Preparing Kids for Being Away from Home Part 4/ Mom and Dad can I have the Car or will you buy me one?

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Use of the family car marks another area in life involving separation of older children from their parents. The issue of the car can involve many scenarios: Using it for an evening out with friends, or to drive to work. Taking a trip away from home for an overnight or longer. This may involve out of state travel. Older children … Read More

Preparing Kids for Being Away from Home

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There are various points in life when a child deals with being away from home. There is the first day of Pre-school or Kindergarten if you do not home school. There is the first time going to camp and being away for a week. There is a teenager’s first unsupervised drive away from home for an out-of-state visit. Finally, there … Read More

What Do We Mean by Unity in Diversity?

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“…eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) In the body it is the living Spirit that holds all members together, even when they are far apart. So it is here. The purpose for which the Spirit was given was to bring into unity all who remain separated by different ethnic and cultural … Read More

Love in the Family

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The following is from the December Newsletter from Archangel Michael in Broadview Hts. Thank you Fr. John 1st CORINTHIANS – CHAPTER 13, Rewritten for the Christmas Season If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave … Read More

Where Does Temptation Come From?

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I had hard time coming up with something to write about this week. Instead, read this piece taken from the OCA web page asking the question, “How can this be used as a teaching opportunity with ones’ children?” The blessing of the Lord be upon you. +Paul The writer of the Epistle or Letter of James is traditionally identified as … Read More