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LDS Living

Christianity, Religion & Spirituality

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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.

269 Episodes

T.C. Christensen: Miraculous True Stories Made For Film

T.C. Christensen has made some of the most beloved Latter-day Saint films in recent years including “17 Miracles” and “The Fighting Preacher.” His new film, “Escape From Germany” tells the story of a missionary who was tasked with moving 85 missionaries to safety in adjacent countries as Hitler’s army was rapidly closing borders in August of 1939. On this week’s episode, T.C. shares with us how he approaches telling the miraculous stories of real people. 1:56- A Camera 4:52- The Power of Film 8:14- Stories Worth Telling 13:58- Heroes 16:59- Source Material 21:30- Journals 29:15- Lessons Learned From Movie Characters 30:40- Accurate Portrayals 34:00- Capturing Emotion Without Overdoing It 39:12- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “No embarrassment, no justification, this is who I am.” -T.C. Christensen on his membership in the Church “Escape From Germany” website: https://escapefromgermanyfilm.com LDS Living Q&A with T.C.: https://www.ldsliving.com/why-t-c-christensen-loves-fiddler-on-the-roof-and-is-still-very-zippity-about-latter-day-saint-stories/s/12163 News articles about “Escape From Germany”: https://kslnewsradio.com/2094352/ksl-movie-show-exclusive-director-of-escape-from-germany-talks-challenges-of-period-pieces-on-a-budget/ https://ksltv.com/636492/new-film-tells-story-of-79-latter-day-saint-missionaries-who-escaped-nazi-germany/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Savannah Wooden: The Physical Healing Power of God

Savannah Wooden was in high school when, after years of struggling with seizures, she made the difficult decision to have brain surgery that, if successful, would cure her seizures. The surgery was, by that measure, very successful, but in the years since, Savannah has struggled with the byproducts of the surgery. Even then, she can see that the power of the priesthood invited healing into her life that otherwise may not have been possible. 2:13- The First Seizure 4:47- A Possible Surgical Cure 6:11- A Calculated Risk 7:44- Unrecognizable Surroundings 11:34- A Priesthood Blessing 14:03- Aftermath of the Surgery 16:43- Faith Journey 24:35- Memorization After Memory Loss 27:36- “Minor Challenges I Can Handle” 34:00- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “Sometimes God doesn’t remove your problems, He makes a way through them.” —Savannah WoodenSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Kyle S. McKay: A Witness of a Living Christ and an Ongoing Restoration

If the walls of the Kirtland Temple could speak, they would tell you what they saw that day—April 3, 1863—when the Living Christ appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Still, the temple stands as a witness of the reality of the Resurrection that we celebrate at Easter. Perhaps it is only fitting that the Kirtland Temple reopened under the Church’s ownership this week. On this week’s episode, Elder Kyle S. McKay shares how history and an understanding of our heritage strengthens our own faith. 2:05- A Cowboy at Heart 4:24- Elder Marlin K. Jensen 8:20- Attorney By Trade 11:19- Learning From Church History Professionals 15:56- Approaching Troubling Aspects of Church History 20:33- Jane Manning 25:46- Historic Site Vs. Operational Temple 28:14- Dispensations 31:34- Three Temples 36:33- The Sacrifices of Women 39:33- Why Buy a Replica? 41:25- Relationship with the Community of Christ Church 46:31- God’s Awareness of His Church 48:29- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “He said in back-to-back verses in the Book of Mormon, ‘I am able to do my own work’ and He’s doing it but this is take a child to work day and it is a glorious privilege to be His child and go to work with Him and watch Him do it.” —Kyle S. McKaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Andy Reid: United—Creating Great Teams On and Off the Field

Andy Reid is not even done coaching and is already considered to be one of the greatest football coaches of all time. His humble approach to being a leader of men is inspiring and on this week’s episode he shares many of the things that have helped him lead great teams. He also shares insights into the players he has coached who he considers to be truly great. 1:30- LaVell Edwards 3:13- Storytelling 5:48- Personality and Patrick Mahomes 9:00- Tammy Reid and the Chiefs 11:32- Overcoming Challenges With Your Spouse 13:55- Priorities 15:30- Things That Start Wars 19:11- NFL Sundays 21:30- Chad Lewis 23:31- Travis Kelce 26:51- Word For The Season 28:41- Taylor Swift 30:54- What Does It Mean To Be All In? “We try the best we can to lead by example but also, leading by example means that you’re following Christ’s teachings.” Links: Recent Deseret News articles about Coach Reid: https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2024/03/04/andy-reid-leadership-lessons-travis-kelce-super-bowl/ https://www.deseret.com/faith/2024/2/22/24073403/andy-reid-super-bowl-lesson-in-peace/ A journalist and a student: https://www.si.com/nfl/2023/11/15/chiefs-coach-andy-reid-sportswriter-byu-storytellingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

Tamara McFadden: He Lives

On March 5, 2022, Tamara McFadden received the kind of call every mother hopes to never receive. Her 16-year-old son, Walker, had been killed in a construction accident. In this week’s episode, Tamara explains how she and her family have coped with indescribable grief but she also shares that her confidence in the Savior’s Atonement has given her a firm trust that she will see her son again. 1:17- Family Culture 8:31- A Binding Covenant 13:50- Walker 22:46- Carest Thou Not? 34:32- Polar Opposite Grief 39:55- Peace in Christ 45:02- Asking For Miracles “Because of Him, we will all live. Like I said before, this isn’t a hope, it’s not a wish, it’s not a desire, it’s not even a belief for me at this point. This is truth.” —Tamara McFaddenSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

John Welling: The Faith To Be Healed—Exploring Spiritual Blindness

John Welling is the co-founder of a non-profit whose mission is to bring sight to the blind. On this week’s episode, he discusses not only physical blindness but spiritual blindness and why he believes that God and Jesus Christ can heal both through faith and the desire to be healed. 2:53- What Are Cataracts? 5:30- Prevalence in Africa 8:45- Possible Impact 12:36- Guiding Miracles 16:20- Daybreak Vision Project 20:15- A True Story 23:50- Faith To Be Healed 29:42- Spiritual Blindness 36:24- Spiritual Eyes and Stony Hearts 40:09- Blessed To Participate 42:35- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “It has to be something that He does for us over time and we have to be willing to undergo the operation.” —John Welling Daybreak Vision Project - http://daybreakvisionproject.org Elder Maxwell on Educating our desires - churchofjesuschrist.orghttps://www.churchofjesuschrist.org › ...“According to the Desire of [Our] Hearts” Elder Kim B. Clark pride talk - https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/kim-b-clark/ye-stripped-pride/ Elder Maxwell on pride - https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/neal-a-maxwell/meek-lowly/ Clayton Christensen - “The strong help the weak and the weak help the strong and no one cares about who’s weak and who’s strong.” https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/testimonies/scholars/clayton-m-christensen See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Manti Te’o: Walks Through Gethsemane

