Archive for the ‘Gratitude’ Category

“Please Choose Someone Else!”

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMD We all remember playing team games as children. Whether in school or in pickup games around the neighborhood, you always wanted to be chosen first by the team captains. Being “chosen” early is something of an honor. No one wanted to be left standing alone as the last pick. What an insult! […]

Looking Out Our Golden Windows With Envy

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “There once was a young boy who lived with his loving family near the top of a mountain that overlooked a beautiful canyon. Across the canyon, near the top of another mountain, the boy could see a beautiful home whose windows shone like gold. From his home, the boy dreamed of how […]

Let Us Add “A Fifth” To Our Thanksgiving Meal!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine. It usually involves the four “F’s”; family, friends, football, and food. Who could ask for more? Often lost, though, is the purpose of the holiday. The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after […]

 The Power Of Small Acts of Kindness

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Many years ago, I spoke at the baptism of a man whose wife had been a member of my church for many years.  In my remarks, I emotionally recounted and thanked her for being kind enough to bring me soup many times while I was serving as Bishop. Somehow she had found […]

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