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Conference TalkMay 28, 2023
S5E08: Safely Gathered Home (feat. Mike Rush)
This week we're covering Elder Quentin L. Cook's talk, "Safely Gathered Home" which is all about the gathering of Israel. Which means we got to invite a guest who's a total "gathering and restoration of Israel nerd," author Mike Rush! We talk about the amazon promises the Lord has given about covenant Israel in the last days-- the likes of which will "be a more spectacular event than the children of Israel coming out of Egypt in Moses’ day."
Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives by President Russell M. Nelson
Let God Prevail by President Russell M. Nelson
Bible Dictionary: Israel, Kingdom of
S5E07: There Can Be Nothing So Exquisite and Sweet as Was My Joy / Have I Truly Been Forgiven
A few days late, but that's how the Fugazza family rolls! That's right! Join regular host Melissa Fugazza and her family (Rob, Giada and Sophia), as they discuss two FANTASTIC talks from Elders Christensen's talk, "There Can Be Nothing So Exquisite and Sweet as Was My Joy" and Elder Nattress talk, "Have I Truly Been Forgiven?"
S5E06: Accessing God’s Power through Covenants
Melissa & Shelbi host this weeks episode by discussing Elder Renlund's address, "Accessing God’s Power through Covenants." Melissa and Shelbi are temple fans and couldn't be more obsessed with it. They share insights they have learned about covenants and share ideas on how to gain a testimony of the temple and covenants.
"One In Christ" , Story of The Amazon River by Elder Ulisses Soares
Creating Lift by Elder Uchtdorf
"The Power of Spiritual Momentum" by President Nelson
Not Making a Choice is a Choice by President Bednar
The Rocket Example by Elder Renlund
S5E05: Peacemakers Needed!
We welcome Dr. Civility himself, Ben Pacini, to sit down with Matthew on the podcast today to discuss Pres. Nelson's loving rebuke of a talk, "Peacemakers Needed."
More Love, Less Contempt by Arthur C Brooks (BYU Devotional)
The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Prophets, Leadership, and Divine Law by President Russell M. Nelson
The Inconvenient Messiah by Elder Jeffrey R Holland
Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk
Shorts: Death by Planning
Did you know a group of vultures is called a committee? Our committees and councils in the Church feel that way sometimes-- we huddle around a pick at a problem but rarely actually help. Pres. Ballard and Elder Arnold have some haunting stories to share about that. We need more ministering and less administering.
S5E04: The Work of the Temple and Family History—One and the Same Work / A Voice of Gladness!
Shelbi & Chanelle are your hosts this week, they tackle two talks: "The Work of the Temple and Family History—One and the Same Work" by Elder Benjamín De Hoyos and "A Voice of Gladness" by Elder Kevin R. Duncan. Come listen to insights about the temple, family history, and the importance of holding on in faith.
Shorts: Please don't throw things when you're angry!
Someone threw a knife at the prophet! Pres. Nelson recounted having a scalpel angrily thrown at him when he was interning at a surgeon's practice. But that's not the only time we've talked about throwing things in anger in General Conference. Pres. Monson and Pres. Hinckley both shared stories about rage monsters throwing items around and I think that's interesting.
ResourcesPeacemakers Needed by President Russell M. Nelson School Thy Feelings, O My Brother by President Thomas S. Monson Slow to Anger by President Gordon B. Hinckley
Join Matthew and Meg as we discuss Elder Gong's talk, Ministering. Matthew recently finished a few years as Elders Quorum President and Meg is just starting in her calling as Relief Society President so there is a lot to discuss on this one!
S5E04: The Greatest Easter Story Ever Told
On this weeks episode the Stanfill's hop on the mic's! Come and listen to Elder Stevenson's talk, "The Greatest Story Ever Told." There are no reosurces for this episode but there is a lot of fun thought provoking ideas on how to make Easter more Christ Centered.
S5E01: Conference Talk April 2023 Recap
Tune in as our Conference Talk hosts share their favorite moments from the most recent sessions of General Conference!
Shorts: The Five Dollar Lawn
In the early 2000s, I mowed laws in the neighborhood. Though my neighbors offered $20 a pop, I never accepted more than $5. And you can thank a conference talk Bishop Vaughn J. Featherstone gave in 1973 for that!
The story of the Five Dollar Lawn by Bishop Featherston
Pres. Kimball's quote about how we can be perfect in certain aspects
S4E24: Nourishing and Bearing Your Testimony
Don't be fooled when Melissa starts the episode by mistakenly citing "Elder Stevens" talk, because this amazing talk about testimonies was given by Elder Gary E. Stevenson! Join Meg Tilton and Melissa Fugazza for fun stories of weird missionary experiences, detecting fraud and following some basic things we can do to be spiritually stronger.
"Nourishing and Bearing Your Testimony"-Elder Gary E. Stevenson
"Just Give Me Jesus"-Anne Graham Lotz (quoted in episode)
S4E23: Put On Thy Strength, O Zion
Matthew and Michael discuss Elder Bednar's powerful talk, Put On Thy Strength, O Zion. A lot of Temple references, and some sobering thoughts about the Second Coming!
S4E22: And They Sought to See Jesus Who He Was
Matthew sits down with Sky from the Sit Down with Sky Podcast to discuss And They Sought to See Jesus Who He Was by Elder James W. McConkie III.
