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MY MOMMY WILL LIVE . . .

As we approach the close of the 2017 Eastertide season -- a 40-day time of newness -- a new death and new life that is only found in the belief of our resurrected Jesus Christ, I find a new hope. Death surrounded me when my Mom left this earth to begin another chapter...

You’ve Got a Friend

Many of us know the famous song by James Taylor, “You've got a friend." The words are based on the basic tenets of friendship -- a friend will be there for the other person when they are in need and that a friend is one that can count on your support. Pretty simple!...

Badarak Unplugged

Do you remember MTV Unplugged? It started in the 1980’s and still continues today. Musicians and bands perform some of their songs without electrical or synthesized amplification. Songs are just played with a piano or acoustic guitar -- simple, but refreshing. I had...

What Does This Time of Year Mean to You?

Yesterday, as I was out and about between visitations and finishing projects at church, I overheard someone say, "This time of the year means nothing to me, I can't wait for Christmas to be over." Could that be possible? Was I hearing this correctly? My favorite...

Finding Hope in Unexpected Places

Every single time, when I leave my child's band or chorus concert, I ​have the same feeling inside -- it is of Hope and Peace. These feelings are hard to describe. Most concerts, I am moved to tears when I listen to the music they have created, and it's not simply...

This Sunday

The Armenian Church invites you THIS Sunday (and every Sunday) to participate in the Divine Liturgy. The liturgy highlights the breaking of bread in the Body and Blood of Christ. It's an opportunity to commune together in Jesus Christ through the Holy Chalice. This is...

Crosscheck

Interesting choice of words one hears on airplane flights that leave the ground and travel thousands of feet upward. Usually before taking off and landing is when you’ll hear the stewards and stewardesses say, “crosscheck”. What does that exactly mean? According to...

P.E.A.C.E.

In light of all the turmoil going on around us these days, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to center on PEACE. Here are few of my ideas. Praying for peace today! P.E.A.C.E. P = Pray Pray for peace. Pray for the situations of unrest throughout the world....

Now Batting for the Yankees, #2 Derek Jeter

As a baseball loyalist, I loved how Derek Jeter's final game ended at Yankee Stadium last week. It was wonderful to witness a piece of history. Many of you know that I am not a Yankee fan, but rather a Met fan. However, I have great respect for Derek Jeter. On the...

Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks?

Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks? Recently, we noticed an amazing transformation in our Doudoukjian zoo, which includes a dog, cat, 2 guinea pigs, and a crested eye gecko! Sadie has been our dog for over three years now. She is a unique and crazy pup....

No Excuse Sunday

A church proclaimed “No Excuse Sunday” in one of its mailers. The Purpose: To make it possible for everyone to attend church next Sunday. 1) Beds will be placed in the fellowship hall for those who say, "Sunday is my only day to sleep.” 2) Eye drops will be available...

Thank God Winter is Over

I am sure that the majority of us are excited by the warm, sunny and pleasant days we have been granted lately. Summer begins in just 2 days! We certainly do deserve it after such a rough winter! We count our blessings this spring and summer and are thankful that...

Hope = Curve Ball

I love baseball and everything about it. However, still to this day, curve balls baffle me, both on and off the baseball diamond.  Last week, I saw a few curve balls. A church member received news on a health condition that was not favorable. A family member called to...