Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

The Great Lessons of Pinnochio

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “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, […]

Twelve Talks That Will Change Your Life!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In 2007 when I started writing daily messages to my children I ended the year with my 12 favorite talks  delivered by General Authorities in conference from 1997-2007.  I list those twelve here,  plus my comments from back then. The number twelve talk is the only talk in that was not given by […]

The Revealing Nature Of “The Rest of the Story”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In September of 2003 a hurricane ravaged the state of Maryland leaving many without power, including my family, for weeks. That hurricane was named Isabel and it felled a hundred foot tree on the side of our property which landed squarely on top of my house. It was around midnight when, while […]

“I’m Sorry” Goes A Long Way Towards Healing

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD My second grade teacher was a tiny elderly woman named Mrs. Wells who despite her size held a commanding presence in our classroom. She carried a foot long wooden ruler, almost at all times, and wielded it freely in order to get the attention of the class. It was not uncommon for […]

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