Come Follow Me for Us podcast

By Melanie Wellman Stroud

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 Nov 18, 2019
Absolutely terrific! There are Come Follow Me podcasts out there that dive deep into theology & doctrine, which I love and appreciate, but this one stays in the shallow end of that pool, opting instead for a more personal, relatable tone. Melanie does such a great job at connecting the scriptures to our daily lives & struggles, & relationship with Christ & Father, that she's won my heart.

 Sep 15, 2019
A great podcast to add to weekly study! I like Melanie's style and stories/anecdotes that she adds to the content.


A funny, inspirational, REAL podcast that correlates with the weekly Come Follow Me curriculum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The host, Melanie Stroud, shares her thoughts about the weekly lessons and gives REAL LIFE examples showing how we can apply the scriptures to our lives every day One mother wrote that her son said recently, "Melanie is a big fan of Heavenly Father - you can tell." That's the truth! She is! If you want to grow closer to the Savior and the scriptures and want some laughs along the way, this is the podcast for you!

Episode Date
Episode 22 The Book of Mormon (again)

This episode contains information about this summer's schedule.  There won't be another new podcast until July.  I may re-oublish an oldie but goodie here and there, but I won't be doing anything new til July.  So sorry!  

I added the episode on reading the Book of Mormon again because many new people haven't heard it.  If you'd like the handout that goes with it please visit this link:



Jun 08, 2022
Episode 21 - Judges 2–4; 6–8; 13–16 “The Lord Raised Up a Deliverer”
This episode is about the Israelites after Joshua died when they never do what they were asked and are always unhappy because of it.  I talk a little about Gideon too.  When will they/we learn to just follow those he puts before us to lead us and when will they/we learn to keep the commandments and let God prevail? Because when we do, it always works out better for us.  
May 31, 2022
Episode 20 - Joshua 1–8; 23–24 “Be Strong and of a Good Courage”

This episode is about Joshua and the Israelites crossing the Jordan River and watching the walls fall around Jericho.  It contains my interview with Jennifer, a gay woman who recently joined the church.  It's sooo good! Please listen!

May 28, 2022
Episode 19 - Deuteronomy 6–8; 15; 18; 29–30; 34 “Beware Lest Thou Forget the Lord”
This episode is about Moses' final instructions to the Israelites before they get to the promised land.  He tells them that they need to love God with all their hearts, keep the commandments and help take care of the poor.  It's so good.  And it's the advice we need today!


May 17, 2022
Episode 18 - Numbers 11–14; 20–24 “Rebel Not Ye against the Lord, Neither Fear”

This episode is about the whining and complaining Israelites.  What's new?  I loved in the intro how it said, "...the children of Israel needed, not to cover the geographical distance but to cover the spiritual distance: the distance between who they were and who the Lord needed them to become." So it is with us!  If we stop complaining - we'll get to the land of milk and honey much faster and become who the Lord wants us to become. 

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May 11, 2022
Episode 17 - Exodus 35-40; Leviticus 1;16; 19 "Holiness to the Lord"
Shelby (Great Value Stroud) takes over again so Melanie can work on her book. This episode is about the tabernacle, sacrifice and what we can do to be Holy.
May 04, 2022
Episode 16 - Exodus 24; 31–34 “My Presence Shall Go with Thee”

This episode is about the Israelites worshipping the golden cow and the importance of sacrifice and being obedient. 

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Apr 26, 2022
Episode 15 -Exodus 18–20 “All That the Lord Hath Spoken We Will Do”
This episode is about helping each other and delegating!! And maybe listening to the advice of those who love us and want what is best for us! 

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Shine on!

Apr 19, 2022
Instagram Hack Alert!

This short episode is only to warn you that my Instagram account @comefollowmeforus was stolen and the hackers are pretending to be me and asking everyone to invest in bitcoin.  I hope that no one thought it was me!  I am working to get it fixed.  I'm so sorry!!

Please listen to know what you can do to help.  So sorry!!  

Apr 17, 2022
Episode 14 - Exodus 14–17 “Stand Still, and See the Salvation of the Lord”
This episode is about the parting of the Red Sea, mana from heaven, and bitter water/tree miracles.

It includes fun facts about the Red Sea and me singing a delightful song.

Apr 13, 2022
Episode 13 - Exodus 7–13 “Remember This Day, in Which Ye Came Out from Egypt”

This episode is about the plagues of Egypt.  


