Archive for August, 2018

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Whether It Be Perfect I Know Not; One Thing I Know, ‘Whereas I Was Blind, Now I See”

TheDiscipleMD “Faith furnishes prayer with wings, without which it cannot soar to Heaven.” -St. John Climacus (525-600) I think one of the most interesting stories found in the New Testament is of the man who was born blind and then healed by the Savior. When the Pharisees hear of the miraculous healing, they desperately want […]

James E Faust

We Are Not Authorized to Apologize For The Lord Last year an address was given by a member of the High Council in Stake Conference with an outstanding message. In short, he admonished us that we need not apologize for the standards of the church, since the standards are not “of the church” but are “of the Lord”. Therefore, we should not, and really […]


May Our Tongues Tastefully Delight In Being Covered By Words Of Praise

TheDiscipleMD “The sometimes stern Duke of Wellington, in the sunset of his life, was asked how he could do better if he were to live his life over again. Said he, “I should have given more praise.” How many of us display that same deficiency? Joseph Smith emphasized the importance of our understanding the character […]


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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