A few months ago I went to an ATM near our office to withdraw some money. I placed my card in the slot, entered my PIN and then saw the words – “Temporarily Unavailable”. It was a bit shocking . . . I mean isn’t the entire function of the[…} Read more….
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Early in life, I learned how skilled my mother was in baking fresh fruit and cream pies. Every Sunday at lunch, she would prepare different flavors for her family. During the summer, she liked to bake fresh blueberry pies. The focus of this week’s spiritual reflection was inspired by the[…} Read more….
Join us today as we discuss the role of fathers in the faith life and spiritual development of children. Overwhelming evidence shows that when a Christian father attends worship service on a regular basis, the rest of the family follows, thus confirming the essential role of the father as spiritual[…} Read more….
Join Paula and Eleni today as they discuss the role of motherhood and what constitutes being a single mother, or single parent. Together, they will address the importance of seeing the opportunities and resources that God gives us such as our priest, the Church, and our extended family, as we raise our[…} Read more….
When my husband and I first started having children, he and I were a part of the church choir. Up to a certain point, my first daughter was easily incorporated into lending my voice in the choir, but that changed when she became a mobile toddler. My husband continued to[…} Read more….
You know that blissful feeling of inner peace you feel as a mother when you have spent real time connecting with your children; the type that is free from distraction and utterly fulfilling? When you have kept your emotions in check even though your children have pushed your every button?[…} Read more….
As a Christian, the most important thing we want to teach our children is Jesus’ love, but how do we ensure our children learn His love? Reading Bible stories to your children, role playing, talking about creation, praying together, and enlisting the help of others are all great ways to ensure[…} Read more….
Every day, we must expect a struggle. This isn’t what we like. I don’t enjoy a struggle with my day. I want my day to flow easily and for things to be in harmony. But if you don’t expect a struggle, you’ll be flattened. Because if you don’t expect, then[…} Read more….
We have all come across people in this world, who seem a bit more drawn toward the negative perspective. They might frequently use sarcasm to hurt others with what seems like cunning intent, or, rather than showing empathy and tolerance to those who are different, they are more likely to[…} Read more….
Join us today as we discuss the value of family, and the importance remembering that our marriages and families must be nurtured and encouraged to grow Spiritually. Parents must discuss what it means to be a family who follows Christ, and work together so their children grow and prosper, physically, emotionally,[…} Read more….
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish the work of our hands upon us . . .” Psalm 90:17 The recent release of the full length film Beauty and the Beast got me thinking about our approach to the faith and to one[…} Read more….
We often choose dogs and cats as household pets. Yes, Presbytera Marinda and I adopted a dog that was wandering homeless at the Diakonia Retreat Center several years ago. We have been blessed to own him and several loving dogs. One memory I recall from both my parents is the[…} Read more….