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Posts by Mireille Mishriky

At School: “Fit In” Or Follow Christ?

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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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Happiness & Joy Are Different… Seek Joy!

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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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5 Fun Family Tips For Lent

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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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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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