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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
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
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.
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
2:16- Meeting Lindsey
7:36- A Choice
9:19- Acting in Faith and Acceptance
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.
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
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
49:24- The Opportunity to Worship
52:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
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Conlon and Rachel Bonner: Coping With the Death of a Child
On New Year’s 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 nine-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. For the Bonners, this meant focusing 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
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
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
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.
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
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
42:56- Why Me?
52:39- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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.