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The Good Die Young

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was about nine years ago that I got the dreaded call from my older brother, Richard. I looked down at my cell phone to see his name light up. I knew that he had been in to see the doctor that week for a prognosis on his pancreatic cancer. When I […]

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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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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 […]


I Know The Savior Loves Me Because He Gave Me A Family!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMd A few weeks ago I was attending the church where my granddaughters were participating in a program for the entire congregation. I was, once again, struck by the innocence of small children and how angelic they can so often look and act. One little girl got up to the podium and said: […]

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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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Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD He is a young man, just turned 15, whose mother was a drug addict, and whose father has been serving time in the local penitentiary since his birth. As a baby he was looked after by his grandmother, then moved from foster home to foster home till he was adopted by a couple.  However, […]

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Dad, I’ve Heard That Story A Thousand Times!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I have been telling personal stories my whole life. That may not seem to be of great significance, but I have found that family stories are important in keeping “binds that tie.” I guess it can be said, that by telling personal stories over and over, a message is sent. The message is […]

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