Today. Shawn Nelson can’t be certain if the company he founded would still be in existence if he hadn't served a Latter-day Saint mission, but he doesn’t think it would be. After all, it was his ability to speak Mandarin that made fulfilling the company’s first big order possible. But Nelson says his mission also taught independence, mental toughness, and how to build relationships of trust—all skills he has since used to build his business.

“For missionaries...the blessing is the mission, the blessing is the experience. Sadly, I worry that I took a lot more than I probably ever gave because it blessed my life in so many ways."

Show Notes

1:17- A Giant Bean Bag
10:42- A Mission in Mandarin
15:04- Everything Else is Dust
19:34- Highs and Lows
24:43- Sharing the Gospel Through YouTube
30:45- Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
36:40- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 08, 2020
Debra Theobald McClendon: Scrupulosity—Obsessive-Compulsive Anxiety You May Mistake as Faith Crisis
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You may have never heard of scrupulosity, but it is possible it has hijacked the religious experience of you or someone you love. In her September 2019 Ensign article, Dr. Debra Theobald McClendon wrote, “Scrupulosity masquerades as a desirable, higher standard of righteousness and personal worthiness—but it’s not!” So, what is scrupulosity? How does it manifest itself? How is it treated? Dr. McClendon helps us answer all of these questions and more on this week’s episode.

"If it is a spiritual prompting, and you go through the things you need to repent, including a confession to an ecclesiastical leader if necessary, you will feel better. If it is driven by toxic anxiety, you will not feel better, because it's an anxiety issue. It's not a moral issue or a spiritual sensitivity issue."

Show Notes 

3:11- What is Scrupulosity?
8:34- How Does It Manifests Itself?
12:39- Confession
16:18- Therapy and Treatment
23:41- Correcting Sin While Not Giving Into Obsessions
26:18- Triggers
31:44- Godly Sorrow?
34:02- How to Help Others Who May Be Struggling 
38:48- Too Late?
41:35- Repentance is Not a Checklist
43:31- The Atonement
45:16- What Does It Mean to be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 01, 2020
Lori Walker: "I Am Not Broken”
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In February 2019, Lori Walker walked into her family’s vacation home but never walked out, as the house exploded while she was trapped inside. She did, however, make it out alive thanks to countless miracles and three heroes. In the days, weeks, and months that have followed the explosion, Lori has become more convinced of the goodness of humanity, the omniscience of a loving Heavenly Father and the resilience that is found inside each one of us.

"I don't remember the pain at all. I remember how amazing it felt to feel carried through that experience.”

Show Notes

2:06- February 15, 2019
11:35- Three Heroes
17:31- God’s Hand
26:00- Receiving Service
33:39- Power of Prayer
36:48- God’s Light
38:37- A Sweet Little Patting
42:31- Current Challenges
49:38- Changed
52:11- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 24, 2020
Abe Mills and Stephen Jones: Love Thy Neighbor
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The complexities surrounding conversations of racism today are numberless but the root of the solution is the two great commandments: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. On this week’s episode, we talk with Abe Mills and Stephen Jones, two black Latter-day Saints, about their experiences with racism within Church culture, the faith of those who came before them, and why they don’t hesitate to share their faith in Jesus Christ.

"Understanding what He did for us, it gives us hope, which we live in a world with a lot of people that have no hope or they’ve lost their hope—whether it’s hope in equality, hope in fairness, hope in whatever—they’ve lost their hope, but the gospel has taught us hope because we know what Jesus Christ did for us. It has taught us understanding because we know Christ was the example of understanding, and on top of that, it has taught us forgiveness, or how to forgive, in a time where forgiveness is needed greatly."

Show Notes 

3:40- Who Is Your Neighbor?
9:15- Mourn with Those That Mourn
14:33- Personal Experiences with Racism
30:14- The Body of Christ
41:06- Being a Diverse Voice in the Church
48:27- Pioneers
56:20- Peace and Hope in Troubled Times
1:02:16- What Does it Mean to be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 17, 2020
Bonus: Randy Lindsay: When a Genealogical DNA Test Rocks Your World
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BBC dubbed them “the Christmas present that could tear your family apart.” Family history DNA tests have been all the rage over the past several years and Randy Lindsay is one of millions who submitted his DNA in hopes of finding missing links in his family tree. However, like many others, Lindsey got more than he bargained for when he learned that the man he thought was his father was not actually his biological father.

“Family is who we love and who loves us.”

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Jun 15, 2020
Charlie Bird: Coming Out and Coming Into God’s Light
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In February 2019, Charlie Bird published an op-ed through the Deseret News that revealed two secrets: 1. He was the man underneath the Cosmo the Cougar suit that made national headlines and led NBC Sports to dub 2017–2018 the “Year of the Mascot.” 2. He is a gay member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Next month, Charlie will release a book called “Without the Mask,” and on today’s episode we talk with Charlie about what the gospel continues to teach him as he embraces a life that is very different than the one he planned for himself.

“Connecting with God has helped me see that my faith and my orientation are not mutually exclusive. They are both integral parts of who I am and if I try to reject either one of those, I’m not really me.” 

Show Notes

2:31- Being Cosmo the Cougar
7:01- Coming Out to God
11:46- The Words We Use
14:55- The Joy of the Told Story
17:19- No One Right Way to Respond
22:12- “The Adversary Works Best in Darkness”
24:32- One Day at a Time
27:00- Daily Bread
28:58- “Bridle Your Passions”
31:59- Spiritual Work
34:09- Latter-day Saint and Gay—A Continual Effort
38:14- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 10, 2020
Elaine Bradley: The Contradiction of Human Discipleship
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When asked if she sees incongruity between her career as the drummer of the rock band Neon Trees and her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elaine Bradley has replied that she finds total incongruity between being a human and being a disciple of Jesus Christ. On today’s episode, Bradley shares the foundations of her belief, how she has maintained perspective, and how Christ fills in the gap between where we are and where we are meant to be.

“We really struggle as humans to find that line where Christ wants us to live between accepting yourself too much and not accepting yourself enough. That, to me, is the essence of navigating faith.” 

Show Notes

2:30- The Complexities of Faith
4:36- Incongruity and Hope in Christ
12:04- Evolution of Faith
18:02- Grounding Impact of Family
 21:45- Relationships of Respect Despite Differences
25:53- Deliberately Maintaining Perspective
30:00- Sebastian
36:15- Fame
37:21- Knowing Who You Are
40:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 03, 2020
John Hilton III: How to Find Peace in a World Searching For It
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We live in a world that seems to be constantly asking the question we often sing, “Where Can I Turn For Peace?” Along with the age old concerns, our society faces additional new challenges as a result of living in a technology-centered, social media world. Slap a pandemic on top of that and, as we’ve learned in recent weeks, the world truly feels like it is in pandemonium. But John Hilton, an author and associate professor of Ancient Scripture, believes that help for even the most current challenges can be found through the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the pages of scripture.

“If we can shift our mentality from ‘Okay, I’m going to pray and God’s going to bless me with exactly what I want when I want it,’ to ‘I’m going to keep my covenants no matter what,’ it’s a powerful shift in our lives— when we remember it’s okay if our kids don’t do everything that we hope they will. It’s okay if I lose this great opportunity. In the long run, Jesus Christ is going to wipe away all of my tears and I can focus my hope on Him.”

Show Notes

2:10- Bullying, Kindness and Resilience
6:48-Balancing Professional Help and Spiritual Tools
8:44- Aiming for Perfection/Legalism
10:50- Fence Laws
13:43- Scrupulosity
15:56- Patterns of Peace
20:40- Peace Amidst Pandemic
23:52- “Know the Church is True” or “Know Christ”
26:18- Why Have a Relationship with Christ? 
28:18- Turning the Hearts of the Children to the Fathers
29:34- Why Understanding Grace Matters in Mental Health
33:05- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 27, 2020
Jennie Taylor: God, Family and Country
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It was his love for God and country, that originally made Jennie Taylor fall in love with her husband, Brent. It was also that love and loyalty that took him from her as Maj. Brent Taylor was killed in Afghanistan in 2018. On this episode, Jennie shares the faith that has helped her through the loss of her husband and has given her hope that she will see him again.

“My husband and thousands of others have died so that I have the opportunity to live. What I do every single day of my life decides whether or not his life was given in vain. What I do every single day of my life decides whether or not it's worth it that we keep sending soldiers into harm's way to defend freedom and liberty and justice for all around the world.”

Show Notes

1:42- November 3, 2018
16:02- Meeting Brent
21:10- Three Great Loyalties
31:04- All Enlisted
44:07- Spiritual Preparation
51:16- Honoring the Sacrifjce of Heroes
57:40- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 20, 2020
Ashley and Ryan Smith: The Confidence That Comes from Being “All In”
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At the 2019 BYU Marriott School Commencement, Qualtrics CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Smith said, “If you have one foot in and one foot out the door, you will never experience true happiness and fulfillment.” It is a simple sentence but it sums up the way Ryan and Ashley Smith seek to live their lives. On today’s episode, the couple shares the many byproducts they have discovered as a result of their decision to be "all in" their careers, "all in" their family, and "all in" their faith.

"Nothing I've ever done has ever been great if I haven't gone all in." -Ryan Smith 

Show Notes

2:14- The Uphill
8:46- A Contrast and a Decision
14:00- What It Takes
18:46- All In on Your Career
25:46- Decision to Discipleship
31:40- Teaching Others to Go All In
38:10- All In on Your Family
41:32- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 13, 2020
God Needs Mothers of All Kinds
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The daughter of a prophet’s wife, a young woman who recently adopted her first child, and a stepmother of teenagers—these are just three “kinds” of mothers highlighted in this week's "All In" episode. You may know many other types of mothers. There are those who are unable to have children of their own, single women, grandmothers, birth mothers who give someone else the opportunity of motherhood through adoption, and mothers who share their children with a stepparent. The world is full of women who are actively involved in mothering—for as Sheri Dew famously said, “Are we not all mothers?”

