Liberty

There Will be Peace

There will be peace. A profound, all consuming, fulfilling-of-all-hope type of peace.  Peace like the lion lying with the lamb; the child playing on the cockatrice’s den; because “This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations”. Isaiah 14:26 His hand is stretched out still because He is, and because […]

Be Still…and Know That I am God

Wow – to come out of that experience and try to put it into words….God help me, please. Be still, and know that I am God.  Be still, and know that I am God.  Be still and know that I am God.  Repeated, repeated, repeated.  Over and over and over.  Again and again and again. […]

All that Matters

This being that I talk to; commune with every morning…this Christ – it’s so hard sometimes to get past all the things that are rattling around in my mind, things that are happening in my life; challenges, fears, joys.  I’ve learned to consider it like an update, a “This is what’s going on with me; […]

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 […]