Manti Te’o was on top of the world when it came to football. In his senior season at Notre Dame, he was a Heisman trophy finalist who led the Fighting Irish to the national championship game. But off the football field, Manti was involved in an online relationship with someone he’d never met. It is now known as a famous catfishing scandal but at the time, Manti Te’o was just a college athlete who was trying to navigate a horrific experience in the public eye. On today’s episode, Manti discusses what he learned from the experience about the Savior’s love for us. 2:22- Testimony 5:32- Faith, Family, and Football 7:23- Leader Servants 10:22- Choosing Notre Dame 18:19- Culture Shock 23:10- Catfished But Not Alone 32:50- One Step Enough 36:55- The Love of a Parent 43:28- Forgiveness 49:43- To A Younger Manti 52:00- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “I’ve experienced what rock bottom feels like. I know what depression feels like. I know what it feels like to have those thoughts in your head of like, ‘Man, why am I even here?’ I’ve had those dark times and then I’ve built my way back up and I didn’t do it alone.” —Manti Te’o Links: Clip of Manti about Forgiveness Netflix DocumentarySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

Lizzy Jensen: A Revolution of Answering God’s Call

Lizzy Jensen is a believer that God has a work for each of us to do, that faith is the most magical thing on the planet, that Christ can help us create all of the wonderful things that we desire to make in our lives. And all we have to do to see God work through us in our lives? Show up. Answer the call. On this week’s episode, we talk with Lizzy about how she believes that as each of us answer these calls and act in faith, we will witness and be a part of a revolution of faith. 1:34- Nature vs. Nurture 3:52- “You’ve Got The Wrong Person” 8:50- Comfort Zones 11:54- Talking Openly About Faith 16:08- Teaching Jesus 22:52- Making Magic of Believing 29:42- The Living Christ Project 35:49- Creator 39:44- Your Life’s Work 46:48- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “I think being all in is the best way to live, it’s the land where miracles happen, where you are changed more than you ever thought you could be because being all in means that you get to be a little part of the work that God is all in on too.” —Lizzy JensenSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Ridge and Brittany Alkonis: A Long Road Home

On May 29, 2021, US Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis took his wife and children to hike a portion of Mount Fuji, a famous mountain where he were stationed in Japan. On their way home, they planned to stop at an ice cream shop Ridge had visited during his time serving in Japan as a missionary years earlier. Ridge was mid-conversation with his 7-year-old daughter when he suddenly lost consciousness and consequently lost control of the car he was driving, resulting in the deaths of two people. Ridge was sentenced to three years in prison. His wife and family were determined to bring him home. This is their story. 1:40- Joining the Navy 3:46- Meeting 7:54- Military Service as a Family 12:30- The Accident 18:43- The Worth of a Soul 26:15- The Tailor Shop 31:51- Everything Happens 43:39- Covenants 48:43- Forgiveness 52:56- 100 Percent Human 58:50- What Does It Mean To Be All In? “There’s no guarantee in the scriptures that says, ‘If you are really, really righteous nothing bad is going to happen to you,’ and we don’t talk about that enough.” —Ridge Alkonis “I’m still here. …To me, that’s what all in is. It’s not always understanding, the plan of happiness doesn’t mean you’re always happy but I’m still here. I’m still waiting for understanding and I’m still praying for peace that I know one day will come.” —Brittany Alkonis Links & References https://bringridgehome.blogspot.com https://bringridgehome.org https://www.instagram.com/bringridgehome/ Deseret News article about Ridge's release Recent interviews on CNN and Fox NewsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Morgan Choi: God Is Everywhere

Morgan Choi and her husband have lived in four very different countries during their young marriage. They have also experienced very difficult things in lands far from home but what they have found is that God is everywhere and when we seek to feel His love, we will always find it. On this week’s episode, Morgan shares her witness that prayers are heard and answered all around the world. “Being curious is such a positive thing, you’re asking questions about someone, you’re wanting to get to know them more and understand them and it can lead to friendship and growth. Being judgmental is just having this fixed idea and it’s negative and it’s not allowing you to grow and to love a person as well.” —Morgan Choi 1:43- To Know Something’s True 6:04- Living and Worshiping Around the World 14:20- Recipient of Service Worldwide 18:33- A Gospel For All People 21:00- Infertility 33:18- Book of Mormon Timeline 35:41- Traveling With Kids 39:24- Changed 41:33- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Benjamin Bikman: The Heart of the Word of Wisdom

Dr. Benjamin Bikman’s book has 4.8 stars on Amazon and 3,445 reviews. The researcher of metabolic health and BYU professor has developed a loyal fanbase by sharing evidence that shows that many major diseases have a common root—one that is easily fixed by conscious lifestyle changes. He calls his desire to share these things and their impact a crusade and on this week’s episode, he shares why, as a Latter-day Saints, that crusade is fueled by a firm belief in the Word of Wisdom. “Maybe the deepest level of the Word of Wisdom is the sentiment of learning to control the power that we have within our bodies because in so doing we show to Heavenly Father our worthiness and our fitness…us being fit for or found worthy of being given greater responsibility and greater power.” —Benjamin Bikman Show Notes 2:24- Why Care About Insulin Resistance? 11:41- Incorrect Principles 21:47- Plagues of Prosperity 31:01- Moderation in all things? 37:53- The Discomfort of Change 42:52- Preparing for Eternal Progression 45:00- Snack Ideas 50:12- Do Your Homework 53:29- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Why We Get Sick book Plagues of Prosperity - BYU Speech President Russell M. Nelson, "Think Celestial": Dr. Bikman's upcoming releaseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Natalie Hill Jensen: The Temple—An Answer To Prayers

Natalie Hill Jensen was a single adult when she attended her sister’s wedding. There, the sealer who is also an apostle of God told her that heaven would help her as she searched for someone to marry. That heavenly help did come as promised and it eventually included finding her husband but first, it came in the form of an invitation issued in a talk by Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, wife of our prophet, President Russell M. Nelson. On this week’s episode, Natalie shares how accepting that invitation continues to bless her life. “I’ve had peace when I should’ve never had peace. I’ve had my personality enhanced to make new friends. I feel like every blessing I have in this new phase of my life has been a direct blessing of weekly temple attendance.” —Natalie Hill Jensen 4:03- Raising Girls 11:05- On Broadway 15:36- Knowing Who You Are 17:25- Temple Garments 22:47- Going All In 29:49- Blessings of the Temple 36:46- “A Great Story in 5 Years” 40:49- Deliberately Creating a Home 43:30- What Does It Mean To Be All In? Sister Wendy Watson Nelson “My Soul Delighteth in the Covenants of the Lord” Video of Sister Nelson’s talk - "My Soul Delighteth in the Covenants of the Lord" by Wendy W. Nelson | BYU Women's Conference, 2015 Natalie as a little girl in The Children’s Video Songbook- The Children's Video Songbook - Volume 1 Recent Studio 5 Interview with Natalie d- Take 5: Natalie Hill Jensen answers your best get-to-know-you questionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

