Author Archives: John Pontius

My Sheep Hear My Voice (from the book “Journey to the Veil”)

I was about seventeen when my dad gave us kids a 1964 VW beetle. It was the ugliest car on earth at that time, and only became “cute” to later generations – which I admit I’m still not a part … Continue reading

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What Zion Is and Is Not

By in large, Zion is much more than what we as Latter-day Saints seem to think it is. Definitions range in our minds anywhere from the geography in and around Jackson County, Missouri, to the area of Salt Lake City, … Continue reading

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Righteous Parents

Nephi’s opening words in the Book of Mormon state that he had been born of goodly parents. In one-half of the first verse he mentions that he was taught in the learning of his father, then writes about his father … Continue reading

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My Friend the Bully

I was very frightened in my young life of the bullies in the school, especially of Jake. He was a year older, bigger and just plain mean. He seemed to delight in terrifying me. At least once a week Jake … Continue reading

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