Archive for February, 2017

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When Midnight Comes To The Ball!

TheDiscipleMd Lost in the glamor of the story of Cinderella is a lesson that we might miss. By arriving at the ball while pretending to be someone she isn’t, Cinderella sets herself up for disaster as her “hoax” is sure to be revealed at the strike of midnight. I imagine she was nervous all night! […]

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? She Replied…”A Mother!”

TheDiscipleMD Several years ago I was privy to this exchange while riding to the airport.  My father jokingly asked my  then 20-year-old daughter a probing question. He said, “So,  what do you want to be when you grow up?” Her response was quick and resolute, “A mother!” A warm wave of the spirit washed over me when I heard […]

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She Gets ‘High’ On Life!

TheDiscipleMd I’ve always been a firm believer that there is little good that comes from being in improper places even if our intentions are honorable. I know we are admonished to seek out those in both temporal and spiritual need, but I remember one friend who rationalized that since Christ associated with the sinners that […]

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When Mental Illness Establishes ‘Residency’

TheDisicpleMD Over the years, I have spoken to countless individuals who are suffering from anxiety, depression and a host of other disorders. Most were faithful members of the church, doing all that they can to keep the commandments and obey the gospel principles. Despite faith and priesthood blessings, their illnesses remain. Their stories are heartbreaking […]

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