Archive for August, 2015


The Important Labor Of The Fathers

TheDiscipleMD I read an article a number of years ago about a famous professional football player.  The article focused on not only his professional accomplishments, but his personal life. He was raised by a single mom whom he clearly loves and reveres. His father was, according to him, “nonexistent for most of my life.” He […]

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(De)Tour de Lance

TheDiscipleMD (I wrote this several years ago and Lance Armstrong has since admitted he ‘cheated’ to win.) I don’t know if he is innocent of the charges or not, nor am I passing judgment at this point, but our country’s most renowned cyclist is joining a laundry list of “Who’s Who” of athletes, politicians, and […]


The Glory Years of Our Lives

TheDiscipleMD Several years ago at a church basketball game I planted myself just outside the three-point line. I was looking for a pass because I was open. A teammate saw me and fired the basketball over to me and I let it fly. Swish! A three pointer! My teammates gave me a cheer and made […]

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With Love And Admiration- Dad

TheDiscipleMD Dear Son, The tumult and the shouting dies- The Captains and the Kings depart- Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget! (“Recessional” by Rudyard Kipling) Job’s ancient question “If a man die, shall he live again? should […]

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