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Mar 28, 2022
Episode 12 (which is really 11 Part 2) - Exodus 1–6 “I Have Remembered My Covenant”

This is part 2 of Episode 11 but it won't let me call another one 11 so it's now Episode 12.

It's basically Moses getting his call from the Lord and trying to figure out how to do what he's been asked.  


Mar 25, 2022
Episode 11 - Exodus 1–6 “I Have Remembered My Covenant” PART 1

This is Part one of Exodus 1-6.  I share a little more that I learned about forgiveness from last week.  And then talk about Moses up until he gets his call from the Lord to go rescue Egypt.

Mar 22, 2022
Episode 10 - Genesis 42–50 “God Meant It unto Good”

This episode is about forgiveness and includes parts of Season 1 Episode 1 and Season 1 Episode 17.

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Mar 14, 2022
Episode 9 - Genesis 37–41 “The Lord Was with Joseph”

This episode is all about Joseph being sold into Egypt.  For episode resources on your phone go HERE

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Mar 09, 2022
Episode 8 - Genesis 28-33 - Surely the Lord is in This Place
This episode is about Jacob and his dream about Jacob's Ladder as well as his quest for wives and the drama in intrigue that ensues. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish Melanie never left the podcast to her sister. But good news! It's short.
Mar 01, 2022
Episode 7 - Genesis 24–27 The Covenant Is Renewed

This episode is about Rebekah and Issac and how she was prepared and how the Lord had his hand in it.  I also share my sweet friend Reed's testimony about the Book of Mormon answering his prayers. 

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Feb 22, 2022
Episode 6 - Genesis 18–23 "Is Any Thing Too Hard for the Lord?”
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Feb 16, 2022
Episode 5 - Genesis 12–17; Abraham 1–2 “To Be a Greater Follower of Righteousness”
Feb 08, 2022
Episode 4 - Genesis 6–11; Moses 8 “Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord”
This episode could be renamed - Follow the Prophets!  It's about Noah and the ark and mostly about how that applies to us!  For more resources please visit

All Things Come Follow Me

Feb 01, 2022
Episode 3 Moses 7 “The Lord Called His People Zion”

This Episode is about the city of Enoch.  It also includes a great story of dragging my mom down a river by her foot.  Don't miss it! 

Jan 27, 2022
Episode 2 -Genesis 5; Moses 6 “Teach These Things Freely unto Your Children”

This episode is a tiny bit about Cain and Abel and mostly about Enoch and what the Lord did for him and how he became mighty through the help of Jesus Christ. 

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I also talked about a blog post about parenting which can be found here.

Jan 18, 2022
Episode 1 - Genesis 3–4; Moses 4–5 The Fall of Adam and Eve.

This lesson is actually the THIRD lesson in the Come Follow Me manual for the year.  A death in the family caused me to delay the start of the podcast this year.  I'm sorry.

This episode is about the fall of Adam and Eve and the joy of Jesus Christ. 

Jan 11, 2022
Episode 49 - My Full Interview with Brittany Atkinson from May 2020

This podcast is my interview with Brittany Atkinson who passed away on Christmas morning 2021.

Back in May 2020, I interviewed many people about ways that people served them and their families during differing trials. I only used pieces of everyone's interviews for those two podcasts, (Season 2 Episodes 22 &23). This podcast is my full interview with Brittany Atkinson, some of which did not air on that original podcast. This episode also includes Brittany singing a song that we used at her funeral.

Jan 03, 2022
Episode 48 - "Christmas" Finding Joy in Christ

This episode is about how Christ has the power to fill our lives with joy! 

Dec 21, 2021
Episode 47 - The Family: A Proclamation to the World

This episode is about The Family: A Proclamation to the World 

Dec 14, 2021
Episode 46 -S3 Episode 46 The Articles of Faith and Official Declarations 1 and 2 “We Believe”

This episode is about the 13 Articles of Faith and Declarations 1 and 2 about stopping polygamy and the blessings of the priesthood being extended to all worthy males - no matter their race.

It also includes a review where someone called me "Voice Candy" so that's also awesome.

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Dec 07, 2021
Episode 45 - Christmas Podcast

This episode is a repost of Season One Episode 3 about the characters in the Nativity.   I love it still so here it is again!  Enjoy.

Nov 30, 2021
Episode 44 - Doctrine and Covenants 135–136 He “Has Sealed His Mission and His Works with His Own Blood”

This episode is about Joseph Smith. This episode includes testimonies from many different people.

