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To Argentina With Love!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I always root for Argentina and probably will till the day I die!  Why? It was almost thirty years ago that my father came down the stairs at our house and handed me a letter.  This was no ordinary letter, it was “the letter.” It was postmarked, “Salt Lake City,” and it […]

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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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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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The Stuff Of Which Eternity Is Made

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A couple of years ago we held our annual family Christmas party. The highlight for me was when time was turned over to my father, then 87, to say a few words. He spoke a few words about my mother, his deceased wife. In his remarks, referring to my mother, he said: “She was made of […]

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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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Shoulders Wet With Tears

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I really can’t explain it but it happened.  In 2002 my mother passed away and I thought I was handling her loss very well.  Then, one Sunday, a few weeks after my mother died, a fellow church member came up to me and gave condolences regarding my loss.  I felt tears start to swell in […]

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