"Nobody's mother is everything, and we find mothers all over. People who mother us and teach us and nurture us in ways that maybe our mother couldn't. And so when I look at single parents or even people who have both parents, I think we have an opportunity to mother wherever we go. I think it's a responsibility women have, is to reach out and mother and be mothered by others." -Virginia Pearce

Show Notes

2:25- Put on Your Oxygen Mask First
4:47- Raised by the Hinckleys
10:36- Creating a Refuge
12:28- Nourish Yourself
13:22- A Mother of Adult Children
17:45- Mothering as a Widow
20:34- Supporting Your Children’s Interests
22:06- What Does It Mean to Virginia to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ?
23:57- Miscarriage
28:00- Waiting in the Standby Line
33:30- Adoption
37:50- Learning about Love from Christ
39:25- A Birth Mother
40:37- What Does It Mean to Breaunna to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ?
42:28- Expectations Vs. Reality
45:43- An Instant Love
47:35- Parenting Teenagers
50:03- The Magic of Family—Of All Kinds
52:04- Creating an Unlikely Friendship
58:11- What Does It Mean to KaRyn to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 06, 2020
Scott Hales: Becoming “Saints”
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last published a multivolume history in 1930. Millions from across the globe have joined the Church in the 90 years that have passed since that history and “Saints” is the effort to preserve the story of the ongoing restoration. We are all a part of the story told in the Church’s new history—it is our story of becoming Saints "through the Atonement of Christ the Lord." On this week's episode, we talk with lead writer Scott Hales about the research that went into the book Church members around the world have fallen in love with.

"I think the Lord knows the kind of book He wants. And I think He knows the kind of stories that the Saints need at this time, and makes sure that that happens in the process."

Show Notes

1:30- A Lifelong Interest
4:21- The Beginnings of “Saints”
6:08- Transparency
8:14- Complexity
10:58- Writing Style
14:40- Tragic Beauty
16:01- The Writing Process
23:39- Getting to Know Someone
26:44- Spending Time With Joseph
32:30- Gathering the Saints
35:10- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 29, 2020
Whitney Johnson: Create > Compete
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After studying Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation, Whitney Johnson developed the concept of "Disrupting Yourself"—a principle she has successfully taught in the business world for years. On this week’s episode, she teaches us how the model is demonstrated in our Heavenly Father’s plan and is founded on gospel principles. By continually evolving and developing, rather than competing with one another, Johnson says we can spend our time living in abundance. Additionally, when we focus our efforts on continually creating, we will recognize not only our own strengths, but others' strengths, as well.

"When you think about taking the right risks from a gospel perspective, this is us thinking about ‘What am I going to create? What kind of future will I create?' This is God's plan. We have agency. So what can we create?"

Show Notes 

1:13- The Mentorship of Clayton Christensen
10:48- Disrupt Yourself Through Creation
17:34- Why Growth Matters in God’s Plan
20:47- Repentance as Another Word For Disruption
22:51- The Job to Be Done
25:09- Play to Your Distinctive Strengths
32:47- Avoiding Comparison
36:00- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 22, 2020
Scott Sonnenberg: Dealing With Divorce
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What happens when an eternal marriage doesn't end up lasting for eternity? Like many children in the Church, Scott Sonnenberg grew up singing “I Love to See the Temple,” and “Families Can Be Together Forever.” That treasured ideal was shattered shortly after Scott returned home from his mission and his parents went through a divorce. He promised himself at the time that divorce would never ravage his own marriage—but, as he explains on this week’s podcast, that is exactly what happened. On this week's episode, Sonnenberg shares how he's navigated being a member of the Church when a forever family seems out of reach, and how the Atonement has given him hope through his trial.

“I think when we teach about how families are central to everything that we believe in, it’s about your family—whatever that family may be.”

Show Notes 

2:51- Faith and Family Centerstage in Athlete’s Life
13:07- When Your World is Rocked
15:18- Others’ Perception
16:51- Challenges Associated with Divorce
18:36- Meeting Childrens’ Needs Along with Your Own
21:31- Why Doesn’t God Stop Us?
26:13- Lessons Learned
29:33- The Trauma of Losing Your Eternal Marriage
32:36- Balance in Sharing
37:40- New Hope
41:02- Blending Families and Shared Custody
45:57- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 15, 2020
Brooke Snow: Christ is the Breath of Life
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After having her baby, Brooke Snow's health started declining and she was life-flighted in a helicopter. But when the reserve of oxygen on the helicopter ran out, Snow recalls feeling a distinct prompting that literally saved her life. On today’s episode, Snow shares how this moment has forever turned her heart to Jesus Christ and made her determined to help others draw upon the lifesaving power of the Savior in every single breath.

"The amazing thing about the gospel is that the framework is there—we can just do a lot to improve upon how well we receive the revelation in those moments."

Show Notes

1:50- A Life or Death Situation
8:00- PTSD
11:58- Christian Meditation—An Oxymoron?
14:38- Can Prayer Be Silence?
17:31- The Transformative Power of Meditation in Our Prayers
22:07- Prayers of Fear?
25:30- Prone to Wander
28:01- Visualization and Hope
34:35- In the Same Room
37:35- The Many Ways We #HearHim
41:37- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 08, 2020
Justin Coulson: How Might Jesus Parent?
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How do you follow the Savior's example if your child has left the Church or is struggling with their faith? What's the balance between giving your child room to use his or her agency while showing your love for them? In this week's "All In" episode, parenting guru Justin Coulson explains how the Savior's teachings about love, compassion, and mourning with those that mourn apply to the family. Whether we're a parent or not, we can all learn from the Savior's example of how to "Suffer the little children to come unto me" (Mark 10:14).

"Sometimes in our angry moments, or in our tired moments, or, let's be honest, in our selfish moments, we might be less loving than we could be towards our children. Sometimes we feel inclined to hurt rather than to help, or...we're neutral or ambivalent, or we shrug our shoulders and say ‘Whatever'. But He doesn't. The scriptures tell us again and again, His hand, His arm is stretched out still."

Show Notes

 4:47- #GirlDad
 7:00- God’s Example of Parenting
 11:08- Compassion
 16:55- Respect for Agency
 20:59- If Your Child Leaves the Church
 34:06- If Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Church
 44:16- If You, As a Parent, Feel It’s Too Late
 49:27- Blurred Lines
 54:51- Encouraging Gospel Discussion in the Home
 1:00:06- What Does It Mean to be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Apr 01, 2020
Spencer McBride: The Farm Boy’s Prayer Heard ’round the World
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What has Spencer McBride, host of "The First Vision: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast," learned from devoting years of his life to studying the Prophet's personal letters and journals? On today’s episode, McBride shares what led Joseph to the grove, how studying the First Vision can teach us about personal revelation, and how the farm boy's life has forever changed his own.

“When you look back on Church history and you see what God can do with ordinary people back then, it reminds you of what He can do with ordinary people in our own time.”

Show Notes 

3:25- A Once in a Lifetime Project
5:39- The Context of the Vision
8:05- “To Him, It Was About Salvation”
10:45- Shining Moments and Mistakes
13:50- An Ordinary Man Doing Something Incredible
17:46- An Intellectual and Emotional Pursuit
19:56- What the Restoration Is
21:38- Everyone Is At Some Point A Convert
25:40- How Teenage Worries and Anxieties Led To The Grove
27:25- “For good and evil among all nations”
29:27- Maintaining Faith While Exploring History
35:38- A Prolonged Process Vs. A Miraculous Moment
40:24- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 25, 2020
Carrie Skarda: Creating Space for Mindfulness and Meditation as Latter-day Saints
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The Sacrament, temple worship, and prayer are all aspects of Latter-day Saint doctrine. But have you ever considered that they are also exercises in mindfulness? On this week’s episode, we discuss everything from what it means to set an intention focused on Jesus Christ to what the story of Joseph Smith teaches us about being still long enough for answers to unfold.

"One of the downsides of approaching our spiritual life and our religious faith with this sort of instant microwave mentality is that the gospel, a lot of aspects of the gospel, just don't work that way. You can't get personal revelation by asking Siri a question. And you can't order your testimony to be delivered by Amazon... these things by definition, take time to grow."

Show Notes

2:54- An Emotional Burn Victim
6:42- Latter-day Saint Practice of Mindfulness
9:21- Setting an Intention
10:21- Creating Space to Calm Down
16:24- President Nelson’s Invitation to Women
22:09- Stigmas
27:33- A Place to Begin
34:04- Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness
37:46- Sitting with Christ
40:06- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 18, 2020
Brigham Taylor: The Magic of Disney for Latter-day Saints
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When the box office numbers from opening weekend roll in following a big Disney release, Brigham Taylor says the top few movie theaters tend to have something in common: they’re located in Utah. Of course, Latter-day Saints live all over the world but if the state with the highest concentration of Latter-day Saints is any indication, Disney is a hit among members of the Church. 

"Looking back on it now, I think one of the reasons I was kept around and was able to succeed to whatever degree was that I really leaned into it. I loved it and I never had to feel like I was stooping to make a family film because I loved family films. I was raising a family and I felt a kinship and responsibility there." 

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Mar 13, 2020
Tshoper Kabambi: A Filmmaker's Dream
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Carrying a television with a VHS player to school every day became second nature for Tshoper Kabambi. He and his classmates studied film by watching movies on that little TV, discussing everything from lighting to plot. Kabambi believed that if he could learn to tell a story through film, he could finally tell the story of the Congo through the eyes of someone who has lived it.

"What I want is to show my people how beautiful they are—to show them how they can change their situation.” 

Show Notes:

1:40- Life in the Congo
4:37- Conversion Through Dreams
13:02- A Latter-day Saint
15:07- A Big Ticket Premiere
18:20- The Power of Film
24:39- The Significance of Your Story
27:00- Challenges and Blessings as a New Member of the Church
29:34- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 
31:00- Testimony in French

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Mar 11, 2020
Melinda Wheelwright Brown: How Understanding Eve Could Change the World
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How has the world’s perception of Eve affected women throughout history and what is the cost of misunderstanding her choice in the garden? Can the restored gospel help us make sense of Eve’s choice? Could adopting Eve’s perspective of mortality bring increased joy into our own lives? Melinda Wheelwright Brown seeks to address these questions and more on this week’s episode of “All In.”

