Archive for the ‘Teen’ Category

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 […]

My Experience With “The Honor Code”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Many years ago, while one of my sons was away from home attending college, he called and complained about how restrictive and ridiculous the ‘honor code’ system was at the church sponsored university he was attending. As he put it, “I am a grown adult. I served a two-year full-time mission and I […]

The Resurrection 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, […]

“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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