All the places you can find Sky and his podcast
Pres. Packer: "True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior."
Pres. Nelson's Topical Guide study challenge
Preach My Gospel: "Regardless of needs or problems, all people are best helped as they accept and live the gospel."
Shorts: Pres. Nelson is bringing chivalry back into style!
Brethren, you stand when an Apostle enters the room. But do you stand when a woman enters the room? According to Pres. Nelson, maybe you should. Today, for International Women's Day, study these words from our Prophet and maybe we can bring chivalry back into style!
Honoring the Priesthood by Pres. Russell M. Nelson
S4E21: Lifted Up upon the Cross
On this episode The Stanfill's feel so blessed to be able to talk about Elder Holland's talk titled "Lifted Up upon the Cross." Join in their discussion about the symbolism of The Cross as related to being members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Shelbi shares a personal story about discipleship and Kevin hits home on how the absence of The Cross says more about our religion than anything.
Elder Holland: Suffering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRLDdNk5G4Y
Hope Works Video: Spiritual Beings and The Human Experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXw_5r5ZHpM&list=PLAYgY8SPtEWEDhEa13V4-TFSR7QrV7ahS&index=32
S4E20: Wholehearted / We Can Do Hard Things through Him
Join as The Tilton household takes over this week as they discuss two talks this week. The first, Elder Isaac K. Morrison's talk, "We Can Do Hard Things through Him" and Michelle D. Craig's talk titled , "Wholehearted." We were excited for you to listen and let us know what you think!
Shorts: Efficiency paralysis-- when it just doesn't matter!
Do you sometimes experience a loss of words giving a blessing? Take heart, because so does President Oaks!
Why is it we think some priesthood holders give better blessings than others? How can we give blessings when the words don't come? Is the inspiration the Spirit or just me? How can we know the best options for my life?
Matthew shares his thoughts on "efficiency paralysis," bringing in some important teachings Pres. Oaks shared in April 2010.
S4E19: Happy and Forever
We have a special guest this episode, Carol Rice who is partnered with Public Square Magazine & TheFamilyProclimation.org! We could not think of a better expert to discuss with Kevin Elder Gong's address, "Happy and Forever." So many great nuggets of gold. We hope you enjoy listening to this weeks episode.
Shorts: Commanding a Submarine in the name of Jesus
Do you ever invoke the power of God outside a formal ordinance or blessing? Pres. Monson shared an insightful experience of doing just that.
To Learn, to Do, to Be by President Thomas S. Monson
Pres. Nelson's insights on prayer and fishing
S4E18: His Yoke Is Easy and His Burden Is Light
Sis. Dennis's talk, His Yoke Is Easy and His Burden Is Light is Matthew's least favorite conference talk of all time! Frankly, he felt it was so heavy on "don't judge" that it bordered on minimizing disobedience. But as he thought about it, the Spirit whispered, "a talk you struggle with is the one you need the most." So he decided to sink his teeth into this talk, dig through it to find some gems, and share it with us. Join Matthew and Melissa in discussing the tug of war between clarity v charity and niceness v kindness. And tons more dog puns. 🐶
Truth and Tolerance by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks
The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
The Second Half of the Second Century of Brigham Young University
Kindness, Charity, and Love by President Thomas S. Monson
You Are My Hands by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence by Elder Jörg Klebingat
Shorts: Faith when you don't feel it
Faith and fear are opposites... right? Well, sort of. It depends how you define them. Matthew was inspired by Meg's episode a few weeks back and studied what fear and faith mean within a Gospel context and his personal experiences with both.
Matthew's blog post on this topic
The episode that inspired this one
Pres. Packer: "Fear is the opposite of faith."
It’s True, Isn’t It? Then What Else Matters? by Elder Andersen
You Know Enough (also by Elder Andersen)
Faith Is Not by Chance, but by Choice by Elder... ANDERSEN!
S4E17: Lasting Discipleship / Patterns of Discipleship
On this weeks episode we have Kevin & Shelbi Stanfill discussing two talks. The first is Elder Lund's Talk titled, "Lasting Discipleship" and Elder Sitati's talk titled, "Patterns of Discipleship." If you haven't guessed it already discipleship is a big topic in this podcast! We hope you enjoy!
"Flashes of Light" by Elder Lund BYU Speech
Shorts: Pres. Eyring's Temple Experience
We're trying something new: Conference Talk Shorts! A mini episode about 5 minutes long, sharing a brief insight about a talk from older conference talks or devotionals. Less formal, way shorter, hope you enjoy.
Pres. Eyring gave two talks within 18 months of each other, telling the same story in each, but adding some sacred detail to the second retelling. Join Matthew in considering that story and the lesson on personal revelation he got out of it.
Holiness and the Plan of Happiness by Pres. Eyring - October 2019
I Love to See the Temple by Pres. Eyring - April 2021
Elder Bednar: "How do I know if it's me or the Spirit?"
Pres. Nelson: "increased time in the temple will bless your life in ways nothing else can."
S4E16: The Eternal Principle of Love
On this weeks episode Meg Tilton and guest Rhonda Farr discuss Elder Montoya's talk, "The Eternal Principle of Love." Meg & Rhonda have worked together in the professional world but now come together to discuss spiritual application with their background in life coaching. We hope you enjoy this weeks episode.
