The Gospel according to Scoot

A Child Asks – Why the Atonement?

Why the atonement, I asked? No – REALLY – why? I don’t want to hear it from others – I want to know from you. My answer: Christ had to show us that WE have power over death – that by living fully IN LIFE – and by that I mean the love that is […]

The Essence of the Divine

January 20, 2018: 1 a.m. I had been asleep for about an hour when I was awakened by a dream that was breathtaking in its carnality. The physical excitement, the adrenaline, the temptation lingered way too long. It was shocking to me, and it frankly filled me with fear and dread. I began to ask […]

A More Nimble Servant

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light – Matthew 11:30 A facebook friend mentioned recently that she asked the Lord, and I paraphrase, “why this has to be so hard”, and He responded, “It doesn’t”. I believe that. When I was a child, I didn’t have a very close relationship with my […]

What if…

The following is the result of years of study and pondering and learning from the scriptures as well as, most recently, the books “A Course in Miracles”, “The Aquarian Gospel”, and Max Skousen’s discussion on Moroni 7, among countless other inputs along the way, including 20 years of prayer and teaching from the Lord. What […]

Fast for Charity – What Have I Learned So Far?

Well, we’re more than half-way through this “Fast for Charity”. What have I learned so far? The things I’ve learned coincide heavily with my reading in “A Course in Miracles”. It turns out that there are many who have read this book – especially outside of LDS circles. No matter. Its significance is in what […]

Charity Never Faileth

If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptable before God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs […]

Testimony of Christ – Oct 25, 2016

Sometimes, when I pray, I am aware of Him – of His essence, His nature. It’s an awareness of a being, a presence, an intelligence that is simply good. He is forgiving, and merciful, and patient, and kind, and understanding. He is just good – goodness personified, one might say. It’s really kind of hard […]