Archive for April, 2015

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Let Not The Law Rob The Spirit!

TheDiscipleMD Over the years the leaders of the church have addressed every major doctrinal and social issue of our day.  Often they give counsel and although we say we listen, often our memories fail to remind us to take action. We hear the words, but don’t apply the principles taught. After all, it is easy to acknowledge words but […]


Sofia’s Choice

TheDiscipleMD Sophie’s Choice is a novel written in 1979 by William Styron. Later it was made into a movie of the same name. (1982) In it a young polish mother named Sophie, is forced into making a life and death decision at a German concentration camp. She is forced to choose to save one of her two […]


Not Properly Fit For The Wedding

TheDiscipleMD A number of years ago, my third son was getting married. Since he was marrying a young woman from out-of-state, it fell upon me to order the tuxedos and to make sure that the proper sizes were ordered for the reception. Everyone was good about sending in their measurements. But to be safe, all […]


When Suicide Enters Our Mind!

TheDiscipleMD I know many have battled, at different times in their lives, with the thought of ending it all. By so doing, the pain will end,  and they will cease to suffer the extremities of their agony be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. I have never reached that point in my life, yet, like many, I have taken […]

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