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Climbing Life’s ‘Old Rag’ Mountains

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD One of my fondest memories of youth was an annual ward event of climbing a mountain called “Old Rag”. The mountain is located in the Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. As a young boy I looked forward to the day when our ward took the eight mile hike up the mountainside. I […]

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Personal Ruthian* Traditions That We Need To Abandon

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Perhaps you have never heard of Roger Maris, but any serious fan of professional baseball sure has. He is famously known as the right fielder for the New York Yankees, who in 1961 broke the record for most home runs in a season. On October 1, 1961, he hit his 61st home […]

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When We Stand With Honor, We Never Stand Alone!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In my Senior year of High School an incident happened that I have never forgotten. Because of the shortage of fields the football team and the soccer team, of which I was captain, had to share the usage of the football field from time to time. On this particular day we had […]

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Please Choose Someone Else

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMD We all remember playing team games as children. Whether in school or in pickup games around the neighborhood, you always wanted to be chosen first by the team captains. Being “chosen” early is something of an honor. No one wanted to be left standing alone as the last pick. What an insult! […]

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Super Bowl Or Church?

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I sat excitedly as a fourteen-year-old boy watching Super Bowl V on January 17th, 1971. It has been over forty-five years since I sat downstairs at my house cheering on the Dallas Cowboys as they took on the Baltimore Colts. It was a late Sunday afternoon as the game plugged along into […]

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Whose Got The President?

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMD Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I have many wonderful memories of this holiday. Family, food and friends. I have great memories of playing football games on Thanksgiving Day. The memories go back as far as I can remember. Several years ago I played with my ward family and felt those same warm feelings come back. […]

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A ‘Look’ From The Savior!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was an old-timers game at Yankee stadium. As I stood at the entrance of the dugout I looked back to see my boyhood hero, Bobby Richardson, (long time second baseman for the New York Yankees) standing behind me. Behind him was the great Yankee slugger, Mickey Mantle. I ran out of […]

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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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