Archive for February, 2016

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In Quiet Desperation!

TheDiscipleMD “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” (Henry David Thoreau) Almost all of us have had a time in our life when we have felt, well…desperate! And who hasn’t felt a time when that desperation hasn’t been in the quiet of our own minds. […]

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Often Our Fears Are Unfounded!

TheDiscipleMD Many years ago we lived in a small town in northern Idaho. We were excited to build a modest home for our growing family. Our three small children ranged from the age of five to one. Our neighbors to one side were as nice as can be. On the other side was a family […]

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A Deadly Dull Marriage

TheDiscipleMD “We never had a cross word between us in 65 years of marriage.”  That is what the elderly gentlemen said across the pulpit about his deceased wife during one of our church meetings.  I don’t know what others thought, but the first thought that came to my mind, after scratching my head was, “What? Did he […]

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My ‘Mormon Ears’

TheDiscipleMD I recall standing up and bearing my testimony only once at church when I was a teenager. I don’t recall much of what I said that day, but apparently someone did. Something that I said in that meeting stayed with someone I would have never guessed. In relating how I dealt with the prevalent […]

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