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 […]

Lessons Learned From An Optimistic Hound Dog

TheDiscipleMD The height of optimism was best exemplified to me when my brother told the story of how his house dog barked and excitedly ran to the door, till the day he died, each time a visitor arrived…and it was never for him! The world in which we live can have a tendency to bring […]

Room To Be Less Judgmental

TheDiscipleMD My wife is a registered nurse. She is familiar with hospital regulations that require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. It doesn’t matter if the patient needs a wheel chair in order to check out or not, one is provided and required. While working as a student nurse, one of her colleagues found […]

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