Byzconsin: Becoming Better Stewards

Byzconsin: Becoming Better Stewards

So, if you have been following our blog for awhile or know us personally, you will know that since moving to Wisconsin we have had our finances turned upside down due to a job layoff, compounded by there not being a whole lot of work in Manny’s field here in Wisconsin AND pay being much lower in Wisconsin than in […]

Fasting As A Family Winner!

Fasting As A Family Winner!

A big thanks for all those who entered to win the Fasting As A Family book. The winner is Michelle Therese! For those of you who didn’t win you can purchase the book at Amazon or from Ancient Faith. It’s worth buying! Blessed Pascha to those of you who are celebrating. If you are like us and have weeks to […]

by · March 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Book Review
Fasting As A Family: A Giveaway and Book Review!

Fasting As A Family: A Giveaway and Book Review!

O, how I wish I had this book, Fasting As A Family by Melissa Naasko, when we first started fasting about 18 years ago–WISH! It could’ve helped me to worry less during Lent and the other fasts about ‘what on earth will I cook,’ ‘what will I pack my husband to eat for lunch,’ and ‘are the kids getting enough protein.’ […]

Byzconsin!

Byzconsin!

Three and a half years have now passed since we moved from the High Desert in sunny California to the farm country of crisp and cold Wisconsin. Time has gone by quickly and life has been interesting–full of surprises, both good and bad. You know how we pray to live in peace and repentance during the Divine Liturgy? Well I […]

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

In this Year of Mercy I believe it is important for parents to think about how we can reveal God’s mercy to our children and teach them to be merciful to others. Compassionate and merciful children will not happen by accident. For us parents, showing God’s tender mercy to our children is especially important, being that the fruit of our […]

by · February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Catechesis, Family
When God Made You…

When God Made You…

I absolutely adore children’s books. One of my favorite children’s authors (Jane G. Meyer) recently wrote a fantastic book called, When God Made You. I just finished reading it and loved every page. It’s beautifully illustrated (by Megan Elizabeth Gilbert) and the text is fun, smart, and full of love—the perfect book to share with children. Jane G. Meyer’s books are among our […]

by · February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Book Review, Family
Homeschooling and The Road Not Taken

Homeschooling and The Road Not Taken

Today as part of our Language Arts lesson, I read The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost to three of the kids. They had not heard this poem before and after reading it through to them twice I asked them what they thought the poem was about. Magdalena (11) said, “First, is this guy Christian? Because if he is then I […]

by · January 28, 2016 · 5 comments · Family, Homeschooling
Despondency and the Incarnation of God  

Despondency and the Incarnation of God  

   God is in the flesh, not operating from a distance, as did the prophets, but through Him human nature, one with ours, He seeks to bring back all mankind to Himself. –St. Basil the Great With so many tragic events going on in the world right now it is easy to lose hope and to wonder, ‘When will God […]

by · January 25, 2016 · 3 comments · Faith, Prayer
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