Adassa: Seeking God’s Will

Celebrated as the voice of Dolores Madrigal in Disney’s Encanto, a character with a remarkable gift of enhanced hearing, Adassa shares her experiences with a different kind of listening – the art of tuning into the still, small voice of the Spirit. In this week's episode, join us as Adassa, a devoted Latter-day Saint, opens up about her journey in seeking God's will. “He can see us. He’s not trying to change us. He’s trying to magnify who we already are.” —Adassa 1:17- A True Story 3:27- Religious Roots and New Beginnings 6:50- Motherhood 12:59- Your Personal Conversion Story 17:08- The Miracle of Encanto 35:41- Better Than Expected 38:52- Coincidence? 45:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? In Jesus We Are One Deseret Book Spotify “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” with Vocal Point and One Voice Children’s Choir “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” performances Hollywood Bowl Oscars “The Family Madrigal” Live from The Hollywood Bowl Adassa with the Tabernacle Choir Dos Oruguitas with the Tabernacle Choir in MexicoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

Tony Martin: Country Songs Written By a Seminary Teacher

Tony Martin, a Nashville songwriter who has written 16 #1 country music hits, is a believer as a songwriter that anything you’re immersed in will show up in your writing. So, when you know that Martin has been called to be a seminary teacher three times and has taught Sunday School, it comes as no surprise that religious themes have, at times, snuck into the country songs he writes for a living. But on this week’s episode, Martin talks about writing deliberately spiritual songs for the first time. 2:55- ‘Just What My Dad Did’ 6:37- A Songwriter’s Process 12:40- Writing From Experience and Imagination 15:40- Criticisms and Evolution of Country Music 20:37- ‘I Believe Him’ 23:47- The Book of Mormon—An Addition 25:18- ‘Old Man Said He Saw a Tree’ 29:36- Jacob’s Ladder and Working Out Your Own Salvation 33:03- The Horn Player 35:05- God Needs Drummers 38:56- The Lord Speaks To Everyone Differently 41:30- Giving Something Away For Nothing 45:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “The Lord…wants good people to make music, the Devil doesn’t need to have all the good things.” —Tony Martin Witness: A Nashville Tribute to The Book of Mormon Spotify Deseret Book “Just to See Your Smile”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

Brigitte Madrian: 2024—An Opportunity for a Transformational Year

BYU Marriott School Dean, Brigitte Madrian, has loved learning her entire life. In fact, she was in the 8th grade when she decided she wanted to get a PhD. Since then, she has worked at some of the most prestigious institutions of learning in the country. Still, she recognizes that this love for learning at such a young age is unique and knowing what you want to do with your life in the 8th grade? Even more rare. Perhaps that is why she is so passionate about helping others discover their own thirst for knowledge. 2:44- An 8th Grader’s Dream 6:47- Using Research To Serve 12:04- 1989 BYU Commencement Address 18:53- Approaching Big Decisions 28:04- A Healthy Approach to Strengths and Weaknesses 36:44- ‘For Such A Time As This’ 44:44- Spiritual Component to Secular Learning 50:46- Lifelong Learning 53:16- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “The Holy Ghost teaches us and testifies of truth—all truth—not just the truth that’s in the scriptures that we recognize but all truth, truths about running a business, truths about being a good leader…whatever the truths are, the Holy Ghost can testify of truth.” —Brigitte Madrian Alice in Wonderland quote - “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” President Kimball talkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

Greg Olsen: Painting the Spirit of Christmas

There is a man whose love inspires people during this time of year. Some might say it’s a man with a white beard who delivers Christmas presents to children around the world on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. But renowned Latter-day Saint painter Greg Olsen believes it is actually the Savior of the world who inspires Santa Claus himself. On this week’s episode, we talk with the artist about how he began painting in the first place but then why he chose to paint Santa Claus in addition to his many well-known paintings of Jesus Christ. “Done in the right way, seen from the right perspective, Santa—that tradition—does carry on the mission of Jesus. Doing unto others, giving, serving, spreading love and cheer…it’s hard to separate those two.” —Greg Olsen Show Notes 2:09- It Takes a Village To Raise an Artist 5:24- A Prophetic Statement 20:37- A Branch Full of Good Things 23:10- Reaching Outside of the Latter-day Saint World 28:57- Santa and the Savior 32:49- We Follow What Is Good 37:13- Lost and Found 42:02- Everyone’s an Artist 45:54- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Greg’s website Paintings referenced in the episode: The Spirit of Christmas Story of Christmas The Nativity Lost and FoundSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

Truman Brothers: After Your Faith Comes the Witness

Chad Truman recalls a specific moment on his mission where he had questions—not a faith crisis, just questions. He remembers hearing the words: “After your faith comes the witness.” Truman Brothers now sing songs of faith—songs that make a deliberate effort to represent a real faith journey. On this week’s episode, we discuss music’s ability to testify of Christ while acknowledging that our testimonies rarely grow linearly. Show Notes 2:00- Sons of Dan Truman of Diamond Rio 6:51- Motivation 9:00- Uplifting Without Being Cheesy 12:09- The Power of Music 17:25- Husbands and Fathers 24:18- Atonement in Music 27:31- Not a Faith Crisis 32:30- Witness: A Nashville Tribute to the Book of Mormon 33:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “I will ebb and flow on opinions, I will ebb and flow on confidence in certain pieces of testimony but the rod is just going to remain in my hands and that’s what all in is for me. I will go through this experience committed and I will respond to things as I do but nothing will row the boat enough to toss me.” —Ben Truman Truman Brothers - “Sounding Joy” “Oh Child” music video “Before the Calm” music videoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

Michael McLean: Embracing a Father’s Love

In recent years, Michael McLean has encountered profound lessons about a father’s love. Although seemingly a shining light of optimism and success known for his work in the Latter-day Saint film and music space, McLean grappled with chronic depression, fostering self-doubt for an extended period. Nearly two decades ago, when his son came out and conveyed discontent about his upbringing, McLean's deepest insecurities seemed validated. Moreover, the silence from a perceived absence of God amplified his distress. On this week’s episode, we discuss McLean’s Forgotten Carols but, more importantly, how a loving Father never forgets His son. “The Atonement is not some cool thing that happened back in Gethsemane. It’s ongoing. He’s not stopping His work until He’s got us all healed—until He’s brought us all home.” —Michael McLean Show Notes 2:10- What Could’ve Been the End 12:59- Depression and the Forgotten Carols 18:44- Mr. Krueger’s Christmas 31:57- When God Seems Quiet 36:34- Two Fathers 48:42- “Let Him In” 51:51- What Does It Mean To Be All In? Links: The Forgotten Carols Michael’s video for the Church “Let Him In” “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

