Family Bible Reading Time: Don’t feel intimidated by this suggestion, you do not need a degree in theology to read a chapter of the Bible with your child.
In the midst of your tears and sorrows,
Have you forgotten who holds your tomorrow?
This New Year, commit to a set of Solutions, not Resolutions There is something intimidating about New Year’s Day. While it is a blessing to have a new beginning, a clean slate, a blank canvas, it is also overwhelming. The possibilities are endless but also limited by our individual set of circumstances. Example: it is possible to book a one-way ticket to Paris, open a ting bookstore/café and spend the days with fellow minded bookworms munching on buttery croissants. My circumstances kindly remind me of my responsibilities and point me towards alternatives: Montreal has quaint bookstores, delicious cafes and its...
Do we trust God? Blindly? Without Questions or Hesitations? Like Saint Mary did? Most of the children already knew the story. I was trying to find a way to make them experience what it is like to trust without understanding and obey without questioning, like Saint Mary did.
Nowhere in this story do you read that the Three Wise Men were stressed because they could not get Amazon to deliver their gifts to the right address or that the Shepherds’ wives could not agree on who would be bringing the main dish for the potluck supper on Christmas day.
Christmas expectations in North America vs. Christian expectations: How can we possibly convince our children that Christmas is about the birth of Christ and not Santa, gifts and stressed-out parents? Our son has come to expect the Christmas tree to make an appearance with the first snowflake to hit the pavement. He associates winter and snow with Santa and gifts. When we had the first snowfall, on Sunday, he immediately asked if we could put up the Christmas tree when we returned home from church. In North America, this is the logical correlation that kids make. After all, the Christmas...
He is a handsome man, charismatic and friendly. He has every requirement that would have made him a hugely successful recording artist, pop star, teen idol and/or movie star.
Why don’t Christians adhere to the same principles? We are the brand ambassadors for our Lord and Savior. We are the brand ambassadors for Christianity at large.
Do we practice hospitality only with our friends and family members or do we practice hospitality on a daily basis? How many times have we opened our homes to complete strangers? Let me rephrase this question (I realize that safety concerns may have led you to answer my question with a resounding “Never”.)
The SuperHolies went to Summer Camp! The weather is getting colder and the days are getting grayer; nothing like pictures of sweet angels enjoying the SuperHolies at summer camp to add some warmth and light to my Monday! This summer, Saint Paul's Coptic Orthodox Mission Church of Chicago, leveraged the SuperHolies during their summer camp. I feel blessed and honoured that the SuperHolies were deemed useful to teach children about the love of Christ. My dear friend Sandra sent me these beautiful pictures and the ingenious way that the SuperHolies were incorporated into the material: ''The kids all had a...