Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Mother's Day, Marriage, Sunday Before Pentecost
Volume 6 No. 348 May 6, 2016

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Great Sandules National Park, Colorado, USA. Photo (c) by Dr. Jacob Mathew
Great Sandunes National Park, Colorado, USA

A mother and son, foreground, is dwarfed by the size of the Sandunes.
The Great Rocky Mountains range is in the background.
The park is near New Mexico in South Colorado.

Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World


I. Sunday Before Pentecost in Church

1. Bible Readings for Sunday Before Pentecost (May 8)

2. Sermons for Sunday Before Pentecost (May 8)

3. MW Journal issues with the Theme: Mother's Day

Volume 2 No 75: May 10 2012

Volume 3 No 142: May 10 2013

Volume 4 No 218: May 9, 2014

Volume 5 No 284: May 8, 2015

II. Mother's Day - Featured Articles

4. A Mother Called by God - Luke 1

When a woman becomes a mother, when a man becomes a father, there is an instant realization that the day will almost certainly come when pain dominated the picture. The crosses are different for every family, but frankly, the crosses usually come... Through it all, mothers called by God never relinquish the title. Never. There is nothing like a mother's love. ...

5. "M" is for the Many Things A Mom Does

Mother's Day is a day when we moms suspect that your cards tell us not who we really are, but who you, our family, society, and maybe even God wishes we were. ...

6. What My Mother Taught Me

My mother taught me RELIGION:
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet." ...

7. Real Mothers. . .

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade...It is marked by the progression from "Mama" to "Mommy" to "Mom". ...

8. Seven Ways to Love Your Mother

Jesus is on the cross, bearing the weight of the sins of the whole world on His shoulders, yet He sees to it to make sure His mother is taken care of after He is gone! As God, Jesus is dealing w/ eternal matters, but as a man, He's showing all of us today how important it is to take care and love our mothers! ...

III. Supplement: Family Special - Marriage

9. Family Special: Secrets to Lasting Marriage According to 10 Couples

I asked some of my favorite couples, who have been married from a range of less than a year to 30-plus years, a few questions about marriage. Read these when you have a chance to soak them in ...

10. Family Special: Marriage

Fred and Becky have asked me to say a few words on the subject of marriage ... but I really don't know much about that subject. I've only been married once. And besides, I've only been married for 26 going on 27 years, so I'm just a beginner. Perhaps being married is like being a Christian, because I'm always a beginner at that, too. ...

11. Family Special: Keys for a Successful Marriage

Eight keys.

12. Family Special: Fighting Over Nothing

Okay, my marriage doesn't usually feel like a calamity. But at times it has felt impossible . . . like a mistake… like a mess. It has felt, to borrow an image from Joel, like a horde of locusts has come in and taken over everything. ...

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