Ashley Hatch: Moving Forward After Disappointment

It was considered one of the biggest snubs of the Women’s World Cup in 2023. Ashley Hatch has been around the United States Women’s National Team since 2016, and even played in multiple games for the national team in 2023. And yet, when the roster for the Women’s World Cup team was released, Ashley’s name wasn’t on it. The tough thing is that, like many disappointments in life, Ashley doesn’t really have an answer for why it didn’t work out the way she’d hoped. She does, however, recognize that she has the power to choose how she responds to that disappointment. “It’s an opportunity to either lean into your faith, lean into your testimony, or it’s an opportunity to lean away or push it away.” —Ashley Hatch Links & References: World Cup snubs The latest on Ashley’s Olympic hopes Temple open house storySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

Cherisse and Chad Lunt: Loving Lucy

Chad and Cherisse Lunt’s life took an unexpected turn when they welcomed their third child, Lucy, into the world. Unbeknownst to her parents, Lucy was born with a severe neuromuscular condition known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). At the time of her diagnosis, Lucy wasn’t expected to live beyond her second birthday but just last month, she ordered all the supplies, sent all the invites, and threw her own 15th birthday party. “Weirdly enough, I’ll be a little sad [in the resurrection] because I won’t have my girl to hold or take care of.” —Chad Lunt Show Notes 1:56- Diagnosis and Prognosis 8:00- Why Not Us? 12:13- A Mother’s Care 15:10- Lucy Today 21:31- Advocating For Another 23:08- Quality of Life 25:35- Ministering in the Savior’s Way 33:42- Siblings Who Know the Plan 38:30 Why Serve Outside the Home? 41:55- Hope of a Resurrection 46:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References: Cherisse’s Instagram documents the Lunts’ journey with LucySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

Shiegrid Hernandez: The Familiar Symbolism of Día de los Muertos

Remembering those who have gone before us and recognizing that death is not the end—these are critical aspects of our faith as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are also at the core of the celebration known in Hispanic culture as Día de los Muertos. On this week’s episode, we learn more about how this celebration intersects with faith and tradition, and reminds us of the eternal nature of our family bonds. “If we were just to learn about all of the experiences that the Nephites had with our Savior Jesus Christ—if we were to pass that down and we were to believe it and put it into action in our lives, we would be better people and we would have a better connection with our Savior so that’s why I think our ancestors are so important to celebrate.” —Shiegrid Hernandez Show Notes 1:47- Growing Up in Mexico 6:13- Challenges of Coming to America 8:44- Embracing Latino Culture 10:37- A Recognizable Book 14:32- Honoring Ancestors 18:52- What Is Dia De Los Muertos? 22:24- Why the Skulls and Skeletons? 25:48- Symbolism in the Ofrenda 33:12- The Temple as a Latina Latter-day Saint 36:37- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

McKay Coppins: A Latter-day Saint Biographer and a Latter-day Saint Politician

McKay Coppins began covering Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential race and because the two shared a common faith as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, other reporters often looked to McKay, a very young journalist at the time, as a source on Romney’s religion. Over a decade later, Coppins’ new biography profiles the Latter-day Saints’ life and career in the public sphere. In anticipation of the book’s release, we talk with Coppins on today’s episode about the faith that is deeply embedded into both he and Romney’s lives. Show Notes 2:08- Varied Latter-day Saint Characters 5:04- “I’m Actually a Member of This Church” 7:27- Folding Into Faith 11:27- The Latter-day Saint on the Campaign Trail 16:22- Sharing Faith in a Secular Biography 22:24- Refusal to Denounce Faith 28:50- A Young Missionary in France 35:24- More To Your Life Than Making Money 40:38- The Worth of Integrity 45:21- By Their Fruits 49:10- Legacy 53:03- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “I realized in that moment that I could do both. I didn’t have to pretend like I wasn’t a Latter-day Saint to be a good reporter and I didn’t have to be a bad reporter to be a good Latter-day Saint. I could do all of it and I wasn’t going to set aside my faith.” —McKay Coppins Links & References: Romney: A Reckoning biography Romney on CBS NewsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

Alan Osmond: ‘The Plan’ 50 Years Later

The Osmonds reached what was arguably the peak of their fame in 1973. That year, the band made what many considered an interesting decision and released The Plan, a landmark album that explored the eternal nature of God’s plan and the role of Jesus Christ in salvation. Alan Osmond almost always sang backup vocals but, as the oldest of the Osmond brothers, was in many ways the leader of the brothers’ group and the writer of many of the Osmonds’ songs. In this episode, Alan shares the inspiration behind The Plan as we celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the album. “We’re not ashamed of the gospel and that’s why I just can’t be quiet about it.” Show Notes 1:46- Beginnings 8:10- Sharing the Gospel Through Music 14:31- A Rock Opera 28:06- Osmondmania 34:59- Support of the Church 41:48- Multiple Sclerosis 47:51- Elvis and the Queen 49:57- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References: Listen to “The Plan” album in full The Plan Promo video LDS Living stories about The OsmondsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023

Rosalynde Welch: Both Things Testify of Christ

Latter-day Saint scholar Rosalynde Welch has been involved in two recent projects that may, on the surface, seem very different. One, ushering the last words of a beloved friend through to publication after the friend’s passing, and the other, an exploration of words written in holy scripture two millennia ago. And yet, on this week’s episode, we explore how both books capture the power of a woman’s witness of Jesus Christ. Show Notes 2:19- Contrast Between Two Books 6:50- Who is Kate Holbrook? 17:51- Housework and Motherhood 22:56- Legacy 26:54- The Gospels of Abish and Mary 30:41- 1 Nephi 11 35:18- A Nativity Story 39:18- Witnesses of Christ “In the two beams of the cross—those are never going to be made parallel with each other. They are always going to be at cross purposes to one another and, as disciples, we’re called to take up our cross. And sometimes that means having the patience and the largeness of mind and heart to live with two things that are true but not easily reconciled.” Links & References: Both Things Are True book Seven Gospels book Kate Holbrook and Samuel Brown - All In Faith Matters - Kate Holbrook Morgan’s tribute to Kate HolbrookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023

Sy Snarr: What Makes Forgiveness Possible

Sy Snarr’s son, Zachary Snarr, was a senior in high school when he was shot and killed by a complete stranger. After 17 years in prison, Jorge Benvenuto, the man who killed Zachary, wrote a letter to tell the Snarr family that he was sorry for taking their 18-year-old son and brother’s life. What happened next captivated listeners of KSL’s “The Letter” podcast and, on this week’s episode of “All In,” we explore the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ that is woven throughout the Snarr family's remarkable example of forgiveness. Show Notes 2:34- Before 3:57- Regret 7:15- The Bind of Bitterness 12:45- Who Hate Hurts 15:47- You Have To Want It 18:12- The Sacrament Talk That Changed Everything 20:38- Losing a Second Son 23:29- The Very Real Pain of Loss 25:51- Jorge 32:21- Since the Letter 36:34- Atonement For All 40:34- A Spiritual Experience 43:50- What Does It Mean To Be All in? “My soul was tortured, it was broken with this anguish I carried…and the way you [forgive] is you fight back, you turn to God, you turn to the Savior, you pray a lot and let Them guide you.” —Sy Snarr Links & References: Listen to The Letter podcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

