Archive for the ‘Gratitude’ Category

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The Library Door; Slightly Ajar

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The door to the library in the house I grew up in was always cracked, just a bit. An open invitation to come in and “explore” me.  I have many recollections as a boy and later as a teenager of images from the library. Throughout my life I would walk by it and peek inside. Often […]

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The Pattering Of Little Feet

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A number of years ago I awoke from a good nights sleep to a familiar sound. It was a sound of days long past. As I lay in bed it took me a moment to recognize it. It was the sound of the “pattering of little feet.” It was the noise made by the […]

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Touching the Veil Through Small Children

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD There are numerous scriptural accounts of the tender spot that Jesus Christ had for little children. None is more spiritual than the account of Christ’s blessing of the children when he came to the American Continent after his resurrection! “And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of […]

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Confessing The Lord’s Hand In All Things

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Several years ago I was attending a Stake Conference presided over by  Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Twelve. The conference was filled with good advise and inspiring counsel.  I throughly enjoyed the messages. One of the more inspiring lessons I was taught wasn’t while I was seated in the meetings.  Rather, it was […]

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With Gracious Honor! (The Blessings of a Father-In-Law)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD He is now up in age. I first spoke to him on the phone. It was a tense moment, asking him for his daughter’s hand! It was 1978 and he had never met me or even knew that I was in love with his daughter. I remember the feeling of the conversation […]

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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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Please Choose Someone Else

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMD We all remember playing team games as children. Whether in school or in pickup games around the neighborhood, you always wanted to be chosen first by the team captains. Being “chosen” early is something of an honor. No one wanted to be left standing alone as the last pick. What an insult! […]

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Add A FifthTo Our Thanksgiving Meal!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine. It usually involves the four “F’s”; family, friends, football, and food. Who could ask for more? Often lost though, is the purpose of the holiday. The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after […]

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