Archive for the ‘Values’ Category

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The Resurrection of Pinnochio

TheDiscipleMD “Pinocchio is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a wood-carver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt […]

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My Life As ‘A Lemon Tree’ 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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Our Lives From Black & White… To Color… To HD!

TheDiscipleMD I stepped into the family room of my next door neighbor and waited for him to get ready. As I stood there in the room I glanced towards the TV set to see that a college football game was in progress. But, my eyes became transfixed on the set, as the game seemed to […]

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A Member’s Right To Privacy

TheDiscipleMD A few years ago a favorite nephew from out-of-town visited me for several days. We spent many hours talking, laughing and reminiscing. He is married with a young family of six that he and his wife are raising. During the course of our conversation, he told me this insightful story. As a young man, he […]

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