Brandon Pak: Worth It to Save

Brandon Pak seemed to be on the path to achieving what he’d always wanted: He was a student at Berklee College of Music, he’d opened for Pentatonix and had recently performed as a backup singer for Charlie Puth. And yet, he’d never felt more empty. So, he wandered into the church he’d attended but left as a young man. On this week's episode, we talk with Brandon about finding greater purpose than he could've imagined through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show Notes 1:45- A Place To Call Home 5:17- Church Starts and Stops 11:37- Berklee or BYU 16:50- Empty 22:01- Three Months 26:30- Getting to Serve 34-02- Music and Missionary Work 36:15- Processing Through Songwriting 39:36- Worth It To Save 42:45- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “I knew what it felt like to be lost and to find the gospel and what type of worth that gave me as a person…and I wanted other people to have that.” —Brandon PakSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

Emma Nissen: Hearing Him

In her freshman year as a vocal performance major, Emma Nissen received devastating news. Just nine weeks into her studies, she learned that her vocal cords were damaged and required surgery. She very easily could’ve felt, in that moment, that everything she’d worked for was falling apart. But she remembered a prompting she had earlier that week—a prompting to serve a mission—and how she’d told the Lord if he’d create a window of time for her to serve, she’d go. So she went and the rest, as they say, is history. On this week’s episode, we talk with Emma Nissen about how God’s window opened a door for her to share her music in a way she never could’ve dreamed possible. Show Notes 2:16- A Musical Family 10:00- God Opens a Window 14:49- Music On a Mission 37:08- Faith Reconstruction 49:43- Guided 51:49- What Does It Mean to Be All In? “I like to think that the Spirit and I can banter.” —Emma Nissen Links & References: Listen to Emma on Spotify “Hear Him” new music videoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2023

Jamie Jensen: The Perceived Tension Between Science and Religion

According to a 2015 Pew Research study, 59 percent of Americans believe that science and religion are often in conflict. This perceived tension between the two can be especially challenging for students in fields such as biology, who may encounter scientific theories that seem to contradict their faith. As a biology professor at Brigham Young University, Jamie Jensen has seen firsthand how science can either deepen or diminish students’ spirituality. In this week’s episode, she shares strategies for helping students approach science in a way that enhances their understanding of God’s wonders, rather than detracting from it. “When you’re building a testimony and you’re gathering spiritual evidence, that evidence is still real, it’s still measurable, but the instrumentation we use is different. So instead of using thermometers, or rulers or calipers, we’re using our spiritual eyes, personal revelation, feelings that are inside, and it’s just as real, but it’s not as tangible.” —Jamie Jensen Show Notes 1:45- Teaching Science to Students of Faith 6:02- Scientific Process and Spiritual Process 8:42- Big S Science and Little S Science 10:56- Science is Agnostic? 19:18- Comfortable in Uncertainty 24:19- Dogmatism 26:17- Correct Evidence and False Evidence 29:37- Teaching Science in the Home 32:17- One Take on Evolution 43:03- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References: Let’s Talk About Science and Religion bookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 September 2023

Jane Clayson Johnson: Depression in the Lives of Latter-day Saints

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. “I never thought that I would be grateful for a journey through depression. But it has strengthened my understanding of grace and I feel as though I have a hope in the atonement that is brighter than I ever could have imagined.” —Jane Clayson Johnson This episode originally aired on January 2, 2019. View full show notes and transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 July 2023

Jennifer Lane: Temples—Orienting Our Souls to Christ

A 2020 First Presidency Message reads, “The sacred teachings, promises, and ceremonies of the temple are of ancient origin, and point God’s children to Him as they make further covenants and learn more about His plan, including the role of the Savior Jesus Christ.” Learning more about God’s plan and the role of a Savior in that plan are things that all of us desire but religious rituals can be difficult to understand and the prospect of wearing sacred temple garments may cause apprehension. But the temple carries with it great promises from God and on this week’s episode, we discuss the many blessings that are available to us as we choose to make promises with Him. “Temple worship provides a way to put the Lord first, to stay oriented to Him, to love Him the most, to love Him first.” —Jennifer Lane Show Notes 2:10- Changes to the Temple Ordinances 5:40- Religious Rituals of Other Faiths 10:32- Garments and Taking His Name Upon Us 13:39- The Temple Garment as a Gift 18:49- Promise of Temple Garments 21:13- Freemasonry 25:01- Embodiment 29:02- Maps 33:01- Ascension 39:16- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References: Let’s talk about Temples and RitualSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2023

Kevin Rolfe: A Never-Ending Love Story

Kevin Rolfe knows that his wife, Lindsey, may have been hesitant to get her hopes up about their relationship. After all, who would choose to marry someone who was likely dying of cancer? But Kevin wanted to be the one who battled cancer with Lindsey—he chose to be that person. On this week’s episode, Kevin shares the many things that have gotten him through since Lindsey’s passing: A stepson, loving family and friends, and the hope of a resurrection that will allow him to see Lindsey again. “I think part of marrying somebody with cancer...was because I have a strong faith and belief that no matter if she was to live 20 years or two, it wouldn't be the end for us.” —Kevin Rolfe Show Notes 2:16- Meeting Lindsey 4:52- #ThisTeam 7:36- A Choice 9:19- Acting in Faith and Acceptance 14:21- Sealed 17:36- Witnessing Grace and Feeling Gratitude 27:54- A Son 33:14- Music’s Role in Grieving 37:15- Construction and Scaffolding 43:23- Imagining the Resurrection 47:46- The Price of Love 51:49- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 55:31- From Lindsey Links & References: Lindsey Anderson Rolfe obituary Elder David A. Bednar, “But We Heeded Them Not”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2023

Gaye Strathearn: Finding the Sacred in the Sabbath

Growing up in Australia, Gaye Strathearn faced a dilemma familiar to many faithful families: how to balance Sabbath day observance with the demands of the world. As a young girl, she worried that her non-member father might feel left out as the family spent hours at church. But as she grew older, Gaye began to see the Sabbath not as a burden but as a sacred opportunity to connect with God and with loved ones. Now, as a respected gospel scholar, Gaye has compiled a collection of essays exploring the commandment of the Sabbath from its origins on Sinai to its relevance in the 21st century. “If this is a part of our covenant journey, all of us are at different places on that covenant journey and our understanding of the Sabbath is going to be at different places. And so let’s have people grow into their understanding.” —Gaye Strathearn 8:39- Assumptions 11:34- The Way We Ask Questions 14:18- Why the Study of the Sabbath? 22:37- The Sabbath as a Covenant 31:40- The Modern Sabbath 36:48- Be Still and Know 43:42- Praise 49:24- The Opportunity to Worship 52:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2023

