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Maintaining An Independent Character

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In response to his son expressing an interest in public life, John Adams, our second President, wrote: “Public business, my son, must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other. If wise men decline it, others will not’; if honest men refuse it, others will not. A young […]

Faith In Miracles Is Worth A Try

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Many years ago one of my sons, than eleven, calmly approached me to ask if I would buy him an expensive item that was more a luxury than a necessity. My quick response of “No” didn’t seem to surprise nor upset him. As he turned to walk away, he made this simple […]

Leaving The Porchlight On For Our Prodigal Children

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Several years ago there was a special program put on by the children at our church. As I surveyed the congregation I was delighted to see at least seven young adults in attendance who prior to the day had not chosen the path of their church going parents. Perhaps they were there for just […]

When You Feel Discouraged, Read A Pioneer Story!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “I ask you to stop this criticism. You are discussing a matter you know nothing about. Cold historic facts mean nothing here, for they give no proper interpretation of the questions involved. Mistake to send the Handcart Company out so late in the season? Yes! But I was in that company and […]

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