Tag Archive | state of harmony

To the Valley View 9th Ward – a Love Story #2

To the Valley View 9th Ward – a Love Story #2

I saw Katy Robbins hobbling across the street yesterday afternoon.  We had just parked our new home – cleverly disguised as a 33’ fifth wheel – on Colt Haven circle, where it is to stay for two weeks before we take it into the wilds of Boundary County, Idaho.  She, in turn, was walking off […]

Come Unto Me #4 – I Choose You!

It sat there on the front seat of the pick-up truck, that angelic feminine face staring up at me with those huge brown eyes beneath the ethereal halo of light.  We were saying good-bye to family and friend on a Sunday evening when I saw it.  I said, “What’s that book?”  “Oh, it’s called the […]

Come Unto Me – Hear My Voice

“Monty” is 96 years old.  He grew up in Payson, Utah and joined the church at the age of 13.  His mother was a Latter-day Saint, but His father saw no need for religion of any sort.  “We never even had a bible in the house”, he said.  While I’ve heard this story before, perhaps […]

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 […]

My Grace is Sufficient

I have, for a long, long time, thought that I had to become perfect in order to become one with Christ.  I now understand that this is not true doctrine – that it is in fact a false belief that demeans my Savior’s love and sacrifice – the sacrifice that He made for me…and for […]

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 Bones of My Soul

Somethin’s happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear… ……Stephen Stills, 1966 I feel it in the bones of my soul.  I don’t know how else to describe it.  Something’s happening, and it is of eternal import.  The prophecies are legion pointing to this time – the time when society will collapse and the void […]

Piercing the Veil

The veil is not death. No, the veil is expertly woven from unbelief  (belief in false doctrine – Mormon 9:20) and disbelief (our failure to truly believe).  It is coarsely laced with jealousies and fears (D&C 67:10), which in turn yield the jarrings, and contentions, and envyings, and strifes, and lustful and covetous desires (D&C 101:6) […]

A Personal Standard of Righteousness and Truth

It has flown for years in my spiritual vision, but its presence in my day-to-day consciousness is increasing rapidly.  The image becomes just a little more focused every time I honor it with my faith, trust and obedience.  Not long ago, it was nothing more than a vague perception high on a distant mountain top.  […]