Archive for the ‘Values’ Category

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The Library Door; Slightly Ajar

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD 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 […]

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Best Known For…

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago a Hollywood actor tragically died  due to a drug overdose.  He was best known for… He was best known for…(fill in the blank), is a common byline for newspapers when they report on someone’s death.  That is, if they are ‘best known’ for something or anything.  When I […]

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May We Embrace Truth In All Its Forms

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD While we may disagree with one another when it comes to religion, and who is teaching the whole truth; universal truths usually can be found in many religions and philosophies.  And while my Jewish friends may disagree with me regarding Jesus Christ and his divine role as Savior of the World, there is still much we can […]

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What Do We Value Most? (The Answer Can Be Very Revealing!)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past […]

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When Midnight Comes To The Ball!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMd Lost in the glamor of the story of Cinderella is a lesson that we might miss. By arriving at the ball while pretending to be someone she isn’t, Cinderella sets herself up for disaster as her “hoax” is sure to be revealed at the strike of midnight. I imagine she was nervous […]

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They Are No Longer ‘Ordinary’ Books (After My Father Signs Them!)

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Each May and December I receive a gift from my Dad. May is my birthday month and December is, of course, Christmas. On those occasions, for as long as I can remember, he has sent me a book, which I believe he does for all his children.  Most of the books I […]

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I Want To Like My Eternal Companion

Print or EmailTheDisicpleMD Many years ago I stepped off of the airplane into a new world. I might as well have died and gone to a different planet. I stood as a young missionary on the ramp looking out on a land I had never seen before. It was Argentina, the assignment of my church […]

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The Twain Mile

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was a typical hot Maryland summer  evening when I pulled into the church parking lot around 6 o’clock.  To my surprise there were about a dozen men camped out on the church lawn. They were a pitiful sight! Ragged, sweaty, and looking bewildered! As I got out of my car, I was […]

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