Archive for December, 2018

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The Shoebox: Wrapped In Gold

TheDiscipleMD “Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family’s only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. As money […]

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The Art Of Christmas Love (When Mars Attacked!)

TheDiscipleMD Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Yet, little did we know, us eight little kids, that on the morrow, Christmas day, the Martians would attack…courtesey of our loving mother. I was only six when the Martians came to our home in […]


The Greatest Story Ever Told

TheDiscipleMD Jesus Christ is the greatest person to ever walk the face of the earth.  The influence of his life permeates the universe for all time and eternity.  Through him and by him we are able to live forever in love and harmony with our loved ones.  Today we celebrate the beginning of the greatest story […]

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An Envelope Of Giving (For The Man Who Hated Christmas)

TheDiscipleMD (The short Christmas story below was originally published in the December 14, 1982 issue of Woman’s Day magazine.) Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas By Nancy W. Gavin “It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through […]

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