Nov 24, 2021
Episode 43 Doctrine and Covenants 133–134 - “Prepare Ye for the Coming of the Bridegroom”
Nov 16, 2021
Episode 42 - Doctrine and Covenants 129–132 “When We Obtain Any Blessing from God, It Is by Obedience”

This podcast contains my interviews with Elleny and Rick about genealogy.  So inspiring! 

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Nov 10, 2021
Episode 41 - Doctrine and Covenants 125–128 “A Voice of Gladness for the Living and the Dead”

This episode talks about taking care of our families, the Lord knowing about our joy and sorrows, and baptisms for the dead.

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Nov 02, 2021
Episode 40 - Doctrine and Covenants 124 “A House unto My Name”

This lesson talks about many characteristics of the early saints and the lessons we can learn from them.  It also talks about the residents of Quincy, Illinois that helped the struggling Saints as they limped out of Missouri.

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Oct 26, 2021
Episode 39 - Doctrine and Covenants 121–123 “O God, Where Art Thou?” Part 2

This is part 2 of Doctrine and Covenants 121-123.  It originally got eaten by my computer but today it was partially recovered.  Sorry, it's a little disjointed and I didn't comment after Dawn's comments, etc.  I'm just grateful I was able to get some of it back. 

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Oct 23, 2021
Episode 38 - Doctrine and Covenants 121–123 “O God, Where Art Thou?” Part 1

This is part one of the lesson about Joseph in Liberty jail.  This episode includes my interview with Dawn Trythall about her own "Liberty Jail". 

Oct 21, 2021
Episode 37 - Doctrine and Covenants 115–120 “His Sacrifice Shall Be More Sacred unto Me Than His Increase”
Oct 13, 2021
Episode 36 - Doctrine and Covenants 109–110 “It Is Thy House, a Place of Thy Holiness”

This episode is about the dedication of the Kirkland temple.  


Sep 28, 2021
Episode 35 - Doctrine and Covenants 102–105 “After Much Tribulation … Cometh the Blessing” Part 2

This is the second half of Episode 34 which talks mainly about Zion's camp.  

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Sep 18, 2021
Episode 34 - Doctrine and Covenants 102–105 “After Much Tribulation … Cometh the Blessing” Part 1

This is the first half of a two-part lesson on zion's camp and membership counsels.  

Stayed tuned for the second half next MONDAY.  Ya, I said Monday! 

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Sep 15, 2021
Episode 33 - Doctrine and Covenants 98–101 “Be Still and Know That I Am God”

In this episode, I read the scriptures for the week with no commentary of my own.  I also included two talks.  Henry B Eyring, Finding Safety in Counsel and Virginia U Jensen Come Listen to a Prophets Voice.

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Sep 07, 2021
Episode 32 - Doctrine and Covenants 94–97 “For the Salvation of Zion”

This episode is about building temples and following the Lord quickly.  I talk about chastizement we receive from the Lord and enduring it well. 

And some other stuff that I already forgot.  Haha. 

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Aug 31, 2021
Episode 31 - Doctrine and Covenants 93 “Receive of His Fulness”

This episode is about learning precept on precept and grace for grace.  It talks about light and truth.

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Aug 24, 2021
Episode 30 - Doctrine and Covenants 88 "Establish..a House of God" Part 2 and 89–92 “A Principle with Promise”

Doctrine and Covenants 88 Part 2 and 89–92 “A Principle with Promise”This episode is the second half of last weeks lesson and this week's lesson about the word of wisdom and sustaining the first presidency.  I'm not lying.  That's what the lesson was about.  

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Aug 17, 2021
Episode 29 - Doctrine and Covenants 88 “Establish … a House of God” Part 1

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Aug 11, 2021
Episode 28 - Doctrine and Covenants 85–87 “Stand Ye in Holy Places”

This episode is about journals, how the spirit feels and how it testifies to us, and about standing in holy places.  

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Aug 04, 2021
Episode 27 - Doctrine and Covenants 84 “The Power of Godliness”

This episode talks about the power of the priesthood in our lives and taking the Book of Mormon lightly.

Jul 27, 2021
Episode 26 - Doctrine and Covenants 81–83 "Where “Much Is Given Much Is Required”

This episode is about, "Where much is given, much is required." And I also talk about the Lord being bound when we do what He says. 

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Jul 20, 2021
Episode 25 - Doctrine and Covenants 67–70 “Worth … the Riches of the Whole Earth”

This episode includes the story about Levi Hancock and the preface to the Book of Commandments.  I share the story of the Spanish Branch and my husband's watch story from when he was young.  It talks about being excited about the gospel, letting the Holy Spirit guide you - in sharing the gospel and raising your kids.  And it talks about parenting. 

