Melanie Stroud

2021

Episode 15 Doctrine and Covenants 37–40 “If Ye Are Not One Ye Are Not Mine”

This episode is a quick wrap-up of sections 30-36 along with the current lesson 37-40.  I talk about answers to prayers through the Doctrine and Covenants, watching our close associations, and lots of other stuff. April 12–18 Doctrine and Covenants 37–40 “If Ye Are Not One Ye Are Not Mine” From the manual: To the …

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Episode 14 Easter “I Am He Who Liveth, I Am He Who Was Slain”

Easter “I Am He Who Liveth, I Am He Who Was Slain” From the manual: April 3, 1836, was Easter Sunday. After helping administer the sacrament to Saints gathered in the newly dedicated Kirtland Temple, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery found a quiet place behind a veil in the temple and bowed in silent prayer. Then, …

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Episode 13 “It’s OK to Say I Can’t”

This isn’t a full podcast about Doctrine and Covenants 29.   It’s me saying it’s ok to say no once in a while. I will link a few talks about being overwhelmed and making good choices at www.comefollowmeforus.com/s3episode13 – but not right away.  I have to go clean up amphibian slime.

Episode 12 Doctrine and Covenants 27–28 “All Things Must Be Done in Order”

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

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Episode 11 Doctrine and Covenants 23–26 “Strengthen the Church”

This episode talks about finding how the Savior can strengthen us in our trials.  Liberty Jail, my experience on the cruise ship, and Section 25 about Emma.  From the manual: After the Church was organized, the Saints faced a new challenge—to spread the gospel and strengthen those who had already united with the Church, all …

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Episode 10 Doctrine and Covenants 20–22 “The Rise of the Church of Christ”

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

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Episode 9 Doctrine and Covenants 18–19 “The Worth of Souls Is Great”

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

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Episode 8 Doctrine and Covenants 14–17 “Stand as a Witness”

This episode is about the Whitmer family and how they became part of the unfolding of the restoration.  It also talks about the power of God’s word.  Make sure to listen to or read The Saints about these events.  So much good stuff. From the manual: Even though the work of translation was progressing well, …

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

This Episode is co-hosted with my sister and sister-in-law, Shelby Stroud.  This episode is about the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood and Oliver Cowdery and Joseph Smith.  From the manual:  Most people around the world have probably never heard of a place called Harmony, Pennsylvania. But the Lord often chooses obscure locations for the most …

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

Doctrine and Covenants 10–11 This episode is about Satan and how much he wants to stop God’s work from progressing.  But never fear, the Lord’s “wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.” From the manual: As the translation of the Book of Mormon progressed, a question naturally arose: What should Joseph Smith and …

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