"What did you do at Scouts today?" "We did activities for Saint Matthew's day!" "You mean Saint Patrick`s day?" "Oh yeah! Saint Patrick! Do we celebrate him? Cause I know the other Saints!" One day, I pray that we all celebrate all of the Saints' days without regard to denominations. God bless other funny posts: https://www.mireillemishriky.com/rent-woes-life-coptic-boy/ Like the post? Please Share it! Get your copy today! Check out these Reviews on amazon! Books by Mireille Mishriky
While driving, on our way to a social, the following conversation ensued as he was reading street signs and Billboards: "Mommy, what does 'a louer' mean?" "It means: available for rent." "What does 'rent' mean?" "It means that you have to pay money to the owner of the building if you want to live in one of the apartments." "What! Does this man not know Jesus? He just wants to get rich?" I guess business-owner/entrepreneur can be eliminated (for now) as career options! Like the post? Please Share it! Get your copy today! Check out these Reviews on amazon!...
One of my favorite quotes (the source of which has never been confirmed) is: "It is not happy people who are grateful. It is grateful people who are happy." This has been my mantra for many years; I have a million reasons for which to be grateful. A few years ago, there was an internet sensation called the "gratitude journal"- it encouraged people to record 1000 reasons to feel thankful and to revert to the journal whenever they were feeling less than grateful. I never took the time to embark on that journey ( even though I am a notorious...
Instead of : ‘And lead us not into temptation’ , he said : ‘And lead us not to love temptation’.
Do we love temptation? Do we flirt with temptation and then blame it when we stumble?
Far be it from me to complain.
I am not complaining.
I am just relaying an incident and if you can detect a sound of big-girl sobs then it is purely your imagination!
I must have stood in front of her icon forever. I simply remember crying rivers and imploring her for her intercessions, often aggressively, reminding her of her request to our Lord, reminding her of my messengers and my prayers.I left her side feeling serene and exhausted.
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The real gifts she brought was her extreme warmth, unbridled love, undivided attention and kindness. When she walked into the room, I was instantly happier, reassured, serene in the knowledge that as long as she was there, the world was less daunting.
“Mommy, why do we say ‘Mary Christmas’?”
“It is not Mary, it is Merry”, I explained.
It was hard to carry on the negotiations as I was also battling voices in my head: “let him have it, it is just $2” , “it is the principal, would I buy it if it cost more?”, “why deny him a small treat?” “no, if you give in now, you will always give in”, “what harm will it do, it will make him so happy”, ” he should understand that he will not always get what he wants in life”, ” he is only a child once”.