Archive for the ‘History’ Category

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A Monumental View Of Heaven

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMd Having grown up in the suburbs of Maryland gave me proximity to our Nation’s capital.  In fact, I was born in it.   So, on occasion as a family, mostly when relatives came to town,  we would go sightseeing to Washington D.C.   One of the sites we often visited was the Washington Monument.  […]

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The New ‘Face'(Book) of The Milkman

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD When I was a kid growing up in the 1960’s,  the old cliche was the story of the housewife running off with the “Milkman”.” At that day and age, the “Milkman” was, for most woman, the only man they ever came into constant contact with outside of their husbands.  The “Mailman” and “Fuller Brush” […]

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Crossing The Delawares Of Our Lives

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago my brother, father and I, visited the reported spot of ground where George Washington and his army crossed the Delaware River at the outset of the Revolutionary War. This historical event is made famous by a painting that portrays General Washington standing majestically at the bow, as his […]

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Personal Ruthian* Traditions That We Need To Abandon

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Perhaps you have never heard of Roger Maris, but any serious fan of professional baseball sure has. He is famously known as the right fielder for the New York Yankees, who in 1961 broke the record for most home runs in a season. On October 1, 1961, he hit his 61st home […]

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Reagan Wrote

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD President Ronald Reagan wrote: “The family has always been the cornerstone of American Society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation for our freedoms. In the family we learn our first lessons of God and man, love […]

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The Pockmarked Army of God

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD They are permanent marks on my face! They have been there since I was a kid, scars I received in a battle with the Chickenpox. On the right side of my face there are two pockmarks. They have faded, but they are still visible to the naked eye. They have become a […]

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Stay Seated!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The Baltimore Washington Area has a rich history of professional sports. It also has a history of breaking fans’ hearts when owners have decided to leave town with our teams. The Colts were taken from us and, two times, the Senators left town for greener pastures. My teenage brother and some of […]

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The 56th Rule of Civility and Decent Behavior

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In 1595 French Jesuits composed a set of rules which they called “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation”. At the age of 16 our first President, George Washington copied by hand these “rules” and patterned his life after them. Many of the rules seem outdated and even […]

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