Archive for the ‘Courage’ Category

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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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The Demonization Of Organized Religion

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Why do some like to demonize organized religion? Simple! It is so easy. I mean, it is easy to attack an institution because there is no mess, so to speak. That is, it’s ‘not personal.’ Organized Religion is of course, no different than any other organization when it comes to this. I […]

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Why I Admire Jimmer!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD THE 9TH MOST POPULAR POST OF 2016- FEBRUARY 24TH Yes, he did attend the same university as I did. Yes, he is also the same faith as I am and yes, he was an incredible college basketball player. All those were reasons I ‘followed’ him when Jimmermania swept the country in 2011. […]

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What I Learned In The Land Of Oz

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Like many of you, my childhood holds wonderful memories of choice stories and characters that have left an imprint on my mind and heart; many, of course, come from the scriptures, others from outstanding book’s, such as L. Frank Baum’s, “The Wizard of Oz.” Because this book was made into a classic […]

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