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Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: 50/50

Recently I was asked to speak about the misconceptions people have in marriages. They wanted to know what was true and what was not, in terms of the time honored advice that we all get from loved ones about what we should expect in a marriage. Well, the first question I[…} Read more….

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Joyful Noise: The Dormition Fast

It’s summer. It’s also back-to-school season. In the middle of the hubub of vacations, last-minute preparations, and maybe even dropping off older children at college, the Orthodox are fasting. This isn’t a fast like Nativity, where we build up to welcome the Christ child. This isn’t fast like Lent, where[…} Read more….

Molly the Finch

One Good Thought: Happiness is a Pure Heart

“Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God.” +Saint Nektarius of Aegina Many people look for things and experiences to make them happy, but that kind of happiness doesn’t last and won’t satisfy our souls. True happiness is having a pure heart so God[…} Read more….

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Joyful Noise: Has Your Toddler Met the Saints?

My toddler’s behavior during church is quite often disruptively athletic.  Super wiggly, super chatty, and strong-willed, I’m sure many other moms have had the experience where their little ones insisted on their way or the high way.  She’s great at doing what toddlers do–collapsing onto the floor, spinning in a[…} Read more….