Conlon and Rachel Bonner: Coping With the Death of a Child

On New Years Day 2023, as many people were waking to the excitement and endless possibilities of a new calendar year, Conlon and Rachel Bonner awoke to find that their 9-month-old son Joshua had passed away. The youngest of their six children, Joshua had been a source of light and love since joining their family in 2022, and now they were left to figure out how to live without him. Instead, the Bonners have focused on how to live their lives with faith pointed toward a future when they will be reunited with Joshua again. “He is motivation. He is almost like a guiding light to hold on tight to our covenants, to our knowledge of what is right, to do our very best, and to help others along the way.” —Conlon Bonner Show Notes 1:35- A Sister, Ministering, and Facebook 6:49- Getting to Know Joshua 8:58- Turning Immediately to Christ 21:30- Helping Children Deal With Grief 27:48- Mourning With Those Who Mourn 31:43- Discovering Strength in Spouse 38:53- Waiting 42:09- Alive in Christ 46:05- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References: The Bonner Family Shawna Edwards’ video with Rachel and Conlon Shawna Edwards’ music video featuring Conlon Bonner The Message C.S. Lewis quote Henry Van Dyke “Gone From My Sight” “Never suppress a generous thought.” -Camilla E. KimballSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2023

Scott and Ashley Laneri: A Tale of Two Adoptions

In this episode, we sit down with Scott and Ashley Laneri to hear their remarkable story of two very different adoptions. From an unexpected phone call that led them to consider adoption for the first time to the deliberate effort and patience required for their second adoption, the Laneris share their journey and reflect on the miracles that brought their family together. “Yes, the Lord does love effort. But even if you put in all your effort and it doesn't work out, that doesn't mean it's impossible. It just means that the Lord also has His timing in his way. And true trust means really trusting in His timing, and in His way, and that He really can make it happen.” —Ashley Laneri Show Notes 1:31- In Vitro Fertilization 5:17- A Life-changing Phone Call 8:19- Being Open to a Different Plan 12:55- A Special Green 15:26- Two Different Stories 18:29- The Social Media Route 23:47- When Things Are Out of Our Control 27:51- A Marriage Strengthened 30:58- The Lesser-Known Challenges of Adoption 33:49- God Eventually Delivers 39:33- Suggestions 42:56- Why Me? 46:47- Air 52:39- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2023

Kimberly Teitter: Interconnected Eternal Family Systems

Why are we the way that we are? This is a question licensed clinical psychologist, author, adjunct professor, and entrepreneur Kimberly Teitter has often explored—both in herself and in others. First, there's our divine identity. Then there is the influence of the generations that have come before us and the culture in which we were raised. As a Black Latter-day Saint who grew up in rural North Carolina, Kimberly shares how her experiences have shaped the way she sees the world. “It’s not about having hot takes. I want to get to heaven. I want Zion to be restored.” —Kimberly Teitter Show Notes 2:26- Coming in Contact with the Church 7:47- Black Latter-day Saint Experience 19:23- Ongoing Challenges 25:57- Embracing Identity 30:42- Family Systems Theory and the Woman Taken in Adultery 39:37- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References: Every Needful Thing LDS Living articleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2023

Astrid Tuminez: Embracing Divine Identity to Unleash Your Full Potential

Join us on a journey with Astrid Tuminez, President of Utah Valley University, as she shares the two pivotal moments that transformed her life as a little girl growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood in the Philippines. First, an opportunity to enroll in a school run by Catholic nuns allowed Astrid to read and write. Second, a chance to be taught by missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about her divine identity as a daughter of God. This powerful combination of secular and spiritual knowledge opened up a whole new world of possibilities for young Astrid. Today, President Tuminez leads Utah Valley University with the belief that education has the power to transform lives. Show Notes 2:28- A Life That Began in the Slums of the Philippines 7:54- An Power of Education 14:00- When Someone Who Sees Your Potential 18:41- Finding the Gospel of Jesus Christ 21:58- Something Divine 25:18- Coming to America 31:32- The Importance of Who You Marry 35:55- When a Job Isn’t Your Strength 38:12- Coming to UVU 44:27- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References All In Conference Special Every Needful Thing book Wrestling Super Fan article Church News profile on President Tuminez Astrid S. Tuminez: The Power of Dreaming, the Power of Doing video Lecture at BYU Disrupt Yourself interview with President TuminezSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2023

Cameron Smith: Pancakes, a Currant Bush, a Stone and a Sling

Cameron Smith was just a college student when he happened upon a job listing for a little-known pancake company called Kodiak Cakes. Today, the company is one of the leading pancake brands in the United States. But how did they get there? Recognized as the company's "secret weapon" who helped get Kodiak Cakes on the shelves of retailers like Target and Costco, Cameron shares how great outcomes have come from simply asking the right questions. And more importantly, he marvels at how through it all, the Lord has been able to make more out of his life than he ever could have dreamed of. “I think in that moment what I brought was probably like a little stone…and then together, we built this sling. And then we decided, ‘Alright, let’s start working on this and let’s see what we can do with this.’ We broke a handful windows but then we were like, ‘You know what, maybe we can take on Goliath.’” —Cameron Smith Show Notes 1:47- A Job Listing 7:21- Kodiak Cakes Origin Story 9:03- Not Being Afraid of a No 13:29- Target 22:11- Shark Tank 29:06- The Currant Bush 35:09- Stepping Back 41:36- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links: KSL Television Special The Currant Bush story as told by President Hugh B. Brown Shark Tank Zac EfronSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2023

Marie Vischer Elliott: Surviving a WWII Concentration Camp to Discover Hope

As a little girl, Marie Vischer Elliott spent three years in a concentration camp under unimaginable conditions. She remarkably survived but her little brother, Georgie, died shortly after they were released due to what he endured in the camp. Years later, as a young mother, Marie was introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ, which not only helped her heal from what she experienced during the war but also gave her hope of seeing her little brother again. On this week's episode, Marie's story teaches us a powerful lesson about the devastating nature of war, the transformative doctrine of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the blessings of the temple. Show Notes 2:04- Childhood Memories 6:52- Where in the World is Java? 9:40- Religious Background 12:02- The Beginning of the War 19:25- The Camp 21:39- The End of the War 25:21- Georgie 28:21- Forgiving and Forgetting 31:39- Finding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 35:09- Freedom 37:51- No Winners in War 42:38- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2023

Danny Ainge: The Angels Who Make Us Who We Are

March Madness is in full swing and, in 1981, Danny Ainge experienced his "one shining moment” in the NCAA Tournament when he scored with two seconds left on the clock, helping BYU advance to the Elite Eight. It was the highlight of a remarkable college basketball career, but only the beginning of his professional career in sports. Still, Ainge doesn’t take credit for his success. He insists that the Lord has placed angels—ordinary people setting an extraordinary example—along his path to help him every step of the way. In this episode, we talk about the power of positive influences in our lives that guide our paths and why Ainge believes the people we surround ourselves with have the ability to make all the difference. “There have been angels waiting for me, directing me.” —Danny Ainge Show Notes 2:09- Love of Basketball 3:37- BYU 6:13- Decisions Decisions 8:22- A Great Wife 10:33- A Polarizing Character 18:07- Striving for Balance 21:40- Maintaining Standards 24:03- Taking a Step Back 28:47- Returning to Utah 32:32- “I Do Not Know The Meaning of All Things” 34:23- Angels Among Us 36:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links & References Danny Ainge's March Madness Buzzer Beater Danny's Twitter profile "I Hate Danny Ainge" t-shirtSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2023

Emily Robison Adams: Has God Gone Silent In Your Life? Or Is He Just Quiet?