S4E15: Drawing Closer to The Savior / The Answer is Jesus
Join Chanelle and a very special guest, Lynnette Sheppard this week as they discuss two talks, Elder Andersen's talk, "Drawing Closer to The Savior" and Elder Olsens Talk, "The Answer is Jesus." Wonderful insights were shared on this episode that are sure to strengthen your testimony in our Savior Jesus Christ.
S4E14: The Doctrine of Belonging
We all belong in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is a place for each and every one of us in the Kingdom of God. Come and listen to Melissa & Matthew discuss, "The Doctrine of Belonging" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson.
"And Nothing Shall Offend Them" by Elder David A. Bednar
"Trial of Your Faith" by Elder Neil L Andersen
"The Needs Before Us" by Bonnie L. Oscarson
S4E13: Are You Still Willing / Building a Life Resistant to the Adversary
This we we have Meg & Greg Tilton discussing "Are You Still Willing" by Elder Kevin W. Pearson and "Building a Life Resistant to the Adversary" by Jorge F. Zeballos. We felt these two talks really complimented one another and we hope you find reviewing & listening to them helpful.
S4E12: The Virtue of the Word (feat. Shawn Rapier)
Guest Shawn Rapier joins Matthew in discussing Shawn's friend, Elder Mark D. Eddy, and his talk, "The Virtue of the Word." We deep dive into Book of Mormon history, enjoy a delicious barbecue analogy, and Shawn shares a powerful story from his mission.
The story of the missionary who was losing his testimony (it was Pres. Ballard, not Elder Scott)
If you're a Disneyland/DisneyWorld buff, check out Shawn's podcast, "Castle Collective!" And the archives of his inspiring faithful stories podcast, "Latter-Day Lives."
S4E11: In Partnership with The Lord
Kevin & Shelbi head up this episode of Elder Soares talk titled, "In Partnership with The Lord." Kevin & Shelbi have been married for 3 1/2 years and added some of their own tips and insights on their marriage so far in accordance with the principles Elder Soares discusses in his talk. Join in to let us know what you think!
The Family Proclamation
Definition of "Help Meet"
S4E10: Our Earthly Stewardship
Join in this week as Meg & Erin discuss Bishop Gérald Caussé talk, "Our Earthly Stewardship." They give some advice and tips to help us become better stewards of the earth.
S4E09: Follow Jesus Christ with Footsteps of Faith
We are all pioneers...and it's cool! Listen to Melissa Fugazza and special guest Jennifer Roach, as they discuss President Ballard's amazing talk!
S4E08: Be True to God and His Work (feat. Greg Matsen)
Greg Matsen, host of the Cwic Show, joins as a guest for this episode discussion Elder Cook's talk, Be True to God and His Work. We talk about testimonies, repentance, the new For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, and so much more
Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives by Pres. Russell M. Nelson
Activism v Discipleship by Bro. Ahmad S. Corbitt
Why You Should Put YOUR MASK On First (My Brain Without Oxygen) - Smarter Every Day
Gospel Principles Manual, Chapter 7: The Holy Ghost
The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation by President Russell M. Nelson
To Acquire Spiritual Guidance by Elder Richard G. Scott
Joseph Smith quote about sexual sin being the defining sin of our dispensation
And Nothing Shall Offend Them by Elder David A. Bednar
Personal Peace in Challenging Times by Elder Quentin L. Cook
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Why the past 10 years of American life have been uniquely stupid by Jonathan Haidt
The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity by Elder Dale G. Renlund
Jesus Christ Is the Strength of Youth by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
A Framework for Personal Revelation by Elder Dale G. Renlund
S4E07: What is True / Overcome The World and Find Rest / Focus on The Temple
On this weeks episode Melissa & Chanelle undertake discussing ALL 3 of President Nelsons talks given at this past October 2022 General Conference. President Nelson's talks included, "What is True?", "Overcome The World and Find Rest", and "Focus on The Temple." We hope you enjoy it!
S4E06: This Day
Listen in this week in The Stanfill home as Kevin & Shelbi discuss Elder Rasband's Talk, "This Day." They had some fun insights & discussion about The Book of Mormon & personal Experiences that they have shared individually and as a couple.
The Book of Mormon Podcast: https://anchor.fm/christccpodcast-bom
S4E05: A Framework for Personal Revelation (feat. Brad McBride)
Blogger and author Brad McBride joins Matthew and Shelbi in discussing Elder Dale G. Renlund's talk, "A Framework for Personal Revelation." This talk was definitely one of the heavy-hitters of the October 2022 General Conference!
A Quarter and Two Big Lies by Brad McBride
Two Lines of Communication by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks
BD Prayer: "The object of prayer is not to change the will of God but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant but that are made conditional on our asking for them."
Elder Pearson: Don't pray about whether to go on a mission
Now Is the Time to Serve a Mission! by Elder Richard G. Scott
By Divine Design by Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Alternate Voices by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks
Elder Bednar quote on telling if it's you or the Spirit
Moroni 7: "I show unto you the way to judge"
Spiritually Defining Memories by Elder Neil L. Andersen
Pres. Kimball: on remembering.
