This week, we are beginning the Advent Season in Syriac Orthodox Church. ...
I. This Sunday in Church: Annunciation to Zachariah
Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 13)
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
The Great Day of God
Malachi Chapter 4 - Last Chapter in Old Testament
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
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. ...
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. ...
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? ...
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. ...
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. ....
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.
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
Introduction to US General Elections
Trump's redeeming virtues are his honesty and humility - two qualities prized by
He owned his words and apologized, something that garners a lot of respect from
Christians. It takes lot of courage. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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
She did speak that day of poverty, but it was not the poverty of a faraway
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
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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