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

TheDiscipleMD 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 memorable “gift” […]

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Lessons Learned From An Optimistic Hound Dog

TheDiscipleMD The height of optimism was best exemplified to me when my brother told the story of how his house dog barked and excitedly ran to the door, till the day he died, each time a visitor arrived…and it was never for him! The world in which we live can have a tendency to bring […]

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Room For All In Heaven

TheDiscipleMD Shortly after I was married and struggling to make an extra dollar, I came across an advertisement in the local paper for a job opening that guaranteed $10 an hour. As jobs are always hard to get in college towns, and my present job was paying much less, I decided to call. The young […]

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God Bless ‘The Strong One’

TheDiscipleMD There are roles that are being played out behind closed doors in many households that go largely unnoticed by the outside world. One of those is the challenging role of being “The strong one” when it comes to the emotional, spiritual, and temporal nature of a family. In my experience, this role can fall […]

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