Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

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Patience With Loved Ones Progression Is Of Christ

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Sometimes in our desire to help friends, family and associates, we think that by pushing them forward we are helping. We want them to be where we think they “ought” to be, not where they are. More times than not they come away with feelings of being unloved and invalidated. I am […]

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When Our Garden Turns Into Gethsemane

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I learned a valuable lesson from a man who told me that a number of years ago a married brother of his had been on the verge of making a major mistake that would have a lasting negative impact on his family, as well as the extended family. With much consternation he […]

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The Shattered Music Box (The Drummer Boy Played On!)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago I was preparing to teach an early morning religious class for our youth. It was centered on the gift of “spikenard” that Mary used to anoint the head and feet of the Savior just prior to his death. The lesson asked the instructor to bring to class a […]

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Should We Be Judged On The One Bad Inning Of Our Life?

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I was having lunch a few months ago with an old teammate of mine from high school days. He continues to be a good friend. We played on the same baseball team for many years. During the summer of my junior year he and I led our team to a championship. He […]

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The Mighty Bridge Builders (To Those Who Break The Cycle Of Abuse!)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Over the years I have developed tremendous admiration for those who I symbolically label as “The Mighty Bridge Builders.” These are individuals who have the strength of character to break a cycle of violent behavior or abuse that has existed in their family lines, or who have overcome abusive behavior that was […]

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When It Comes To Second Chances (Are They ‘Gone With the Wind’?)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The theater is now called “AFI (American Film Institute) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center” and it is located just blocks outside the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring, Maryland. It has been restored to its original 1938 condition and it is now one of the areas shining stars. It is a cultural center […]

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We Demand Justice! (But Do We Really Want What’s Coming To Us?)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD What a great blessing it is to have a father who has words of wisdom to impart, and that seem to flow effortlessly through him. I have such a father. It seems that each time we talk, I do most of the talking, but he does all of the teaching. I would […]

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We Are Admonished to Love And Forgive Our Enemies (But What Of Our Friends?)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Most of us remember the charge given by the Savior as recorded by Matthew: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,  do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you.” (vs. 44) He was, of course, instructing the multitude that it is […]

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