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Story of St. Fanourios + Fanouropita Recipe

I am reposting this from a few years back, since there is so little to be found on this great saint. Today (August 27) we celebrate the feastday of one…

Minimalism. A Challenge of Simplicity.

  Minimalism.  It’s a word that’s been floating around a bit more that usual lately and has really captivated my attention. More and more women are beginning to realize how…

Lenten Pancake Recipe

One of our favorite things to eat on fasting mornings are pancakes.  Sometimes we eat them plain, sometimes we add fresh blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips and other times we …

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming “Ecumenical” Council

The upcoming council  in June has raised many an eyebrow in Orthodox communities around the world.    As Orthodox Christians, we have a responsibility to educate ourselves and be active in…

Lenten Double Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

One thing that always seems  to help our fasting periods go more smoothly in our home, is having baked good available.  Every one of us has a sweet tooth that…

When God Made You

We are loving Jane Meyer’s new book, When God Made You. What a precious book!  The story takes readers on a trip around the world and tells about the unique…

Until the End of the Age, Saints Will Continue to Exist {part 1}

The following was taken from the book The Art of Salvation by Elder Ephraim.  This is one of my all-time favorite books, if not my absolute favorite.  I can read…

DIY: Homemade Laundry Detergent

Little by little, we’ve been trying to get rid of our chemical based household cleaners and other items. One thing we’ve tried and love is homemade laundry detergent.  I saw…

Lenten Giveaway!

We’ve made it through the first week of Lent!  To celebrate and to encourage you to keep struggling toward our glorious Pascha, I wanted to give away some of my…

Lady Lent Cookie Recipe {Kyra Sarakosti}

Today we’re baking our annual Kyra Sarakosti, or Lady Lent, “cookies”.   Normally, I try to have them ready before Clean Monday but this year was busier than usual and we…