Archive for April, 2018

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I Saw The Face Of Courage (And It Inspires Me!)

TheDiscipleMD A few months ago I spent some time with a new friend. He is an ordinary man, and I guess that is what makes him so extraordinary.  You see, during our visit we began to talk of his life.  As he spoke of his mother and his impoverished upbringing I asked him about his father. He […]

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Our Duty To Rescue!

TheDiscipleMD The story is often told that during a severe storm in Holland a few years ago, a ship was sinking offshore and volunteers manned rowboats to rescue the stranded sailors.  It took great courage and strength to row through the treacherous waves in reaching the endangered vessel.  Although they finally arrived at the ship, they […]

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Charitable Extortion!

TheDiscipleMD We are coming to an end of a season that is known for its charitable giving.  However, the two words charitable and extortion,  are two words and concepts that don’t belong together.  Among various definitions the word “charity” has always meant to me the voluntary giving of something, be it time, money, energy, etc., to a good cause. […]

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In The Day Of Our Trouble

TheDiscipleMD There is plenty of good counsel to be found in the scriptures. Perhaps that is why the prophets are constantly encouraging us to read them . “The scriptures are like a written “recording” of the “voice” of the Lord—a voice we feel in our hearts more than we hear with our ears. As we […]

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