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Attitude of Gratitude Challenge: Day 9— Writing My Way to a More Thankful Heart

Attitude of Gratitude Challenge: Day 9— Writing My Way to a More Thankful Heart

I’m grateful for… Old Friends. The monks had a benefit concert, so the kids and I spent the afternoon and evening at the monastery. I spent a large part of the evening talking with Father Basil. It sounds silly to call him an old friend because he is more than a friend to me. I met him when I was 17, and […]

Thank God Ahead of Time: A Lesson from Solanus Casey

Thank God Ahead of Time: A Lesson from Solanus Casey

“Thank God ahead of time, right?” My friend Michael said this to me as we were entering (for the first time) a house that my husband and I were looking at to possibly purchase. ‘What an interesting expression,’ I thought to myself. I didn’t think much more about what he said because I was too busy being nervous about seeing […]

by · November 6, 2015 · 3 comments · Faith, Prayer, Saints
Billy Joel and Saying Goodbye…

Billy Joel and Saying Goodbye…

Lately I have been playing a lot of Billy Joel songs. I don’t play music very often but sometimes it is a necessity. Sometimes life needs a soundtrack. Billy Joel’s music is like sitting and visiting with an old friend. In the song Say Goodbye to Hollywood we hear, So many faces in and out of my life Some will last Some […]

by · September 17, 2015 · 5 comments · Daily Life, Faith, Family, Prayer
Do Not Be Afraid of Silence by Ben Mann

Do Not Be Afraid of Silence by Ben Mann

Another excellent article from our friend Ben Mann: Do Not Be Afraid of Silence BENJAMIN MANN “A person whose mind is caught in thought is distant from Jesus; a person with a silent mind is with him.” – St. Hesychius of Jerusalem “We are not God, but God is the center of all, so when we turn to our own center […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Prayer
Lessons From A Monastery: Learning to Love Mary

Lessons From A Monastery: Learning to Love Mary

“… O all-pure Mother of God, cease not seeking your children who are lost; that we may treasure Christ in our hearts, and find eternally our Father’s House.” -From the tropar for the Mother of God, Searcher for the Lost Occasionally, Roman Catholics who are not familiar with Eastern Catholic/Orthodox traditions will ask us why we don’t pray the rosary […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Thanksgiving

Lessons From A Monastery: Thanksgiving

“Anyone capable of thanksgiving is capable of salvation and eternal joy.” -Fr. Alexander Schmemann For my birthday, my family gave me a journal. I decided I would use this journal as my “attitude of gratitude” journal. I had a gratitude journal app on my tablet but haven’t been able to use it because the charger for my tablet broke. So […]

Abbot Nicholas of Holy Resurrection Monastery

Lessons From A Monastery: Prayer

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.” — St. Ephrem of Syria In this series I am explaining the many lessons the faithful can learn from monks and nuns (the religious/consecrated) of the Church. In the […]

KEEPING IT REAL with ST. MOSES the STRONG

KEEPING IT REAL with ST. MOSES the STRONG

Have you ever found yourself inside a church with gorgeous stained glass windows, or walls of painted icons of the saints in our church, and then got the feeling that you definitely don’t fit in among the pure virgins, pious priests, or humble monks adorning the Lord’s house? I know I have and it’s a horrible way to feel. The […]

by · February 6, 2015 · 2 comments · Faith, Prayer, Saints
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