Category Archives: Alan B. Sanderson, MD

The First Ever John M. Stang Award

by Alan Sanderson, MD Last week my lovely wife and I traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for the Internal Medicine residency graduation and awards ceremony at The Ohio State University, where the first ever John McNaugher Stang Award for Inspiring Internal … Continue reading

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Song for Evelyn

by Alan Sanderson, MD Last week I finished recording a song that I wrote for our baby Evelyn, whom I have written about in the last three posts. I thought that some of you might like to hear it: More … Continue reading

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Empathy and the Volkswagen Fox Effect

The trials we suffer in righteousness make us more empathetic to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I once had a girlfriend who drove an old Volkswagen Fox. Before I started spending so much time with her I had never … Continue reading

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Faith is a Shoe

Why would you try to run through life without it? by Alan B. Sanderson, MD A few weeks ago I wrote about the untimely death of my daughter Evelyn, and how my faith in God’s plan gave me a sense … Continue reading

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Embrace the Certainty

When the rubber hits the road for the Plan of Salvation in your life, the faith you will need should already be in place. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Last week I spent a whole day on the labor and … Continue reading

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Embrace the Uncertainty

When faced with uncertainty, be firm in what you know is right. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD A teenage boy sat outside on the campus of Bakersfield High School. He was a freshman, almost 15 years old, and was sitting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kennedy’s Hugs

This book has raw authenticity and powerful emotional impact. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Last fall at the Latter-day Saints Publishing and Media Association conference I picked up a copy of Kennedy’s Hugs by Jason and Heather Hansen. The cover … Continue reading

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Announcement: Ensign Article in February 2019

The article I submitted to the Ensign Magazine will be published in next month’s edition, and you can read it online now: https://www.lds.org/ensign/2019/02/latter-day-saint-voices/im-glad-i-listened?lang=eng I supplied a mug shot picture, and the Ensign illustrator Allen Garns came up with this image. … Continue reading

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Treadmill Journal, Part 3: Words of Wisdom

The Word of Wisdom is a token or symbol of our covenant to follow all of God’s commandments. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My old treadmill is kind of a piece of junk. It is 5 years old, and has … Continue reading

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Finding Novelty in the Scriptures

When the going gets tough, don’t give up — get creative! by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Have you ever had a hard time staying focused while reading the scriptures? Does your mind wander away into unrelated topics? Do you ever … Continue reading

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