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See Me!

TheDiscipleMD (Based on a true story) As he lay on his hospital death-bed, he watched as the Elders of the church passed him by. Somehow his religious affiliation has been left off his chart. As they administered and gave the sacred emblems of the Lord’s Sacrament to others around him, he wanted to cry out […]

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The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke

TheDiscipleMD Henry Van Dyke’s masterpiece, “The Mansion” features one John Weightman, a man of fortune, a dispenser of political power, a successful citizen. The extended version of his story is preferred but below is the cryptic tale with an almost equally powerful message. “One evening John sat in his library in a comfortable chair contemplating […]

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The ‘Good News’ Lives!

TheDiscipleMD The two men stood together gazing at the crowd coming towards them. “Here he comes! Look at him. Who does he think he is, coming back to town while pretending to be someone who he isn’t! You and I know him, he grew up here. He was nothing special. He came from a background […]

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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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