“…it isn’t a story about sin. The transgression involved is very different. It’s not your typical sin by any means. It was a crossing of a threshold that was done by choice because of the beautiful gift of agency.”

Show Notes:

2:11- Jane Eyre

5:08- "Eve, Can You Help Me?"

11:24- Research

15:12- Doctrinal Differences

17:25- The Cost of Misunderstanding Eve's Choice

23:24- "Fruit"

24:37- The Transformative Power of Their Story For All

30:55- A Decision to Trust God

38:58- Eve's Role in the Restored Gospel

41:55- The Need for a Savior

46:18- What Does it Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Mar 04, 2020
Lola Ogunbote: Celebrating What Makes Us Who We Are
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Born in Nigeria, raised in London and currently residing in Beijing, Lola Ogunbote is a lawyer-turned-soccer coach who has learned how to prioritize joy in life. It is her belief that true fulfillment is found as we seek our acceptance from God and celebrate each individual for the many things that make them who they are.

"I don’t purport to know the mind of God but I don’t imagine that God meant for everyone to be the same. I think that in his wisdom and love, He gave us things that make us unique. He loves us equally.” 

Show Notes:

2:11- The Daughter of Immigrants
5:39- Born in Nigeria
8:33- A Latter-day Saint
12:13- Temporary Happiness Vs. Joy
13:49- Living, Working and Worshiping in China
17:32- Where You Need Church and the Church Needs You
22:34- Following Your Passion
27:36- The Color of My Skin
37:05- What Makes a Good Coach?
41:34- What He Had in Mind When He Created Me
44:45- What Does it Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 26, 2020
Steven Sharp Nelson: “That Thy Performance May Be For The Welfare of Thy Soul”
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The Piano Guys' Steven Sharp Nelson has lived many people’s dream as he has traveled the world playing the cello. And yet, his journey has been one with many highs and lows that have taught him to trust God and to consecrate each and every performance to Him.

“As incredible as all the views are, as incredible as Carnegie Hall’s stage is, as incomparably sublime as playing in front of the Christ Redeemer statue is, nothing out there is better than being a dad and being a committed husband. Nothing is better than that and I remember that every time I come home from tour and my 7-year-old locks me in this hug I want to live in and says, 'Daddy.’”

Show Notes:

1:30- So You Want Your Kid to Play an Instrument?
10:05- A Tribute to Julie
12:53- Why Teach Your Children to Love Music?
16:00- Unseen Sacrifices and Challenges
19:52- An Opportunity to Trust God
24:18- Witnessing a Mother’s Battle with Cancer
31:19- Attributing Success to the Grace of God
35:58- The People You’ve Prayed Into Your Life
39:18- Annie Schmidt
43:00- “Consecrate Thy Performance”
47:57- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Feb 19, 2020
Hal Boyd: Eliminating the Hyphen in Disciple-Scholar
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Elder Neal A. Maxwell coined the phrase “disciple-scholar.” But he said, “In the end all the hyphenated words come off. We are finally disciples—men and women of Christ.” But what does that look like? Hal Boyd says it begins with being consistent and bringing our faith with us wherever we go.

“When we walk out of our houses of worship and we walk into an academic environment, if we are being genuine, we are the same person and those beliefs inform the way that we read texts, the way that we articulate our views, the way that we approach our scholarship and it should inform all of those things for the better. It should make us better scholars, it should make us better advocates, it should make us better husbands and wives, and teachers and community members, and parents."

Show Notes:

00:47- A Deliberate Decision to Stay
3:15- Religion and Academia
9:09- “A Divinity That Shapes Our Ends”
11:18- Different Kinds of Advocates
13:45- Elizabeth McCune and the Public Square
19:38- The Same Person at Church and Elsewhere
22:45- Shaping Public Virtues
26:18- How Jesus Taught Us to Articulate Our Faith
28:45- Finding Your Canvas and Your Voice
33:05- The Biggest Challenges Facing Saints Today?
37:53- Encounters With The Divine: From Agnostic to Advocate
43:53- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 12, 2020
Courtney Rich: My Recipe for Battling Depression—Christ and Cake
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Following her parents’ divorce, Courtney Rich experienced depression for the first time. Doctors called it situational but in the years since, depression has become an ever-present obstacle in her life. However, in recent years two things have transformed and aided her fight against mental illness. 

“I prayed at the beginning of that summer and said, ‘I will do everything you need me to do. I am giving you my all because I need this from you. I need to know that you’re there. I need to know that you see me when I’m going through these moments of trial and I don’t feel you, I need to know that you’re there…'"

Show Notes

2:40- The Kelly Clarkson Show
5:00- Beginnings in Broadcast
9:31- A Child of Divorce
17:23- Depression- “The First Day I Felt Different”
23:15- The Guilt of Feeling Ungrateful
24:45- Coming to Christ Vs. Waiting for Him to Come to Us
32:04- Looking for His Hand
37:17- When You’ve Had Really Great Cake…
42:40- A Point of Desperation That Led to Light
45:26- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Feb 05, 2020
Josh Pack: The Faith to Be Healed
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Over a decade has passed since Josh Pack made a swimmer's dive at a family reunion that left him paralyzed. While presently confined to a wheelchair, Pack maintains hope that he will someday be healed, whether in this life or the next. On today’s episode, we talk about that hope and why he is determined to hold onto it.

"Nobody's walked in our shoes perfectly, but Jesus Christ has. And He knows exactly what it's like for me, individually, personally, to climb into this wheelchair every day and push it around. And knowing that, knowing that there is somebody that knows what I'm going through and knows the tears that I've shed, and the thoughts that I've had, gives me strength to keep going no matter what."

Show Notes:

1:55- Pre-Accident

4:05- A Swimmer’s Dive

5:44- Life Support

9:26- Hope in Healing

10:04- The Importance of Family

12:54- Two Women on a Plane

16:50- A Legend in Mendoza, Argentina

22:24- Determined to Achieve Goals

27:25- “But If Not”

30:45- Spiritual Reservoir

37:30- A Do-Over

38:58- What Does It Mean to Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jan 29, 2020
Eva Witesman: What May Be Keeping You From Accessing Your Spiritual Gifts
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In a 2017 BYU Devotional address, Eva Witesman testified, “Latter-day Saint women are courageous, particularly when they have been emboldened by the knowledge that Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us and that He will qualify us to do the work that lies before us. …  We will seek every good gift in the service of our God. All we ask is that others not stand in our way as we pursue the Lord’s errand.” On today’s episode, we talk with Eva about the importance of understanding our individual spiritual gifts as we seek to contribute to the world at large.

"It's a complicated time and we can't always see the pathway by ourselves. We need these spiritual gifts to be able to see them. And these spiritual gifts are real. They're as real as any other thing that we've proven with science. ...And I think the more of us that talk about it, and the more of us that expect that and aspire to that, the more we will see that diversity of beautiful gifts and the more we will be able to develop those beautiful gifts, and share the development of those gifts with each other."

Show Notes: 

3:00- "Women and Education"
5:45- Why Seek to Understand Our Spiritual Gifts?
16:30- Eva’s Story
23:30- Different Paths for Different People
35:25- Balance Vs. Harmonious
40:05- Timing is Everything
43:55- Men and Women
50:25- Imagining and Exploring Your Possibilities
56:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”?

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Jan 22, 2020
Britt Berrett: "Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead”
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Leading in an 898-bed hospital, Britt Berrett learned that the care administered truly begins with the engagement and satisfaction of the hospital’s employees. Leadership, he has learned, begins with recognizing a need to change and connecting to a higher purpose and he says that kind of leadership is exemplified in the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

“We claim we’re Christians. . . . If you claim to be a Christian, that means you will become Christlike and that means you and I, we have got to change.”

Show Notes

3:16- The Fire of Experience
9:03- Patients Come Second
18:13- Your Calling in Life
20:40- Where Our Motivation Lies
23:00- Serving Others
25:01- A Different Kind of Healing
29:49- Like Jello
33:40- Working in the Temple
35:57- How a Love for the Gospel Grows
42:20- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

 

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Jan 15, 2020
BONUS: A Taste Test of the Sunday on Monday Study Group
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As we start the year off with a stronger commitment to living "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ, we want to share something we think can help enhance your scripture study. Our bonus episode today is a taste test of LDS Living's new Sunday on Monday study group, where host Tammy Uzelac Hall digs into the Come, Follow Me lesson with two different friends each week. We hope you love it as much as we do.

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Jan 13, 2020
Emily Belle Freeman: Grace For All Seasons
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We all find ourselves in circumstances where we are in desperate need of help, moments where we find ourselves incapable of doing what is asked of us. For each of these moments, there is an answer: Grace. But do we only receive grace after doing everything within our power? And how do we know if we’ve done everything within our power? On today’s episode of “All In,” Emily Belle Freeman shares what she has learned about grace and what she believes “after all we can do” really means.

"That's how we would describe grace to people: It's when we feel that abundance of love, it's when we feel that hope, it's the increase of what Christ can bring into mortality for us so we can make it through."

Show Notes:

2:52-The Evolution of Grace

5:53- What Even Is Grace?

9:26- A Daughter Named Grace

14:41- His Touch in Our Lives Reflected

18:39- A God-Given Love for Jesus

23:46- Grace Began in the Garden of Eden

28:32- “After All We Can Do”

33:36- Enabling Power

36:24- “Your One Holy Thing”

42:30- Grace Where You Are

44:13- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”?

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Jan 08, 2020
"Don't Miss This" Interview with David Butler and Emily Belle Freeman
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In 2019, members of the Church fell in love with Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler's knowledge and sincere love for the scriptures through their YouTube channel, “Don’t Miss This.” We’re teaming up with David and Emily today with one goal: To get you absolutely hyped for this Book of Mormon year of "Come, Follow Me."

"Like Lehi, Jesus leads His family to a better place. Like Moroni, Jesus defends us and fights for our cause...they are all going to become these types of Him." 

