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‘Daddy, Let’s Play ‘Rough’!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “We sat on the last row, and our only son, a tall, fine young man, walked, at the invitation of the bishop, up the aisle and stood by the pulpit. The bishop spoke about my son and presented him to the congregation for their sustaining vote to his advancement in the Aaronic […]


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.  […]


The ‘Spiritual’ Dog Whistle

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A ‘dog whistle’ is silent to the human ear, but emits sound in the ultrasonic range which both dogs and cats hear; the sound of which can be used in their training. The fact that we, as humans can’t hear the sound, doesn’t invalidate the fact that the sound is being emitted, […]


Maintaining An Independent Character

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In response to his son expressing an interest in public life, John Adams, our second President, wrote: “Public business, my son, must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other. If wise men decline it, others will not'; if honest men refuse it, others will not. A young […]


Hope For The Lamantations Of An Aging Man

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A recent instructor of a Sunday School class said, “When I was in my early twenties I never thought I would be fifty. But here I am.” I remember having the same thoughts. I specifically recall, as a boy, figuring up how old I would be in the year 2000. It seemed […]

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“If My Life Is Of No Value To My Friends…”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD There is a bond forged while in church service that is not found in this world. Perhaps the armed services comes the closest to forming such feellings of love and closeness.  This brotherhood or sisterhood  is forged because of the nature of the work. At times it can be hard, with joy and […]

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An Anthem To Our Faith!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD On October 16,  2007 my older brother died of pancreatic cancer. Not long before he died at the age of 59, I wrote a letter to him. I quote a few lines. “When I think of you I always smile…I guess it’s because every memory I have of you is a positive one…Floods of […]

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Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD The other day one of our cars started having problems with acceleration. It seemed to me that gas was not getting pumped into the pistons. It turned out that the computer that sends a message for the gas to release was malfunctioning. I set an appointment up with the garage to fix […]

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