Archive for the ‘Values’ Category

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My Life As A Paratrooper

TheDiscipleMD When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. (‘Lemon Tree’, Peter Paul and Mary, 1962) Although the […]

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When You Lack Courage!

TheDiscipleMD It happened many years ago, yet, it is still fresh in my conscience and from time to time it appears on the “stage” of my mind. At the time it brought a smile to my face, but later, regret. It happened on an otherwise innocuous day during my junior year in high school. It […]

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The Library Door; Slightly Ajar

TheDiscipleMD The door to the library in the house I grew up in was always cracked, just a bit. An open invitation to come in and “explore” me.  I have many recollections as a boy and later as a teenager of images from the library. Throughout my life I would walk by it and peek inside. Often inside there […]

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What Flavor Of Ice Cream Am I?

TheDiscipleMD A number of years ago I was reminded of an important principle when my wife and I visited a rural town in Pennsylvania.  We were sitting in an ice cream shop in Strasburg on a Saturday night enjoying good food and looking forward to an ice cream treat. My wife said to me “Look at how everyone […]

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