Archive for the ‘Sacrifice’ Category

Saving All The Private Ryans!

Print or EmailThroughout history there have been wonderful examples of unselfish giving of life for others. In the movie “Saving Private Ryan”, after being informed of the death of three brothers in the war, there is a letter read aloud by the General who orders for the “saving” of Private Ryan. ” “Dear Madam: “I […]

Bearing The Cross!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD One of the more memorable experiences I had as a young man in the church was a canoe trip during the summer of 1971. That summer the young men of the ward took a trip to the lakes of Minnesota. There at the Charles L. Sommers Wilderness Canoe Base began a week of […]

The Hardest Calling In The Church

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMd One of the hardest and most thankless callings in the church is the call to “support and sustain” a spouse in his/her church responsibilities. When I have received a calling I have also received the blessings and joy that come with that service. Associations are had, friendships are made and, on occasion, […]

God Bless ‘The Strong One’ In Families!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD There are roles that are being played out behind closed doors in many households that go largely unnoticed by the outside world. One of those is the challenging role of being “The strong one” when it comes to the emotional, spiritual, and temporal nature of a family. In my experience, this role […]

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