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 […]

Will ‘The Story Of Our Life’ Die With Us?

TheDiscipleMD Spencer Kimball wrote: “What could you do better for your children and your children’s children than to record the story of your life, your triumphs over adversity, your recovery after a fall, your progress when all seemed black, your rejoicing when you had finally achieved? “Some of what you write may be humdrum dates […]

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