“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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
“… 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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
This past Sunday was one of those beautifully peaceful days at church. This came as an unexpected surprise for me because starting Saturday night I really didn’t want to go. A feeling I have most Sundays during pregnancy. This is because I am always tired and not feeling that great, especially in the mornings. So, the last thing I want […]