Archive for December, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

the little drummer boy

The Little Drummer Boy

TheDiscipleMD Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum… My love of this little Christmas song dates back a long way. Despite the wonderful and beautiful lyrics of other Christmas classics, this song for me speaks directly to my heart because it is so simple. It captures, for […]

time out

Yelling “Time Out” Won’t Save Us!

TheDiscipleMD I’m sure we have all heard the term “time out”.  Many parents use this term in announcing to their child that their behavior needs to stop.  “Time out” they say to their child in an effort to correct a behavior that is not acceptable.  But a more common usage of this phase is in sports.  […]

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