Archive for the ‘Repentance’ 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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My Life As A Paratrooper

TheDiscipleMD When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. (‘Lemon Tree’, Peter Paul and Mary, 1962) Although the […]

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“I’m Sorry” Goes A Long Way Towards Healing

TheDiscipleMD My second grade teacher was a tiny elderly woman named Mrs. Wells who despite her size held a commanding presence in our classroom. She carried a foot long wooden ruler, almost at all times, and wielded it freely in order to get the attention of the class. It was not uncommon for her to […]

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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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