Category Archives: Stories

5 Things About the Human Body

The human body is a marvel of design, one of God’s greatest gifts to his children, and a gift that keeps on giving. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Our Creator has given us instructions about how to take care of … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong?

A story of love, service, and mental illness by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My family moved a lot when I was a kid, but the hardest move for me was the one before my senior year of high school. I … Continue reading

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The Whole Personal Protective Equipment of God

Judgment, humility, righteousness, virtue, praise — I will think about all of these things when I put on my PPE. The next time you are in a hospital or clinic, maybe you will too. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD The … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Hands: The Story of a Frontier Midwife

Grandma’s hands show us our potential to become better than we are, and give us inspiration to rise to that potential. by Alan Sanderson, MD This week we celebrate Pioneer Day in Utah, commemorating the entry of the first wagon … Continue reading

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Where is the Office for EGO Processing?

A humble doctor can be just as capable and skilled as a proud doctor, and can have just as much confidence in his own ability, but his meekness makes him able to accept correction and acknowledge his own mistakes, and … Continue reading

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Going Off Course

We don’t want to reach the finish line and then discover that we have skipped part of the trail. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Recently I ran a trail half marathon near Bryce Canyon, and I have been thinking about … Continue reading

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Ministering for Sociophobes: A Practical Guide

If you have social phobia, please know that there are positive things you can do about it. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One of my earliest memories of social anxiety was when I delivered an invitation to the next-door neighbors … Continue reading

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Confidence in Our Special Knowledge

Just as a physician develops special skills and knowledge through years of apprenticeship, all of us can become disciples of the Savior and be recipients of special light and knowledge. by Rand Colbert, MD A few days before graduation, my … Continue reading

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Help My Unbelief

Have you ever held a sick baby through the night? It makes you think about a lot of things. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One Saturday night I woke up around midnight to the sound of my baby crying. It … Continue reading

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To be Learned is Good If…

Achievement and learning are a means to an end, not the end in itself. by Rand Colbert, MD As a child I developed a deep love of reading. As would seem natural for any boy with an inclination for the … Continue reading

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