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A Drink of Ice Tea In the Summer of “66”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was a typical hot, muggy Maryland August afternoon in 1966 when my friends and I, all about 10 years old, got together at the Wieneke’s “ballpark” to play baseball. All the regulars were there, Rich, Dave, Darrel, Harold, Chip, Brian and many others. We had been playing for a number of hours […]

Surviving the Grind of Life!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD As a sophomore in high school I decided to try out for the wrestling team even though I scarcely knew a thing about the sport.  Much to my surprise I won a spot wrestling varsity. For me it was a great accomplishment. As inexperienced as I was, somehow I managed to win […]

Supporting Brother Young!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I once spoke with a church member who was an avid professional football fan. At the time, Steve Young, the Hall of Fame quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was playing. He often told me with a smile and in jest, that he was trying to support ‘Brother Young’ in his duties by watching […]

Being Properly Equipped!

Print or Email  When my brother left on his mission for Italy he left behind, unprotected, his baseball glove. I was a senior in high school so when he left I still had one year left of high school baseball. The glove he left behind wasn’t just any glove, it as a Wilson model A2000, the most […]

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