Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

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That We Might Not Faint! (Be Positive!)

TheDiscipleMD Many years ago I volunteered to give blood at our local church meetinghouse.  It was a few miles away and right on the way to one of our local museums. So, I decided that after giving blood, I would take my five kids and my wife and visit the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore.  […]

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Our Duty To Rescue!

TheDiscipleMD The story is often told that during a severe storm in Holland a few years ago, a ship was sinking offshore and volunteers manned rowboats to rescue the stranded sailors.  It took great courage and strength to row through the treacherous waves in reaching the endangered vessel.  Although they finally arrived at the ship, they […]

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The Daily Dilemma Of A Lay Church Leader

TheDiscipleMD Over my lifetime I have given unnumbered hours in service to the church. I have done so willingly and without reservation knowing that the time was well spent. Some critics of the church have charged that members are encouraged to serve in the church at the expense of their families. That the church, which […]

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When Those We ‘Seek’ Don’t Want To Be Found!

TheDiscipleMD Many years ago, before the advent of “soft” contacts, I wore the old fashion “hard” lens. These lens had a tendency to “pop” out of your eye if you had a sudden blow to the head or when you took them out of your eyes at the end of the day. Once while wrestling […]

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