Archive for the ‘Messages’ Category

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Its Time To Stop Missing What We Never Had!

TheDiscipleMD Recently I heard a fictional character on television say, “Now, I miss what I never had!” He was ‘now’ in the later stages of life, and he was giving advice to a young protegé. He was referring to the fact that he had spent his entire life in service to his country. What he had sacrificed […]

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When Mental Illness Establishes ‘Residency’

TheDisicpleMD 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 are heartbreaking […]

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Yet, It Still Stings!

TheDiscipleMD It was a cold dreary afternoon and the evening was coming on when my wife and I stood by the graveside of my Mother. It was misty and we needed a small flashlight to read the engraving.  We talked about her life, shared memories, and then we got back in the car and continued on […]

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Agency Rocks!

TheDiscipleMD A family story is told that once as a young boy my great-uncle was at the dinner table with his parents.  Like many young people he didn’t like what was on his plate to eat.  He belligerently stated, “I don’t like this and I’m not going to eat it! His father sternly replied, “Not only are […]

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