The Thy Neighbor Podcast

Expand your community, interact with those in your path and love thy neighbor as thyself!

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Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Tiffany Oldham and I knew each other while attending high school many moons ago. Though I haven’t seen Tiffany since high school I have been watching her journey since she lost her oldest child, George in an accident in March of 2021. He passed away at 12 years old. Since that time Tiffany has shown up on social media to share her experience through grief and joy since that fateful day. Her posts have blessed my life and I am beyond honored to have her on the podcast to share her experience and story. 
Show Notes: 
A Hug from Heaven
The Miracle by Shawna Edwards 

Tuesday Nov 08, 2022

Rounding out the series on health and nutrition, Deanna Sabey shares what she has discovered is the fountain of youth! Her experience growing up, her love of movement and her dedication to what matters most will leave you inspired to live by her motto: just keep moving!  
Reach Deanna at  

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

Have you ever felt captive to the desires of your physical body? Or wonder what "magic" others seem to tap into when they experience significant change? Amanda Sanchez's interview is a beautiful explanation of what it was like for her to overcome a food addiction and how she found support through her Heavenly Father to help her experience God's reality rather than the facade of this world. 
Amanda Sanchez’s blog: 
Amanda's blogpost on addiction recovery programs: 
Cast Not Therefore Away Your Confidence by Elder Holland
Hear Him by President Russell M. Nelson 
Self Mastery by President Russell M. Nelson
Decisions for Eternity by President Russell M. Nelson  
Lynn G Robbins, Which Way Do You Face? 
Prayer by Elder Eyring 
“Be Still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 
“Be still and know that I am God. Know God and then you can be still.” -Joseph Smith 

Sunday Aug 28, 2022

Alisia Essig is the founder of a company called Plantwhys. She is working on changing the world by inspiring people to take an approachable mindset to consuming more plants!
Show notes: 
Contact Alisia Essig at
IG: @plantwhys
LDSLiving article: 
Summary of the Word of Wisdom
How Not to Die 
Eat to Live 
The Blue Zones
Chef AJ 
American Gut Project 
FODMAP diet 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

Adri Johnson is a reading extraordinaire! Her love of reading and the skills she has picked up from her efforts to learn and find pleasure in reading shine through. All the books and references are listed below. Follow Adri on Instagram @therealadrijo or on GoodReads
Show Notes:
More Than a Body by Lindsay & Lexie Kite 
Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
Slim By Design by Brian Wansink, Ph.D. 
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom 
Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom 
What Would a Holy Woman Do? By Wendy Watson Nelson
The Spirit of Revelation by David A. Bednar **audio version read by Elder Bednar & Sue R. Bednar available on Desert Book Shelf Plus app
Yearning for the Living God by F. Enzio Busche 
Ellen Conford’s books (Adri read her books as a young girl) 
Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey
The Growing Season by Carol Lynn Pearson (Read the poem: The Ninth Month) 
What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer 
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Persuasion by Jane Austen 
The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow 
The Charlotte & Thomas PItt Series by Anne Perry 
Short Christmas Stories by Anne Perry 
Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander 
The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease 
The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gourdon  
Headphone recommendations: 
Sound Core headphones 
Bone Conduction headphones
Book Club in a Bag
Libby app (online library) 
Audio reader recommendation: 
Audio books by Jim Dale, narrator of Harry Potter 
The Night Circus 
Seinfeld episode when George pretends he is blind to get an audiobook 

Monday Aug 08, 2022

Shane Murphy is a family friend & is the husband to Katherine Murphy, a cousin and close friend. His experience in his youth was nothing short of challenging, something he doesn't wish on anyone else, nevertheless his disadvantages made him hungry for change and greatness. Listen to the ways God had an impact on his life and the power of his missionary service at 19 years old. The blessings of that service are still yielding results in his current business & family.
"An important element in the work of Jesus Christ, being not only divine acts, but forming also a part of the divine teaching. Christianity is founded on the greatest of all miracles, the resurrection or our Lord. If that be admitted, other miracles cease to be improbable."(Bible Dictionary Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Miracles, pg. 732)
Drawing on the Powers of Heaven, Grant Von Harrison 

