Archive for the ‘Courage’ Category

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The New ‘Face'(Book) of The Milkman

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD When I was a kid growing up in the 1960’s,  the old cliche was the story of the housewife running off with the “Milkman”.” At that day and age, the “Milkman” was, for most woman, the only man they ever came into constant contact with outside of their husbands.  The “Mailman” and “Fuller Brush” […]

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Through The Prism Of Faith They Are Becoming Who They Are Worshipping!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD As I surveyed the room where we were gathered for the dinner celebration of my wife’s birthday, I couldn’t help but notice that I was the only one in the room with the spouse of my youth. I also couldn’t help but notice that despite the tragedy that had befallen upon the […]

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Close At Hand

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In the mid 1980’s I was on a business trip to the city of Seattle, Washington. At the concourse of the airport on my return flight home, I found myself walking behind a very well dressed gentleman. He stood out because he was the tallest man I had ever seen. As I […]

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Shimming Across the Potomac!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In 1980 I was working in Washington D.C. at a food wholesale outlet. At the time I was living in the outskirts of D.C. and was driving a 1966 Ford Mustang. This Mustang was unique in that the gas gauge was broken and I never knew how much gas I had in […]

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When High Noon Comes!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The great western movie classic, “High Noon”, tells the story of a town Marshall who is forced to face a gang of killers all by himself. As the Marshall scours the town for help, no one has the courage to come forward to help him, leaving him alone and outnumbered to face the evil […]

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Hugging The Cactus! (Making Our Trials Work for Us)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Over the course of my lifetime I have held private interviews with thousands of members of the church. Common among almost all I have interviewed is the sharing of challenges and trials that have tested their faith. Some seemed to gain strength from them, while others faith seems to have faltered. I […]

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When Mental Illness Establishes ‘Residency’

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMD 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 […]

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Humbled Or Hardened, The Choice Is Ours!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Over the course of my lifetime; I have had many private conversations with members of our faith. I have talked with people who have dealt with almost every imaginable problem that life can present. The circumstances of their trials, while different, have been similar because their faith in their fellowman, the church, […]

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