Emily Robison Adams remembers the feeling well—like she’d been put in a cast iron pot with the lid placed on top, unable to feel God’s presence in her life. Shaken and disoriented, she tried everything she could think of to reach Him, and yet she felt nothing. God was silent. But at her mother’s encouragement, Emily wrote down what she was experiencing through this supposed silence, and in the process she began to believe that God wasn’t silent at all—He was just being quiet, providing the necessary space for Emily to learn and grow. On this week’s episode, Emily shares some of the principles that began to shift her paradigm and renew her belief that God really does know what each of us needs. Show Notes 1:57- The Beginning of the Quiet 5:46- Reframing the Lack of Noise 12:28- People Who Listen Without Freaking Out 19:12- Rethinking Doubt 26:50- Seeking Appropriate Help 31:29- Remembering 33:41- Why Does God Sometimes Disappoint Us? 37:43- Things That Were Helpful 42:25- Likening the Scriptures 45:47- Worth the Wrestle? 49:25- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “Leading life with an open hand instead of a closed fist has been really helpful to me and it’s led me to a place where I’m not certain about many things at all and astonishingly, that’s the best place to be.” —Emily Robison Adams Links Divine Quietness bookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2023

Ryan Leavitt: 988—An Effort to Prevent Suicide

Ryan Leavitt doesn’t know if the new 988 lifeline would’ve made a difference for his sister-in-law Lizzie, whose long battle with mental illness ultimately took her life in 2014. But when Leavitt was given the opportunity to work on the legislation that ultimately led to the new easy-to-remember hotline, he viewed it as a way to not only honor Lizzie’s life but also to hopefully preserve the lives of so many who face the heartbreaking realities of suicidal thoughts. On this week’s episode, Leavitt discusses the hope that comes through the gospel of Jesus Christ, not only through the resurrection but also as we each seek to do all we can to “lift up the heads that hang down.” Show Notes 2:54- What You May Not Know About Congress 11:39- 988 Legislation 15:46- Lizzie 21:30- The Years Since 25:44- No One Size Fits All Approach 28:41- #SmileForLizzie 33:40- Great Expectations 37:02- A Societal Problem 39:32- Gratitude 42:45- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “It’s for us to be engaged in meaningful work to help those around us.” —Ryan Leavitt Links 988 Lifeline Silent Souls Weeping by Jane Clayson JohnsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2023

Liz Wixom Johnsen: A Place to Call Home

For years, Liz Wixom Johnsen helped families decorate their homes as a talented interior designer. And for years, Liz dreamed of a home that was like theirs—not because of the decor, but because of the families within those walls. As a single woman, she often longed for a home life that looked different than the one she had. But she also learned that true homes come in many different shapes and sizes. And when she married a man with eight children and her home was instantly dramatically different, that knowledge became invaluable. On this week’s episode, Liz shares what she’s learned about embracing the homes—and the lives—God has prepared for each one of us. Show Notes 1:32- Home of Origin 4:37- Not Dependent on Cost 8:08- Creating a Home Around Our Lives At the Moment 11:01- A Different Blessed Life 15:25- “Our Father and Our Savior Love Broken Things” 21:22- Happiness, Your Heritage 24:35- Creation 30:06-Cheerfully Do All That Lies In Our Power 32:34- Finding a Place in a Different World 34:57- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “His power plus our divinity creates beauty from unorganized matter.” —Liz Wixom Johnsen Links and References Liz’s interior design company Happiness, Your Heritage “God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity in the cloud, the oil in the earth. He left the rivers unbridged and the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. God gives to man the challenge of raw materials, not the ease of finished things. He leaves the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.” —Thomas S. Monson, “In Quest of the Abundant Life”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2023

Chris Thomas: The Faith to Find Elizabeth Smart

On March 12, 2003, 15-year-old Elizabeth Smart was found safe nine months after being abducted from her family’s home in Salt Lake City, Utah. This month marks the 20th anniversary of Elizabeth’s return home and on this week’s episode of All In, we speak with Chris Thomas who acted as spokesperson for the Smart Family throughout their entire experience in searching for Elizabeth. Show Notes 2:44- Meeting the Smarts 4:12- High Stakes 5:25- Looking Back 20 Years Later 7:22- A unique Approach 10:06- Discussing Latter-day Saint Doctrine and Culture 13:34- Viewing Media as Children of God 16:42- Acknowledging Mistakes 19:45- The Faith of Two Parents 23:44- Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Manuscript 26:03- A Miracle That Mattered to Millions 31:18- A Responsibility to Set the Record Straight 36:08- The Power of Unity and the Power of Family 41:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “I think when we serve somebody—even somebody that we disagree with—that we learn to understand and respect and appreciate them and have a new love for them that tears down fences and builds bridges and brings us closer to our Heavenly Father.” —Chris Thomas Links Unexpected book link Chris Thomas's Unexpected book trailer Video: Chris and Elizabeth’s recent appearance on Nightline Video: Chris and Elizabeth’s recent appearance on Good Morning America See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2023

Zeke Hernandez: The Transformative Power of the Gospel and Education

Wharton School of Business professor Zeke Hernandez says that statistically speaking, he shouldn't be where he is today; like the generations who came before him, he should still be living in poverty. But because of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the educational opportunities the gospel teaches us to seek after, Zeke's resume doesn't align with statistical probabilities. On this week's episode, he discusses why he is a believer that we too often place artificial barriers between our personal and professional pursuits. And it is by removing these barriers and approaching big decisions with a holistic perspective that we are able to reach our full potential. “I think God is willing to guide us as much in our professional endeavors as He is in our gospel or church or family lives.” Show Notes 2:07- A Hunger for Truth 6:56- The Gospel’s Ability To Change Lives 10:17- Blessings of a Broad Worldview 13:04- Personal Conversion 17:43- Gospel’s Influence on Secular Study 20:53- Arenas Where We Serve 28:08- Artificial Separations 31:31- Learner of Truth Vs. Producer of Truth 35:39- “I Was a Stranger” 42:57- Zekrets 47:36- What Does It Mean To Be All in the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Links Poets & Quants articleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2023