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Jun 22, 2021
Episode 24 - Doctrine and Covenants 64–66 “The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind”

This episode includes long lost audio of the trip back from Missouri.  It also talks about forgiveness, sharing the gospel, and I read the letter my dad wrote to President Hunter about answered prayers. 

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Jun 15, 2021
Episode 23 - Doctrine and Covenants 63 “That Which Cometh from Above Is Sacred”

This episode is about listening with our hearts and not seeking signs.  And a little bit about chastity, and a call to action about an upcoming episode about pornography.

Jun 08, 2021
Episode 22 - Doctrine and Covenants 60–62 “All Flesh Is in Mine Hand”

This episode is about how to be a better missionary! 


Jun 01, 2021
Episode 21 - Doctrine and Covenants 58-59 "Anxiously Engaged in a Good Cause" with Amber Bell

This episode includes my interview with Amber Bell.  She is so inspiring!  

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May 26, 2021
Episode 20 - Doctrine and Covenants 58–59 "Anxiously Engaged in a Good Cause" with Alissa Parker

This episode includes my interview with Alissa Parker, the mother of Emilie Parker who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in 2012.

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May 25, 2021
Episode 19 - Doctrine and Covenants 49–50 “That Which Is of God Is Light”

This episode is about light and how we can distinguish what is from God and what isn't by the power of the Holy Ghost. 

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May 11, 2021
Episode 18 - Doctrine and Covenants 46–48 “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”

This episode includes my interview with Finley Joseph about his and his family's experience visiting one of our churches.  I also speak a little on spiritual gifts and keeping a record.

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May 04, 2021
Episode 17 - Doctrine and Covenants 45 “The Promises … Shall Be Fulfilled”

This episode is about the signs of the times and how we need to be positively looking forward to the return of the Savior.  

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Apr 28, 2021
Episode 16 - Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 "My Law to Govern my Church"

This podcast is about section 41-44 of the Doctrine and Covenants - mainly talking about the law of consecration and what it means for us today.

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Apr 20, 2021
Episode 15 - Doctrine and Covenants 37–40 “If Ye Are Not One Ye Are Not Mine”

This episode is a quick wrap up of sections 30-36 along with the current lesson 37-40.  I talk about answers to prayers through the Doctrine and Covenants, watching our close associations and lots of other stuff.

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Apr 13, 2021
Episode 14 - Easter “I Am He Who Liveth, I Am He Who Was Slain”

This Episode is about what we learn about Savior that can bless us at Easter time from the Doctrine and Covenants.

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Happy Easter!

Mar 30, 2021
Episode 13 - "It's OK to Say I Can't"

This isn't a full podcast about Doctrine and Covenants 29.   It's me saying it's ok to say no once in a while.

I will link a few talks about being overwhelmed and making good choices at - but not right away.  I have to go clean up amphibian slime.

Mar 23, 2021
Episode 12 - Doctrine and Covenants 27–28 “All Things Must Be Done in Order”

This episode was about how the Lord's house is a house of order and that revelation for the church comes through the prophet only.  I talked about how cool it is that we can receive personal revelation & also talked about how easy it is for Satan to deceive us.  But it's ok, just repent!  


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Mar 16, 2021
Episode 11 - Doctrine and Covenants 23–26 “Strengthen the Church”

This episode talks about finding how the Savior can strengthen us in our trials.  Liberty Jail, my experience on the cruise ship, and Section 25 about Emma. 

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Mar 09, 2021
Episode 10 - Doctrine and Covenants 20–22 “The Rise of the Church of Christ”

This episode is about the organization of the church and the first official meeting. I talked about the power of following the prophet and keeping the commandments, the blessings of the priesthood for men AND women. I also went off topic about the Book of Mormon, coveting, and what 2020 meant to a good friend.

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Mar 02, 2021
Episode 9 - Doctrine and Covenants 18–19 “The Worth of Souls Is Great”

This episode talks about repentance and how much joy our Savior feels when we repent.  I share the "Parable of the Dairy." This episode also talks about the sacrifices Martin Harris made to pay for the publishing of the first 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon.

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Feb 24, 2021
Episode 8 - Doctrine and Covenants 14–17 “Stand as a Witness”

This episode is about the Whitmer family and how they became part of the unfolding of the restoration.  It also talks about the power of God's word. 

