Archive for December, 2020

Drop The Peanut!

TheDiscipleMD Most of us have heard various stories on methods by which monkeys are trapped. One such story was told by  Robert L. Backman. “In Africa, the natives have a unique, effective way to capture monkeys. They lop the top off a coconut, remove the meat, and leave a hole in the top of the coconut […]

Cast In The Day Of Small Things

TheDiscipleMD President Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th President of the United States had this to say; “The true Christian is the true citizen, lofty of purpose, resolute in endeavor, ready for a hero’s deeds, but never looking down on his task because it is cast in the day of small things; scornful of baseness, awake to […]

The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry

TheDiscipleMD One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted […]

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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