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Indoor Family Activities to beat the winter blues with Biblical References!

Indoor Family Activities to beat the winter blues with Biblical References! I dislike hate Winter! That's right, I said the word HATE! Living in Canada, winter is a reality that stretches on and on and on, like the energizer bunny without the fluffy cuteness. Month after month of white snow and freezing temperatures can make even the happiest person, well, grouchy! Unless you love winter sports (I don’t) or have a body that handles the cold well (was not blessed with that either) winter will be challenging, to say the least. However, happiness can be (should be, MUST be) cultivated...

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Want your child to become more grateful? Try these 4 fun activities that easily explain this concept to little ones.

How to help your child become more grateful? We celebrated my mother’s birthday last weekend and other than being one of the persons I am most grateful to have in my life, she is also the person who taught me the most about Gratitude. Mind you, I was not always so grateful for her constant reminders to be thankful. In fact, one of the sentences that I HATED the most was: “Thank God, it could have been worse.” To which I often responded with, “Well, it could have also been better!!” Not my finest moment, I admit. It took me...

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Tips to enjoy Halloween as a Christian family-boo!

Good day friends,  I hope that you are enjoying the fall/autumn season and taking some time to admire the beauty of the changing colours. Halloween is being celebrated by young and old this week in many countries around the world but in a BIG way in North America.  Personally, I love watching children dress up and their faces light up as they happily collect candies. I don't encourage the traditional glorification of doom and gloom. Nor do I agree with any representation that is Horrific, Evil or Satanic in nature but I think that Halloween can still be enjoyed by...

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“Fit in” or follow Christ? Help your child face peer pressure at school.

Greetings friends, Another school year is starting and with it comes new adventures and new challenges for our children. I think we share particular worries as we face a new academic year: will my child like his/her teacher, the homework battles are about to begin (more about homework strategies here), balancing after school activities with an already busy schedule, etc. However, I think our children face an even more significant challenge at the start of every school year: peer pressure. Peer pressure starts at a much earlier age than we actually think and is not exclusive to high school or...

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How faithful are we to Christ? Introducing: Philo and the Faithfulness SuperHoly!

Good day friends, I have a question, actually, quite a few questions! When did we stop talking about our faith? When did we stop proactively sharing that we are Christian? When did we stop being faithful to our faith in Christ? At our first job? During University? College? High School? Or at an even younger age? We are living in an era where it is politically incorrect to criticize any religion, except Christianity. In fact, criticizing Christianity is almost evidence of one’s intellect and independence. It is now accepted to openly mock the Christian faith, to distort Biblical truths in...

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It takes a Village to raise a book: Philo and The SuperHolies 3 years anniversary!

Dear Friends, It takes a Village to raise a book! Three years ago, Philo and the SuperHolies became a reality after spending too much time hanging out in my dreams. This is a Thank You letter to all of you past strangers who have become friends: This journey could NOT have been possible without your support. Your words of encouragement are better than ranking on all the bestsellers lists in the world. Messages from parents telling me that their children “Activated the SuperHolies” bring tears to my eyes. Stories of children hosting SuperHolies themed birthday parties make my heart sing....

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I am doing God a favor!

I am doing God a favor, or so I thought... The Coptic Orthodox Church follows an annual calendar, culminating in Easter, celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and our resulting salvation. While I do not like to play favorites, Lent (the 55 days preceding Easter) is my favorite time of year. Lent, especially the last 7 days of Holy Week, is like a spiritual energizing tonic, a sort of a Spiritual enhancement program. I look forward to these 55 days to carry me through the rest of the year. While I should be focusing on my Spiritual life every single...

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Why was the Samaritan woman drawing water at noon? Because of me.

Why was the Samaritan woman drawing water at noon? Because of me. The Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus was ground-breaking. It was such a monumental event that the Church selected this Gospel reading as one of the 7 Sunday readings during Lent; we listened to her story this past Sunday. It was an encounter that would change her life and the lives of many. Her story has been analyzed and explained by the giants of the Ancient Church (here is a link to Saint John Chrysostom's homily on the Samaritan woman http://orthochristian.com/70769.html), so I hardly feel qualified to write any...

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I hear what you are doing; not what you are saying.

A powerful quote by Lactantius. Pearls of wisdom are quotes that teach us much in a few words. God bless. Similar posts you might enjoy:https://www.mireillemishriky.com/be-that-person/ Like the post? Please Share it! Get your copy today!     Click Here to read the Books' Reviews on Amazon! Please note this post may contain affiliate links and ads, read my full disclosure here.

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