Melanie Stroud

Episode 16

Ashley Stroud

This episode focuses on Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I talk about the different versions of the story from the different books in the New Testament.  I interview my Brother-in-law, Jaymeson Stroud about his experience with his sister that was born with a rare genetic disorder.  

I include part of a talk by Elder Paul V Johnson.   Elder Johnson shared a letter his daughter Alisa wrote at Easter time, shortly before she passed away: “Easter is a reminder of all that I hope for myself. That someday I will be healed and someday I will be whole. Someday I won’t have any metal or plastic inside of me. Someday my heart will be free of fear and my mind free of anxieties. … I am so glad I truly believe in a beautiful afterlife”

He continues by saying, “The reality of the Resurrection of the Savior overwhelms our heartbreak with hope because with it comes the assurance that all the other promises of the gospel are just as real—promises that are no less miraculous than the Resurrection. We know that He has the power to cleanse us from all our sins. We know that He has taken upon Himself all our infirmities, pains, and the injustices we have suffered.18 We know that He has “rise[n] from the dead, with healing in his wings.”19 We know that He can make us whole no matter what is broken in us. We know that He “shall wipe away all tears from [our] eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.”20 We know that we can be “made perfect through Jesus … , who wrought out this perfect atonement,”21 if we will just have faith and follow Him.

“And There Shall Be No More Death,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2016, 121).

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6 thoughts on “Episode 16”

  1. Christina Forster

    The disciple Jesus loved is John, not Mark. (John spoke of himself.) Mark wasn’t an apostle. But this was so beautiful.

    1. Melanie Wellman

      Thank you Christina! I have no idea how I messed that up. I’m trying to see if I can somehow edit that. Thanks for the heads up. (And for doing it so nicely.)

  2. Love your podcast! Each and every episode! You are so darling and I love your personality. It’s refreshing that you stay true to yourself because you touch others that way. I wish we had more people like you in the world. Thank-you for all of your efforts in preparing and sharing these beautiful lessons, you are making a BIG difference In so many lives. Thank-you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. I could listen to you all day. Monday morning is my favorite time of day and a great way to start my week! I have to say Monday was not the same without it. I did see your post on Instagram and I totally understand, I’m grateful that you take your time to do this at all. I do agree with the other comment however that I was thrown off by the Mark comment, I always learned that John was the beloved. Hope your week is going well!

  4. I love your podcast! I don’t feel like I’ve done everything to prepare for The Sunday lesson untill I listen to your podcast.
    I live alone and feel like you are the one I discuss the lesson with.
    Thank you for your time and real (not fake) personality. You make it come alive !

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