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Close At Hand

TheDiscipleMD In the mid 1980’s I was on a business trip to the city of Seattle, Washington. At the concourse of the airport on my return flight home, I found myself walking behind a very well dressed gentleman. He stood out because he was the tallest man I had ever seen. As I passed him […]

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Climbing Life’s ‘Old Rag’ Mountains

TheDiscipleMD 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 recall that […]

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Personal Ruthian* Traditions That We Need To Abandon

TheDiscipleMD 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 run breaking […]

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Please Choose Someone Else

TheDisicpleMD 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! While being […]

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