Many people are feeling lonely, left out, and rejected. We keep saying everyone is okay. We are called to love and reach out to everyone. We should put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel their pain and their
Social Justice: The Secret to a Fulfilled Life
I have discovered a secret. Throughout our 13 years living in Zambia, we have experienced many short-term mission trips from all over the world. We have witnessed many lives transformed from mission trips. But, when they go back home they
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. – St. Augustine Recently, St. Shenouda Monastery in Sydney, Australia put on an amazing WORLD TEEN DAY.
Keep Calm and Study Theology
While the world is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, this could be a great opportunity to not panic, stay home, and sign up for an online course in theology! Recently, I signed up for a course on Missiology
Raising the Missionary in Your Home
When I think of a verse to describe my almost 10-year-old son (named after King Josiah and sitting on his “throne” in the picture above) and the way he relates to people, “I have become all things to all men,
What Goes Unheard
This is a beautifully written guest post by my good friend, Makrina Williams, and her experience in Zambia. You can find more blogs she writes at Becoming Fully Alive. There is a woman who despises her femininity; loathes any sign
Be Our Guest: What the Church can Learn from Disney
Summer holidays are ending soon. Bags have been unpacked. Swimsuits have been washed. School supplies have been bought. And memories have been created. When I was a child, because my family is from the South, we spent a lot of
Wash Your Mouth Out with Soap!
As we continue this Great Lent journey, there have been some amazing meditations in the blog world about the Sunday’s of Great Lent as it relates to mission and love: goCoptic’s Prodigal Son post by Fr. Abraham and the Samaritan
Confessions of a Priest’s Wife
Even a Priest’s wife is not perfect and has to do confessions. Here are some of mine: When I was in high school, I remember being embarrassed to walk around in public when there was a Coptic Orthodox priest with
As I was sitting one Sunday in church, a young girl who does not come much came and sat beside me. The first thing I noticed was that she was wearing a very inappropriate top and revealing way too much.