S4E04: Bonus Episode "Choices for Eternity"
Get ready for a wonderful episode hosted by Matthew Watkins and Melissa Fugazza. In this episode they discussed President Nelsons World Wide Devotional to the youth titled, "Choices for Eternity." You may even hear some of Google's voice in this episode. Let us know what you think & enjoy the episode!
Sister Wendy Nelsons talk, "One Question That Can Change Your Life"
S4E03: Jesus Christ is the Strength of Youth
Listen in on Michael Young and Matthew Watkins as they discuss Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk "Jesus Christ is the Strength of Youth" from the Saturday Morning Session of the October 2022 General Conference.
S4E02: Helping The Poor and Distressed / Let Doing Good Be Our Normal
Listen in on The Stanfill home and the thoughts they had on President Oaks Talk, "Helping The Poor and Distressed" and Elder Rafael E. Pino's Talk, "Let Doing Good be Our Normal".
Biography of The Seventies: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/learn/quorum-of-the-seventy?lang=eng
Biography of The Quorum of The Twelve & First Presidency: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/learn/global-leadership-of-the-church?lang=eng
S4E01: October 2022 General Conference Thoughts
On this special episode come & listen as Matthew Watkins and husband and wife duo, Shelbi & Kevin Stanfill share their biggest take aways from this most recent General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
S3E24: Our Heartfelt All
Join in on this FINAL episode of the season covering the last 6 months between April 2022 and October 2022 General Conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This final episode of the season is with Meg Tilton & Kevin Stanfill as they discuss Elder Uchtdorf's talk, "Our Heartfelt All" .
S3E23: Conversion is Our Goal / Come into the Fold of God
This week come listen to one of our husband and wife duo's Kevin & Shelbi Stanfill where they discuss two talks, Conversion is Our Goal by Mark L. Pace and Come Into the Fold of God by Randy D. Funk. Shelbi shares and references a talk that Jeffrey R. Holland gave in the Texas McAllen mission in 2016 with thoughts focused on conversion and missionary work.
S3E22: In Awe of Christ and His Gospel
Join Meg Tilton and Erin Rodabough (both seminary teachers) discuss Elder Ulissess Soares talk, In Awe of Christ and His Gospel. They have fun as they share their insights from this talk and their take-aways.
S3E21: Divine Love in the Father’s Plan
Matthew gets on his soapbox and Michael bears pure testimony in this episode covering Pres. Oaks's powerhouse (and controversial) talk, "Divine Love in the Father's Plan." Pres. Oaks doesn't mince words, and neither do we.
More Diligent and Concerned at Home by Elder David A. Bednar
Choices for Eternity by Pres. Russell M. Nelson
Letter from the First Presidency about Proposition 8
S3E20: The Power of Spiritual Momentum
This week Melissa and Shelbi discuss The Power of Spiritual Momentum by our Prophet President Russell M. Nelson. They share some fun personal experiences about how spiritual momentum has increased in their lives. Come & Listen! No show notes for this episode just some fun stories and laughs!
S3E19: To Heal the World (feat. the Words of the Prophets Podcast)
Todd, Rivka, and Burke from the Words of the Prophets podcast join Matthew for a special cross-over episode! Today we're talking about Elder Rasband's talk, "To Heal the World." So much to unpack here, and go give the Words of the Prophets podcast a listen, too!
ResourcesReligious Freedom and COVID-19 by Elder Bednar The Need for a Church by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks "Holy Envy" by Dr. Krister Stendahl
S3E18: Love, Share, Invite
Join another husband and wife duo on our podcast Meg & Greg Tilton as they share some great insights to missionary work with their family while discussing Elder Stevenson's Talk: Love, Share, Invite.
S3E17: Teaching Self Reliance / For God So Loved Us
Join husband and wife, James & Chanelle Nielson on this episode of Conference Talk where they discuss two talks Teaching Self Reliance by Hugo Martinez and For God So Loved Us by Michael Ringwood.
It's always empowering when we share our personal stories and James & Chanelle share some stories about their family and raising 5 children.
Becoming Self Reliant, President Heber J. Grant
S3E16: Valiant Discipleship in the Latter Days (feat. Brad McBride)
This is Matthew's fanboy episode. His favorite blogger (Brad McBride) joined the show to discuss his favorite Conference speaker: Elder Jörg Klebingat and his inspiring "call to arms" General Conference talk from April 2022: "Valiant Discipleship in the Latter Days."
There was so much to unpack here, this was such a fun episode, we hope you won't even care about the weird buzzing noise in Matthew's mic during a few minutes towards the end of the episode! 😉
Pres. Packer threw cake at some missionaries to make a point
Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence by Elder Jörg Klebingat
Choices for Eternity by Pres. Russell M. Nelson
Spiritual Whirlwinds by Elder Neil L. Andersen
Elder Hugh B. Brown: "Abraham needed to learn something about Abraham."
"The Challenge to Become" by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks, October 2000
"Continue in Patience" by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, April 2010
Elder Bednar making a Back to the Future reference on the All In podcast.
"The Tyranny of Tolerance" by Elder David A Bednar from the "Conversations" podcast
"As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority by Elder Richard G. Scott
"When men say unto us, 'you are not like us,' we reply 'we know it; we do not want to be. We want to be like the Lord."
