Category Archives: Christianity

Easter 2001 and my First Miscarriage

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The thing each expectant mother dreads:  miscarriage.  It was the year 2001.  I started spotting on Good Friday. What a fearful sight!  This was my 8th pregnancy, but my first experience with a miscarriage.  I was scared, but I started working on an action …

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Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! source Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope. As it says in Romans 15:12-13 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up,     one who will arise to rule over the nations; …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

source Hi, I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! While praying this morning, I had the distinct impression of me sitting at the feet of Jesus.  I pictured those who sat at the feet of Jesus before me:  His parents, the teachers in the synagogue when He was only 12, His disciples, and …

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Praying with a Baby and Littles

Hi!  I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I recently encountered the question in a Catholic Mothers’ Facebook group, “What kind of shape does your prayer time take when you have your baby & littles around?” I didn’t have to think long to come up with my answer. We’ve always prayed a rosary …

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Growing up in Christian Community

I was only 10 years old when my family “found” Christian Community and took the first steps to becoming members.  We moved to Ottawa from Timmins in their quest.  There were 2 communities that they were looking at at that time:  the New Jerusalem Community and the Servants of God Community.  They were 2 communities …

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Secure in Salvation Sunday

as received by Deacon Stan Cor;  shared with permission “There is a heresy that is preached & proclaimed by many. In it’s simplest form it is this: ‘Ask Jesus into your life & to forgive your sins, then live whatever way you like. Once saved, always saved.’ This is a great deception that is leading …

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Wonders of God Wednesday

(as received by Deacon Stan Cor; shared with permission) “You look at creation, both the very tiny and the vastly huge and you are amazed at the wonder of it all. You marvel at My wonders in creation. The ability to perceive how wonderful it is & to marvel at it is itself a gift …

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The Light Shines Tuesday

(as received by Deacon Stan Cor; shared with permission) “I AM the Light of the world. No follower of Mine shall ever walk in the darkness; no, he shall possess the Light of life.” (John 8:12) I AM the Light of the world so that no one needs to walk in darkness. All may come …

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