Melanie Stroud

2021

Episode 24 Doctrine and Covenants 64–66 “The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind”

This episode includes long lost audio of the trip back from Missouri.  It also talks about forgiveness, sharing the gospel, and I read the letter my dad wrote to President Hunter about answered prayers.  From the manual: In the sweltering heat of August 1831, several elders were traveling back to Kirtland after surveying the land …

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Episode 23 Doctrine and Covenants 63 “That Which Cometh from Above Is Sacred”

This episode is about listening with our hearts and not seeking signs.  And a little bit about chastity, and a call to action about an upcoming episode about pornography. From the manual: The site for the city of Zion had been chosen. Church leaders had visited the area and dedicated it as a gathering place …

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Episode 22 Doctrine and Covenants 60–62 “All Flesh Is in Mine Hand”

This episode is about how to be a better missionary! Doctrine and Covenants 60–62 “All Flesh Is in Mine Hand”In June 1831, Joseph Smith held a conference with the elders of the Church in Kirtland. There, the Lord organized some of the elders into companionships and sent them to Jackson County, Missouri, with this charge: …

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Episode 21 Doctrine and Covenants 58-59 with Amber Bell

This episode includes my interview with Amber Bell.  She is so inspiring!   Doctrine and Covenants 59 2 For those that live shall ainherit the earth, and those that bdieshall rest from all their labors, and their works shall follow them; and they shall receive a ccrown in the dmansions of my Father, which I …

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Episode 20 Doctrine and Covenants 58–59 “Anxiously Engaged in a Good Cause”

This episode includes my interview with Alissa Parker, the mother of Emilie Parker who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in 2012. From the manual: When the elders of the Church first saw the site of the city of Zion—Independence, Missouri—it was not what they expected. Some thought they would find a …

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Stupor of thought

We learn some great council from Doctrine and Covenants Section 9. Here Oliver Cowdrey has decided that he wants to do more than just write what Joseph translates; he wants to take his hand at translating himself. The Lord gives Oliver some really great council on receiving revelation. 8 But, behold, I say unto you, that …

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Episode 19 Doctrine and Covenants 49–50 “That Which Is of God Is Light”

This episode is about light and how we can distinguish what is from God and what isn’t by the power of the Holy Ghost.  As always, here is the talk, “Stand Forever” that I quoted in the podcast. Here is the talk by someone like an apostle … but not the apostle (haha). Elder James R. …

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Episode 18 Doctrine and Covenants 46–48 “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”

This episode includes my interview with Finley Joseph about his and his family’s experience visiting one of our churches.  I also speak a little on spiritual gifts and keeping a record. From the manual: As Parley P. Pratt, Oliver Cowdery, Ziba Peterson, and Peter Whitmer Jr. left Kirtland and moved on to other fields of labor, they …

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Season 3 Episode 17 Doctrine and Covenants 45 “The Promises … Shall Be Fulfilled”

This episode is about the signs of the times and positively looking towards the return of the Savior. From the manual:  We live in perilous times, and that can be troubling. Even Jesus’s disciples, when they heard Him prophesy of the calamities that would occur in our day, “were troubled” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:34). The …

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Episode 16 Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 My Law to Govern my Church

This podcast is about section 41-44 of the Doctrine and Covenants – mainly talking about the law of consecration and what it means for us today. From the manual: The rapid growth of the Church in 1830 and 1831—especially the rush of new converts coming to Kirtland, Ohio—was exciting and encouraging to the Saints. But …

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