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Feb 16, 2021
Episode 7 - Doctrine and Covenants 12–13; Joseph Smith—History 1:66–75 “Upon You My Fellow Servants”

This Episode is co-hosted with my sister and sister-in-law, Shelby Stroud.  This episode is about the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood and Oliver Cowdery and Joseph Smith. 

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Feb 10, 2021
Episode 6 - Doctrine and Covenants 10–11 “That You May Come Off Conqueror”

This episode is about Satan and how he tries to stop everything good.  It talks about the backup plan that the Lord had in order to fix the mess with the missing manuscript.

Feb 02, 2021
Episode 5 - Doctrine and Covenants 6–9 “This Is the Spirit of Revelation”

This episode is about Oliver Cowdry and his arrival at Harmony to help with the translation.  This episode's main focus is on receiving revelation.  


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Jan 26, 2021
Episode 4 - Doctrine and Covenants 3–5 “My Work Shall Go Forth”

This episode talks about Martin Harris and losing the manuscript.  It also talks about serving in the church and as missionaries as found in Doctrine and Covenants section 4.  And lastly it talks about how we can know truth by following the examples in these sections. episode4

Jan 19, 2021
Episode 3 - Doctrine and Covenants 2 ; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65 “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”

This episode is about Joseph Smith and his interactions with the angel Moroni and his first trip to go get the plates.  It also talks about Doctrine and Covenants Section 2 the sealing power that the prophet Elijah returned to the earth.  

These are such miraculous stories and maybe because we've heard them so often we no longer marvel at just how amazing the restoration actually was!  It answered so many questions and filled in so many holes.  We are so lucky to know about it! 

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Jan 12, 2021
Episode 2 - Joseph Smith—History 1:1–26 "I Saw a Pillar of Light"

Season 3 Episode 2 is about Joseph Smith's first vision.  This episode touches on the ways we look for truth, following the pattern of the first vision and ways we can safeguard our testimonies.

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Jan 05, 2021
Episode 1 - Doctrine and Covenants 1 "Hearken, O Ye People"

This is the first Episode of Season Three.  This Episode talks about how we can know truth and what to do if we have questions.  It also talks about Section 1 of the Doctrine and Covenants

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Dec 29, 2020
Episode 54 - Moroni 10 "Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him" plus Christmas lesson

This lesson is a combination of the last two lessons of 2020.

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Merry Christmas!!

Dec 22, 2020
Episode 53 - Moroni 7–9 "May Christ Lift Thee Up"

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Dec 08, 2020
Episode 52 - Moroni 1–6 "To Keep Them in the Right Way"

This episode contains two parts.  The first 25 minutes are thoughts on this weeks' lesson.  The second half is part of Season 1 Episode 3 about the Christmas Nativity.  I thought it might be nice to play it with your family as you get out your nativity this year.  The prophet has asked us to try to find the ways that the Lord speaks to us.  This little part of the lesson may just be able to help you find the way he talks to you.

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Dec 01, 2020
Episode 51 - Ether 12–15 "By Faith All Things Are Fulfilled"

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Nov 24, 2020
Episode 50 - Ether 6-11 "That Evil May be Done Away"

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Nov 17, 2020
Episode 49 - Ether 1–5 “Rend That Veil of Unbelief”

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Nov 10, 2020
Episode 48 - Mormon 7–9 "I Speak unto You As If Ye Were Present"

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Nov 03, 2020
Episode 47 - Mormon 1–6 "I Would That I Could Persuade All … to Repent"

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Oct 27, 2020
Episode 46 - 3 Nephi 27–4 Nephi "There Could Not Be a Happier People"

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Oct 20, 2020
Episode 45 - 3 Nephi 20–26 "Ye Are the Children of the Covenant"

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Oct 13, 2020
Episode 44 - 3 Nephi 17–19 "Behold, My Joy Is Full"

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Sep 29, 2020
Episode 43 - 3 Nephi 12–16 "I Am the Law, and the Light"

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Sep 21, 2020
Episode 42 - 3 Nephi 8–11 "Arise and Come Forth unto Me"
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 41 - 3 Nephi 1–7 "Lift Up Your Head and Be of Good Cheer"


Sep 07, 2020
Episode 40 - The Chosen

This episode is my interview with the associate producer of a television series called The Chosen.  It's based on the life of Jesus Christ and it's soooo beautiful!  Please head over to my website for links on how to watch it!

Sep 05, 2020
Episode 39 - Helaman 7-12 "Remember the Lord" (Part 2)

This episode covers the second half of Helaman 7-12.  I talk about the pride cycle and ways to avoid it.  I also talk about prophets and how amazing it is that we have a living prophet on the earth today. I go back through April's conference and point out all the things that the prophet asked us to do.

