There was recently a large fire at the Holy Monastery of St. John the Forerunner in Serres, Greece. I am not sure the extent of the damage but wanted to pass along this video clip (link at bottom of post) for those of you looking for information on the fire. The clip is in Greek,… Read More
last night we all cuddled by the fire and read the stories of st. nicholas. the miracles and amazing acts of charity are always so inspiring. then the boys lined up their shoes by the door with care, in hopes that st. nicholas soon would be there. they woke up this morning anxious to see… Read More
Well, it’s that time of year again. Time for witches, goblins and all the other haunting decorations to line the aisles of almost every retail store on earth. Time to take a different route to aisle 8 in order to avoid Lucky nearly tearing my shirt off to hide his face and Ace colliding into… Read More
I wanted to share the wonderful news that Troy and Theodora Polamalu welcomed a second son into their family. Troy stated, “Today the Steeler Nation has acquired a new citizen. Theodora, Paisios, and I welcome Ephraim Polamalu. Boy born 5:01 AM this morning.” Welcome baby Ephraim! What a blessing for the Polamalu family, may they… Read More
“I seek peace and do not find it, for my conscience is stained; there is no tranquility in me due to the multitude of my iniquities.” – St. Ephraim the Syrian, The Spiritual Psalter For a long time DH and I have talked about simplifying our life. We have become so reliant upon our modern… Read More
I’ve been reading the booklet On the Law of God (Synaxis Press) by Metropolitan Philaret of New York (this is not to be confused with the book Law of God by Seraphim Sobodsky, which is also a wonderful book). Today I read the section on emotional development in children and found it very helpful. I… Read More
I was recently interviewed by Fr. Chris of Come Receive the Light on the Orthodox Christian Network. Listen to the interview here.
I mentioned in my last post, that ever since my grandmother‘s recent diagnosis with breast cancer I felt the urge to become more involved with breast cancer research. I want to not only learn more about the disease and how to prevent it but I want to begin participating more actively. The first thing I… Read More
Jane Meyer recently reviewed A Pocketful of Seeds on her podcast Speaking of Books. Click here to listen…
Tomorrow is Forgiveness Sunday and I want to ask forgiveness from all of you for my innumerable weaknesses and if I have offended anyone in any way. May each of you have a blessed, peaceful and spiritually prosperous Lenten season. Click here to read one of my favorite sermons for Forgiveness Sunday.