Show Notes:

2:09- The Beginning of "Don't Miss This"

7:09- David and Emily Are Not Married...To Each Other

8:14- The Name

9:45- Disneyland

13:07- Becoming Disciples

17:03- New Testament "All In" Lessons 

21:17- Preparing for the Book of Mormon

24:33- Book of Mormon Stories

30:00- A Testament of God's Love

36:49- Assume the Best

41:50- What Does the Book of Mormon Teach Us About Being "All In"

 

 

 

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Jan 03, 2020
David Butler: Getting to Know Jesus
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The scriptures speak of people falling down at the feet of Jesus. Who might lead you to fall down if you met them? Do you know who Jesus is and what He has done for you enough that if you were to meet Him you would fall down at His feet? On this week’s episode, we talk about who Jesus is and why He is worthy of our adoration and praise. 

"Redeemed people love well." 

2:18- Falling Down

11:33- Forming a Personal Relationship with Christ

21:23- Greatest Challenges that Face Youth...and All of Us

30:38- Names of Christ

40:25- What Does It Mean to Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Jan 01, 2020
Gail Miller: The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy
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Best known as the owner of the Utah Jazz, Gail Miller is the wealthiest person in the state of Utah. But Miller, who was ranked #14 on Forbes 2019 list of America’s Self-Made Women, was not always wealthy. On today’s episode, she explains the difference between a rich life and a wealthy life. 

“Rich is an expansion of your soul. Wealth is what you have as a result of things you’ve done but to be rich means that you have qualities, you have experiences, you have an expanded heart.”

Show Notes: 

2:13- “How I Grew Up”
5:23- Knowing What’s of Value
7:00- Encouraging Others Along
9:08- Coming Back to the Church
15:23- A Little Nudge
16:56- Courage to Be a Mother
18:50- Getting to Work
22:13- A Learning Opportunity Later in Life
23:54- The Utah Jazz Way
27:14- Suicide Prevention
31:32- “The Church Gives Me Strength”
34:48- Rich Vs. Wealth
35:31- Balance is a Misnomer
38:33- “If He Does Not Mind Who Gets the Credit”
40:04- Relationship with Spouse
42:23- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Dec 18, 2019
Calee Reed and Jon Adams: Hope When the Holidays Feel Hard
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Calee Reed and her husband, Jon Adams, have experienced a lot over the course of their young lives: divorce, loss and the blending of families to name a few. In our first-ever live recording of “All In,” they share the reason for the hope that carries them through times of great joy and sadness.

Special thanks to Derek Campbell at mixat6studios for all of his help in making this live episode happen.

"Every day you have that choice. And it's my belief that as I turned towards God, and every time I took a step towards the light, more and more light came into my life, peace, more understanding, more hope, more faith..."

Show Notes: 

2:04- Christmas Memories

5:51- "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

9:24- Rebirth After Suffering/Loss of a Parent

14:10- Coping With Divorce During the Holidays

18:33- Differences in Grief/The Passing of a Spouse

23:37- "Lead Kindly Light"

25:49- Single in the Church

29:29- Jon and Calee's Story

37:43- Blending Families

40:02- "Do You Know Where My Mommy Is?"

44:30- A God Who Knows Us

48:10- Earth Angels

54:49- What Does It Mean To You To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

57:40- "Heaven's Here"

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Dec 11, 2019
R. William Bennett: The 7 People Who Led Me to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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From an ophthalmologist to a classmate’s scripture reference in a high school yearbook, and from a nanny’s gift to a Star Valley, Wyoming, information booth employee, R. William Bennett describes his path to finding the gospel of Jesus Christ as a relay race of sorts—a baton that was passed from one person to the next.

“We were driving home, all of us packed in the car, and I was leaning against my mom in the front seat and this thought occurred to me, 'If this is all real, if Jesus really is the Son of God, if being a Christian is that important, there must be more . . . '"

Show Notes:

2:35 - Growing Up
4:50 - Temple Square Tour
5:37 - Learning About the Church
9:43 - The Summer Road Trip
12:28 - Meeting Lori
15:30 - Visiting the Church
21:57 - Contacting the Missionaries
23:45 - Visiting Salt Lake City
27:19 - Fasting
28:56 - The Priesthood
32:51 - Bill’s Family’s Example
35:29 - Finding Those Who Played a Part in Bill’s Conversion
41:45 - How Christ Has Blessed Bill’s Life
43:20 - What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In?”

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Dec 04, 2019
John and Jean Groberg: A Mission to “The Other Side of Heaven”
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Hundreds of thousands have been touched by the mission experiences of John Groberg, but have they heard it straight from the source? Listen to John and his wife, Jean, open up about their real-life love story and lessons they learned in Tonga that inspired the beloved The Other Side of Heaven movies.

“I said, ’So you’re the lucky girl who gets to play the part of my wife' . . . and her first comment, she just looked for a while and said, ‘You really love her, don’t you?’ I said, ‘I sure do.’ And I think she felt that and tried to convey that.”

Show Notes:

1:25- Your Life in a Movie
2:14- Heeding a Prophet’s Voice
4:00- Memories in Living Color
5:45- Jean’s Life While John was Gone
7:40- Anne Hathaway and Christopher Gorham
11:44- Feki
14:33- Tonga Comes to Life for Jean
17:25- A Tongan Way of Life
29:19- The Fire of Polynesian Faith
33:35- A Light That Draws People to Jesus Christ
37:20- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In”?

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Nov 27, 2019
Chris Williams: Forgiveness and the Worth of a Soul
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On Feb. 9, 2007, Chris Williams and his family were driving home from a night out together when their vehicle was struck by a 17-year-old drunk driver. That night, Chris lost his wife, Michelle, who was pregnant with their fifth child; his son Ben; and his daughter, Anna. Three days later, Chris Williams spoke publicly for the first time following the accident and extended unconditional forgiveness to that 17-year-old young man, a decision he has stood by for more than 12 years.

"Yes, He was there to help me. Yes, He was there to make everything okay and to start to heal me. But the next invitation after I let it go was, would I help Him in bringing this young man home?"

Show Notes:

2:29- Life Before the Accident

7:00- Life After the Accident

8:28- Blending Families

10:14- “What She Would Do”

13:46- Having Walked In Those Shoes

17:43- Lessons Learned on the Scene of the Accident

23:34- “I’m Sorry”

25:45- Conversations with God

30:46- Meeting Cameron

33:36- Forgiveness- A Source of Power

37:08- Invitation to Act

38:38- The Atonement Covers Every Type of Situation

42:02- On the Other Side

46:56- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 20, 2019
Lindsay Ricks: The Blessing of Parenting a Child With Special Needs
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When Lindsay Ricks first heard that her son William would be born with Down Syndrome, her mind was flooded with questions. Nearly seven years later, she has found growth, purpose and strength in her son’s special needs. William has led her to step out of her comfort zone and to find a new identity in a journey she firmly believes she chose. 

“As I’ve come to understand who He is, I’ve come to understand who I am and who I’ve always been, and how I’ve been prepared and trained and schooled for this moment my whole life. And I think with His help I will glory in it…”

Show Notes: 

2:16- Expecting the Unexpected

11:54- A Changed Relationship with God

15:20- The School Bus, Haircuts and a Service Dog

25:30- Advice for New Parents of Children with Special Needs

28:36- Greater Joy

33:04- Unanswered Prayers

37:09- “That We Might Not Shrink”

40:22- “God Confidence”

42:36- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In”? 

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Nov 13, 2019
Patrick Q. Mason: Working Through Our Doubts and Creating Space for Others to Do the Same
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“Faith is a gift and a precious commodity in any age, but an increasingly rare one in our modern world,” Patrick Mason writes in his book, “Planted.” It is for this reason that Mason also states that, “How we deal with doubt in the Church today is one of the most pressing tests of our collective discipleship.” That is not limited to how we approach our own doubts but also how we seek to be compassionate toward others as they face their own doubts. 

Note: “Planted” was published prior to the emphasis on using the full name of the Church. Please excuse any reference to “Mormonism” as a result. 

“This is one of the reasons why God restored the Church in the modern age, because he knew precisely the ways that our social bonds would erode in the 20th and 21st centuries, and the Church is one of the great answers for that. So is it hard sometimes? Yeah, but I think one of the great aspects of the restoration is the we’re put in wards that are geographically defined, we do not choose who we go to church with. And that puts us in company with people of different classes, different races, certainly different genders. People have different life experiences, people that we would never choose to associate with. That's the laboratory of love. That is the school of discipleship. That's what's going to make us as Christians.”

Show Notes:

2:42- Why Address Doubt?

4:40- Faith: An Individual Experience

8:00- Fortifications

11:46- Faith That Grows With Us

16:00- Hanging On To What We Do Know

18:32- Peaks and Valleys

21:37- A Test of our Collective Discipleship

28:44- Creating Space For Honesty

33:40- Fallibility

39:15- A Church That Hangs On To Us

41:53- Different Disciples

45:05- The Holiest Thing That Presents Itself To Our View

47:30- Grateful To Be A Latter-day Saint

48:48- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Nov 06, 2019
Karalynne Call: Finding Healing Through Food
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As a young mother, Karalynne Call found herself battling suicidal depression. As she sought medical help, she longed for healing. It was the belief that God is able to heal us that led her to begin a health journey she anticipates will last for the rest of her life. She has since helped many others improve their health by raising awareness of the impact of the ingredients found in the food we consume and the products we use on a daily basis. 

"If you believe in a God who's going to come again, and we know that the times are going to be hard before the Second Coming, then we need to do all that we can, like President Nelson has asked us to, to gather in...the house of Israel. And that takes work, and work takes energy, and we need that energy through the good foods that we can eat and by taking care of our bodies."

Show Notes:

2:44- Seeking Solace From Depression

5:00- Healing

6:39- A Deep Dive Into Ingredients

9:16- Education

10:41- What's In Your Food? 

