Archive for January, 2018

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When ‘The Chief’ Is The Head Servant

TheDiscipleMD Who is the least in the church? Presidents and Kings are not bothered with minor mundane things of the day. They symbolically,or often literally, sit on their earthly thrones of glory as their servants, or entourage, stand at their beck and call and take care of the supposed “trivial” things of life. They are […]

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A Whole New World (When Death Visits A Marriage)

TheDiscipleMD “A whole new world, that’s where we’ll be.” (Aladdin, Disney) Yes, it is a whole new world for a married man and wife when death knocks at their door.  Suddenly, and sometimes very unexpectedly, the partnership is dissolved and one spouse is left here on earth, alone,  and grappling for answers as to the fate of […]

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A Mephistophelean Bargain (To Envy Them You Have To Be Nuts!)

TheDiscipleMD I expected a different conclusion to a column written by long-time Hollywood insider Dick Cavett. Unless your my age or older you probably don’t know Mr. Cavett.  He is best known as the fore-runner to today’s afternoon talk show hosts.  As a boy I remember watching his afternoon talk show from time to time. […]

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A Royal Hand Me Down Name

TheDiscipleMD Being the seventh child in a family of ten provided me ample opportunity to practice the art of graciously receiving “hand me downs” in all its forms. Be it clothes, toys, bikes, shoes or bedrooms. In a large family “hand me downs” are a way of life. I personally never felt cheated when “hand […]

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