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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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Pray To God, But Row For Shore

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “There exists a Divine partnership between God and man that is wonderfully depicted in the following story. A young minister was driving through the countryside when he spotted a farmer tilling 40 acres of magnificent farmland. The minister pulled over and addressed the farmer, “God has certainly blessed you with a wonderful […]

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Knowing You Are A Child Of God Is A Powerful Anti-Depressant!

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMd There are hundreds of fables and stories, some true, some not, of individuals that, upon discovering their royal heritage, make a miraculous turn about when it comes to their characteristics and the manner in which they carry themselves. They, of course, are the same person as before, but they view themselves differently […]

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The Good Die Young

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was about nine years ago that I got the dreaded call from my older brother, Richard. I looked down at my cell phone to see his name light up. I knew that he had been in to see the doctor that week for a prognosis on his pancreatic cancer. When I […]

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Experiencing True Joy In The Morning!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The date and time had been set. Our third child would be delivered, as scheduled, the next morning. Back then we didn’t know if it would be our first daughter, or our third son who would join our family. Either way, I knew that “joy would come in the morning”. (Psalm 30:5) […]

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Our ‘Once Upon A Time’ Is Now!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD There is an old Italian Proverb that says, “After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.”  This proverb teaches us, using Chess as a parallel, that God created us all as equals. No matter how important some people are in this world, how much status they have, […]

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O Savior Stay This Night With Me!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago the focus of a church meeting was the hymns of our faith. It brought me to reflect upon my favorite hymn. My favorite hymn today is not my favorite hymn of yesteryear. My favorite characters found in the scriptures have been changing, according to my age and life experiences. So too, […]

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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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