Archive for July, 2016

G.I. Joe

It Was Just A Ken Doll ‘In Disguise’!

TheDiscipleMD Several years ago I read an article from Time called “The 100 Greatest Toys of All-Time”. On that list were many toys I enjoyed as a kid such as the Yo Yo, plastic Army Men, View-Master, Slinky, Magic Eight Ball, Silly Putty, Mr. Potato Head, the Wiffle Ball, Superball, Play Doh, Troll Dolls, and the list […]

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The 56th Rule of Civility and Decent Behavior

TheDiscipleMD In 1595 French Jesuits composed a set of rules which they called “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation”. At the age of 16 our first President, George Washington copied by hand these “rules” and patterned his life after them. Many of the rules seem outdated and even “silly” to […]

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The Flagmen

TheDiscipleMD It seems that my whole life I have been driving on roads that are “under construction.” The road leading to my office seems to have been that way for years. A few years ago I passed by a familiar person, “the flagman.” He looked like your typical construction worker; hard hat, bright orange vest, […]

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The Twain Mile

TheDiscipleMD It was a typical hot Maryland summer  evening when I pulled into the church parking lot around 6 o’clock.  To my surprise there were about a dozen men camped out on the church lawn. They were a pitiful sight! Ragged, sweaty, and looking bewildered! As I got out of my car, I was approached by […]

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