faith

Greetings Friends, Another school year is starting and with it comes new adventures and new challenges for our children. I think we share particular worries as we face a new academic year: will my child like his/her teacher, the homework battles are about to begin (more about homework strategies here), balancing after school activities with…

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Samaritan

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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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 research.com . 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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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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Solution

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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