What is the message of Ephesians 3:17-19?
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What is the message of Ephesians 3:17-19?

I often wish I could go around with a "closed for renovations" sign around my neck. Imagine what that would entail? People have less expectations of any establishment that is "closed for renovation".
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Indoor family activities that will help you read the Bible together!
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Indoor family activities that will help you read the Bible together!

It is cold, and I want to stay indoors! I dislike hate Winter! That's right; I said the word HATE! ...
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6 Strategies to win the homework battles!
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6 Strategies to win the homework battles!

War and Peace: How to win the homework battles? The beginning of the end A new school year has started....
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Saint Marina is a powerful intercessor for infertility
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Saint Marina is a powerful intercessor for infertility

My Family plan was traditional and fairy-tale friendly: Fall in love : check Get married to the man I love: check Have my first child by my third wedding anniversary : FAIL Have my first child by my fourth wedding anniversary: FAIL Have my first child by my fifth wedding anniversary: FAIL Have my first child by my sixth wedding anniversary: FAIL
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Guardian Angels Exist! Introducing Angel John and Baby Nano.
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Guardian Angels Exist! Introducing Angel John and Baby Nano.

Have you ever doubted the existence of Guardian Angels?   How about your child?   Guardian Angels exist, and they...
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When your cooking is compared to canned goods!
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When your cooking is compared to canned goods!

No fancy-schmancy here! In fact, they compared my cooking to canned goods! Some people like to exaggerate the elegance of...
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God always provides: what I learned from Captain Crow
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God always provides: what I learned from Captain Crow

When you lose a confrontation with a crow and it teaches that God always provides   I learned this lesson...
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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 these heavenly treats until I watched David Rocco frying pizza dough and smothering it in honey
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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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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 Christianity.
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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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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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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 as a sign that you are TOAST.
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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  El Shahr El Maryami (the month of the Virgin Mary). We used to attend the nightly vigils at the Maronite Church in Cairo; an experience that was at once exotic (the Lebanese Arabic dialect differs from the Egyptian one) and yet comforting ( hundreds of faithful chanting praises for the Virgin Mary).
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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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And lead us not to love temptation!
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And lead us not to love temptation!

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?
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Be that person in a child’s life!
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Be that person in a child’s life!

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.
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 May the force be with you mommy!
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 May the force be with you mommy!

Moment of hesitation before my heretical statement, "No, it is not real."
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Starscream Accusations…
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Starscream Accusations…

Hmmm, mind racing, chest compressed by stress and a lump in my throat is accumulating as I try to determine if Starscream was a victim of my efficient but secret system of toy management:
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Hamburger, please?
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Hamburger, please?

"Mommy, can I have a hamburger after Church? Please?"
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