Archive for August, 2017

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‘Daddy, Let’s Play ‘Rough’!

TheDiscipleMD “We sat on the last row, and our only son, a tall, fine young man, walked, at the invitation of the bishop, up the aisle and stood by the pulpit. The bishop spoke about my son and presented him to the congregation for their sustaining vote to his advancement in the Aaronic Priesthood…Later, at […]

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Love Has A Special Flavor Of Its Own

TheDiscipleMD A few years ago my sons and I helped a poor elderly woman and her bed-stricken daughter move from one apartment to another. She was a patient of my wife, who is a home health care nurse.  Since that time, this woman has talked often about the service that we gave to her. She had no […]

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Maintaining An Independent Character

TheDiscipleMD In response to his son expressing an interest in public life, John Adams, our second President, wrote: “Public business, my son, must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other. If wise men decline it, others will not'; if honest men refuse it, others will not. A young man should […]

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Hope For The Lamantations Of An Aging Man

TheDiscipleMD A recent instructor of a Sunday School class said, “When I was in my early twenties I never thought I would be fifty. But here I am.” I remember having the same thoughts. I specifically recall, as a boy, figuring up how old I would be in the year 2000. It seemed so far […]

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