12:45- A Healthy Relationship With Food

17:24- Don't Live in Extremes

20:11-  The Cost of Healthy Living

24:32- The Word of Wisdom

27:28- Food As Medicine

34:27- Showing Gratitude for our Bodies

36:41- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 30, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth: “For Me, It’s the Spirit”
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When Kristin Chenoweth walked out onto the Conference Center stage the first time, she pretended to faint. But at that point she didn’t know what it would feel like to sing songs about the Savior’s birth with and to other like-minded believers. On today’s episode, she looks back on that experience and shares what it means to her to be “all in” the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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Oct 25, 2019
Jason F. Wright: Helping Each Other Home
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Best-selling author Jason F. Wright is a fan of people. It is apparent in the way his face lights up when he talks about those who have impacted his life, some of them strangers he met only briefly. On today’s episode, he explains how his passion for people and their stories began in his childhood home, thanks in large part to the example of his parents who taught him to believe in the goodness of others. 

"Open your eyes. When you walk out your front door every morning, open your eyes as wide as you can. Look left, look right, look in front of you and make sure you're seeing the people that the Lord is putting in your path. Because if you see them, you can serve them."

Show Notes: 

2:57- The Beginning of the "Christmas Jars" Tradition

11:08- Restoration

12:11- Stories of the Jars

16:27- Belief in Humanity

20:45- Help Getting Home

24:45- Giving a Lift

27:46- Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

31:33- The Power of Stories

33:48- The Importance of Authenticity

38:39- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 23, 2019
Marilee Killpack: The Power to Save
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Nearly two years ago, Marilee Killpack gave birth to a baby boy. That baby boy was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a life-threatening genetic syndrome that affects just one in 250,000 children and is only symptomatic in boys. The life expectancy was 3-5 years. There was, however, one possible way to save his life: He could receive a bone marrow transplant and his 7-year-old brother was a perfect match. 

"I can't articulate it well, but I came to love Abram as a mom because he was saved and needed saving. And I think of our Heavenly Parents who have this Son, who is perfect and they know He's going to do it and they know He's going to be awesome and then to look at us, like I look at Abram and realize he needs saving. He's not going to make it and there's just such a love that I can't explain for him for fighting, and for being saved by his older brother."

Show Notes: 

2:15- Abram's Story

7:19- Finding Peace

9:35- The Lord's Preparations

12:11- A Perfect Match

15:46- The Saving Power Between Siblings

19:41- "Witness What the Lord Has Done"

24:32- Feeding the Soul

26:25- Promises of the Temple

28:32- "The Family That Prays Together"

33:02- The Faith Not To Be Healed

36:32- "All Is Well"

40:20- "The Lessons We Came to Earth to Learn"

43:55- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

 

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Oct 16, 2019
Chris Burkard: Through the Lens of Faith
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World-renowned photographer Chris Burkard chases light for a living and, through Instagram, over 3.5 million people come along for the ride. On today’s episode, we delve deeper into the messages of light Burkard shares with the world on social media about topics like suffering, enduring, and connecting by looking at them with an eye of faith.

"When I consider the fact that He is the light and life of the world that if I can use that light that is Him to create images that make people want to be closer to Him, then I think that I'm doing what I was sent here to do."

Show Notes:

3:09- Sunrises

7:00- A Student of Light

9:45- The Light and Life of the World

12:40- Be a Bearer of Light

17:07- Social Media: A Glorified Texting Tool

18:43- Seeking Validation Vs. Longing to Do Good

23:13- Scrolling 300 Feet Every Day

28:19- Measuring Your Life

31:15- People > Places

37:54- Biking 844 Miles in 52 Hours, 36 Minutes and 19 Seconds

45:23- Photo Captions

53:36- What Does it Mean to You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 09, 2019
Adam Miller: Living in Christ Before We Die
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A quote by Marcus Aurelius, a scripture in Jarom and the writings of Paul led Adam Miller to ponder the question of what life would look like if we chose to die in Christ now and experience “an early resurrection.” This week, we look at how turning our lives over to Christ before death has the potential to change everything.

"You know how it is when you're so absorbed in doing what you're doing? When you so love what you're doing, when you've so lost yourself in caring for whatever the task is, or whoever the person is you're with, that you just lose all track of time and simultaneously lose all track of yourself and feel in the end, enlivened and empowered? That's it. That's life in Christ. And the trick is to learn how to do that, not just every once in a while but to live our lives like that from dawn until dusk in Christ."

Show Notes: 

2:58- Setting the Stage

5:12- Time

6:59- An Early Resurrection

8:35- Why Ordinances Matter

9:36- "Types"

13:14- What does "Living in Christ" look like?

19:25- Love and Law

28:12- The Bible and the Book of Mormon

30:26- Grateful to be a Latter-day Saint

32:47- Spirit as a Down Payment

34:10- "Moby Dick" and Turning Our Time Over To God

43:57- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" The Gospel of Jesus Christ?</p>

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Oct 02, 2019
Kate Lee: Overcoming Paralyzing Self-Doubt
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It was just a normal temple recommend interview but it changed Kate Lee’s life. It was a simple question, “Is there anything else that you need to talk about?” But on this week’s episode, Kate Lee shares in detail the transformative experience that allowed her to see herself through God’s eyes.

"I feel like, because I so often listen to my doubts and believe my doubts, I kept myself from Christ. I kept myself from God, I kept myself from progression. And the second I started listening to the Spirit and trusting the Spirit over my doubts, then my whole life changed."

Show Notes

1:08- A Temple Recommend Interview

4:41- The Lead-Up to This Moment

8:23- "Is There Anything Else You Want To Talk About?"

10:38- Orchestrated by God

16:14- Homework Assignments

21:38- Taking Time

23:25- Tools for Combating Doubt

27:26- Change of Life

29:37- Painting a Picture of the Love of Christ

39:15- Ecclesiastical Leaders

42:11- The Love of God Through Painting

42:23- Two Scriptures that Teach Unconditional Love

44:56- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 25, 2019
Ann Romney: The Blessing of an Eternal Perspective in the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis
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An uncertain future often accompanies the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Such was the case for Ann Romney. In this week's episode, she shares how the hope of eternal life carried her out of the darkness of depression and discouragement, leading her to fight for her life. She also explains why she now feels a responsibility to offer hope to others and what she is doing about it. 

"The Savior will fill in all the holes and all the gaps and all of the weaknesses, which become accentuated when you're sick. And it's a reminder that we cannot do this, never, not one of us can get there without the Savior. And it's a very sort of abrupt and sudden reminder that that's very true. We need His love. We need His forgiveness, and we need His mercy."

Show Notes:

3:22- Life Before MS/Diagnosis

6:28- "An Identity Issue"

9:07- The Immediate Impact of MS

11:19- Finding Help

17:12- Fighting Fatigue

18:37- Researching for the Future Generation

22:35- Grateful for MS?

24:06- Rediscovering Herself

27:22- Supporting a Loved One in the Face of Health Challenges

30:39- The Reality of the Atonement of Jesus Christ

35:37- Why an Eternal Perspective Matters

38:08- Embracing God's Plan for Us/Fulfilling Our Individual Missions

44:15- How The Gospel Changed Her Life

46:10- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

 

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Justin Su’a: The Role of Spirituality in Developing Mental Toughness
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He helped coach the Boston Red Sox on their way to becoming World Series champions but on today’s episode of “All In,” Justin Su’a coaches you on how to enhance the way you show up in life by cultivating a strong mentality. Su'a also explains the importance of faith in athletics and in the lives of disciples of Jesus Christ. 

"I think as you have faith in the process, and do everything you can and build your life with these heavenly habits around you, you'll end up finding that you can be happy in the moment, you're going to find joy in keeping the commandments and doing what the Lord asks. And...that's when the magic happens. And when the Spirit is filling your life, it becomes palpable and tangible, and you wake up excited to do it the next day."

Show Notes

1:34- Winning a World Series

4:02- Journey to Mental Skills Coach

8:28- When One Door Closes

9:49- Prepared For Sports Psychology

14:45- Experiences With Faith On The Job

19:55- "Increase Your Impact" Podcast

25:15- Raising Mentally Tough Teens

29:00- Modeling Strong Mentalities

33:23- Strengthening Your Mentality

37:14- Spending Time With God

41:00- The Role of Faith  

43:50- Choosing the Right

47:24- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 11, 2019
Brooke Romney: Why Our Souls Crave Connection—And What We Can Do About It
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Brooke Romney is a strong believer that we are wired for connection. Connection with those around us, connection with our families, connection with God—“Humans are hard and friendship takes work,” Romney says, but she also believes the effort is worthwhile, “His intent was never for us to walk any of these paths alone.”

"We're craving what God really intended us to be. He never intended us to sit behind screens. He never intended even for us to just write articles about good things. He created us to do good things, to touch people, to connect with people. That's what this is all about. And I think, because life has gotten so easy and so removed, sometimes we forget that and it's what our soul wants so badly."

Show Notes: 

3:08- A hunger for human connection

7:07- Breaking down barriers to friendship

11:46- A need for vulnerability

17:50- 3 ways to be a true friend

22:00- Getting out of your comfort zone

28:03- Connecting with your children

33:00- Modeling true confidence

34:51- I am _____________

36:52- Loving your children

39:17- God’s desire to connect with you

44:42- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Sep 04, 2019
Robert Millet: How the Constant Companionship of the Spirit Works
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After nearly 40 years of teaching religion, Robert Millet still had some questions regarding the Holy Ghost. For example, how does our doctrine regarding the Holy Ghost differentiate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from other religions? Or what does the right to constant companionship of the Spirit really look like? It was this curiosity that led him to begin researching and eventually writing his latest book, “The Holy Spirit." On today’s episode, he shares the unique insights he found along the way. 

"Something as fundamental as God and Christ and the Holy Ghost really just cannot remain a mystery. 'This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent' (John 17:3). If it's life eternal to know God, heaven help us if we don't even have the means of coming to know God because God is in some ways pushed off the stage, because Jesus takes center stage."

Show Notes:

2:15- "Like fish who discover water last"

9:20- The Holy Ghost or the Light of Christ

11:24- Avenues of the Spirit

16:29- My own voice or the voice of the Spirit?

23:27- Still learning, more than 40 years later

29:37- Inextricably linked to every facet of the gospel

33:36- How is His influence felt everywhere?

