Spring 2018

President and Sister Spendlove

G. Scott Spendlove

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"Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" and "In the Strength of the Lord, I Can Do All Things"

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

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It is remarkable to have the privilege and opportunity to stand at this pulpit on Temple Square in this beautiful historic building and spend some time together. I feel very privilege and blessed for that opportunity. We have loved serving here. We’ve had amazing and remarkable experiences. It is an understatement to say that we are going to miss it. We love our missionaries. We love the work they do. We love you. We’re grateful to associate with so many amazing people. I’m just really glad to be with you today.

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Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

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"Using a New-Net to Become Fishers of Men"

Using a New-Net to Become Fishers of Men

Thank you, wonderful choir, for that tremendous music. I had come and realized in my travel downtown this morning that I had forgotten my handkerchief, and I really regretted that, in the opening song. I love being here. I love and appreciate the invitation that’s been extended, from President Kusch, from the administration and faculty here at LDS Business College. I’ve had a wonderful and warm association and feel a kinship here. But I knew, as soon as “Hope of Israel” was played, that I would have a hard time maintaining my emotion, especially as I—excuse me, brothers and sisters—had the association or the opportunity to associate with a few of you, prior to this devotional beginning.

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Kimberly Garner

Kimberly Garner

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"Meaningful Prayer"

Meaningful Prayer

My husband told me I was not allowed to cry but he will sorely disappointed.

Good afternoon, I feel very nervous but very unequal to this task, I’m very humbled at the prospect of standing here at this particular pulpit where I know so many wonderful church leaders have stood. But I’m grateful for the opportunity to share some of the things that have been on my mind recently and that are very dear to my heart.

Today is a special day for me. It is my wedding anniversary. I’m very blessed to be married to this man sitting up here with me for 8 years today. And since I’ve been asked to share a piece of this special day with you, I thought I would start out by telling you a little bit about him, and about how we met cause the story behind our meeting is what’s going to lead me to the topic I’ve chosen to share today.

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Kory Katseanes

Kory Katseanes

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"Prospering in the Land — the Lord’s Plan for Abundance" by Kory Katseanes

Prospering in the Land — the Lord’s Plan for Abundance

Good morning brothers and sisters, it’s absolutely delightful to be here today. I just really feel touched already by those who might met, including my roommate for over 40 years ago, this was at the time that I was dating and met my wife. He came today, he’s been the managing director for temple for a long time now, just came over to support me, Tom thank you. I think about you every day, because I still have the little violin nail clippers that you gave me 40 years ago and they still work, so every day I look at those I see the little violin and I think about Tom Cover. And my bishop Blackwelder is here, who many of you know for his work here at the College.

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Kyle R. Martin

Kyle R. Martin

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"Anchors of Hope"

Anchors of Hope

It’s a little overwhelming to be here with you today in this historic setting. As I was listening to the music, I had memories flood back to me of sitting in this hall with my mother, listening to prophets speak and teach. I never thought, ever, that I would be standing at this pulpit to share a message. I feel the responsibility of that today, although I would invite you to adjust your expectations accordingly, if you wouldn’t mind. I’m grateful to be here with you and with President and Sister Kusch, my dear friends. You are led by a man of God who dedicates his life to doing what his Heavenly Father wants him to do.

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Michael A. Kidd

Michael A. Kidd

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"Finish Your Course with Joy"

Finish Your Course with Joy

Brothers and sisters, I wanted to look presentable to you today at this Devotional, so I worked all morning on my hair. Do you think it looks alright?

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Nelson Altamirano

Nelson Altamirano

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"Walking on Water"

Walking On Water

Like Simon Peter, we can accomplish miraculous things following the Lord's invitation to come unto Him.

Thank you, thank you for that prayer in Spanish that I haven’t heard here for a while, thank you for the spiritual thought Lorenzo and also to Alyssa and Henrique for that beautiful performance. I feel blessed, really to the musical numbers that we receive. I have an immense appreciation to the BC choir that usually and every week uplift us with their beautiful music.

