Archive for the ‘Mercy’ Category

Setting ‘The China’ For Grandpa

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “A frail old man lived with his son, his daughter-in-law, and his four-year-old grandson. His eyes were blurry, his hands trembled, and his step faltered. The family would eat together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. Peas rolled off his […]

The Twain Mile

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was a typical hot Maryland summer  evening when I pulled into the church parking lot around 6 o’clock.  To my surprise there were about a dozen men camped out on the church lawn. They were a pitiful sight! Ragged, sweaty, and looking bewildered! As I got out of my car, I was […]

Shimming Across the Potomac!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In 1980 I was working in Washington D.C. at a food wholesale outlet. At the time I was living in the outskirts of D.C. and was driving a 1966 Ford Mustang. This Mustang was unique in that the gas gauge was broken and I never knew how much gas I had in […]

Chapters Better Left Unpublished

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “We all have chapters we would rather keep unpublished”- Downton Abby A great message was delivered by Dieter F. Uchtdorf on being merciful and withholding judgmental gossip about others. (“The Merciful Obtain Mercy”, GC, April, 2012) He made a great point when he asked, “Do you gossip, even when what you say […]

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