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The Nostalgia of Lent

The Nostalgia of Lent

We are at the end of the first week of Great Lent. Every year, the season of Lent can be wildly different. Some easier than others. Some not at all what I expected. This year I see some new dynamics in our family; I see joy and nostalgia. My twenty-year-old, Scarlett, told me this is the most nostalgic time of […]

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.’ […]

Clean Monday and Clean Fridges–A new series by a friend

Our good friend, Melissa Naasko, has started a new series about Eastern Catholicism and she also has a book about fasting coming out next month. We highly recommend you check out her new article. Clean Monday and Clean Fridges “It is nearly Lent again and Roman Catholics have fish on their minds. The world sits up and takes notice and […]

Fr. Moses Sharing His Thoughts On Fasting

Fr. Moses Sharing His Thoughts On Fasting

Fr. Moses from Holy Resurrection Monastery has asked us to share an article he has written on keeping the Fast. He has given some excellent advice that everyone can benefit from. Enjoy! On the Western calendar it is the first week of the fast and people are already going nuts about their Lenten fast. Therefore, I thought I would write […]

It’s A Good Thing Lent Isn’t Up To Me…

It’s A Good Thing Lent Isn’t Up To Me…

How can it be that Great Lent is so close?! How? In the words of my daughter, “just when you thought it was safe to feast, the fast is upon us again.” I am trying to plan ahead because Lent is a really busy time for my family. I am already behind around the house because of being sick and […]

My Christmas Prayer From Last Year

My Christmas Prayer From Last Year

The twelve days of Christmas are past, today was Theophany, and tomorrow is back to school for us. We all enjoyed the Christmas break even though we were busy. On top of all the busyness of the holiday there were a lot of church services to go to. We are all really glad to be just down the road from […]

St. Nicholas, Our Advent so Far & Fasting Resources

St. Nicholas, Our Advent so Far & Fasting Resources

Here Comes St. Nicholas! My daughter Lena just told me it is the “eve of the eve of St. Nicholas Day!” Every year my children look forward to December 6th. On the Sunday closest to St. Nick’s feast, someone at the monastery (usually one of the monks) dresses up like St. Nicholas and hands out candy while the rest of […]

Preparing Our Hearts for Christ

Preparing Our Hearts for Christ

You would have to live in a cave to not know that Christmas is coming. The day after Thanksgiving, almost everyone is preparing. Shopping for presents, putting up trees, sending cards, making cookies, and hosting parties. In some churches and Christian homes the Advent Wreath will come out, maybe a Jesse Tree, and the Christmas trees and ornaments may be […]

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