Archive for December, 2014

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The Blessings Of Unity Bring ‘Life Forevermore’

TheDiscipleMD David wrote in Psalms 133: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments…for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even […]

Calvary

Heavy With The Sap Of The Gospel

TheDiscipleMD One thing I learned while camping out as a Boy Scout was that cutting down a live tree didn’t make for very good firewood. Finding dead trees provided much better firewood because they were dry. You see, dead trees have no sap left in them. Live trees are “green” with sap. Cutting them down for immediate […]

kingdom of God

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Thing!

TheDiscipleMD For many of us, admitting a mistake is hard, but learning to say “I’m Sorry” is even harder. While this may not seem to be a very serious flaw, in reality it’s root is found in pride. In fact it can contribute to our inability to repent of sins. After all, both repentance and […]

pre-mortal council

We Shouted For Joy!

TheDiscipleMD One of the saddest observations that I have made over the years as a priesthood leader is that many of our saints seem to feel discouraged regarding their standing before the Lord. Try as they might they never seem to live up to, in their minds, the “pattern” that is given. Elder Holland addressed this issue […]

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