Archive for the ‘Messages’ Category


A Magic Christmas Moment At Nordstroms

TheDiscipleMD Shopping at any mall during the hectic Christmas season can chase away the whole spirit of the season.   But a few years ago my daughter, a newly married poor student, was working at a Nordstrom Department Store.   As she led a woman customer around the clothing department in which she worked, the woman asked for her […]


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 […]


The Message On the ‘Other Side’ Of The Stone

TheDiscipleMD Almost all headstones list the date of birth and death of the person, or persons, that lie beneath. As I recently visited the grave of my Mother, deceased, and my Father who is still living, I couldn’t help but take in the message they were sending to me, and my siblings, by the engraving […]

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