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A Coptic Renaissance has started- meet the Coptic Innovators behind it!

Michelangelo, Leonardo, Coptic Creators The Renaissance was a time of creative genius, artistic innovation, and intellectual transformation. The treasures created during the Renaissance surpass any made before and rival many created since then. What if I told you that the Coptic Orthodox Church is experiencing its  Renaissance? Would you believe me? Let us examine the evidence. Across North America, Europe, and Australia, Coptic Immigrants have cemented their presence in their adopted countries. With the massive expansion in the number of Churches, Dioceses, Monasteries, Academies, and schools in the "lands of the immigration," the Coptic Diaspora is now yielding the fruits...

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My Savior, My Lord, My Father who art in heaven.

I did not always feel that way... Luke 8:47-48 "Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace." I love this passage! I relate to this woman more than most women in the Bible, for many reasons. Maybe I should backtrack a little. In my youth, my relationship with...

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

Peer-Pressure 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...

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War and peace: winning the homework battles

War and peace: winning the homework battles The beginning of the end A new school year has started. 6 words that strike a sense of panic in the hearts of the most hardened warriors (also known as parents).  The carefree days of summer are gone, replaced by early morning skirmishes (why are children so opposed to waking up?), breakfast mission impossible (why must the last drop of milk spill all over the school bag like a water damn bursting) and the dreaded post-school-day final battle: homework. To think that just a few weeks ago, we were happily eating ice-cream while...

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His Life Depends on Them!!

  Good day, friends, Recently, I came across an internet meme about the upcoming return to school that made me chuckle: “I can’t believe March break is almost over.” And what a March break it has been. I will spare you the details as we have all experienced this pandemic together, on a global scale. How we experience this new academic year will likely be similar, albeit with some variations. Like the majority of parents, we fretted over the decision of our child returning to school, in-person, school. In our case, the choice was almost imposed by our provincial government;...

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Wedding day at a shelter.

Good day, With so much troubling, worrying, and negative news stories, I thought I would start a new tradition of finding positive articles, stories, or anecdotes that I would share with you to start the week. This story was shared on MSN (the link is attached at the end of the article). I have transcribed it here in case it gets removed by that webmaster at a future date.  Couple donates reception food to shelter, spends wedding day serving the homeless! Many people spend a lot of time and money to plan their perfect wedding, but countless couples have been...

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From a Liquor Store to a Fresh Food Market – Uplifting News Story.

Good day, With so much troubling, worrying, and negative news stories, I thought I would start a new tradition of finding positive articles, stories, or anecdotes that I would share with you to start the week. This story was shared on The Book Club Chicago website (the link is attached at the end of the article). I have transcribed it here in case it gets removed by that webmaster at a future date.  West Side Teens Transform Liquor Store Into Fresh Food Market: ‘We Can Do So Much More’ AUSTIN — There’s a new place in Austin to buy fresh...

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The Virgin Mary and the Life of Obedience – Sunday School Lesson Plan And Resources

“Behold the maidservant of the Lord” Luke 1:38 When you think of Saint Mary, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Mother of God? First among all women? Pride of our race? How about the CHAMPION of Obedience? She was all of the above but this week's Sunday School lesson focused on another aspect of Saint Mary's remarkable personality. She was humbly obedient- beyond measure! In order to visually explain this concept to the children ( we are using Zoom calls as Sunday School has moved online during Covid), I created this PowerPoint presentation that I am...

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Philo and the Faithfulness SuperHoly Book Trailer

Wondering what the Faithfulness SuperHoly is all about? Watch our video to find out what the book has to offer in this exclusive Philo and the Faithfulness SuperHoly Trailer! [video poster="https://www.mireillemishriky.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fit-in-or-follow-Christ-Help-your-child-face-peer-pressure-at-school-2.jpeg" width="854" height="480" mp4="https://www.mireillemishriky.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Philo-and-the-Faithfulness-SuperHoly.mp4"][/video] Order your copy today, click on this link: Philo and the Faithfulness SuperHoly Similar posts you might enjoy: Philo and the SuperHolies Get your copy today! Browse our entire book collection by clicking on this link: https://www.mireillemishriky.com/shop/ Click Here to read the Books' Reviews on Amazon! [INSERT YOUR CUSTOM IMAGE CODE] Please note this post may contain affiliate links and ads, read my full disclosure here.

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Philo and the Goodness SuperHoly Book Trailer

Wondering what the Goodness SuperHoly is all about? Watch our video to find out what the book has to offer in this exclusive Philo and the Goodness SuperHoly Book Trailer! [video width="854" height="480" mp4="https://www.mireillemishriky.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Philo-and-the-Goodness-SuperHoly-Doodly.mp4" poster="https://www.mireillemishriky.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/treasure-hunt-2.jpg"][/video] Order your copy today, click on this link: Philo and the Goodness SuperHoly Similar posts you might enjoy: Philo and the Patience SuperHoly Like this post? Please share it using these icons listed below: [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS] Get your copy today! Browse our entire book collection by clicking on this link: https://www.mireillemishriky.com/shop/ Click Here to read the Books' Reviews on Amazon! [INSERT YOUR CUSTOM IMAGE CODE] Please note...

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