Archive for August, 2017

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When The Little Ones Come Marching Home!

TheDiscipleMD Suddenly she said to me, “Pull over, pull over.” So I pulled the car off to the side of the road. “That’s the cemetery where my little girl friend was buried. She died when I was six. I want to see her grave.” It’s been over fifty years since my wife stood at her […]

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The Miracle Of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Missionaries

TheDiscipleMD Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury that was published in 1953. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury understood to be the auto ignition point of paper. While I have never read […]

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The Seduction Of “Good”

TheDiscipleMD I have met very few ‘bad’ people in my life. I know they are out there but seldom if ever do I personally come across them. I naturally think most people are ‘good’ and for the most part they are. They are nice, polite, will help others out, and live pretty good lives. Nothing […]

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The Gift Of Loss

TheDiscipleMd It was close to 15 years ago when, at the funeral of my Mother, my Father addressed across the pulpit the subject of the ‘gift of loss.’ When he sat down, the presiding authority leaned over and whispered, “They didn’t get it.” What did my Father mean by the phrase, “the gift of loss,” […]

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