Archive for February, 2020

Climbing Life’s ‘Old Rag’ Mountains

TheDiscipleMD One of my fondest memories of youth was an annual ward event of climbing a mountain called “Old Rag”. The mountain is located in the Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. As a young boy I looked forward to the day when our ward took the eight mile hike up the mountainside. I recall that […]

The Mansion

TheDiscipleMD “The Mansion” by Henry Van Dyke—is similar in nature to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, but featured is one John Weightman, a man of fortune, a dispenser of political power, a successful citizen. One evening John sat in his library in a comfortable chair contemplating his wealth. Before him were spread descriptions and pictures […]

Proud Of The House We Build!

TheDiscipleMD My memory of visiting the William Peterson home is sketchy but the impression still lingers. I was just a young man when I walked up the narrow staircase that led to the “room.”   The “room” was a small bedroom at the top of the stairs. A glass-encased pillow was lying on the small bed. I […]

What Are We Doing Up Here Scotty?

TheDiscipleMD Many years ago it was my privilege to attend a church priesthood leadership conference. On the stand for the meeting were visiting authorities and dignitaries. The choir seats were reserved for local Stake Presidents. My Stake President was not able to attend the meeting so he assigned me to represent him at the conference. […]

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