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President and Sister Kusch

President and Sister Kusch

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"A Healthy Heart and the Holy Ghost" by President Bruce C. Kusch. "The Parable of the Carpet Layer" by Sister Alynda Kusch 

A Healthy Heart and the Holy Ghost

by President Bruce C. Kusch 

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Tanise Chung-Hoon

Tanise Chung-Hoon

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"Focused and Deliberate Discipleship — Seeing Things as They Really Are"

Focused and Deliberate Discipleship — Seeing Things as They Really Are

Introduction

Thank you so much for that beautiful number, what a wonderful spirit that it brings to this room and also to our learning experience. And thank you Sebastian, and to Lindsay, and to President and Sister Kusch for the opportunity to be here.

I am honored and it’s a joy and in a wonderful sight to see all of you, and my dear ones here and to talk about the things the Lord has inspired me relative to you and your lives. Isn’t the mission and assignment of the Holy Ghost remarkable? He works in such a personal and specific manner to help us come unto Christ. It’s been my prayer that we will enjoy an outpouring of the Spirit in our time together, and we will be taught what we need to understand, remember, and actually do to enjoy greater happiness in our lives.

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Thomas Morgan

Thomas Morgan

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"Seeking for a Beautiful Day"

Seeking for a Beautiful Day

Brothers and sisters, I’m not sure there is anything more soothing than beautiful music, and that was beautiful. One of the things that attracted me to Debbie, from the very beginning, was that she could play the piano—and still does, beautifully. I was more attracted to her eyes than her piano, but piano was important, too.

Brothers and sisters, this is a real honor for me to have the privilege of spending a few minutes sharing some thoughts with you today. Debbie and I know a number of you, and some of you we don’t know. Hopefully, as we spend a few minutes together, we’ll get to know each other, all of us. I ask that your prayers and your faith would include me, at least for the next 24 minutes today. President Kusch, thank you for the opportunity to speak here, and I pray the Holy Ghost will teach us and enlighten us today, together, as we consider a few gospel truths.

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Vanessa Ballam

Vanessa Ballam

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Vanessa Ballam is an Associate Professor and Head of Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Idaho State University. She’s also the Education Director for Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre.

Good morning, brothers and sisters. What an honor it is to be here with you today, and such a treat for me to be able to sing with the choir. I want to thank the choir and Brother Decker for extending that invitation.

Today, we are going to be talking about something called balance—the very elusive idea of balance, and the search, I feel, required of us to find that balance. I also feel that the search for balance is a very personal endeavor, because it deals with our roles, our identity and what we are searching for overall in our lives.

The question we’re going to examine today is, is finding balance really possible? Can we get that equilibrium that we are so often seeking?

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Brett Miller

Brett Miller

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"Spiritual Anchors"

Spiritual Anchors

Today I would like to talk with you about spiritual anchors. We can learn about spiritual anchors by observing physical anchors. I am mostly acquainted with two types of physical anchors:       1) nautical anchors, used on boats and ships, and 2) surface anchors, used to secure something to a surface—like in rock climbing, hanging pictures on a wall, or securing a tent to the ground. In any case, the anchor is used to hold the item securely in place.

The word “anchor” is found six times in our scripture; four in the New Testament and two in the Book of Mormon. In the New Testament, Paul talks about anchors three times to describe the use of actual boat anchors when recounting the event of a shipwreck on his voyage to Rome. So let’s start with boat anchors.

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Bonnie H. Cordon

Bonnie H. Cordon

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"Let Your Light so Shine Before Men"

Let Your Light so Shine Before Men

Was that choir not phenomenal? Thank you so much for blessing us, and just feel the whole air with the Spirit of the Lord. I'm grateful to have my counselors here today, it is always glad to have the sustaining and love of your counselors, and also I'm equally blessed because I get to have my Administrator Manager, Kristen Olson who is also here with us today which I'm so grateful. My dear friends, what a joy it is to be with you in this historic building, this is such a beautiful Spring day! And you are a wonderful sight! It is a delight to be with President and Sister Kusch. You are so blessed to have them. He is a remarkable president. Also on the stand, I’d like to recognize Brother Craig Bell, he’s also a stake president, so you can could him president Bell, but in this case he is Brother Bell. He is a dear friend from college, and he and his wife Sue are treasured friends, so we really do appreciate his friendship.

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