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God Bless ‘The Strong One’

TheDiscipleMD There are roles that are being played out behind closed doors in many households that go largely unnoticed by the outside world. One of those is the challenging role of being “The strong one” when it comes to the emotional, spiritual, and temporal nature of a family. In my experience, this role can fall […]

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There’s No Place Like Home!

TheDiscipleMD Dorothy said it best, “There’s no place like home.” (“Wizard of Oz”). But what is home? Is it the place where you reside, your location of birth, or perhaps where one feels safe. Maybe it is not at a geological location at all. Maybe it is a state of mind! Most of us feel […]

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Our Un-Godly Expectation Of Perfection!

TheDiscipleMD It wasn’t always made exact. Sometimes the pillow laid crooked across the bed and the sheets weren’t even on both sides. In my hurry to school the covers were often tossed up and didn’t look the best. Yet, I don’t recall my Mother scolding me about my “imperfect” bed. As a teenage boy, I […]

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When The Little Ones Come Marching Home!

TheDiscipleMD Suddenly she said to me, “Pull over, pull over.” So I pulled the car off to the side of the road. “That’s the cemetery where my little girl friend was buried. She died when I was six. I want to see her grave.” It’s been over fifty years since my wife stood at her […]

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