Archive for the ‘Messages’ Category

A ‘Horehound’ Candy Christmas!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In a day and age when overindulgence seems to permeate our Christmas season, I was again inspired by a story told long ago by Marlin K. Jensen about his great-grandfather. Perhaps because I had occasion to meet and interact with Marlin Jensen that the story is more personal to me.  He related […]

“Angels Don’t Have Wings!”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A young boy in the first grade was given the assignment in elementary school to make an ornament for Christmas. A popular way to make an ornament in his day, circa 1963, was to Papier-mâché a soda pop bottle into a holiday character. He decided to make an angel. He spent several […]

The Small Envelope Filled With Big Dreams!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD (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 […]

Why I love “The Little Drummer Boy”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum… My love of this little Christmas song dates back a long way. Despite the wonderful and beautiful lyrics of other Christmas classics, this song for me speaks directly to my heart because it is so simple. It […]

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