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LDS Podcast "Latter-Day Lights" - Inspirational LDS Stories

Author: Scott Brandley and Alisha Coakley

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Popular LDS Podcast "Latter-Day Lights" gives members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints the opportunity to share their stories of inspiration and hope to other members throughout the world. Stories that members share on Latter-Day Lights are very entertaining, and cover a wide range of topics, from tragedy, loss, and overcoming difficult challenges, to miracles, humor, and uplifting conversion experiences! If you have an inspirational story that you'd like to share, hosts Scott Brandley and Alisha Coakley would love to hear from you! Visit LatterDayLights.com to share your story and be on the show.
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In this episode, Devin Cummins talks about his life as a marine, and his journey in the military and law enforcement. He also shares some of his most difficult and darkest times, and how the prompting of a bishop helped to save his life.Devin's story, while seasoned with challenges and trials, is also steeped in resilience, and is a powerful testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the guiding light of a higher power through moments of isolation and self-discovery.Join us for ...
When Michele Green was a little girl living in Vietnam, her town was brutally attacked by escaped convicts from a nearby prison, and most of her family were killed, including her parents.Now an orphan, Michele's life looked bleak. But God had a plan for her that eventually led her to the gospel, and ultimately to the United States.With her new found faith, Michele got married and raised an amazing family; however, more trials and tragedy waited in the wings, including various bouts with...
Note: This episode discusses various issues that our youth are facing today, including suicide and how to recognize and help those who may be struggling; however, the overall message is positive, and emphasizes faith and hope.-----In this episode, Jeff Howard, a high-school counselor discusses the alarming mental state of our youth and the difficult issues and challenges that they face today, along with some positive breakthroughs that he's had through the power of connection and communicatio...
In this special follow-up episode, Jerry Paskett shares more information about his near-death experience, his recovery, the psychological battles endured, and the patience and perseverance that have become an integral part of his life. Jerry also shares some of the spiritual insights and lessons he's learned since his experience, and how it's helped him to strengthen his faith and the faith of others.*** Please SHARE Jerry's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this ...
When Shanna was 15, she and two friends were in a terrible car accident where her best friend passed away and Shanna was in a coma for three and a half months with bleak prospects of ever recovering.But through the faith, prayers, and blessings of her friends, family, and community, Shanna was able to overcome the odds, make a full recovery, and continues to live a happy and fulfilling life. *** Please SHARE Shanna's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this episode ...
In this episode, Carl Hovey shares several difficult challenges that he has faced throughout his life, from his family losing their home and being forced to live in a tire shed, to his brother unexpectedly dying from cancer as a young boy, to being picked on and bullied to the point that he dropped out of school and left the church.But God had a plan for Carl, and in his darkest moments, he was able to rediscover his hope and faith in ways that put him back on the path. And while everyt...
In this weeks episode, professional organist and composer Andy Lloyd shares his love and passion for creating beautiful, timeless organ compositions centered around the life, death, and resurrection of the Savior.Andy's celebrated works have graced the halls of many famous concert halls and cathedrals, from Notre Dame in Paris to his upcoming performance in Carnegie Hall in New York.Andy's humor and wit, combined with this excitement and love for the gospel make for a fitting Easter story tha...
In this episode leading up to Easter, Nathan R. Bradford tells the story of how he was inspired to compose the touching album "Jesus Christ: Easter Glory" and how it can bring us all closer to the Savior leading up to His death and glorious resurrection.To LISTEN to Jesus Christ: Easter Glory, go to: https://linktr.ee/nathanrbradfordmusic*** Please SHARE Nathan's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this episode on YouTube, visit: https://youtu.be/1mSyLSQu91U-----Als...
In this episode, Roseanne Service shares her story of how God has been with her through several life threatening events including a serious car accident, a brain tumor, and 2 aneurysms. But in her darkest moments, she has learned to lean into her faith and be grateful for all of the blessings in her life.Roseanne is an inspiration to anyone struggling with overwhelming test and trials in their lives. You don't want to miss it!*** Please SHARE Roseanne's story and help us spread ho...