Included in this podcast is President Nelson reading the new proclamation about the Restoration.

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Aug 27, 2020
Episode 38 - Helaman 7–12 "Remember the Lord"

In this episode, I discuss the importance of living up to our names and being examples.  I let my sister Shelby retell the story of Nephi with one of her True Tales from the Book of Mormon.  If you want to listen to her podcast it's called Book of Mormon for Youth.  It's so great.

Then I talk once more about how miracles and signs don't convert us long term and talk about Nephi and the signs the people saught and what happened to them. 

I share many examples from the New Testament showing how faith precedes the miracle.  I then wrap it up by sharing some thoughts from Elder Maxwell about submitting our wills to God.

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Aug 24, 2020
Episode 37 - Helaman 1–6 "The Rock of Our Redeemer"
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 36 - Alma 53-63 "BEING OFFENDED" (Part 2)

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Aug 13, 2020
Episode 35 - Alma 53–63 "Preserved by His Marvelous Power"

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Aug 10, 2020
Episode 34 - Alma 43–52 "Stand Fast in the Faith of Christ"
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 33 - Alma 39–42 "The Great Plan of Happiness"
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 32 - Alma 36–38 "Look to God and Live"

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Jul 20, 2020
Episode 31 - Alma 32–35 "Plant This Word in Your Hearts"
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 30 - Alma 23-29 "They “Never Did Fall Away”
Jun 28, 2020
Episode 29 - Alma 17-22 "I Will Make an Instrument of Thee"
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 28 - Alma 13-16 "Enter into the Rest of the Lord"
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 27 - Alma 8-12 "Jesus Christ Will Come to Redeem His People"

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Jun 08, 2020
Episode 26 - Alma 5-7 "Have Ye Experienced This Mighty Change in Your Hearts?"

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Jun 01, 2020
Episode 25 - Mosiah 29 - Alma 4 "They Were Steadfast and Immovable"
May 25, 2020
Episode 24 - Mosiah 25-28 "They Were Called the People of God"
May 20, 2020
Episode 23 - Mosiah 18-24 "We Have Entered into a Covenant with Him" (Part 2)
May 14, 2020
Episode 22 - Mosiah 18-24 "We Have Entered into a Covenant with Him" (Part 1)
May 12, 2020
Episode 21 - Mosiah 11-17 “A Light … That Can Never Be Darkened”

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May 03, 2020
Episode 20 - Mosiah 7-10 "In the Strength of the Lord"
Apr 26, 2020
Episode 19 - Mosiah 1-6 "Filled with Love towards God and All Men and Mosiah 4-6 "A Mighty Change"

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Apr 19, 2020
Episode 18 - EASTER "He Shall Rise with Healing in His Wings"
Apr 12, 2020
Episode 17 - *BONUS* The Foundation of our Testimony

This is a re-release of Episode 9.5 of Season 1 about building our foundation on Jesus Christ.  I felt it was such an important lesson that I am re-releasing it for those who just tuned in this season. 

Apr 07, 2020
Episode 16.5 - Interview with Lizzy and Brian Denkers Part 2

In this second half of my interview, Lizzy talks about how the Book of Mormon brought her to Jesus Christ.  She and Brian talk about how the Addiction Recovery Program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blessed their lives and how the power of the atonement can make our lives so much softer and more meaningful.

Please click HERE to get the resources from this interview.

Mar 29, 2020
Episode 16 - Interview with Lizzy and Brian Denkers Part 1

Part 1 of this interview deals with Lizzy's life and the events that led her to become addicted to prescription pain medication.  Please click THIS LINK to be taken to the website for important resources for people who may be suffering from similar trials.  A link to Lizzy's blog will also be there. 

Mar 29, 2020
Episode 15 - Quick teaser for Sunday's podcast about addiction and redemption

Just a brief snippet from my interview with Lizzy and her husband Brian for this Sunday.  Please make sure to tune in. 

