Breakfast Memories- Sugar Bread
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Breakfast Memories- Sugar Bread

One of her signature indulgences was what I  affectionately called "sugar bread".  I was certain that only my grandmother served...
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Because I said so: when you agree to write a play without prior experience!
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Because I said so: when you agree to write a play without prior experience!

Having had zero play writing experience, I was terrified of the responsibility but I was not about to turn down...
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Watching “Finding Dory” taught me to stop worrying.
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Watching “Finding Dory” taught me to stop worrying.

If you are a worrier raise your hand!   And read to find out how watching "Finding Dory" taught me...
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Mission Impossible: Lesson from a little bird.
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Mission Impossible: Lesson from a little bird.

How foolish this bird was, I thought! Why was it not getting the message? It kept hurting itself in the...
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Philo, Rose and the Joy SuperHoly Book Trailer
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Philo, Rose and the Joy SuperHoly Book Trailer

How do you handle plans falling apart? How did you handle them as a child? We all know that even...
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Avengers Infinity War – Jesus was the Joke
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Avengers Infinity War – Jesus was the Joke

The movie is appropriately titled: Infinity Wars. This is how it feels; there is an infinite amount of attacks on...
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Why did I write Philo and SuperHolies?
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Why did I write Philo and SuperHolies?

Why start my publishing journey by writing a story for Christian children?   The simple answer to this question would be:...
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Sunday School lesson about teaching children proper church etiquette
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Sunday School lesson about teaching children proper church etiquette

Proper Church Etiquette is learned at an early age This week's Sunday School lesson about teaching children proper church etiquette...
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Sneak Peek – What is Philo up to now?
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Sneak Peek – What is Philo up to now?

Good day friends!   Philo's newest adventure is coming to life, thanks to the gorgeous illustrations of the most fabulous...
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Sunday School Lesson about Saint Anthony the Great
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Sunday School Lesson about Saint Anthony the Great

Each child had a turn to explain how they would spend their "wealth" - we had all agreed that the...
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Jonah’s Fast – Three days in the dark
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Jonah’s Fast – Three days in the dark

otal darkness. Completely detached from the world. In a cocoon with only one thing to do: pray! Can you imagine...
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Comfort food creates memories that warm the heart.
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Comfort food creates memories that warm the heart.

Food is our love language and comfort food creates memories that warm the heart.   My family loves food. All...
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Fun ideas to welcome children to their new Sunday School class!
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Fun ideas to welcome children to their new Sunday School class!

A New Sunday School year begins   Yesterday, we celebrated the start of the Coptic New Year (The Feast of...
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Sunday School lesson: 4 Tips To Tame The Tongue
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Sunday School lesson: 4 Tips To Tame The Tongue

I must have learnt to speak even before learning to breathe; and I have not stopped speaking since. This made...
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Playing the Jesus Card- checkmate!
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Playing the Jesus Card- checkmate!

Sign #3 is of particular interest: if your child emphasizes the 'right?' at the end of his/her statement, take it...
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A hymn for the blessed fast of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary
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A hymn for the blessed fast of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary

The Virgin Mary is celebrated and venerated by different denominations throughout the world. In Egypt, I used to love attending...
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Sunday School lesson about the Tower of Babel
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Sunday School lesson about the Tower of Babel

Tower of pride!   I had the blessing of teaching a Sunday School lesson about the Tower of Babel but...
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Sunday School lesson about Saint Pachomios
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Sunday School lesson about Saint Pachomios

Saint Pachomios was born to pagan parents and was a soldier in the army of the Roman Empire - not...
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Who’s Saint Day is it anyway? Life with a Coptic Boy
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Who’s Saint Day is it anyway? Life with a Coptic Boy

Today, we celebrate, which Saint?   "What did you do at Scouts today?" I asked my son. "We did activities...
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A reflection on the 5 foolish virgins: I was terrified!
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A reflection on the 5 foolish virgins: I was terrified!

Last Wednesday, the parable became concrete. Last Wednesday, I actually experienced that fear. Imagine ( I would rather not, actually)...
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