S3E15: Do What Mattereth Most and Your Divine Nature & Eternal Destiny
Join Shelbi and Chanelle discuss two talks on this episode. Sister Cravens Talk, "Do What Mattereth Most" and Elder Renlund's talk, "Your Divine Nature & Eternal Destiny".
S3E14: Our Relationship with God (feat. Greg Matsen)
Greg Matsen from Cwic Media joins Matthew in discussing Elder D. Todd Christofferson's talk, Our Relationship with God.
Resources"As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten" by Elder Christofferson But If Not... by Elder Dennis E. Simmons None Were With Him by Elder Jeffrey R Holland Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence by Elder Jörg Klebingat Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet by Pres. Ezra Taft Benson
S3E13: We Are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (feat. Shawn Rapier)
Join Matthew and special guest Shawn Rapier as we discuss Sis. Reyna I. Aburto's unifying talk, "We Are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Shawn brought great insights and great humor to this episode, make sure to check out his podcast, Latter-day Lives!
S3E12: Lessons At The Well / Christ Heals That Which Is Broken
Join Melissa Fugazza and Shelbi Stanfill as they discuss two talks this week, "Lessons At The Well" By Susan H. Porter and "Christ Heals That Which Is Broken" by Amy A. Wright.
Hope Works Video: We Are Spiritual Beings Have A Human Experience
Power to become podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/58AIsrvqi0IhuOgWGOdRRf?si=CPB0GvftQ6KGosyxIqOonw
By Divine Design by Elder Redlund: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2017/11/saturday-afternoon-session/by-divine-design?lang=eng
S3E11: Conversion To The Will Of God
Join husband and wife, Megan and Greg Tilton (first time guest) as they discuss Elder Cook's talk, Conversion To The Will Of God.
S3E10.5: We Each Have A Story Pt.2
Elder Gong's address was just so good we had another podcast dedicated to this talk! Join Chanelle Nielson and Liz Kazandzhy as they discuss Elder Gong's conference address, We Each Have A Story.
S310: Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong (feat. Kurt Francom)
This week Matthew is joined by special guest Kurt Francom from the Leading Saints podcast! We're discussing Elder Kevin S. Hamilton's talk "Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong." Great discussion on leadership, Church culture, and the nature of the Atonement of Christ. Don't miss this episode on a fantastic talk!
S3E09: Fear Not: Believe Only! (feat. Mellissa DePaola)
Clinical social worker, therapist, and young women's president Mellissa DePaola joins Matthew to discuss Elder Holland's talk, Fear Not: Believe Only!
NOTE: If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.
ResourcesElder Holland - Like a Broken Vessel Kurzgesagt - An Antidote to Dissatisfaction (video) Pres. Oaks quote: "For a variety of causes, every elder experiences increases and decreases in his level of sensitivity to the promptings of the Spirit." Pres. Packer quote: "The end of all activity in the Church is to see that a man and a woman with their children are happy at home, sealed together for time and for all eternity." Elder Holland quote: "[We] are not deaf or blind to the feelings that swirl around marriage and the whole same-sex topic... I and many of my Brethren have spent more time and shed more tears on this subject than we could ever adequately convey to you this morning or any morning. We have spent hours discussing what the doctrine of the Church can and cannot provide the individuals and families struggling over this difficult issue." Elder Bednar's NPC address and Q&A Elder Hollands October 2021 address Church resources on suicide
S3E08: Lift Up Your Heart and Rejoice / He Is Risen... (feat. Jennifer Roach)
We have a special guest this week! Jennifer Roach was a pastor until she learned about the Gospel. Listen to her conversion story and discussion on two General Conference talks:He Is Risen with Healing in His Wings: We Can Be More Than Conquerors by Elder Patrick Kearon Lift Up Your Heart and Rejoice by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis
Follow Jennifer Roach on Facebook!
S3E07: Steady In The Storms
S3E06: We Each Have A Story Pt.1
Join Shelbi Stanfill and first time guest, Abrianna Rice, discuss Elder Gong's talk: We Each Have Story.
Questions to Ask-Where are you from? What does your name mean? What does their name mean to you? Why did they name their kids their kids names? What is a lesson they taught you? How did they give you peace or show you what peace was? How did they overcome sorrow? How did they overcome pain? What role did they play for you? What is something they did for you that you did not expect?
S3E05: Following Jesus: Being a Peacemaker
Join Kevin and Shelbi Stanfill as they discuss Elder Neil L. Andersen's Following Jesus: Being a Peacemaker
S3E04: A Mighty Change of Heart: "I Have Nothing More To Give You" / Ladder of Faith
Join Meg Tilton and Shelbi Stanfill as they discuss Elder Eduardo Gavarret's A Mighty Change of Heart: "I Have Nothing More To Give You" and Elder Larry S. Kacher's Ladder of Faith.
Resources:"The Fourth Missionary" by Lawrence Corbridge
S3E03: But We Heeded Them Not
Lotta opposition out there. But "we will heed not what the wicked may say, for the Lord alone we will obey." That was Elder Bednar's message from the Saturday morning session of the April 2022 General Conference. Join Shelbi and Kevin in his inspiring talk, "But We Heeded Them Not."
