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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 […]

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To The Legions of ‘Forgotten Heroes’ Walking The Church Hallways

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In the summer of 1980 we were living in Maryland. That summer my parents were able to get a beach house located on the Chesapeake Bay for a few days. My wife and I, with our young son of just over a year, were excited to go and spend a few days […]

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To The Defenders Of ‘The Title Of Liberty’

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Words can never really capture the nature and horror of the combat of war. No, it was William Sherman, General for the Union Army of the Civil War who said it best: “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who […]

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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 Hardest Calling In The Church

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMd THE 5TH MOST POPULAR POST OF 2016= MARCH 8TH One of the hardest and most thankless callings in the church is the call to “support and sustain” a spouse in his/her church responsibilities. When I have received a calling I have also received the blessings and joy that come with that service. […]

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I Fall In Love All Over Again!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD When I married my wife she knew of my passion for sports, in particular, Baseball. Not only had I been playing it since I could walk but I passionately followed it and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees.  She however, had no knowledge of the game or for that matter, any interest […]

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Yet, He Came!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A photographer captured the moment and forever froze it in my mind. The image stands as a testament as to how ‘action’ speaks so much louder than words. It was 1974 and I was participating in the state wrestling finals which was held many miles from my hometown. I had just been badly […]

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The Half-Wit And The Kingdom Of God

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “A man owned a small farm in Indiana. The Indiana State Wage & Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him. “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent. “Well,” replied the […]

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