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The Twain Mile

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was a typical hot Maryland summer  evening when I pulled into the church parking lot around 6 o’clock.  To my surprise there were about a dozen men camped out on the church lawn. They were a pitiful sight! Ragged, sweaty, and looking bewildered! As I got out of my car, I was […]

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Feeling the Pain Of Hannah!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD If you know the story of Samuel, you know that his mother’s name was Hannah. Found in the first chapter of Samuel is the heart wrenching story of how Hannah was barren, unable to have children. In her desire to be a mother she prayed mightily to the Lord to give her  a son. […]

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The Body That Lies Beneath

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A couple of years ago former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, addressed a crowd of nearly 18,000 in a special forum address at BYU’s Marriott Center….Rice started with a caution to those in attendance, and those covering the speech as journalists, saying, “Today’s headlines and history’s judgments are rarely the same.” (BYU […]

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Samaritans On The Highway Of Life

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Have you ever thought about the fact that as you speed down the highway,  the people in the other cars might be on the same road and going the same direction, but their experience might be completely different from the one you are having?  For instance, each car is a different make and model […]

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The Circle Of A Service Life

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD One of the advantages of living in the same area for many years is seeing “the circle of a service life”. As a young father of five children I had heavy demands on my time. Between tying to gain an education, making a living and serving in the church, every moment of […]

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The Music Of Still Being Brethren In The Spoken Word

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD ” And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying… behold, to his astonishment, he met with the sons of Mosiah journeying towards the land of Zarahemla…Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, […]

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The Daily Dilemma Of A Lay Church Leader

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Over my lifetime I have given unnumbered hours in service to the church. I have done so willingly and without reservation knowing that the time was well spent. Some critics of the church have charged that members are encouraged to serve in the church at the expense of their families. That the […]

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Our Duty To Rescue!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The story is often told that during a severe storm in Holland a few years ago, a ship was sinking offshore and volunteers manned rowboats to rescue the stranded sailors.  It took great courage and strength to row through the treacherous waves in reaching the endangered vessel.  Although they finally arrived at the […]

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