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The world needs you! No matter how ordinary you feel, you have a powerful role in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As the world gets darker, this is our time to step forward—to love harder, to lead boldly, to live happy! Our conversations are inspired by the prophecy and promise that Latter-day Saint women will be a significant force for good, and we’re here to help each other be these women.  

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Meet the host!

Kathryn Davis is a full-time Seminary Teacher. She is an EFY/FSY speaker and session director. She loves skiing, football, golf, and trail running with her dog London- who they got because she lost a bet with her daughter. She met her husband at EFY - no, they were not participants. After serving a mission in Hamburg, Germany, and teaching at the MTC, she and her husband Steve were both counselors at EFY.  She graduated from BYU with Psychology and English Teaching degrees. She taught high school English, German, and Psychology. She also worked with Stephen Covey to help implement and train the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens into her high school curriculum. She was a contributor on his book the 6 Events of the Restoration.

She is the mother of four whirlwinds, and spends her days teaching, strengthening relationships, doing homework, carpooling, cheering, and trying to get everything done in a measly 24 hours. She hopes to make you laugh, think, and feel God’s great love for you!

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Welcome to our Magnify Podcast series “Let’s Talk,” where Kathryn and a few of her guests discuss top-of-mind topics and share their insights together as women. This week, our discussion will be based on an article written by Sister Patricia Holland titled “One Thing Needful,” and although this article was written 36 years ago, the insights are more relevant now than ever! We can’t wait to have this conversation together! Let’s dive in! And stay tuned at the end for how YOU can join in this discussion! We need each other!
The scriptures provide us with the relief and peace we are seeking. We are promised that our testimony of the Savior will come through reading the word of God, and the scriptures will give us steadiness in an increasingly unstable world. Sometimes, it takes effort to get into the scriptures, but any effort we make is always worth it!
President Nelson invited us to make time for the Lord in our everyday lives. He said, "He will lead and guide you in your personal life if you will make time for Him in your life—each and every day." We all want those promised blessings, but with such busy lives, it sometimes feels overwhelming to make time. What if we don't have to do more or be more to make it happen? Our community is participating in a "make time" challenge, and this episode dives into how Kathryn and guest Maria Eckersley took this challenge, how they were able to make the simple changes work in their everyday schedules, and what they learned in the process.
Do you do a "one-word" type of challenge for the new year? Perhaps you should consider making "try" your word of 2023 as we focus in on what we can do to better grow closer to the Savior. Elder Holland, in a talk titled, "Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders among You," said that, "the great thing about the gospel is we get credit for trying, even if we don't always succeed."
Did you know that the inspiration for Magnify came from a scripture in Luke chapter 1 verse 46? Living as joyful and wholehearted followers of Jesus isn’t easy. We need the influence of each other to help us muster our courage. And that’s what you’ll find in the Magnify community: encouragement, strength, and inspiration to live differently and to make a difference as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
As we come to the end of this year and the holiday season, we are so grateful we could share our manifesto with the Magnify community to inspire one another to “love well.” We are women who are united in our call to love first—to always love well. The Christmas season helps us reflect on the greatest example of love, the Savior Jesus Christ. He is the ultimate love and the gift that we want to share with others.
If ministering sometimes feels like an assignment instead of a powerful way to connect, then perhaps we need to rethink our approach! Instead of thinking of it as an assignment, think of ministering as an invitation to help others and ourselves progress. We can do this by observing then serving, where we take time to revel in the "nothing moments" and sit and learn about one another.
When was the last time you invited someone new to join your book club or dinner group? Or had a deep and meaningful conversation with a sister in your Relief Society? Or went out of your way to sit by someone you didn't know? It’s comfortable to be part of a familiar group! And it’s easy to gravitate to the friends we know and love. But by making our circles bigger we have the power to change the course of a life.
Have you ever wanted to feel a deeper friendship with Jesus Christ? To not only know about Him, but to really know Him? Today's episode explores the idea that knowing the Savior and really understanding who He is takes more than being familiar with the facts about His life. And when we truly come to know Jesus Christ as not just a figure, but a friend, we are changed.
Sometimes it can be hard to know how we can use our time and energy for good in the world, but Heavenly Father has given us the choice in how we can bless others around us. As we consider all our to-do lists and wanting to put our energy into every good thing around us, we must choose where to put our efforts and even consciously choose to neglect things we can let go of. In this episode, we are giving ourselves permission to restructure the to-do lists and find what will guide us to blessings ourselves and others around us.
We all have moments when we feel stuck. When we feel like we are not getting the answers, blessings, and direction we desire from heaven. In these moments or even seasons of longing, relying on the Lord for peace and patience while drawing strength from our covenants can help us through. Waiting on the Lord is always worth His promised blessings, so how do we find strength through seasons of waiting? Morgan Jones Pearson took to Instagram with this idea. She shares, “I know what [waiting for God] feels like. I’m a believer that we’re all waiting for something but I’m also a believer that God’s promises are always fulfilled and always worth the wait.” Today's podcast discusses how we can all be strengthened in those waiting periods by relying on the covenants and promises we've made, and look for the blessings immediately surrounding us.
In many cultures, clapping is a way to show respect, gratitude, and encouragement. We could all use more “clappers” in our lives—people who encourage us in the big moments and the small; someone who tells us to keep going, that we’re doing great, and that we are loved and supported. The Savior is the greatest clapper of all, and we believe He wants us to learn to cheer others on. In this episode, Kathryn and her guest David Butler discuss how we can become the clappers people need.
When it comes to ministering we often think of big acts of service, like showing up on a friend’s porch with a treat and a handwritten note, because at the very least, ministering requires food, right? This kind of service can be wonderful—we all love a thoughtful gift—but are we missing out on opportunities to serve because we feel overwhelmed when our own plates are full? Sometimes, though, one of the simplest ways we can minister is by offering them our undivided attention—the gift of listening. So in today’s episode, we explore how our capacity to love grows both when we take the time to listen and when we are heard in return.
Friendship is an essential and eternal part of our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness! We can develop these divine relationships in our lives right now, as we are, where we are. Friendships can help us experience heaven on earth today. In this episode, we discuss how we can start building these relationships by following Jesus Christ’s example, and loving our friends with genuine kindness and compassion the way He would. If you are ready for more soul-filling connection in your life (and who isn't!?)--this episode is for you!
Becoming friends with people who are like us is usually easy. But without realizing it, we might be missing out on opportunities to learn from people who are different from us simply because we want to stay in our comfort zones. We are commanded to love our neighbors—and that includes people who might lead a life different than our own. In this episode, we discuss what it means to truly love our neighbors and how both physical and emotional proximity to others can strengthen our love for them and our understanding of the Savior’s love for them.

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Share Him: Guided Study Journal
The Share Him: Guided Study Journal is filled with study suggestions, reflections, writing prompts, and journaling space to help you articulate who Jesus is to you and why you believe.

Faith Talks Conversation Cards
Conversation cards intended to create faith-filled family conversations that will help children and teens practice expressing their faith so sharing testimony with others comes easily and naturally.

Remembered: A Spiritual Memories Keepsake Journal
Recording your spiritual memories will help you recall and articulate the things you have felt and experienced and make them readily available for reflection and sharing.

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