When Jeannie was 5 years old, her dad drove her to the salt flats and left her there alone in the middle of the night.Little did she know that this was just the beginning of the incredibly difficult trials and challenges she would face in her life.But God had a plan for her, and while it would take many years, she was finally able to discover the gospel and realize her true worth. Now in her 60's Jeannie spends her time giving children hope and comfort with her charity Forever Hugs, whe...
In this episode, Dave Higham shares how during his 3rd time serving as a bishop in the LDS church, he was excommunicated for 5 years.This led to the painful loss of his marriage and many friends, strained family relationships, and guilt for the consequences of his actions and the effect they had on others.But even through the darkness and pain, Dave has hope for the future and is looking forward to be being rebaptized. His difficult battle has helped him to have empathy for other's who ...
In this episode, Trevor Heninger shares his remarkable journey of triumph over a 30-year battle with addiction, and how the practice of self-love was the compass that guided him through his darkest hours. His story is a testament to the transformative power of the atonement through compassion, forgiveness, and brotherhood.Trevor also shares his inspiration behind the creation of his support and empowerment organization, Rise Undaunted, and how it's helping men to break the cycle of addiction ...
In this episode Jan Burger opens up about her lifelong love of sports and her difficult battle with multiple sclerosis. She also shares many experiences and blessings she's received from attending the temple, and how several members of her ward have lovingly served her by helping her attend so that she can serve those who have passed on.She also shares a special spiritual experience that she had with her dad the night he passed away.Jan's difficult health battles, her spiritual experien...
As Greg stood in front of his Elder's Quorum one Sunday, he knew that many of them were going through really difficult trials. It was in this moment that he made the comment "I could probably swim 45 yards on my own, but with God's help I could swim the English Channel".6 years later at the age of 52, he actually did.Greg's story isn't merely a tale of athletic triumph; it's a journey of battling through the storms of addiction, business failure, health scares, difficult trials, and the...
From the moment she was born Deb's life was hard. Unwanted and raised in a home where her mother suffered from mental illness, Deb's childhood was very dark and lonely. However, at her lowest points God was with her, and as a young adult, He led her half way across the world on an incredible journey to find the truth and light of the gospel.*** Please SHARE Deb's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this episode on YouTube, visit: https://youtu.be/eBFIEio...
In this episode, Marliss Brockington shares her heart wrenching story of being married to a man suffering with mental illness, which led to a tumultuous relationship of abuse, and years of painful struggles. However, through it all, Marliss was able to hold on to her faith, and find glimmers of light and hope even in the darkest moments.*** Please SHARE Marliss's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this episode on YouTube, visit: https://youtu.be/iLazUvGCxKY--...
This is the incredible true story of Randall Jensen, and his 10-year quest for truth and meaning as a young man growing up amidst the uncertainty and chaos of the Vietnam war.Randall's story is a testament to the fact that God is aware of each of us, and has a purpose and a plan for our lives.*** Please SHARE Randall's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this episode on YouTube, visit: https://youtu.be/CwH9NMoI3i4-----Also, if you have a faith-promoting or inspiring...
In this episode, we flip the script and hear about Jon Coakley's backstory leading up to his conversion, and how two missionaries - Brent Bowen and Marshall Butler - were uniquely prepared to teach him the gospel.It shows us that even in the midst of tests and trials, if we trust in God and His timing, things have a unique way of working out.*** Please SHARE Brent and Marshall's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***To WATCH this episode on YouTube, visit: https://youtu.be/SFP...
This is an AMAZING podcast for anyone who is currently struggling or who knows someone who may be struggling with pornography addiction.In this episode welcomes Kyson Kid lays bare his fight against pornography addiction and the profound transformation that unfolded as he learned some powerful lessons that have changed his life.There are also some really big AH-HA moments in this episode for anyone who struggles with self worth or shame issues. You don't want to miss it!*** Please SHARE...
When Sandra Howell faced the daunting reality of her twins' premature birth at only 26 weeks, and her own life hanging in the balance, it was more than a challenge; it was a journey into the true meaning of life, and the importance of motherhood. Her story, rich with resilience and miracles, is a testament to the strength found when facing overwhelming odds. As Sandra opens up about her experiences, you will be moved by her insights into the sacred calling of being a mother—where trials becom...
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