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

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

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 to share your story and be on the show.


March 19, 2023 89 min

This weeks episode deals with some difficult topics, which include the lingering effects of trauma, infidelity, excommunication, divorce, and multiple suicide attempts.  If you have kids under 15 or 16, we recommend that you watch or listen to this episode first before sharing it with them.


In part 2 of Eldon Buchanan's story, he shares how troubles at the farm forced him to drive trucks for several yea...

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In this episode, Eldon Buchanan shares his story of how the loss of his father at a young age, and the tragic loss of his 11 year-old son helped him to better understand and appreciate the importance of faith and hope in our Heavenly Father's plan.

*** Please SHARE Eldon's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***

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In 2021, Jerry Paskett was hospitalized with COVID, and soon deteriorated to the point that his organs started shutting down and he was on the verge of death.

It was during this time that Jerry had an out-of-body experience, and was ultimately given a choice to stay on earth with his friends and family or to go through the veil.

This is an incredible story of faith, courage, prayer, and love.  You don't want ...

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Glen Williams spent 26 years in law enforcement, risking his life every day to serve his community.  Unfortunately, the pressures of his job created a lot of trauma, leading to self-destructive behavior and PTSD - ultimately hurting his marriage and family relationships.

After his second divorce, Glen spent 3 years alone at his cabin searching for answers.  What he ultimately found with God's help was more than he eve...

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Jordan and Jenifer Brooks were wrapping up a fun anniversary trip in Mexico, when a truck suddenly swerved in front of them, forcing them to crash and roll their car.

Badly hurt in a foreign country, Jenifer was forced to go to the hospital alone while Jordan was taken to a police station and unexpectedly locked inside a dirty jail cell.

At their darkest moment when they desperately needed help, two good samarita...

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In this weeks episode, Mark Poetker shares his story of how his love for photography has helped him to see God's miracles throughout his life - including how he and his wife met, and a special promise from an apostle.

*** Please SHARE Mark's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***

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This is the true story of Portia Louder - who, through a series of unfortunate events went to Federal Prison for four and half years, being forced to leave her husband and children. At her lowest and darkest point, she knelt down and said a prayer in her cell that completely changed her life.

This is an inspirational story of hope and redemption - you don't want to miss it!

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In Part 1, Doug Fullmer shared the incredible story of his life as a fireman and paramedic, and how God put him on a path to help him save the lives of many people.  He also talked about the surprising and difficult inspiration he had to retire.

In this episode (Part 2), Doug shares why he felt so inspired to retire, and how his new path is taking him to 3rd world countries throughout the world in an effort to help lift, r...

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In this episode of Latter-Day Lights, New York Time's Bestselling Author, Bridget Cook-Burch, shares her incredible story of a near-death experience she had in her 20's that gave her the unique ability to see the light in those who were suffering or in darkness - giving them hope, and helping them to share their light and stories with the world.

You don't want to miss it!

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In this episode, Doug Fullmer shares how his faith and conversion to the gospel not only helped to save his life, but put him on a unique career path as a fireman and paramedic that has helped him to literally save the lives of many others.

*** Please SHARE Doug's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***

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On this special episode, we catch up with Emily Hemmert - one of the first guests we ever had on the show - to see how her non-profit, The Marcovia Project, is doing at the one-year mark.

Emily shares some incredible stories of help and hope that will  really touch your heart!

*** Please SHARE Emily's story and help us bring light and hope to the world! ***

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In this episode, Pam Schuchard shares the story of her 30-year battle with alcohol abuse, and how a shocking phone call from her daughter completely changed her life.

*** Please SHARE Pam's story and help us spread hope and light to others. ***

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Also, if you have a faith-promoting or inspiring story, or know someone who does, please...

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In this Special Christmas Episode, Jared Brandley shares his story of how he came to write and compose the inspirational, heart-touching song "Savior and Son".

As a Christmas gift, we have created a special music video of Savior and Son for you, and have included it in this podcast episode. We've also included the lyrics below:

Savior and Son

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In this episode, Chani Barlow shares her story of how a devastating car accident, depression, infertility, and vivid dreams of her future children took her life down unexpected paths she never could have possibly imagined.

These experiences and many others have helped her to realize that just when our faith dwindles and challenges seem insurmountable, God chooses to step in.

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This week, Doug Brunnette shares his conversion story of how he grew up as an active member of the Catholic church, and even went to a Catholic University before finding the gospel and joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Doug's decision to join the church has had a huge impact for good in so many people's lives. It's a great story that you don't want to miss!

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In this episode, Scott Brandley shares some powerful, spiritual experiences throughout his life that have helped to change his heart, increase his faith, and strengthen his conversion to the gospel.

*** Please feel free to SHARE Scott's story and help us bring more light and hope to the world! ***

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What would you do if you knew your unborn child wasn't going to survive?

In this episode, Jacqueline Nuttall shares her story of how her son, Milo, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder before he was born - Trisomy 18 - and how she and her family faced an uncertain future with faith and trust in God and His eternal plan.

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On this weeks episode, Stephanie Francom shares various times in her life when she felt fear, but learned to lean into God's promises and exercise her faith - receiving peace and comfort.

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Wendee was a young wife, an active mother of four small kids, and an avid marathon runner when she started getting extreme headaches that she couldn't explain. As these headaches continued to grow and intensify she discovered that her very life was in the balance and about to change forever.

*** Help us make a difference!  Hit the SHARE button and bring some much needed hope and light to those you love. ***


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In this weeks episode, Erica Steed shares her story of how she is finding her way as a new, single sister in the church, and how she's had to battle misinformation and false doctrine along her journey.

*** Please help us spread Erica's light to the world by SHARING her story.  You never know whose life you will impact for good. ***

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