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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.


Episode Date
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” Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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”? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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 Lindsey is one of millions who submitted his DNA in hopes of finding missing slinks 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.”
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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?

Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.

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?

Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.

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." 

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 Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.
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?

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?

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? 

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?

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?

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:

1:05- Pre-Accident
3:20- A Swimmer’s Dive
4:59- Life Support
8:36- Hope in Healing
9:19- The Importance of Family
12:08- Two Women on a Plane
16:05- A Legend in Mendoza, Argentina
21:36- Determined to Achieve Goals
26:40- “But If Not” 
30:00- Spiritual Reservoir
36:43- A Do-Over
38:13- What Does It Mean to Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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”?

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?

 

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.

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”?

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"

 

 

 

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? 

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: 

1:33- “How I Grew Up”
4:40- Knowing What’s of Value
6:17- Encouraging Others Along
8:25- Coming Back to the Church
14:40- A Little Nudge
16:13- Courage to Be a Mother
18:07- Getting to Work
21:30- A Learning Opportunity Later in Life
23:11- The Utah Jazz Way
26:31- Suicide Prevention
30:49- “The Church Gives Me Strength”
34:05- Rich Vs. Wealth
34:48- Balance is a Misnomer
37:50- “If He Does Not Mind Who Gets the Credit”
39:21- Relationship with Spouse
41:40- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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"

 

 

 

 

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?”

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 Groberg and his wife, Jean, open up about their real-life love story and lessons they learned in Tonga that inspired the beloved movies The Other Side of Heaven.

“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”?

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?

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”? 

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?

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?

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. 

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?

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?

 

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?

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>

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?

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?

 

 

Sep 18, 2019
Justin Su’a: The Role of Spirituality in Developing Mental Toughness
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He helped coached 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?

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?

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? 

 

 

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? 

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?

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?

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 help 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? 

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?

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.

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?

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?

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" 

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"

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?

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. 

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

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"

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?

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.

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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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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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." 

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Oct 23, 2018