Podcast Season 5

SMW 030: Faith to Follow What God is Calling You To Do || Alexis Tanner

After being married for three months, Alexis Tanner felt a prompting that she and her husband should start their family. Alexis followed the prompting but was disappointed when the pregnancy ended in miscarriage. In this interview, Alexis, who is now  mom to 5 kids ages 10 to 3, shares how she developed the faith to …

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SMW 029: How to Use Your Prayers to Truly Build a Relationship with God || Niki Olsen

Niki Olsen, a mental health therapist, coach, wife and mother of two, grew up with no spiritual guidance or knowledge in her life. At the age of 19, Niki converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but says she was mostly just going through the motions for many years after her baptism. …

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SMW 028: How You Can Find Peace in Christ Even in the Darkness || Abbie Twingstrom

Abbie Twingstrom’s journey on the covenant path has included both darkness and light. As a young adult missionary and newlywed, Abbie felt troubled by the lack of answers she received and struggled to continue to choose to stay in the church . In this interview Abbie shares how she navigated that difficult time and ultimately …

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SMW 027: How to Feel God’s Love for You When You Feel Different from Others || Elisabeth Robinson

Elisabeth Robinson’s father died when she was a baby and she often found herself feeling like a “nobody” in the church because she would never be the bishop’s daughter. She is also half Japanese and half Brazillian and Elisabeth often felt she didn’t fit the “cookie cutter” mold of a Latter-day Saint. Fortunately, Elisabeth grew …

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SMW 026: Why Your Unique Gifts Matter in the Work of Building God’s Kingdom || Sally Dupaix

Have you ever thought that you don’t have any talents or wondered how your quirky gifts could possibly help someone else? If so, you’ll totally relate to my guest, Sally Dupaix. Sally grew up cooking and baking with her mom and developed a love for food. She also learned how to make friends easily with …

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SMW 025: How Finding Joy for Yourself Will Help You Share Light with Others || Nicole Utley

Nicole Utley is someone who has taken gathering others and self-improvement to a whole new level. She believes gathering is a Christ-like act when you have a purpose and you plan with the needs of those attending the event in mind. She also embraces passion projects, something she does just for pure joy, as a way to improve herself and …

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SMW 024: The Next Step When Your Answers from God End in Commas Instead of Periods || Alisse Coil

When Alisse Coil was 16 years old, she visited the Sacred Grove in New York. Alisse was sure this visit would be the defining moment of her testimony. So, she was a little taken aback when the only answer she received that day from God was, “You already know.” In this interview, Alisse shares how …

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SMW 023: How to Have Confidence to be an Instrument for God as an Adult Convert || Anne Maxson

Anne Maxson grew up in Minnesota going to the Lutheran church. While attending graduate school in Chicago, Anne reached out to friend she had known through a church camp growing up and that friend introduced Anne to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the interview, you’ll hear Anne’s conversion story as well …

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SMW 022: Giving Your Heart to the Savior for Healing || Laura LaBerteaux

Laura LaBerteaux has struggled with postpartum depression several times in her motherhood. She especially felt the darkness of depression after her third child was born when she was also facing her husband being called as a bishop, a house fire and her husband’s cancer diagnosis. In this interview, Laura shares how Jesus Christ was there …

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SMW 021: Why Jesus is So Accessible to You in Your Journey || Heidi Dunkley

Heidi Dunkley grew up in the same town her whole life. But that all changed on her 19th birthday when, as a freshly married couple, she and her husband moved to New York. Heidi shares about the experiences she had as she was thrust into a new life that was very different from the way …

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