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The Shattered Music Box

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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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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If There Be No Sin, There Is No Need Of A Savior

TheDiscipleMD I read the USA Today from time to time.  They  have a series entitled, “Focus on Faith”, that is published each Monday on the Forum page. Several years ago a guest commentary writer named Jonathan Merritt wrote an article called, “An Evangelical Plea: “Love the Sinner.” The next day a reader wrote: “It is not enough as […]

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The Master Physician

TheDiscipleMD The pain was excruciating! Perhaps the most pain I have had to endure in my life. It was 1985 and while rounding the bases in a softball game I tore the ligaments in my right ankle. By the end of the evening my ankle had swollen to about five times its normal size. I […]

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