Melanie Stroud

2021

Episode 34 Part 1 Doctrine and Covenants 102–105 “After Much Tribulation … Cometh the Blessing”

This is the first half of a two-part lesson on zion’s camp and membership counsels. Stayed tuned for the second half which will count for next week’s podcast.  Although it will be available Saturday Morning. From the manual: The Saints in Kirtland were heartbroken to hear that their brothers and sisters in Jackson County, Missouri, …

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Episode 33 Doctrine and Covenants 98–101 “Be Still and Know That I Am God”

***DON’T WORRY!  I WILL GO BACK TO MY USUAL FORMAT NEXT WEEK!  I CHANGED THE INTRO, I’M FINE!! REALLY!!  I JUST FELT THE SCRIPTURES NEEDED TO SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES THIS WEEK.  LOVE YOU.  DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME ANY MORE.**** In this episode, I read the scriptures for the week with no commentary of my own. …

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Episode 32 Doctrine and Covenants 94–97 “For the Salvation of Zion”

This episode is about building temples and following the Lord quickly.  I talk about chastizement we receive from the Lord and enduring it well.  From the manual: When the Lord commanded Moses to build a tabernacle, He told Moses to “make all things according to the pattern shewed to [him] in the mount” (Hebrews 8:5; …

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Episode 31 Doctrine and Covenants 93 “Receive of His Fulness”

This episode is about learning precept on precept and grace for grace.  It talks about light and truth. Letter from listener about following the prophet. “Melanie- I’m SO grateful for your testimony of following the prophet. The Spir“IT” WORKS! I shared my story with my husband and he thinks I’m off my rocker but we …

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Episode 30 Doctrine and Covenants 88 Part 2 and 89–92 “A Principle with Promise”

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

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Episode 29 Doctrine and Covenants 88 “Establish … a House of God” Part A

From the manual:  Every so often, the Lord gives us a small glimpse of His boundless “majesty and power” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:47) through sweeping revelations to His prophets. Doctrine and Covenants 88 is such a revelation—one about light and glory and kingdoms that can make our earthly cares seem insignificant by comparison. Even if we …

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Episode 28 Doctrine and Covenants 85–87 “Stand Ye in Holy Places”

This episode is about journals, how the spirit feels and how it testifies to us, and about standing in holy places.   From the manual: Christmas Day is usually a time to ponder messages like “peace on earth” and “good will toward men” (see Luke 2:14). But on December 25, 1832, Joseph Smith’s mind was occupied …

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Episode 27 Doctrine and Covenants 84 “The Power of Godliness”

July 26–August 1 Doctrine and Covenants 84 “The Power of Godliness” This episode talks about the power of the priesthood in our lives and taking the Book of Mormon lightly. From the manual:Ever since the priesthood was restored in 1829, Latter-day Saints had been blessed by that sacred power. They were baptized, confirmed, and called to serve …

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Episode 26 Doctrine and Covenants 81–83 Where “Much Is Given Much Is Required”

Doctrine and Covenants 81–83 Where “Much Is Given Much Is Required” This episode is about, “Where much is given, much is required.” And I also talk about the Lord being bound when we do what He says.  From the manual: In March 1832, the Lord called Jesse Gause to be a counselor to Joseph Smith …

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Episode 25 Doctrine and Covenants 67–70 “Worth … the Riches of the Whole Earth”

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

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