Family Journal

Watching “Finding Dory” taught me to stop worrying.

If you are a worrier raise your hand! Once upon a time, there was a mother who claimed to have faith in God, and in His will and mercy. And then, her only child started Summer Camp. For the first time.  Ever.  Subsequently, proverbial Hell broke loose. Doubts and worries replaced Faith, as did flashbacks of every Criminal Minds episode her excellent memory could conjure up. Hours seemed longer than their supposed 60 minutes duration. The clock was consulted every minute and a half until pick up time rolled around. Then again, the pickup ritual started 45 minutes before its...

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Why did I write Philo and SuperHolies?

Why start my publishing journey by writing a story for children? Christian children? My faith, my son and the angels I serve in my Sunday School class. I have been writing since before I can remember. Writing occurs in spite of me; independent of my will. My son, extraordinary in my eyes, has the same ordinary love for superheroes as the average youngster his age. Despite my best efforts, Bible stories could not compete, night after night, with the allure of Spider-Man or Captain America. We would read Moses one night and he would ask for Lightning Mcqueen the following...

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Comfort food – memories that warm my heart.

Food is our love language My family loves food. All of us. I think we secretly mistrust anyone who does not. We love to eat it, shop for it, prepare it, discuss it, and plan for future meals while still in the middle of one. Food is even a gift of choice. As a teenager, I had the chance to visit Paris and returned home with a wheel of camembert and a small tin of foie gras for my father; he welcomed these gifts as if they were precious stones. After the glow and warmth of the Holiday table, the...

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Monkey See; Monkey Read – Inspiring Children to read the Bible

Bed Making Morning Ritual I am not a morning person. In fact, I am in awe of people who greet the morning with eyes wide open and a charming smile. I often think that waking up is an accomplishment in and of itself and any attempt to fake happiness at 6:00 am is an exercise in futility. Having made my peace with the fact that I am a morning grouch, I have, nonetheless, cultivated a morning ritual that helps me cope with the wee morning hours. An important component of this ritual is the making of my bed. With eyes...

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Who’s Saint Day is it anyway? Life with a Coptic Boy

"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/ Other posts you might enjoy: 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...

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Rent Woes – life with a Coptic Boy

  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! Other posts you might enjoy: May the Force be with you Like this post? Please share it...

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Want to feel better on a Monday? Be grateful!

One of my favourite quotes about gratefulness "It is not happy people who are grateful. It is grateful people who are happy." (the source has never been confirmed)  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 list-maker)....

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