Linda Burton | Becoming Spiritual Leaders
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“Priesthood power with a woman looks a lot like influence, and we access that through our personal righteousness, our humility, and our diligence.” In this episode, Sister Linda Burton, former Relief Society general president and current matron of the Jordan River Utah Temple, encourages women to see themselves as spiritual leaders, drawing upon priesthood power through their covenants to teach, lead, and bless others as the Savior would. Sister Burton also shares unique insights and experiences from serving as a temple matron during the pandemic, and how women can grow in their understanding and appreciation for the temple.
Church News
Church News
Church News
Matthew J. Grow, Managing Director of the Church History Department, on connecting to the people in the Doctrine and Covenants through historical exploration
In the year 2021, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints study the Doctrine and Covenants, it is important to remember that the book is a compilation of revelations given to early prophets in answer to prayer as they worked to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ. Understanding the people and historical context of the book is key to unlocking the vital spiritual lessons found in its pages. Guest Matthew J. Grow, managing director of the Church History Department, discusses how learning Church history and exploring resources like The Joseph Smith Papers, the “Saints” book series and “Come, Follow Me” can help members connect more to the historic and spiritual record — and discover that these early Saints are more like us than we may have thought before.   The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 min
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Corrine Stokoe
Tia Stokes and Choosing Happy: Finding the Good Through Cancer, Covid, and Grief
Tia Stokes is a 35-year-old mother of 5 kids who was diagnosed on April 24, 2020, with acute myeloid leukemia. And every day since, she has been documenting her journey of fighting cancer. Tia is a dancer, choreographer, owner of two dance studios, and former backup dancer to celebrity singer Beyonce (no big deal!). Today, Tia shares the raw and real ups and downs of having cancer, getting COVID and pneumonia, needing a bone marrow transplant, and also losing her mother after her first round of chemo. Tia has a fiercely loyal following of supporters, who dance and cheer her on, and are inspired daily by her positive attitude, her dedication to her family, her faith, and her choice to find the good in everything. She tries to choose happiness every day, no matter the circumstances she's going through. Happiness is a choice and a free agency that we've been given. And she hopes that her story and her experiences can shed light and love to all those around her. This interview was one of the most inspiring stories I've ever heard and if you need some positive motivation to just keep going, no matter what trial you're facing in life, this episode is just for you! In this episode, you will hear: * What her life looked like before her diagnosis * We never want to hear the word, cancer, and we never think it's going to happen to you – but a part of her had that feeling that she was more than just being sick. * When she got the final diagnosis, she had to be admitted to the hospital to have her first chemo induction for 31 days – at a time of COVID. * Social media became a great outlet for her so she wouldn’t feel alone and her family would have Zoom call with her every single day * Hearing the news that her mother had passed away that morning after her first round of chemo * What her life was like doing chemo treatments and getting COVID * Learning she had acute kidney failure and pneumonia (She’s currently recovering from her transplant.) * How her faith played a huge part in everything she’s going through * Her decision to choose positivity every day and some things she does to really make that choice to be positive * The power of gratitude that’s scientifically proven * How the community she found on TikTok has lifted her spirit Supporting Resources: Tia’s Instagram @thetiabeestokes https://www.instagram.com/thetiabeestokes Tia’s Tik Tok @thetiabeestokes https://www.tiktok.com/@thetiabeestokes?lang=en Tia’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHy4zEbH__dzvZUszzV6a6w Subscribe and Review Have you subscribed to our podcast? We’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. Episode Credits Produced by Emerald City Productions
43 min
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