36:11- Baptism of fire

38:08- The differentiator 

39:47- Why three separate and distinct Beings matters

45:32- Inability to feel the Spirit amidst depression

46:16- How understanding the Spirit can change our lives

48:51- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

 

 

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Aug 28, 2019
Chelsie Hightower: What My Battle With Anxiety in Hollywood Taught Me About God's Love
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She competed on two of the most popular dance television shows of all time. She taught a rodeo cowboy, a rapper, a “Bachelor,” and Michael Bolton how to dance with millions watching. But on this week’s episode of “All In,” Chelsie Hightower discusses the anxiety she faced when the cameras stopped rolling.

"I think that I'd felt like, whether I could articulate it at that time or not, I felt like I'd lost God's trust in me and His love for me...I learned that His love is far different than I thought it was."

1:06- The Story of Morgan and Chelsie's Friendship

6:38- Guided to Dance

15:02- "So You Think You Can Dance"

16:45- Anxiety Resurfaces

23:00- Losing Footing on the Foundation of God

36:12- "Dancing With The Stars" 

42:28- Running on Empty

44:14- A Prayer in New York

47:59- The Love of God

51:52- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Aug 21, 2019
Ty Mansfield and Jacob Hess: Living a Mindful Latter-day Saint Life
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President David O. McKay once referred to meditation as “one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord.” On today’s episode, we explore the many ways meditation and mindfulness already play an important role in the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

"One of the things I've wondered is if people are not walking away from the Gospel as much as (having) an impoverished experience of the gospel, where the gospel has become sort of like this devices that's not working anymore. And rather than going for an upgrade and getting rid of the device, our hope is that if people could approach the gospel with fresh eyes and experience it as full of opportunities to stop, to pause, to interrupt the busyness, to interrupt the activity, that it might awaken something that has become dead because anything...can die." -Jacob Hess

Show Notes

3:00- What is mindfulness?
6:12- Personal background with mindfulness and meditation?
12:25- Being still amidst activity in the Church
15:21- Hyper-stimulated culture
19:04- Anxiously engaged
26:59- Rushing through the gospel
34:23- Prayer as a mindfulness practice
39:27- Daily bread and suffering
50:50- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 14, 2019
Thomas Wirthlin McConkie: How Meditation and Being Still Help Us Know God
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Despite being born into a family with strong Latter-day Saint roots, Thomas McConkie stopped attending church at the age of 13. However, a spiritual journey, which spanned nearly two decades and included becoming proficient in Buddhist meditation, brought him back to an unlikely destination: The faith of his youth.

"I'm really comfortable with the definition of meditation as remembrance. And that feels very much like a gospel principle to me, like when we remember what are we remembering? Well, let me just riff a little bit: We remember that we are sons and daughters, that we're children of a living God. And when we remember that, the quality of our whole life in this very moment changes."

Show Notes

3:08- Leaving the Church at 13 years old
4:51- Discovering Meditation
5:46- Redemption in Stillness
12:26- Power to Heal a Generation
16:49- The Meaning of Meditation
19:34- Stillness Among Saints
25:34- Changing a Culture
28:15- Home-centered Church's Opportunity
31:49- Ministering and Meditation
33:05- Creating a Community
35:56- Message to a Teenager Struggling With Faith
37:50- If You Love Someone Struggling With Faith
39:29- A Grandfather's Love
42:36- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Aug 07, 2019
April Giauque: Escaping the Darkness of Domestic Abuse
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It is difficult to ignore the similarities between April Giauque’s description of an abuser’s behavior and Satan’s efforts to wear us down: isolation, manipulation, control, despair. Regardless of whether you feel held captive in an abusive situation like April or trapped by sin or discouragement, April’s story reminds us that there is always hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"It is the worth of who your soul is, what your light is, your worth equals your light. And we were all born with the light of Christ within us. Whether you are a member of the Church or not, all have this light and that is the worth." 

Show Notes: 

1:33- The beginning of abuse

4:08- Children with special needs

5:38- Everyday life

6:29- Two different types of abusers

8:59- Relationship with God 

11:35- Knowing when it was time to leave

13:53- The voice of the adversary

15:18- The biggest fear of a victim

19:14- Saving a marriage

22:52- Looking for evidence of blessings

26:03- Caring for yourself in order to care for others

27:54- Self-esteem vs. self-worth

29:19- Agency amidst abuse

32:40- Life after abuse

35:32- Advice for victims

37:59- What does it mean to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

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Jul 31, 2019
Ken Alford: Dreams As Revelation
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Do our dreams carry spiritual significance? And if so, how do we know? Ken Alford, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, looks back at the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the history of the Church to explore the idea of dreams as revelation. 

Show Notes

2:37- Why Study Dreams?
9:23- Distinguishing a Dream of Significance From Other Dreams
12:36- Are We Entitled To Revelatory Dreams or Are Some People Dreamers
16:18- Nightmares
18:38- Interpreting Our Dreams
20:15- Dreams In Church History
29:16- Receiving Dreams For Other People?
31:10- Advance Notice of Church Callings
34:54- Dreams about the Savior
38:14- Scriptural Dreams
40:48- Dreams as Tender Mercies
44:14- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 24, 2019
Corrine and Neil Stokoe: Finding Healing From Pornography Addiction
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Mint Arrow is a well-known fashion deals blog and brand. Husband and wife duo, Neil and Corrine Stokoe, are the power couple behind the operation. But in a social media world that frequently presents the ideal as day-to-day reality, the couple recently opened up about an underlying struggle that couldn’t be seen in their smiling faces: a battle against pornography addiction.

"I had to get to know Jesus in a way that I wouldn't know Him if I hadn't gone through the steps and if I didn't feel so desperate that I really was saying, 'I will do anything to overcome this and to feel better and to find peace.'" -Corrine Stokoe

Show Notes: 

1:40- First Contact With Pornography/Talking With Kids About Pornography

7:21- Telling Corrine

20:10- Intimacy Vs. Lust

25:36- ARP: AA Meets The Gospel

37:18- Why Do You Need A Sponsor?

42:06- Why Do the 12 Steps as the Spouse of an Addict?

46:27- Surrendering to the Savior Through the 12 Steps

49:08- Grateful for Addiction

52:46- A Message to Those Struggling With Addiction Now

54:18- A Message to The Spouse of an Addict

56:55- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Listen to the Mint Arrow Messages episode featuring Kristen Jenson, the author of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" by clicking here.

Purchase "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures," here.

Watch: What Should I Do When I See Pornography? for families

Watch: The Church's new series about combating pornography
Watch: Videos specifically for parents 
Watch: Videos specifically for spouses of pornography users 

Read Neil and Corrine’s Real Life Love Story on Mint Arrow.

Read Part Two of Neil and Corrine’s Real Life Love Story.

Listen to their story on Mint Arrow Messages.
Listen to Part Two of Neil and Corinne's podcast episode about their experience.

An introduction to Mandi and Court Gubler's story from the Deseret News.

Listen to Corrine's recent interview with Mandi Gubler on Mint Arrow Messages.

”We don’t have to take things so personally. We take things to heart that we have no business taking to heart. For instance, saying “If you loved me you wouldn’t drink” to an alcoholic makes as much sense as saying “If you loved me, you wouldn’t cough” to someone who has pneumonia. Pneumonia victims will cough until they get appropriate treatment for their illness. Alcoholics will drink until they get the same. When people with a compulsive disorder do whatever it is they are compelled to do, they are not saying they don’t love you—they are saying they don’t love themselves.”-Melody Beattie in "Codependent No More"

Visit the Church's "Addressing Pornography" website.

"We need to be more patient with the process. We need to worry less about the speed at which we are moving and more about the direction we are going. We will not fully realize our divine potential in this life. And while we need to make wise use of our time in our mortal existence, we should remember that God does not deal with time in the same way we do. In fact, time as we understand it may not bind Him at all. As Alma noted, 'Time only is measured unto men.' Because speed is a measure of distance over time, if time becomes less relevant, so does speed. Thus, in eternal things, such as our ongoing progress in becoming like God, direction is more important than speed. In the long run, the direction we are headed matters much more than the rate at which we are moving." Kevin Worthen, "Knowing Who You Are.

Read Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s “Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence."

Of all the illustrations of faith in the Lord, few stories are more powerful than that told of the pioneer who years later stood to defend the decision of the Martin Handcart Company to start for the Salt Lake Valley late in the year of 1856. He had been one of the nearly 3,000 Saints who walked from Iowa and Nebraska to Utah between 1856 and 1860 in one of 10 companies pushing and pulling handcarts loaded with their belongings.
In a Sunday School class there was sharp criticism of the ill-fated Martin and Willie Handcart Companies, which met with tragedy because of their late start on the trek to the Salt Lake Valley.
An elderly man arose and said: “I ask you to stop this criticism. You are discussing a matter you know nothing about. Cold historic facts … give no proper interpretation of the questions involved. Mistake to send the Handcart Company out so late in the season? Yes. But I was in that company and my wife … too. We suffered beyond anything you can imagine and many died of exposure and starvation, but … we became acquainted with [God] in our extrem[i]ties.
“I have pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary from illness and lack of food that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and seen a patch of sand or a hill slope and I have said, I can go that far and there I must give up, for I cannot pull the load through it. … I have gone on to that sand and when I reached it, the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the angels of God were there.
“Was I sorry that I chose to come by handcart? No. Neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart Company” (as quoted in David O. McKay, “Pioneer Women,” The Relief Society Magazine, Jan. 1948, 8). Shared in the January 1997 Ensign.

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Jul 17, 2019
Melissa Inouye: Why Loving One Another is More Than Bringing Casseroles
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Identity, creating understanding, covenants, a worldwide Church, faith crises, change in the Church—these are topics Melissa Inouye, a scholar, addresses in an effort to explain how she has “found the fruits of this life (the life of a Latter-day Saint) to be worthwhile—costly, to be sure, but also rich and nourishing, a source of deep joy.”

"I believe that Christ is here in the Church and I've felt the power of God. And so, having had those experiences, I am absolutely committed to being where I am."

