Archive for the ‘Courage’ Category

Hugging The Cactus! (Making Our Trials Work for Us)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Over the course of my lifetime I have held private interviews with thousands of members of the church. Common among almost all I have interviewed is the sharing of challenges and trials that have tested their faith. Some seemed to gain strength from them, while others faith seems to have faltered. I […]

“Tell Mother!”

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 […]

Surviving the Grind of Life!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD As a sophomore in high school I decided to try out for the wrestling team even though I scarcely knew a thing about the sport.  Much to my surprise I won a spot wrestling varsity. For me it was a great accomplishment. As inexperienced as I was, somehow I managed to win […]

The “Stuff” Of Which Eternity Is Made

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago we held our annual family Christmas party. The highlight for me was when time was turned over to my now deceased father, then 87, to say a few words. He spoke a few words about my mother, who died in 2002. In his remarks, referring to my mother, […]

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