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Jeanine Elsholz is a woman of faith in Christ. Her gospel centered life is one that allows her to drink deeply from living waters! She is actively sharing her faith on Facebook & Instagram @jeanineelsholz & is making this world a more wonderful place to reside!
Show Notes:
SISTER WENDY WATSON NELSON: (Her talk starts at 15:30)
ELDER LAWRENCE E. CORBRIDGE: BYU Devotional, January 2019, Stand Forever
ELDER D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON: BYU Devotional, First Commandment First, March 22, 2022
Elder Russell M. Nelson Challenge in 2017:
Isaiah 55:8-9
EZRA TAFT BENSON: First President Message, December 1988
2 Nephi 4:16-21
ELDER RICHARD G. SCOTT: October 2013, Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
ELDER RUSSELL M. NELSON: November 2015, A Plea to My Sisters quoting Boyd K. Packer
PRESIDENT RUSSELL M. NELSON: May 2018, Revelation for the Church, Revelation for our Lives.
ROBERT L. BACKMAN, Ensign Magazine, January 1997, Faith in Every Footstep
ELDER NEAL A. MAXWELL: November 1996, According to the Desires of Our Heart
ELDER D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON: Now is the Time to Defend Truth, Devotional held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, January 26, 2018
ELDER GARY E. STEVENSON: April 2022, Love, Share, Invite
ALMA 26:12
EZRA TAFT BENSON: Teaching of the Presidents of the Church, Chapter 22.
ELDER JEFFREY R. HOLLAND: May 2012, Laborers In the Vineyard
ELDER JEFFREY R. HOLLAND:  (Ensign, December 2018)
"What a thrilling time it is to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! When I think about recent developments in the Lord's kingdom, it seems obvious that God is taking us on a soul-stirring journey with hills and vales and vistas so stunning we can scarcely imagine them until we climb a little higher and there they are before us."
ELDER MARION G. ROMNEY: General Conference, October 1941, Conference Report, pg 89
"The experience of each individual who is really born again is similar to this experience of Alma and the sons of Mosiah, although it may not be so dramatic. The effect upon each person's life is likewise similar. No person whose soul is illuminated by the burning Spirit of God can in this world of sin and dense darkness remain passive. He is driven by an irresistible urge to fit himself to be an active agent of God in furthering righteousness and in freeing the lives and minds of men from the bondage of sin. God help all honest men to be born again and come to be of sound understanding and to know the word of God and maintain the spirit thereof by study, fasting, prayer, and work, that we may be blessed with His power and authority." 
SPENCER W. KIMBALL: Faith Precedes the Miracle, pg. 98
“Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors. Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long-suffering, and self-mastery” [Faith Precedes the Miracle (1972), 98]. 

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Heidi Tucker is an award-winning author and speaker. She has won multiple “best inspirational” awards for her books which include Bridge of Miracles, The Secret Keepers, Finding Hope in the Journey, and Servie’s Song. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who believes that every story not only teaches an important principle, but can make you feel it. She has inspired many to rise up, cling to their faith and position their hearts to recognize God’s hand in their life.
When Heidi isn’t writing her next book or speaking at a conference, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, four grown children and eleven grandchildren. She loves sunflowers, hiking and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.
Contact Heidi at Enter "podcast" for a signed copy and 20% off your order.

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

Abby Elsaqa is a person who anyone can easily connect with because he is so interesting, intelligent and kind. He is the owner of Falafel Tree food truck in Salt Lake City, UT and came here from Egypt. His story is full of wisdom and insight from what makes America great, how individuals can change your life with their openness and what it means to love your neighbor.
Check out Abby's food truck: 

Wednesday May 18, 2022

What role is distraction playing in your life? Are you feeling present to the life God has given you? Tracy talks about this conundrum and offers some suggestions.
Show Notes
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