The Foreground: The Hills of Manton

It was late when we saw the sign.  Well after dark, the temperature gauge in our rented SUV still read 85 degrees. Our headlights touched the wide house and a dog lurched out, tail wagging, energetic to see visitors even in the waning heat. There were no street lights up[…} Read more….

Reading the Bible in 20 Minutes a Day

“Whenever you read the Gospel, Christ Himself is speaking to you. And while you read; you are praying and talking to Him.” Saint Tikhon The new Church year just began a few days ago on September 1st  so it’s the perfect time for all of us to make a plan[…} Read more….

Happy Church New Year!

Happy Church New Year! A Fresh Start Every September 1st, we are invited to renew our commitment to live out our faith with intention, or, as my Spiritual Father puts it, “to be Orthodox on purpose.” Here then is an invitation for us to start the ecclesial year strong and put our priorities in[…} Read more….

The Foreground: The Narthex

The Foreground The Foreground is a blog series providing a glimpse into what one family is attempting to make prominent:  a life in the church.  We are a family of seven with some in the nest and some out.  We have kids in college, in high school and in middle[…} Read more….