S3E02: Missionary Service Blessed My Life Forever
Did you feel the strong missionary vibe during the April 2022 Saturday morning session? We sure did. Join Kevin and Michael in discussion Pres. M. Russell Ballard's talk, "Missionary Service Blessed My Life Forever."
S3E01: Preaching the Gospel of Peace and Now is the Time
Season 3 has begun! Join us as we review the April 2022 General Conference! In episode 1, Chanelle and Meg Tilton discuss the "bookend" addresses from President Nelson: "Preaching the Gospel of Peace" and "Now Is the Time."
S2E20: How do you Conference?
The April 2022 General Conference is here and we're discussion our Conference traditions, highlights, and memories. Join us next week for season 3 where we got over the talks!
2E19: Trust Again
S2E18: The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation
Join Chanelle and her husband as they discuss Pres. Nelson's main address, "The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation."
S2E17: The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity (feat. Nick Galieti)
Guest Nick Galieti joins Matthew to discuss Elder Renlund's talk, "The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity." We're talking contention, unit, the invasion of Ukraine, some insights on the Finland Temple, and much more!
Israel, Israel, God Is Calling by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Famine of Meekness by Nick Galieti
Personal Peace in Challenging Times By Elder Quentin L. Cook
S2E16: Daily Restoration
S2E15: Hold Up Your Light
Join Matthew and Melissa as we discuss Elder Marcus B. Nash's Conference talk, "Hold Up Your Light." Plus, some missionary stories involving a chance encounter at a Mexican restaurant, and a passion for... X-Files? This episode was really fun 😉
Join the Battalion, Help Gather Israel by President Nelson
Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Ask in Faith by Elder David A. Bednar
Matthew's posts on missionary work
S2E14: Worthiness Is Not Flawlessness
Listen to Michael and Matthew discuss the personal experiences they've had with grace and repentance as they review Bradley R. Wilcox's talk, Worthiness Is Not Flawlessness.
We Can Do Better and Be Better by President Russell M. Nelson
"As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
S2E13: Personal Peace in Challenging Times (feat. Brad McBride)
Special guest Brad McBride sits down with Matthew to talk about Elder Quentin L. Cook's talk, Personal Peace in Challenging Times.
S2E12: The Faith to Ask and Then to Act
Join Matthew and Michael as we discuss Pres. Henry B. Eyring's talk: The Faith to Ask and Then to Act
Two Lines of Communication - by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks
The secrets of Godliness - by Matthew
S2E11: Lovest Thou Me More Than These?
Join Chanelle and Shelbi as we talk about Elder M. Russell Ballard's talk, "Lovest Thou Me More Than These?"
"A Saint Through the Atonement of Christ the Lord" by Elder Jeffrey R Holland
S2E10: Another grab bag!
Join Michael and Melissa as we discuss two talks this episode: The Things of My Soul by Elder Ronald A. Rasband and Simply Beautiful-- Beautifully Simple by Elder Gary E. Stevenson.
S2E9: Grab bag!
Join Kevin and Shelbi in discussing not one, not two, but three talks in this special 'grab bag' episode! We're talking about "Faith to Act and Become" by Elder Ciro Schmeil, "God's Love: The Most Joyous to the Soul" by Susan H. Porter, and "Addressing Mental Health" by Elder Erich W. Kopischke. Don't miss it!
S2E8: With the Power of God in Great Glory
Join Michael and Matthew in discussing Elder Bednar's Talk, "With the Power of God in Great Glory." We'll be talking about missionary work, temple work, what it means to be yoked with the Savior, and making our homes like the Temple. And Michael will share a touching personal story of almost losing his daughter.
S2E7: The Need for a Church
S2E6: Becoming More in Christ: The Parable of the Slope
Join us for a special episode with four hosts! Michael, Shelbi, Kevin, and Chanelle sit down and discuss "Elder Clark G. Gilbert's talk, Becoming More in Christ: The Parable of the Slope."
S2E5: The Love of God
Join Matthew and Melissa as we go over Elder Christofferson's talk, "The Love of God."
Resources mentioned in this episode
Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine, and Pure Revelation by Pres. Nelson
The Love and Laws of God by Pres. Nelson
The Cost-- and Blessings-- of Discipleship by Elder Holland
The Second Half of the Second Century of Brigham Young University by Elder Holland
Two Great Commandments by Pres. Oaks
S2E4: The Savior's Abiding Compassion
Kevin and Michael review Elder Soares's talk, "The Savior's Abiding Compassion."
Resources mentioned in this episode
"Eyes to See" by Sis. Michelle D Craig
S2E3: Come Unto Christ, and Don't Come Alone
Join Shelbi and Chanelle as they discuss Pres. Bonnie H. Cordon's talk, Come unto Christ and Don't Come Alone.
You Can Gather Israel - Elder Ahmad S. Corbitt
The Lord Uses The Unlikely to Accomplish the impossible - President Nelson
S2E2: The Greatest Possession by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Matthew and Shelbi sit down to talk about Elder Holland's address, "The Greatest Possession." We also discuss the formation of this new, "re-launched" Conference Talk podcast and the miracles that led up to it.