Show Notes:

1:51- A Latter-day Saint Seven Days a Week

2:56- The Church Influencing Worldview

6:38- Lessons Learned From Being a Missionary

12:14- Belonging and Identity

18:44- Wins and Losses

20:57- Creating Unity in the Church

23:41- Helping Amidst Faith Crises

29:56- An Evolving Church

34:48- Cancer

36:47- What Does It Mean to Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 10, 2019
Dean Hughes: Digging Into Polygamy and Other "Muddy" Issues
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When Dean Hughes began writing his latest book, he didn't plan on writing about polygamy but the topic became impossible to ignore. At times, there are things (both past and present) that may affect our beliefs and be impossible to ignore. Dean describes these things as "muddy," but explains that there are faithful ways to approach seemingly messy aspects of our faith or our Church's history. 

"There's never a time when the questions end but if you've had certain experiences in your life that verify your faith, then you rely on those."

Show Notes:

3:47-Polygamy—Not an isolated challenge

5:57-Getting historical figures right

10:26- Balancing obedience and agency

11:33-Facing opposition

17:14-Looking at history through a 2019 lens

23:29- Honoring uncomfortable aspects of our heritage

24:21- Putting historical characters on a pedestal

30:20-An international Church

34:54- Approaching muddy topics today

38:12- What does it mean to be all in the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jul 03, 2019
Mark and Lee Anne Pope: “All In” On and Off the Basketball Court
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There have been two constants in the lives of Mark and Lee Anne Pope—change and the gospel of Jesus Christ. But they are all about leaving it all on the court and not holding anything back, regardless of what might change. In their family, in their communities, on their teams and in the Church, Mark and Lee Anne Pope choose to be “All In.”

"Being 'All In' also requires faith...it is quintessentially a leap of faith, to say, you know what? I can't guarantee this is going to work out. But I'm not going to keep a backup plan."

Show Notes:

3:32- The daughter and wife of basketball coaches

6:25- Life in the NBA

10:20- Working for David Letterman

16:16- A love story

26:21- A foundation of gospel living

31:22- The vulnerability of being "All In"

37:30- Peter, the apostle

39:22- What does it mean to be "All In" 

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Jun 26, 2019
Olga Campora: Finding the Gospel Behind the Iron Curtain
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During the early 1980s in Communist-ruled Czechoslovakia, Olga Campora, then a young college student, became interested in yoga. Her interest led her to the home of a man who first taught her more about yoga, but eventually introduced her to the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

"I have learned, through my life, how really important it is not to be afraid to take the imperfect action because it is by doing things that we really learn."

Show Notes

2:43- Religious climate behind the Iron Curtain
5:51- Spiritually numb
12:00- Introduced to the gospel through yoga
23:38- Road to conversion
32:56- Baptism miracle
37:08- Sharing faith amidst communism
47:22- Changed by belief
55:08- What does it mean to be "All In"

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Jun 19, 2019
Barbara Morgan Gardner: How Women (and Men) Misunderstand the Priesthood + What We Can Do About It
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Barbara Morgan Gardner’s journey to understanding her access as a woman to priesthood power began as a young girl wondering which scriptures applied to her and which didn’t. Today on “All In,” she shares both doctrinal insights and practical tips for accessing and celebrating the gift of priesthood power to both men and women.

"There's no blessing, there's no privilege, there is no covenant, that God isn't allowing the women to partake of that He is allowing the men to partake of..."

Show Notes: 

1:27- How the Ensign article came to be

2:35- The dangers of a "horizontal" culture

6:09- Why should we care about women's access to the priesthood?

9:38- A personal desire to understand

16:43- The Oath and Covenant

21:17- How do we keep up? 

27:11- Why presiding matters

32:19- Opportunities available to Latter-day Saints

35:20- Why we need priesthood holders

40:14- Giving credence to women's voices

43:42- What does it mean to you to be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Jun 12, 2019
Steven Collis: Freedom To Live Our Beliefs
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The first time Steven Collis needed the protection of religious liberty came when he was a teenage boy with questions about God and the purpose of life. His thirst for truth as a youth led to deep convictions as an adult. Since joining the Church, Collis has devoted his professional life to protecting the rights of others to also find and live what they believe. 

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Jun 05, 2019
Erik and Emily Orton: Navigating the Seas of Marriage
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This week, Emily and Erik Orton's book, "Seven At Sea," was recommended by The New York Times as one of the best travel reads of the summer but on this week's episode of "All In," the Latter-day Saint couple talks navigating the choppy seas of marriage. From communication to trust to embracing life together, Emily and Erik share their advice for marital smooth sailing.

"He doesn't often calm the storm, even though He can. ...But He will and can calm us in the storm." 

Show Notes:

2:34- Living in a NYC apartment with seven people

3:58- An intentionally balanced partnership

7:57- Fostering open communication in marriage

12:19- The middle school class that has impacted their marriage

18:05- Acknowledging and supporting your spouse's ideas

21:30- How sailing impacted their marriage

30:09- The wind and waves obey thy will

33:01- What does it mean to you be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

39:37- Addendum from Emily

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May 29, 2019
Tad Callister: Making a Case for the Book of Mormon
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Tad R. Callister is among the most beloved Latter-day Saint authors whose titles include "The Infinite Atonement" and "The Inevitable Apostasy." In his new book, “A Case for the Book of Mormon,” the former Sunday School general president builds upon his general conference talk, which makes a full case (including what detractors might say) for this keystone of the Latter-day Saint faith, complete with witnesses, evidence and a closing argument.

"I don't think anyone can gain a better understanding of the Savior and His Atonement and His all-encompassing powers, His love for us, than you can gain from the Book of Mormon. And so if you have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, you will have a testimony of Jesus Christ, you will have a testimony of His Atonement. It will give you hope, it will give you comfort, it will give you direction in life, purpose in life, meaning in life. It will be a rock foundation upon which to build."

Show Notes: 

3:16-Legal background

4:20-Why a Case for the Book of Mormon?

6:21-Why understanding the opposition is important

10:05- Brother Callister's personal testimony of the Book of Mormon

11:58- A book with a heartbeat

13:32- Why seek a personal witness of the Book of Mormon?

15:06- Arguments against the Book of Mormon

18:55- Responding to criticisms without contention

20:56- The importances of witnesses in making a case

22:05- Findings through writing "A Case for the Book of Mormon"

27:57- Parting words after release as Sunday School general president

29:06- Next year's "Come Follow Me" with the Book of Mormon

32:15-An exciting time to be a member of the Church

34:00-Closing argument and why Brother Callister is "All In"

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May 22, 2019
Emily Snyder: "Choosing Deliberate" in an Unexpected Life
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Magnolia Chief of Staff Emily Snyder never imagined her life would include working for well known, influential people or getting an MBA from an Ivy League School. In fact, all she ever dreamed of becoming was a mother but when her life began to look very different than her dreams, she decided she couldn’t let it stop her from taking full advantage of her “one precious life.”

“If I'm already a daughter of God, He already sees me as that. I don't have to become His daughter. I am. He loves me completely. And all these opportunities of growth and progression, and heartache, and brokenness are not things that I have to become something through. But they are simply opportunities for me to see who He already sees me to be, to see the strength that I already have.”

Show Notes:

1:09- Have her bosses been as great as they seem?

2:39- A Life Different Than Planned

5:07- The Dream of Motherhood

8:48- Trusting Your Life To God

11:57- Marriage or Jesus Christ?

13:58- Choose Deliberate

19:42- The Road to Magnolia

23:52- Unity in Christ

24:43- Become Vs. Be

38:02- Lessons Learned From Julie, Clay, Chip and Joanna

42:33- What Does it Mean To You To Be All In?

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May 15, 2019
Bonus: The Bonner Family: Instilling a Love for Jesus Through Music
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Debra Bonner didn’t know she could sing and she didn’t know Jesus until a friend invited her to church when she was 13 years old. Since then, she has spent her life singing the good news of a Savior while instilling a love for Him in her eight children and to all within the sound of her voice.

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May 11, 2019
Bishop Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti: Why the Presiding Bishop and His Friend Recorded An Album of Piano Duets
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In his spare time (that we doubt exists) the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gérald Caussé, recently practiced and recorded piano duets with his Latter-day Saint friend, Nicolas Giusti, an acclaimed Italian composer and opera conductor from Rome. We spoke with the duo about their European heritage, how their families found the gospel and why Primary pianist is one of the best callings in the Church.

"Now I can see a temple from the windows of my house. And so every morning when I wake up, I go and have my breakfast, and I look to the temple. And I think of when I was a young boy, and it would take two days to get to the temple in Switzerland. And it's almost as if I have to pinch myself and I say to myself, every time I see the temple, 'You must not consider this as commonplace. Don't get used to seeing the temple every day. This is a miracle everyday.'"

Show Notes:

1:50- A European Kinship

4:01- Finding the Gospel

13:21- The Temples They Dreamed Would Be Built

19:00- A Love for Music

22:58- Primary Pianist, The Best Calling in the Church

26:56- A Universal Language

28:21- Why An Album of Piano Duets?

32:22- "Where Can I Turn For Peace," a Joyful Hymn

33:33- What does it mean to be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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May 08, 2019
Scott O’Neil: Why This NBA CEO Joined the Church After Being Married To A Latter-day Saint For Over 20 Years
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Scott O'Neil, CEO of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, doesn't have any hobbies. He is a husband, father, NBA CEO and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who believes prioritization is not a matter of balance but of being 100 percent present wherever he may be in the moment. He is the guy who smiles and says hi to every person he passes, calling many of them by name, and the recent convert who believes we all need to do more to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"We need to do more. We need to be less insular. We need be more loving. We need to be more open. We need to be more assertive. We need to leverage social media. We need to leverage the people we know, the influence we have, and we need to do a better job because this gospel is too special and we need to do a better job sharing it." 

Show Notes:

1:46- Scott's love for sports is NOT why he loves his job

2:54- Scott O’Neil, the recreation league girls basketball coach

5:54- How Scott O’Neil became an NBA CEO

7:22- When Scott met Lisa

23:12- Scott’s decision to meet with the missionaries

32:32- Experiencing “firsts” as a new member of the Church

36:55- Why being sealed to his family was significant/memories 

39:20- Advice to other part-member families

41:18- Why Scott believes he joined the Church at the right time

43:20- Call for missionary work

44:03- Gratitude for his wife

45:58: Balancing being a husband, father, member of the Church and an NBA CEO

48:53- What it means to Scott to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ

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May 01, 2019
Sheri Dew: Lessons Learned From (Literally) Following the Prophet
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Sheri Dew has written books about three presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this week’s episode, she shares stories and observations from a lifetime of documenting and witnessing the lives of living prophets.

