Posts by Mireille Mishriky

Samaritan Woman Draws Water At Noon. The Reason?


Why Was The Samaritan Woman Drawing Water At Noon? Because Of Me. The Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus was ground-breaking. It was such a monumental event that the church selected this Gospel reading as one of the 7 Sunday readings during Lent; we listened to her story this past Sunday. It was an encounter that…

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Happiness & Joy Are Different… Seek Joy!


Don’t Search For Happiness; Live A Joyful Life Instead! As of 2016, the self-help/self-improvement industry was worth 9.9 Billion in the United States (as per the website: market . This number is so massive that I can hardly wrap my mind around it. And yet, it makes sense. Everyone wants to be happy.Everyone is searching…

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5 Fun Family Tips For Lent


The Coptic Orthodox Church starts Lent today. For 55 days, Copts will follow a vegan diet. However, Lent is so much more than abstaining from cheese and chocolate (notice chicken and meat are not even on my mind?). Lent is a spiritual journey towards Easter when we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection and our salvation. While…

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Commit to Solutions, Not Resolutions This New Year!


There is something intimidating about New Year’s Day. While it is a blessing to have a new beginning… A clean slate… A blank canvas… It is also overwhelming. The possibilities are endless but also limited by our individual set of circumstances. Example: it is possible to book a one way ticket to Paris, open a ting…

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Avoid Family Conflicts This Christmas Season

Unfortunately, it is not always “the most wonderful time of the year”. At times, it is the most stressful time of the year.  Between the endless shopping trips to overcrowded stores, the social and professional events that take over the calendar and the preparations for hosting family meals and receiving guests, the Christmas seasonprovides countless opportunities for conflict and…

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Hospitality Taught At Home Warms Visitor’s Hearts


Good day dear friends, 
Setting the scene: This week, I had the blessing of teaching my first and second graders a lesson about Hospitality (lesson plan follows); but first, what is our own understanding of hospitality? How do we practice hospitality? Actually, what do we consider hospitality to be? Is it a 5 course meal,…

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War And Peace: Winning The Homework Battles

A new school year has started. 6 words that strike a sense of panic in the hearts of the most hardened warriors (also known as parents).  The carefree days of summer are gone, replaced by early morning skirmishes (why are children so opposed to waking up?), breakfast mission impossible (why must the last drop of…

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Why Does Time For Ourselves Evoke Guilty Feelings?


Saturday Morning. What do these 2 words evoke for you? An extra hour of sleep? Leisurely breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon? Break time from the weekly hustle and bustle? Saturday Morning for most parents means something else. It means a head start to get all the errands and chores and shopping done so that we can…

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