Resources mentioned in this episode
The Greatest Possession by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
The Second Half of the Second Century of Brigham Young University - by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
The Fourth Missionary by Lawrence E Corbridge
The Cost-- and Blessings--of Discipleship by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
S2E1: President Nelson's Opening and Closing Remarks
Join Matthew and Michael as we re-launch the Conference Talk podcast. This week, we're talking about Pres. Nelson's opening and closing remarks from the October 2021 General Conference.
By Union of Feeling We Obtain Power with God - Sharon Eubank (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we begin discussing the Women's General Session by covering the talk entitled "By Union of Feeling We Obtain Power with God" by Sharon Eubank. Topics we discuss include: achieving unity, obtaining a Godly perspective on differences and hardships, and developing faith in Jesus Christ.
God Will do Something Unimaginable - Elder Dieter F. Utchdorf (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Dieter F. Utchdorf's talk entitled "God Will do Something Unimaginable." Topics include: our destiny as children of God, the youth of the Church are an example for us, the Church is led personally by Jesus Christ, and how General Conference has blessed our lives as we study the talks.
The Culture of Christ - Elder William K. Jackson (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "The Culture of Christ" by Elder William K. Jackson of the Seventy! We discuss: following the Savior, doing what He does, and being in the world but not of the world.
The Exquisite Gift of the Son - Elder Matthew S. Holland (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Matthew S. Holland's talk entitled "The Exquisite Gift of the Son." We hope our reverent discussion of the Atonement of Jesus Christ will edify and bless your day.
There Was Bread - Bishop W. Christopher Waddell (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "There Was Bread" by Bishop W. Christopher Waddell. All commandments are spiritual in nature and prepare us for eternity.
All Nations, Kindred, and Tongues - Elder Gerrit W. Gong (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Gerrit W. Gong's talk entitled "All Nations, Kindred, and Tongues." We had the opportunity to discuss our thoughts and testimonies concerning Elder Gong's talk and the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Finding Joy in Christ - Elder Steven J. Lund (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "Finding Joy in Christ" by Elder Steven J. Lund!
Sustainable Societies - Elder Todd D. Christofferson (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Todd D. Christofferson's talk entitled "Sustainable Societies."
Love Your Enemies - President Dallin H. Oaks (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "Love Your Enemies" by President Dallin H. Oaks.
Recommended to the Lord - Elder Ronald A. Rasband (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Ronald A. Rasband's talk entitled "Recommended to the Lord"!
Hearts Knit Together in Righteousness and Unity - Elder Quentin L. Cook (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Quentin L. Cook's address from the Saturday morning session of General Conference!
Eyes to See - Michelle D. Craig (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "Eyes to See" by Michelle D. Craig. We discuss the spiritual gift of discernment and the universal call to serve.
We Will Prove Them Herewith - Elder David A. Bednar (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss President Nelson's opening remarks and Elder David A. Bednar's talk entitled "We Will Prove Them Herewith."
Becoming like Him - Elder Scott D. Whiting (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Scott D. Whiting's talk "Becoming like Him." Subjects discussed include: choosing to be like Jesus Christ, the next step mentality, conducting companionship inventory.
Conference Recap (Oct 2020)
On this episode, we are joined by our friend Abrianna Rice for our first thoughts and takeaways from the 190th semi-annual general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Go Forward in Faith - President Russell M. Nelson (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss President Russell M. Nelson's concluding address entitled, "Go Forward in Faith." Subjects discussed include: temples, intent, and the Lord's plan to save all His people.
Sharing the Message of the Restoration and the Resurrection - Elder D. Todd Christofferson (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder D. Todd Christofferson's talk entitled "Sharing the Message of the Restoration and the Resurrection"! Subjects discussed: flesh and mortality, Jesus Christ as the key to our redemption, the spirit world, missionary work in the spirit world, the importance of the Book of Mormon, and our testimony of General Conference.
The Finest Homes - Elder L. Whitney Clayton (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we are overjoyed to introduce our friend Samuel Raubenheimer and his guests as they discuss the talk entitled "The Finest Homes" by Elder L. Whitney Clayton! Enjoy!
Come and Belong - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf (Apr 2020)
On this episode of Conference Talk!, we discuss Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk entitled "Come and Belong". We go down quite the rabbit hole, so expect a wide range of subjects including: Faith in Jesus Christ, fulfilling Church callings, and starting conversations about Jesus Christ and His Restored Gospel.
Finding Refuge From the Storms of Life - Elder Ricardo P. Giménez (Apr 2020)
On this episode we discuss the talk entitled "Finding Refuge From the Storms of Life" by Elder Ricardo P. Giménez of the Seventy! Subjects discussed include: being subject to trials and a fallen world, developing faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, why we should follow Christ at all, and how we can help others 'find the way out'.
The Blessing of Continuing Revelation - Elder Quentin L. Cook (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Quentin L. Cook's talk entitled "The Blessing of Continuing Revelation to Prophets and Personal Revelation to Guide Our Lives". We reference a video with Elder David A. Bednar throughout this episode, and you can find here:
The Great Plan - President Dalin H. Oaks (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss President Dalin H. Oaks' talk entitled "The Great Plan," which details and clarifies doctrines pertaining to premortal, mortal, and post mortal life for all of Heavenly Father's children.