Mar 26, 2020
Episode 14 - Enos-Words of Mormon "He Works in Me to Do His Will"
Mar 22, 2020
Episode 13 - Jacob 5–7 "The Lord Labors with Us"
Mar 15, 2020
Episode 12 - Jacob 1-4 "Be Reconciled unto God through the Atonement of Christ"
Mar 09, 2020
Episode 11 - 2 Nephi 31-33 "This is the Way"
Mar 03, 2020
Episode 10 - 2 Nephi 26–30 "A Marvelous Work and a Wonder"
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 9 - 2 Nephi 11-25 "We Rejoice in Christ"
Feb 19, 2020
Episode 8 - 2 Nephi 6–10 “O How Great the Plan of Our God!”
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 7 - 2 Nephi 1-5 "We Lived after the Manner of Happiness"
Feb 04, 2020
Episode 6 - 1 Nephi 16-22 "I Will Prepare the Way before You"
Jan 28, 2020
Episode 5 - 1 Nephi 11-15 "Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God"
Jan 21, 2020
Episode 4 - 1 Nephi 8-10 "Come and Partake of the Fruit"
Jan 13, 2020
Episode 3 - 1 Nephi 1-7 "I Will Go and Do"
Jan 06, 2020
BONUS EPISODE Book of Mormon Daily Study program
Jan 05, 2020
Episode 1 - Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon "Another Testament of Jesus Christ"
Dec 30, 2019
Episode 52 - Christmas "Good Tidings of Great Joy"

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Dec 16, 2019
Episode 51 - Revelation 1-11 "Glory, and Power, Be unto... the Lamb for Ever"
Dec 10, 2019
Episode 50 - 1-3 John; Jude "God is Love" with Shelby Stroud
Dec 02, 2019
Episode 49 - 1 and 2 Peter "Rejoice with Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory"
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 48 - James "Be Ye Doers of the Word, and Not Hearers Only"

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Nov 18, 2019
Episode 47 - Hebrews 7-13 “An High Priest of Good Things to Come”

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Nov 12, 2019
Episode 46 - Hebrews 1-6 "Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation”
Nov 04, 2019
Episode 45 - 1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon "Be Thou an Example of the Believers"
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 44 - 1 and 2 Thessalonians "Be Not Soon Shaken in Mind, or Be Troubled"
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 43 - BONUS: The Fires of our Lives

This is an interview I had with a firefighter this week and his analogy about how facing the trials in our lives is a lot like fighting fires.  It's great.  You're going to love it.

Oct 20, 2019
Episode 42 - Philippians; Colossians "I Can Do All Things through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me"
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 41 - BONUS: Cheerful Giving Continued
Oct 09, 2019
Episode 40 - Ephesians "For the Perfecting of the Saints"
Sep 30, 2019
Episode 39 - Galatians "Walk in the Spirit"
Sep 23, 2019
Episode 38 - 2 Corinthians 8-13 "God Loveth a Cheerful Giver"
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 37- 2 Corinthians 1-7 "Be Ye Reconciled to God"
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 36 - 1 Corinthians 14-16 "God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace"
Sep 03, 2019
Episode 35 - 1 Corinthians 8-13 "Ye Are the Body of Christ"

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Aug 26, 2019
Episode 34 - 1 Corinthians 1-7 “Be Perfectly Joined Together”
Aug 18, 2019
Episode 33 - Romans 7-16 "Overcome Evil with Good"
Aug 12, 2019
Episode 32 - Romans 1-6 "The Power of God unto Salvation"
Aug 05, 2019
Episode 31 - Acts 22-28 "A Minister and a Witness"
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 30 - Acts 16-21 "The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel"
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 29 - Acts 10-15 "The Word of God Grew and Multiplied"
Jul 15, 2019
Episode 28 - Acts 6-9 "What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?"
Jul 09, 2019
Episode 27 - Acts 1-5 "Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me"
Jul 01, 2019
Episode 26 - Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21 "He Is Risen"
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 25 - Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19 "It Is Finished"
Jun 17, 2019
Episode 24 - Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18 "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt"
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 23 - John 13-17 "Continue Ye in My Love"
Jun 03, 2019
Episode 22 - Joseph Smith - Matthew 1; Matthew 25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21 "The Son of Man Shall Come"
May 27, 2019
Episode 21 - Matthew 21-23; Mark 11; Luke 19-20; John 12 "Behold, Thy King Cometh"
May 20, 2019
Episode 20 - Matthew 19-20; Mark 10; Luke 18 "What Lack I Yet?"
May 13, 2019
Episode 19 - Luke 12-17; John 11 "Rejoice with Me; for I Have Found My Sheep Which Was Lost"
May 06, 2019
Episode 18 - John 7-10 "I Am the Good Shepherd"
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 17 - Matthew 18; Luke 10 "What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life"
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 16 - Easter “O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory?”
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 15 - The Book of Mormon
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 14 - Matthew 16-17; Mark 8-9; Luke 9 "Thou Art the Christ"
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 13 - Matthew 14-15; Mark 6-7; John 5-6 "Be Not Afraid"
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 12 - Matthew 13; Luke 8; 13 "Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear"
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 11- Matthew 10-12; Mark 2; Luke 7; 11 "These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth"
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 10 - Matthew 8-9; Mark 2-5 "Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole"
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 9.5 - Foundations
Mar 01, 2019
Episode 9 - Matthew 6-7 "He Taught Them as One Having Authority"
Feb 26, 2019
Episode 8 - Matthew 5; Luke 6 "Blessed Are Ye"
Feb 18, 2019
Episode 7 - John 2-4 "Ye Must Be Born Again"
Feb 12, 2019
Episode 6 - Matthew 4; Luke 4–5 “The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me”
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 5 - Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”

