Liberty

D&C 132…Marriage, Polygamy, The Sealing Power, and the New and Everlasting Covenant

And he said unto his servant: When I will; go ye straightway, and do all things whatsoever I have commanded you; And this shall be my seal and blessing upon you—a faithful and wise steward in the midst of mine house, a ruler in my kingdom. (D&C 101:60-61) In D&C Section 101:43-62, the Lord gives Joseph Smith a parable of […]

Please Believe – A Love Story

I’ve been tempted to write this message to you, my friends, many times before, but it never seemed like the right time.  Now, obviously, it is.  It’s the right time because now I can write it without judgment, without rancor, and in profound peace. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed – […]

Risk All to Gain All – A Very Simple Formula

I apologize in advance for being repetitive, as I have touched on this topic twice before: https://scottstover.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/of-promises-safety-and-the-fullness-of-the-priesthood/ https://scottstover.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/comfort-in-zion/ I also apologize in advance that this post will most certainly become highly rhetorical as I attempt to drive home my point, and that it will also likely become very emotional. On second thought, I cannot really […]

The Gift of Sacrifice

…But the riches of a dreamer And the gift of sacrifice and the guts to stand alone Will take you home ……The Poet, The Preacher and the Prophet – Scott Stover Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith […]

Of Promises, Safety, and the Fullness of the Priesthood

I owe my receipt of the following insights into D&C section 89, commonly known as the Word of Wisdom, to my friend, Kaai Lincoln, although I know he would be very quick to say, “Well, I learned it from so-and-so”.  The last 4 verses read: And all saints who remember to keep and do these […]

Of Denver, Baptisms, and Zion – The Light of Truth

I’m really not sure what I’m going to write today, but I know I need to write.  There are several things I want to share – thoughts I have been pondering, knowledge I’ve been given, questions I have.  This may be structured like something of a potpourri, or musings, or wanderings, but there really is […]

Suffer the Little Children

Two of our grandchildren are sleeping on our couches this morning.  Mom had to be at work at 6:00 a.m.  Dad spends all his money on the home they live in and he has no place of his own, so when Mom needs help, they come here.  Divorce is so inconvenient.  Currently, in their lives, […]