Archive for February, 2017

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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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Why God Doesn’t Send Me His Angels! (He Gave Me Sisters Instead!)

TheDiscipleMD For most of us there comes a time when we seek divine help from our God above. We pray for His guidance and daily affirmation.  We seek for his mercy and many times for His love and for relief. Could He just spare an Angel from above who can come and relieve us from all of our cares! […]

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Being Overwhelmed Is Very Much A Part Of The Journey

TheDisicpleMD Joseph Fielding McConkie gave a talk entitled, “Finding Answers,” at a devotional in 2006. In his talk he told a story. The story centered around a young man who had a very difficult problem. He did not know what to do, so he visited with his bishop. The bishop listened carefully and thoughtfully. He […]

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Don’t Take Your Little Brother With You!

TheDisciple When I was a young man one of my older brothers made the mistake of influencing a younger brother into doing something my father didn’t approve of, and that was borderline against the standards of our church and family. I still recall the verbal rebuke my father gave to him. He said, “If you […]

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