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Jan 28, 2019
Episode 4.2 - John 1 "We Have Found the Messiah" (continued)
Jan 24, 2019
Episode 4 - John 1 "We Have Found the Messiah"
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 3 - Matthew 2; Luke 2 "We Have Come to Worship Him"

This episode correlates with the week of January 14-20 in the Come Follow Me manual.  "We Have Come to Worship Him."  In this podcast, I ramble on about all the great things that have happened this last week and talk more in-depth about the Christmas story and nativity from Luke 2 and Matthew 2. I talk about all the different people who took part in that miraculous event and share a little tidbit I learned about swaddling clothes.  I reference a talk by Marvin J. Ashton.  I discuss different ways that people feel the spirit and then talk about how to help protect our families.  I also make fun of my brother for not being able to exaggerate and throw my aunts under the bus for leaving me at the airport when I was 5. 

Jan 14, 2019
Episode 2 - Matthew 1; Luke 1 “Be It unto Me according to Thy Word”

This podcast correlates with Lesson 2 in the Come Follow Me manual. In this podcast, I talk about what to do while we are waiting for blessings from the Lord.  I interview my beautiful friend Dawn about her current situation with her son who had a brain tumor removed last May and how her family has been dealing with that situation.  It's so touching!  (You should probably just stop after her ... )

I also talk about Mary and Joseph and their examples and give a short story from my family history.  You can find the manual here if you want to follow along.  correlatesFollow Me manual

Jan 07, 2019
Episode 1 - We Are Responsible for Our Own Learning

This is the first episode of Come Follow Me for Us by Melanie Wellman.  These podcasts will correlate with the lessons in the Come Follow Me, New Testament 2019 manual of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

Disclaimer * I am no expert.  This is not an official podcast from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I'm just a girl who really loves the scriptures, my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  

When this new program was announced, we were all high fives and cheers. (Mainly because church dropped down to 2 hours!)  But now that it's time to start this new program, many of us are all still not sure what we are doing.  I thought I'd give my thoughts every Monday morning so that we all would have some things to think about during the week and maybe my thoughts might help you, in some way, incorporate this new program into your life.  

Isn't it awesome that the Lord trusts us enough to hand this teaching over to us? It's like Christ is telling us, "You've got this!  You have what it takes to teach your family, friends and yourself how to come unto Me and become more deeply converted to my gospel."  

Therefore, we need to be worthy of this trust by figuring out a way to really use Come Follow Me to do just that - bring us closer to Christ.

This episode talks about how we are responsible for our own learning. We are taught to examine what we are seeking for and what we want to get out of this year.  I discuss Matthew 19 about the rich man who asks what he lacks and how that parable applies to our lives.  I talk about humility and how sometimes it's really hard to ask the Lord what we lack and then be humble enough to see it and then desire to change. 

I discuss the scriptures in Matthew 6 about forgiveness and talk more about how important it is to learn to truly forgive.  I quote two talks by Jeffrey R Holland   "Be Ye Therefore Perfect Eventually" and "The Ministry of Reconciliation"

I quoted a Christian author I love named Chrystal Evans Hurst's book She's Still There, Rescuing the Girl Inside You. She talks about our obligation to act upon the things we learn in the scriptures.  DO what we learn.  It's a great read.  She's very inspiring. In that section of the podcast, I talk about the importance of not just hearing the word of God - but really trying to incorporate His word into our lives. 

I also talk about whining in the MTC, a dead deer in a stream, having the devil in me before church, fighting Satan UFC style and how to bribe your kids to read scriptures with candy and back scratches.  

I hope it helps someone.  It helped me to record it.

Shine on friends. 

*This is not an official publication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Dec 31, 2018