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Apr 24, 2019
Surviving Columbine: God in the Midst of Tragedy with Will Beck
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Will Beck was a sophomore at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the day of the Columbine shooting. 20 years have passed since that fateful day but on this week’s episode of “All In,” we talk with Will about his memories of that day, what he learned from that experience and how it has shaped his life in the years since. He also responds to those who may question where God was that day. 

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Apr 17, 2019
Rob Gardner: Portraying the Savior in Music
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Rob Gardner is the composer of the well-known Easter oratorio “Lamb of God,” and the arranger of the Latter-day Saint favorite, “Savior, Redeemer of my Soul.” On this week’s episode, in preparation for Easter, we sit down with Rob to discuss what he has learned from composing music about the Savior. We also get Rob’s thoughts about what he believes those who knew and loved Christ during His mortal ministry must have felt and experienced during the final week of His life.

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Apr 10, 2019
Wendy Ulrich: How God Expects Women to Use Priesthood Power
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Are women meant to simply be recipients of the blessings of the Priesthood or do women actively participate in the Priesthood? Wendy Ulrich, who recently authored a book on the topic of women’s access to God’s power, explains that there are many ways women are able to, and even expected to, exercise Priesthood power.

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Apr 03, 2019
Spencer Hyde: Living With OCD
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Spencer Hyde first began to recognize symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when he was 6-years-old. Since that time, he has repeatedly seen God’s hand in his battle against OCD. In this week's episode, we talk with Spencer about why God allows His children to struggle with mental illness and how the scriptures have aided him in that fight.

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Mar 27, 2019
Directing The Tabernacle Choir with Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy
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What would you ask the directors of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square if you could sit with them in the basement of the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle? We put a call out on Twitter for questions and Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy set out to answer them (and a few of our own) on this week’s episode of "All In." 

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Mar 06, 2019
Experiencing Excommunication with Perri Correia and Rory Mele
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Excommunication. It’s something we don’t talk about much within the Church but what motivates someone to return to Church membership after excommunication? What is the purpose of excommunication from the perspective of those who have experienced it? This is what we discuss with two men who have experienced excommunication firsthand on this week’s episode of “All In.”

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Feb 27, 2019
Greg McKeown: Essentialism—A Disciple’s Path
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Greg McKeown has taught the principles of his book, “Essentialism,” to some of the most reputable companies in the world. On this week’s episode, McKeown explains why the way of the essentialist is really an effort to follow the example of Jesus Christ.

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Feb 20, 2019
Kim White: Choosing Faith in a Fight Against Cancer
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Kim White is a Latter-day Saint woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend who has been battling stage 4 cancer for nearly five years. On today’s episode, we talk with the woman thousands of Instagram users have come to love and pray for through her account @KimCanKickIt.

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Feb 13, 2019
Single in the Church Pt. 2 with Steve Soelberg and Sefa Palu
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Last week, we heard two young single adult women discuss their experience as Latter-day Saints but this week, we get the male perspective as “All In” host Erin Hallstrom sits down with two single Latter-day Saint men.

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Feb 06, 2019
Mallory Everton: Single in the Church Pt. 1
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In the first episode of this series about being single Latter-day Saints, “All In” host Morgan Jones and Mallory Everton, who is best-known for her work on BYUtv’s “Studio C,” discuss their experience as young single adult women in the Church.

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Jan 30, 2019
Nathan Pacheco: Consecrating Our Talents
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Nathan Pacheco was a senior at Brigham Young University when he heard Elder Jeffrey R. Holland make a statement that gave him the courage to pursue a career in music. He has since learned that sometimes dreams come true quickly and other times a bit more gradually. He has also found that dreams can change with time and sometimes living out those dreams looks different than we anticipated but if we consecrate those talents to the Lord, we will discover something even greater than we imagined.

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Jan 23, 2019
Bre Lasley: Recognizing God's Hand After Surviving an Attempted Murder
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Three years ago, Bre Lasley lived out most people’s worst nightmare when a stranger climbed through her bedroom window and attacked her. However, in a video following the attack Bre can be heard saying, “Heavenly Father was there the entire time, the entire time.” On this week’s episode of “All In,” Bre testifies of a living God who loves all of His children, even her attacker.

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Jan 16, 2019
Gerald Lund: Signs of the Second Coming
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Elder Gerald Lund began writing his first book about the Second Coming nearly 50 years ago. He has devoted much of his life to studying the topic and recently began working on a rewrite of “The Coming of the Lord.” In this week’s episode, Elder Lund answers questions from Twitter users about the Second Coming.

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Jan 09, 2019
Jane Clayson Johnson: Depression in The Lives of Latter-day Saints
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After a very successful career in network news, broadcast journalist Jane Clayson Johnson was finally the wife and mother she had always dreamed of becoming when she found herself overcome with a darkness she didn’t recognize. On this week’s episode, Jane discusses the clinical depression that blindsided her and what she has learned from interviewing over 150 Latter-day Saints who are also facing this difficult challenge.

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Jan 02, 2019
David Butler: When God Doesn’t Intervene, Does It Mean He’s Absent?
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David Butler’s love for God is contagious and, in this episode, we discuss God’s love for His children and our love for Him. How does God balance His love as a father with his allowance of our agency? If He truly loves us, why doesn’t He always intervene in times of trouble?

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Dec 19, 2018
Pt. 2: Bruce and Marie Hafen: Understanding and Navigating Stages of Faith
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“Being a doubting Thomas is not the end point of the journey of discipleship.” In part two of our conversation with Emeritus General Authority Bruce C. Hafen and his wife Marie, we delve deeper into why complexity and skepticism may be necessary for some people in the development of their faith.

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Dec 12, 2018
Bonus Episode: Introducing LDS Living’s This Is The Gospel Podcast
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The stories we tell matter. They can build our faith, help us empathize with others, demonstrate the true power of God in our lives, and help lead us to Christ. This Is the Gospel, a new storytelling podcast from LDS Living, collects and shares personal stories that illustrate the challenges and triumphs of living in the latter days.

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Dec 07, 2018
Pt. 1: Bruce and Marie Hafen: Understanding and Navigating Stages of Faith
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“Trust me, it’s going to be good.” We often speak of trusting God but will everything really be good in the end? Should we be worried when we, or those we love, are struggling to trust Him? Emeritus General Authority Bruce C. Hafen and his wife Marie share their concept of three stages of faith after a lifetime spent exploring difficult topics and seeking peace amid the complexities we all face in real life.

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Dec 05, 2018
Brad Wilcox: The ‘We’ in ‘After All We Can Do’
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You’ve likely read the scripture in 2 Nephi 25:23 that says, “It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." But who is the "we"? Does it simply refer to me and you? Or does the word "we" represent something more? Author and scholar Brad Wilcox shares his thoughts on this and other questions related to the topic of grace in this week’s episode of All In.

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Nov 29, 2018
Camron Wright: Finding God’s Plan for Your Life
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Camron Wright, author of “The Rent Collector” and “The Orphan Keeper,” attributes his becoming an author to somewhat of a mid-life crisis. What do we do when we feel like life comes to a standstill? How can we seek and find God’s direction for our lives while maintaining hope when answers are slow in coming? Is his guidance always manifest in miraculous ways? Wright shares his personal experience in this week’s episode of All In.

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Nov 21, 2018
Jon and Michelle Schmidt: Grace Found In the Search for Annie
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When Jon and Michelle Schmidt's daughter Annie disappeared while hiking in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge in 2016, they faced every parent's worst nightmare. On this episode, Jon and Michelle share with "All In" host Jamie Armstrong how their faith in the gospel sustained them during the grueling three-week search for Annie and how her body was miraculously found.

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Nov 14, 2018
Emily Belle Freeman and Nish Weiseth: Different Faiths and Deep Friendship
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How can we do a better job of building on common ground rather than creating artificial divides? Authors Emily Belle Freeman, a Latter-day Saint, and Nish Weiseth, a non-denominational Christian, are best friends who have built a strong friendship on a foundation of Christ.

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Nov 07, 2018
Brandon Mull, NYT Best-Selling Fantasy Author, Explains what Worldbuilding has Taught Him about God
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In the fourth episode of All In, host Erin Hallstrom talks with the author of the Fablehaven and Dragonwatch series, Brandon Mull, who reveals his past jobs and how he became a fantasy author. Brandon also discusses what creating a fantasy world has taught him about God and parenting.

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Oct 31, 2018
Zandra Vranes of “Sistas In Zion” and Laurel Christensen Day: Racism In the Church
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Zandra Vranes and Laurel Christensen Day’s friendship requires a conscious, deliberate effort to create trust. In this episode, they talk with “All In” host Erin Hallstrom about why they have chosen to create a strong relationship and understanding with one another by refusing to shy away from difficult conversations. Vranes and Day discuss how racism is manifest in the Church today and what we can all do to help each other feel at home in the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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Oct 23, 2018
Tim Ballard: Searching for Hope in the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
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Tim Ballard shares with “All In” host Jamie Armstrong the miraculous story of how two of the children he rescued became his own. Ballard explains how he discovered a passion for rescuing children from sex slavery, his gratitude for the influence of his wife and how he is able to bring light into the darkness because of the faith that carries him.

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Oct 23, 2018
Jenny Reeder and Janiece Johnson: How Church History Can Help Rather than Hurt Your Faith
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“All In” host Morgan Jones talks with two historians, Janiece Johnson and Jenny Reeder, who work to uncover and bring to light the stories of women in Church history. Janiece and Jenny discuss how Church history has strengthened rather than weakened their testimonies, the women they most admire from the past and what it means to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ. They also discuss the historicity of “Jane and Emma” and whether it is okay to fictionalize history in film.

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Oct 23, 2018