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Theme: Advent, Storms of Life, US Elections
Volume 6 No. 383 November 11, 2016

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Gods's Love has no limits

1. Foreword

This week, we are beginning the Advent Season in Syriac Orthodox Church. ...

I. This Sunday in Church: Annunciation to Zachariah

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 13)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (November 13)

4. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Annunciation to Zechariah

Volume 5 No 313: November 13 2015

Volume 4 No 246: November 14, 2014

Volume 3 No 178: November 14 2013

Volume 2 No 108: November 15 2012

Volume 1 No  38: November 10 2011

II. Lectionary Reflections: Advent - Annunciation to Zechariah

5. The Great Day of God

Malachi Chapter 4 - Last Chapter in Old Testament

6. Zechariah's Unbelief…Luke's Nativity

Zechariah's unbelief struck at the very heart of the gospel, so the Angel struck the Priest dumb! ...

III. Featured: Walking With Jesus Through the Storms of Life

7. Handbook for Hard Times

These are difficult days in many parts of the world. I believe that hard times are coming to Christians who live in the West. We need to know how to survive as the culture turns against us. ...

8. When You're Up to Your Eyeballs in Trouble

Someone once observed that as Christians we're either in the midst of a battle, just emerging from a battle, or headed into one. Rarely do we bask in flowery meadows of peace! Perhaps in heaven we'll enjoy that, but on this earth we'll have trouble. ...

9. How to Overcome Despair

How can we move out of despair to a transforming faith in God? How can we move from the debilitating effects of despair and hopelessness in our own heart and change our thinking? ...

10. Three Things to Remember When Hard Times Hit

God fits the trial to the person so that what happens to me can't be compared with what happens to you. Our struggles are not all the same because we have a wise Heavenly Father who fits the trial to the person. ...

11. How to Overcome Past Pain and Let Hope into Your Life

The key to overcoming your past pain is making choices that invite God's hope into your life. Here are some choices you can make to heal from your past and enjoy hope from now on. ....

12. The More You Are Meant For

Because life is full of pain that stirs our hunger for something better. Something new. Something fresh. Something more. Something miraculous and full of promise. We want the hurts to stop and the healing to start. ...

13. Four Simple Ways You Can Turn Worry into Wonderful

Has this ever happened to you? You are going about your day and everything seems good, and then you get some bad news or someone says something negative. Then it seems like a switch is flipped in your mind and you are overcome with worry about. ...

IV. This Week's Supplement: US Elections

14. Introduction to US General Elections

Trump's redeeming virtues are his honesty and humility - two qualities prized by God. He owned his words and apologized, something that garners a lot of respect from Christians. It takes lot of courage. ...

15. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic Moral Vision

Satan is no idiot. He has successfully convinced most Catholics that moral issues are political issues. And in so doing he has successfully shut down a huge amount of moral exhortation and reflection. ...

16. My only Trump Column...(I hope) - Evangelic View

I have a lot of friends and readers who are baffled by what they consider to be the misguided "evangelical Christian support" for Donald Trump in America. It doesn't make sense, especially in the light of the recent appalling locker room comments. ...

17. This Election - A Point of No Return

As Christians, we cannot and must not leave the future of our country to chance. I beg you, the American voter, to go to the polls on November 8th and make your voice heard. The fate of the country depends on it. ...

18. Voters Just Saved America From Disaster

Trump will bring management prowess to Washington. While Obama never even ran a lemonade stand before winning the White House, the $9.5 billion Trump Organization includes nine venues overseas, 10 hotels, 17 golf courses, and 24 U.S. properties. Trump's payroll numbers 22,450. ...

19. I'm a Muslim, a Woman And An Immigrant. I Voted for Trump

As a child of India, arriving in the United States at the age of 4 in the summer of 1969, I have absolutely no fears about being a Muslim in a "Trump America." The checks and balances in America will never allow the fear-mongering that has been attached to candidate Trump's rhetoric to come to fruition. ...

V. General Weekly Features

20. Saint Mother Teresa And The Transformation of Politics

When she spoke to the Harvard graduates of 1982, they were well within their rights to expect her to speak of the poor - of a poverty most of them could not even imagine. She did speak that day of poverty, but it was not the poverty of a faraway place. ....

21. The Best Lesson from the Worst of Donald Trump

While you and I will never do or say something as revolting as Trump, the fact is that you and I will make some embarrassing mistakes over the course of our lives. ...

22. Family Special: How to Care for a Mother Who's Lost a Child

In friendship with these grieving moms, walking with them through some of their darkest days, I've noticed a bit of what helps and what hurts. ...

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