Jenny Guthrie: Coming To Know Jesus

Jenny Guthrie was a freshman in college when she first "found Jesus"and her life has never been the same since. From supporting her husband in his career in Major League Baseball to being a mission leader of the Texas Houston South Mission, her relationship with Christ has been a game changer in her life. Now, she's passionate about helping young people come to know this same Jesus that she found as a young woman. She recognizes that whether new converts or lifelong members, we all have to "seek this Jesus"—but it is her testimony that when we seek Him, we find Him every single time. 1:11- Meeting Jesus and the Powerful Transformation He Brings 8:39- Meeting Jeremy 12:40- MLB Life 17:51- Supporting a Spouse Through Setbacks 20:28- Retirement 25:00- Called To Serve 34:51- A Mission Baby 40:50- 3 Tips For Preparing a Child to Serve a Mission 49:01- Missteps Are Okay 51:23- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “As humans, we are inadequate to do God’s work but if we’ll rely and trust in Jesus…He takes crusty bread and feeds multitudes, all through His power.” Links Jeremy Guthrie’s Players Tribune retirement piece Jeremy Guthrie on serving a mission Articles about the Guthries serving as mission leaders- https://www.ldsliving.com/former-mlb-pitcher-and-recently-returned-mission-president-jeremy-guthrie-shares-sweet-message-about-the-emotions-of-serving/s/94520 https://www.deseret.com/2018/2/2/20639373/39-living-proof-that-the-lord-likes-to-work-with-the-simple-and-weak-39-former-mlb-pitcher-talks-cal https://theathletic.com/325108/2018/04/22/former-royals-pitcher-jeremy-guthrie-finds-rare-post-career-gig-president-of-a-mormon-mission/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2023

Elder Lynn G. Robbins: Love Is a Choice

Love is a choice—Elder Lynn G. Robbins believes this so much, he wrote a book about it. After years of counseling with couples in his church capacities, Elder Robbins has seen firsthand how Christlike love helps us develop deeper and more lasting relationships. He teaches us that being a disciple of Christ helps us form strong bonds with those we love, but only if our efforts are driven by intentional and deliberate choices. So in this Valentine's Day episode of All In, we invite you to consider the power of choice and responsibility in all of your relationships—romantic or not. 2:30- Falling Out of Love vs. Growing in Love 14:09- Greatest Happiness Found in the Home 17:45- 100 Percent Responsibility 23:39- Anger and Loud Tones 29:53- Abuse 33:41-Finances 38:48- The Greatest Sermon Christ Gave? 41:51- Happily Ever After—A Choice 46:28- Why Choose Love? 48:13- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “After a couple gets married, that infatuation begins to fade and if they confuse that for true love, they may wonder, ‘Where is that special feeling? Am I falling out of love?’ Their marriage is at a very critical crossroads at that point where they need to discover what true love is.” Links and References Love Is a Choice book “Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration.” —President Gordon B. Hinckley 100 Percent Responsibility video ”Our Strengths Can Become Our Downfall” talk “A determined man finds a way; the other man finds an excuse.” —David B Haight “Choosing Whom to Marry” article “Agency and Anger” talkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2023

Tarsha Joyner: A Food Network Champ’s Recipe For Discovering Your Worth

Cookies, desserts, gingerbread—you name it, Tarsha Joyner can bake it. As a Food Network champ and owner of her own bake shop, Tarsha is known for her beautiful and tempting treats. But ironically, the best lessons she’s learned in life don’t come from the competitions she’s won or the business she’s built. Instead, the best knowledge Tarsha has gained in life was as a foster child when she recognized her value as a daughter of God. When she found the gospel, that knowledge only became more concrete. So while Tarsha may not give away her actual cookie recipes, on this week’s episode “Mrs. Joy” is more than willing to share her secret recipe for a happy life. 1:20- Packaging First, Product…Second? 5:55- What You Should Know About Recipes 8:03- Knowing Your Worth As a Child of God 12:42- From Foster Care to Family 15:25- Someday When You’re In Control 17:43- Mrs. Joy 20:33- Food Network 22:17- Believing in Yourself 24:28- Owning a Business 25:33- Joining the Church 33:49- Promised Blessings 35:53- Family History and Time Well Spent 41:30- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “Most people are preparing for retirement and I’m preparing for eternity.” —Tarsha Joyner Links Video interviews with Tarsha- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EvZ96kzfIU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh5ZxEWn0ggSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2023

Ashly Stone: The Power of the Comeback

Before Ashly Stone started her podcast, two words kept running through her head: "come back." Those two words meant a lot to Ashly, who at one point in her faith journey left the Church but later returned. Recognizing that everyone's faith is unique, Ashly now interviews others about their experiences “coming back” to the gospel of Jesus Christ. On this week’s episode, we talk with Ashly about the transformation that took place as she turned her heart to the Savior and allowed herself to experience the gospel, as well as the power in of each and every person's own “comeback.” 2:18- Road to Addiction 9:26- A Father Who Kept Watching 14:56- A Book of Mormon in the Salvation Army 18:31- A Goal With Power 23:51- Two People With Pasts (Like All Of Us) 31:29- The Origin of the Podcast 37:23- God Is In Charge 41:18- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “Questions that we have regarding spiritual matters can only be answered by the Spirit.” Links: Come Back Podcast Come Back Podcast Instagram Page Faith Is Not Blind by Bruce and Marie Hafen If you have a story of coming back, email Ashly at [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2023

Eric Engebretsen and John Pearce: Helping Latter-day Saints “Bloom” through Business

When Eric Engebretsen and John Pearce returned from serving a mission in South America, they had met many wonderful people and fallen in love with their mission areas. They also had a desire—a desire to somehow help open more doors of opportunity for those they’d met during their service. Their new business, Bloom, is the product of that desire. Through Bloom, returned missionaries and BYU-Pathway Worldwide students based internationally find remote work opportunities with American companies to improve their quality of life. On this week’s episode, we learn how Bloom was started and discuss how it helps people around the world to flourish and grow. 2:55- The Transformative Power of a Mission 6:23- Bloom 12:53- The Ripple Effects of Stable Work 16:41- Quitting Your Day Job 21:00- A Unique Worldwide Talent Pool 24:16- A Vision for the Future 28:26- Feedback and Success Stories 38:02- Raising Awareness 41:32- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? “The more you give, the more you get and I think the same thing is true when we give ourselves to God.” Bloom website- https://www.hirebloom.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2023

Anne Bednar: What the Old Testament Taught a Young Mom With Cancer in 2022

They are stories that took place thousands of years ago—stories that, at times, feel so removed from our present-day that we feel we just can’t relate. But as she studied the Old Testament in 2022, the same year her world got rocked by a cancer diagnosis, Anne Bednar found that those stories came alive. And the people in them? They weren’t all that different from her. In this week’s episode, Anne helps us see just how applicable the scriptures can be to our unique life circumstances if we take the time to study their pages.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2023

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