Archive for the ‘Gratitude’ Category

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The Library Door; Slightly Ajar

TheDiscipleMD The door to the library in the house I grew up in was always cracked, just a bit. An open invitation to come in and “explore” me.  I have many recollections as a boy and later as a teenager of images from the library. Throughout my life I would walk by it and peek inside. Often inside there […]

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Another Look At His ‘Grace’

TheDiscipleMD I first remember seeing it on the kitchen wall of my parents’ farmhouse in the early eighties. I don’t know what it was about that particular painting that captured my attention. Perhaps it was the discouraged look on the old man’s face. His white head bowed down in disappointment at the bowl of gruel […]

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When Rainbows Disappear Into Dark Clouds

TheDiscipleMD “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue”, so sang Judy Garland. I thought of that quote just the other day as my wife and I were driving around town and we spotted a giant rainbow in the sky. I noted later that some in my area even took pictures of its brilliance and posted […]

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O Savior Stay This Night With Me!

TheDiscipleMD A few years ago the focus of a church meeting was the hymns of our faith. It brought me to reflect upon my favorite hymn. My favorite hymn today is not my favorite hymn of yesteryear. My favorite characters found in the scriptures have been changing, according to my age and life experiences. So too, my favorite […]

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