Tag Archive | priesthood keys

Building Bridges – A Letter to Catherine

There has been some discussion lately in the social media circles that I follow about building bridges.  These are bridges that would help bridge the gaps between “free range” Mormons (that’s such a great name, Charlotte) and traditional Mormons, and between Mormons and Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical Christians.  I don’t think it’s an accident that such […]

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 – […]

REUNION TALK May 16, 2015: Pointing to Zion – Four Scriptures

I would like to open today with a “Thus Sayeth the Lord” moment.  Thus sayeth the Lord… “I love you!” Last week, actually about 10 days ago, I was struck by the need to pray for those among us whose spouses do not believe the same way.  Then, when we arrived here, we see that […]

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 […]

In the Name of Jesus Christ – Christmas Day, 2014

My name for the purpose of this blog is “Scoot”.  It is the label by which people might easily refer to the things I write, and to their author.  “Scoot” is much easier to use than “you know…that guy who writes eclectic essays resulting from his personal round-about journey back to the savior”.  Yep – […]

D&C Section 93 – the Path to Truth, Light, Knowledge and Glory

 It was about 3 months ago that I read D&C 93 for the umpteenth time.  You know, this is the section of the Doctrine and Covenants that says: Man was also in the beginning with God.  Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be. All truth is independent […]

Priesthood Keys – And Blessed are Ye if Ye have no Disputations Among You

In Helaman 10:4-5, the Lord told Nephi, the son of Helaman – and father of Nephi the Nephite disciple – the following: Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not […]

Of Those Who Tarried……..Re-write 2/24/15

Do you ever get tired, just tired…..of living?  Do you ever get tired of constantly striving to overcome the burdens of this world? Tired of always trying to become better than you are?  Perhaps tired of aches and pains or physical challenges, or of constantly comparing yourself unfavorably to others whose bodies, faith, or talents […]