Archive for March, 2016


Is Anyone Listening?

TheDiscipleMD In a commentary published several years ago and written by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, he asks this question: “Where are the orators who will lead us away from our fixation on pleasure and prosperity and back to an ethic well understood by previous generations; an ethic of responsibility and accountability? (Double Jeopardy-Cal Thomas, Washington Times). The […]

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Can We Walk On Water?

TheDiscipleMD I’ve always been a strong believer that there is no good that comes from being in improper places even if our intentions are honorable. I remember one church friend who rationalized that since Christ associated with the sinners that it meant that we should do the same. Let me relate to you a story […]

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A ‘Married’ Man On A Mission! (A Modern Day Story of Faith and Love)

TheDiscipleMD I have often admired the stories of early church leaders who, in the 1800s left home and family, by responding to the prophet’s call to serve missions abroad. How could they have left behind their wives and often children to serve! What courage, faith, determination and testimony, I thought! Such stories litter the rich […]

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Begging Gretzky

TheDiscipleMD A number of years ago I was serving in a church calling which required I visit the wards and branches of my stake.  In visiting the different congregations, I would often take the opportunity to talk with the primary-age children. I usually took a few minutes in sharing time to express some thoughts. One year as […]

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