Archive for February, 2020


Climbing Life’s ‘Old Rag’ Mountains

TheDiscipleMD One of my fondest memories of youth was an annual ward event of climbing a mountain called “Old Rag”. The mountain is located in the Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. As a young boy I looked forward to the day when our ward took the eight mile hike up the mountainside. I recall that […]


Looking For Shapes In The Clouds

TheDiscipleMd Over the course of my life I have had many conversations with naysayers of religion and those who do not believe in a loving Heavenly Father. I have been told on numerous occasions that my belief in a supreme creator is based solely on emotion, and on my desire to believe in something that […]


When Suicide Enters Our Mind!

TheDiscipleMD I know many have battled, at different times in their lives, with the thought of ending it all. By so doing, the pain will end,  and they will cease to suffer the extremities of their agony be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. I have never reached that point in my life, yet, like many, I have taken […]

Miranda Lambert

Dead Flowers

TheDiscipleMD My mother loved beautiful flowers! My wife loves beautiful flowers! Almost every woman I know does. For most women, getting flowers from her husband or suitor is a grand expression of his love and affection. Recently I brought home flowers for my wife. Her eyes lit up as I presented her my bouquet of […]

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