What is the message of Ephesians 3:17-19?
Diary of a Coptic Family Spiritual Reflections

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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How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?
Religious Articles Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?

I am doing God a favour, or so I thought...   The Coptic Orthodox Church follows an annual calendar, culminating...
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What is my excuse? A Holy Week Meditation (Video).
Poems & Meditations Spiritual Reflections

What is my excuse? A Holy Week Meditation (Video).

A Spiritual Meditation spanning Palm Sunday to Good Friday. Video produced by CYC   Can you imagine what it must...
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Why was the Samaritan woman drawing water at noon?
Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

Why was the Samaritan woman drawing water at noon?

Because of me!   Why was the Samaritan woman drawing water at noon?  Because of  ME. The Samaritan woman’s encounter...
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Why did Jonah the prophet run?
Religious Articles Spiritual Reflections

Why did Jonah the prophet run?

Hello friends,   When we hear the word 'Prophet' our brains relate it to specific assumptions such as faith, obedience,...
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Why Does Time For Ourselves Evoke Guilty Feelings?
Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

Why Does Time For Ourselves Evoke Guilty Feelings?

Saturday Morning might mean driving one child to a soccer practice, another to a birthday party, dropping off the dry clean, picking up the first child from soccer and the second one from swimming or was the second one at a birthday party? This means that the closest you ever get to a leisurely breakfast is watching other families enjoying theirs as you wait for your latte in the drive-through lane.
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Practical ideas to help Christians minimize consumerism
Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

Practical ideas to help Christians minimize consumerism

My eyes sparkled as I examined this beautifully designed purse. I was still thinking about it when the liturgy started and felt guilty pangs for my lack of concentration during liturgy and for the reason of my lack of attention: a Prada bag!
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Do you doubt God’s love because your life is difficult?
Religious Articles Spiritual Reflections

Do you doubt God’s love because your life is difficult?

Do you doubt God’s love because your life is difficult? Then I invite you to consider the life of the...
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Eliminate your doubts about God’s grace and mercy!
Spiritual Reflections

Eliminate your doubts about God’s grace and mercy!

I had found 4 “perfect” seashells, one pebble and an intense realization- and appreciation- of God’s mercy, acceptance and His longing for our salvation.
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The Sound of silence – A Christmas Meditation
Poems & Meditations Spiritual Reflections

The Sound of silence – A Christmas Meditation

Blessed Coptic Christmas dear friends,  I hope and pray that you are enjoying the first few days of 2021. My...
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What will you hold on to from 2020 into 2021?
Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

What will you hold on to from 2020 into 2021?

Hello friend, What is your New Year's wish? Any resolutions? What will you hold on to from 2020 into 2021?...
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Are you sure you have not killed anyone recently?
Religious Articles Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

Are you sure you have not killed anyone recently?

Are you sure you have not killed anyone recently? It sounds like the beginning of a murder mystery where the...
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My Savior, My Lord, My Father who art in heaven.
Spiritual Reflections

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

I did not always feel that way...that He was my father in heaven.   "Now when the woman saw that...
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God always provides: what I learned from Captain Crow
Diary of a Coptic Family Spiritual Reflections

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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How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?
Religious Articles Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

How can we maintain our spiritual zeal after Lent?

I am doing God a favor, or so I thought...   The Coptic Orthodox Church follows an annual calendar, culminating...
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New Year’s List of Solutions not Resolutions
Resources For The Orthodox Family Spiritual Reflections

New Year’s List of Solutions not Resolutions

This New Year, commit to a set of Solutions, not Resolutions   There is something intimidating about New Year’s Day....
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How do we use our talents?
Religious Articles Spiritual Reflections

How do we use our talents?

He is a handsome man, charismatic and friendly. He has every requirement that would have made him a hugely successful recording artist, pop star, teen idol and/or movie star.
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Are Christians Brand Ambassadors for Jesus or PR Nightmares?
Spiritual Reflections

Are Christians Brand Ambassadors for Jesus or PR Nightmares?

Why don't Christians adhere to the same principles? We are the brand ambassadors for our Lord and Savior. We are the brand ambassadors for Christianity at large.
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Mission Impossible: Lesson from a little bird.
Spiritual Reflections

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 process and yet it kept going.
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Jonah’s Fast – Three days in the dark
Spiritual Reflections

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 3 days of stillness , in communication with our Lord? Would I (ever) be able to sit in absolute stillness for 3 days? 3 hours even?
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