Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Shoulders Wet With Tears

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I really can’t explain it but it happened.  In 2002 my mother passed away and I thought I was handling her loss very well.  Then, one Sunday, a few weeks after my mother died, a fellow church member came up to me and gave condolences regarding my loss.  I felt tears start to swell in […]

To The Legions of ‘Forgotten Heroes’

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In the summer of 1980 we were living in Maryland. That summer my parents were able to get a beach house located on the Chesapeake Bay for a few days. My wife and I, with our young son of just over a year, were excited to go and spend a few days […]

The Heart Is The Key To Saintly Service

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago in a church meeting, the congregation was  treated to one of the most beautiful vocal solos I have heard. The brother singing was a professional and I was inspired by the song he sang. While listening I was taken back twenty years to another solo that inspired me.   As a family […]

 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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