Author Archives: John Pontius

Toddling Steps into Spiritual Greatness

There is a truth about spiritual growth that few people understand even after they experience it. This truth is that all blessings are equally and oppositely opposed. When God grants a blessing great or small, He is also triggering some … Continue reading

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O Wretched Man

I believe Nephi spoke for all humanity when he exclaimed, “O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of my iniquities. I am encompassed about because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily … Continue reading

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Weakness

By Rob Bolick One of the favorite scriptures in our Church that some people misunderstand is Ether 12:27. Why is that? They misquote it–in essence, rewrite it–to suit their lack of understanding. I’m not really trying to be critical of … Continue reading

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Testify

Since “Visions of Glory” and  “Journey to the Veil” were  published, Seagull Book has not only carried, but also championed, sales of these books to tens of thousands of people. Now, it’s come to our attention that Seagull Book has received … Continue reading

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How do you distinguish between spiritual voices?

Question: How do you distinguish between the voice of God, the voice of Satan and your own (internal) voice? Replies: “Several years ago a brother in my ward, during his talk in Sacrament Meeting, quoted a statement from an author … Continue reading

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Walking and Talking with God, Part 2

This is from an Anonymous Unblog reader… The prophets of old — they who walked and talked with God — were clearly not “pray three times a day” kinds of people.  Their hearts contemplated the things of God continually, and … Continue reading

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Walking and Talking with God, Part 1

This is from an Anonymous Unblog reader… October 3, 2012 is a day that will be forever etched in my memory.  I was driving down the interstate to an appointment.  The radio was off, and I wasn’t really thinking of … Continue reading

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