Archive for June, 2014

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Everyone Knows And Everybody Cares!

TheDiscipleMD On a tombstone was carved the following epitaph: Here lies a miser who lived for himself, And cared for nothing but gathering pelf, Now, where he is, or how he fares, Nobody knows and nobody cares. Gordon B. Hinckley once  said that those who reach out to lift and serve others “will come to know […]

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Simplicity Is The Glory Of Expression! (Or Why We All Need A Good Slap On The Back From Time To Time)

TheDiscipleMD In February of 1974 I  found myself in the midst of the county wrestling championships. The wrestling tournament was always held at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Walt Whitman High School was home to an athletic facility that was matched by no other school in the county and possibly by no other […]

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A Love Affair With Al Capone

TheDiscipleMD “The story is told that one Sunday Calvin Coolidge, one time president of the United States and a man noted for few words, returned from church. His wife asked him what the preacher spoke about. He replied, “Sin.” “What did he say?” she asked.“He was against it,” was his reply. I think I could answer the question […]

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My Life As ‘A Lemon Tree’ Paratrooper

TheDiscipleMD When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. (‘Lemon Tree’, Peter Paul and Mary, 1962) Although the […]

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