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The Good Die Young

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was about nine years ago that I got the dreaded call from my older brother, Richard. I looked down at my cell phone to see his name light up. I knew that he had been in to see the doctor that week for a prognosis on his pancreatic cancer. When I […]

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Saving All The Private Ryans!

Print or EmailThroughout history there have been wonderful examples of unselfish giving of life for others. In the movie “Saving Private Ryan”, after being informed of the death of three brothers in the war, there is a letter read aloud by the General who orders for the “saving” of Private Ryan. ” “Dear Madam: “I […]

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The Sacramental ‘Wire In The Blood’

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The famous poet T.S Eliot wrote: “The trilling wire in the blood/sings below inveterate scars/appeasing long-forgotten wars.” (“Four Quartets”) Many of the great poets of our time, write in ways that are hard to comprehend. Often their poems are written with hidden meanings and messages. No one knows for sure what Mr. […]

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O Savior Stay This Night With Me!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD 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, […]

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The Day I Was Called: But Not Chosen!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMd Many years ago I was invited to attend a ground breaking ceremony for a new church building. At the time I held a rather prominent position in the church. Upon arriving at the ceremony, I discovered that I had woefully under dressed for the occasion. In consequence of my lack of appropriate […]

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When Our Garden Turns Into Gethsemane

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I learned a valuable lesson from a man who told me that a number of years ago a married brother of his had been on the verge of making a major mistake that would have a lasting negative impact on his family, as well as the extended family. With much consternation he […]

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If There Be No Sin, There Is No Need Of A Savior

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I read the USA Today from time to time.  They  have a series entitled, “Focus on Faith”, that is published each Monday on the Forum page. Several years ago a guest commentary writer named Jonathan Merritt wrote an article called, “An Evangelical Plea: “Love the Sinner.” The next day a reader wrote: “It is not […]

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Jesus Christ is the greatest person to ever walk the face of the earth.  The influence of his life permeates the universe for all time and eternity.  Through him and by him we are able to live forever in love and harmony with our loved ones.  Today we celebrate the beginning of the […]

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