Hear Him - President Russell M. Nelson (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss President Russell M. Nelson's preeminent talk entitled "Hear Him"! Subjects discussed include: the ongoing Restoration, the personal value of personal scripture study, the impact of one's personal righteousness, the new Church proclamation regarding the Restoration, and much more!
Let This House Be Built Unto My Name - Elder David A. Bednar (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder David A. Bednar's talk entitled "Let This House Be Built Unto My Name"! We absolutely loved this talk so we got carried away talking about temples. Enjoy!
A Perfect Brightness of Hope - Elder Jeffery R. Holland (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Jeffery R. Holland's talk entitled "A Perfect Brightness of Hope." Subjects discussed include: hungering for spiritual experiences/knowledge, personal conversion, and establishing Zion.
That They May See - Sister Bonnie H. Cordon (Apr 2020)
On this episode, the have the pleasure to listen to our friend Abrianna Rice bear testimony and share some thoughts about Sister Bonnie H. Cordon's talk entitled "That They May See". We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Fulfillment of Prophecy - Elder Ronald A. Rasband (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we are honored to have our friend and past podcast guest Edward Vissoni share his thoughts on Elder Ronald A. Rasband's talk entitled "Fulfillment of Prophecy."
First Presidency Talks, Saturday Evening (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss three talks: "He Goes before Us," "The Melchizedek Priesthood and the Keys," and "Opening the Heavens for Help," all delivered by the First Presidency of the Church! Subjects discussed range from Family History and the Spirit of Elijah to Priesthood responsibilities in the home and our testimonies of following prophetic counsel!
United in Accomplishing God's Work - Sister Jean Bingham (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we are joined by our friend Jenni Pheifer as we discuss Sister Jean Bingham's talk entitled "United in Accomplishing God's Work."
How the Priesthood Blesses Youth - Youth Speakers (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the addresses given by the youth speakers in the Saturday evening session. The talks were entitled "How the Priesthood Blesses Youth". Topics discussed include: the importance of Priesthood ordinances to youth specifically, how the Savior is at the center of our discipleship, and how the temple is critical to our progression.
Hosanna and Hallelujah - Elder Gerrit W. Gong (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "Hosanna and Hallelujah—The Living Jesus Christ: The Heart of Restoration and Easter" by Elder Gerrit W. Gong. We discussed the patterns of revelation and how it helps us become like Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Other topics include the sealing power of the priesthood and the fulfillment of prophecy.
A Good Foundation against the Time to Come - Elder Gary E. Stevenson (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talk entitled "A Good Foundation against the Time to Come" by Elder Gary E. Stevenson, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. We discuss a few incidents in Church history, such as the founding of the Salt Lake City temple and how we can receive revelation in our lives.
The Power of the Book of Mormon in Conversion - Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Benjamin M Z Tai, of the Seventy's talk from the 2020 April General Conference! Topics discussed include: Kevin's experiences while investigating the Church, the definition of "Doctrine", and some points from "The Continuous Conversion" by Brad Wilcox.
Consider the Goodness and Greatness of God - Elder Dale G. Renlund (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Dale G. Renlund's talk from the Saturday afternoon session. Topics we discuss include: remembering God, acknowledging the gifts we receive from God, and relying on God for all things.
A Living Witness of the Living Christ - Bishop Gérald Caussé (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the address given by Bishop Gérald Caussé who is this presiding bishop of the Church. We discuss the need for a Savior, and that focusing on Jesus Christ will lead us to happiness.
Come Unto Christ - Elder John A. McCune (Apr 2020)
On this episode of Conference Talk!, we discuss Elder John A. McCune's talk during the Saturday afternoon session! We discuss how we have come unto Christ, learned of Him and followed Him. We speak of enduring joy found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And, of course, we speak of gathering scattered Israel.
The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon - Elder Ulisses Soares (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss the talked titled "The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon" by Elder Ulisses Soares, an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. We discuss the miracle of the Book of Mormon.
Prayers of Faith - President Henry B. Eyring (Apr 2020)
On this episode of Conference Talk!, we discuss President Henry B. Eyring's address in the Saturday morning session of the April 2020 General Conference. We discuss what we must do to prepare for the Second Coming of the Savior and how we can play a role in the ongoing Restoration.
Deep in our Hearts - Douglas D. Holmes (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we record the fifth episode of our General Conference guided podcast! We discuss "Deep in our Hearts" by Douglas D. Holmes.
Spiritually Defining Memories - Elder Neil L. Andersen (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder Neil L. Andersen's talk from the Saturday morning session!
An Especially Noble Calling - Joy D. Jones (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we are joined by Shelbi's sister Brenly Williams. We discuss the talk entitled "An Especially Noble Calling" by Joy D. Jones who is the General Primary President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ensuring a Righteous Judgement - Elder James R. Rasband (Apr 2020)
On this episode, we discuss Elder James R. Rasband's address, "Ensuring a Righteous Judgement." We explore the doctrines taught exclusively in the Book of Mormon, we discuss the Savior's role as Redeemer and Judge, and we share our experiences with repentance.
Shall we not go on in so Great a Cause - Elder M. Russell Ballard (Apr 2020)
In our first episode of Conference Talk! we discuss "Shall we not go on in so Great a Cause", by President M. Russell Ballard during the April 2020 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!