Archive for the ‘Gratitude’ Category

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Our Emperors Have No Clothes On!

TheDiscipleMD No tale illustrates the state of our moral code and those of our political class better than Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” “Before the procession the swindlers sat up all night and burned more than six candles, to show how busy they were finishing the Emperor’s new clothes. They pretended to take […]

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Walking On Silver Dollars

TheDiscipleMd “An older boy and his young companion were walking along a road which led through a field. They saw an old coat and a badly worn pair of men’s shoes by the roadside, and in the distance they saw the owner working in the field. “The younger boy suggested that they hide the shoes, […]

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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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