• Sacred Space in our Family Life: Podcast Series

    We are pleased to present a new podcast created by Family Life Ministry and Orthodox Christian Network! In the first episode of “Sacred Space in our Family Life”, Paula Marchman (Managing Director of FLM) and Eleni Alexiou (Managing Director of OCN) discuss how the first two commandments relate to oneself and[…} Read more….

  • Joyful Noise: Lent is Counter-Cultural

    Practicing Lent won’t make you more popular. Fasting won’t improve your looks. Praying more won’t solve your money troubles. Your friends may not quite understand what Lent means. Lent will be misunderstood, and so will you. Giving alms doesn’t make you “a better person.” Giving alms is simply an instruction[…} Read more….

  • Sunday Lunch: Christ is our Cornerstone

    Do you recall how many in Christ’s midst criticized and attacked Him during His earthly ministry? They spoke untruths about Him and sought to ridicule and discredit Him. His own disciple, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him. Sometimes, we may feel the same is happening to us, to a family member, or[…} Read more….

  • Joyful Noise: As Lent Approaches

    It’s hard to ask others for forgiveness. Sometimes it’s even harder to forgive yourself. Sometimes you keep going back to those sins you already confessed–those you thought you left behind. Yet in The Pilgrim Continues His Way, the Pilgrim is chided for confessing sins he already confessed and of which[…} Read more….

  • One Good Thought: The Seeds of Thoughts

    “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.” (Matthew 12:35) Loving, Christ-centered thoughts grow inside our hearts and eventually bloom into our words and actions. Good thoughts become kind[…} Read more….

  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Love

    Today, consider how well you are taking care of the people you love. Consider how intentional your expression of love is. Do you think it’s felt in the person you love? You see, love depends on friendship, friendship depends on having an emotional connection, and connections depend on making an[…} Read more….

Joyful Noise: Start the Conversation

Start the conversation now. It’s never too late to begin it. It’s never too early to begin it. Tell your children what Jesus mean to you. Tell your children how knowing Jesus has made you change something in your life. Tell your children that who you believe Jesus is makes[…} Read more….

One Good Thought: A Faithful Friend

“A faithful friend is a strong shelter. And he who finds one finds a treasure. There is nothing that can take the place of a faithful friend, And no way to measure his worth.” (Wisdom of Sirach 6:14-15) A faithful friend is a treasure worth finding, but how do we[…} Read more….

Joyful Noise: The Small Gifts

The other day my youngest daughter handed me a tiny sliver of paper, roughly triangular, about the size of a thumbnail. “Mama, look!” she exclaimed, “It’s a heart! I cut it out and made it so tiny just for you!” By any adult judgment, this sliver of paper did not[…} Read more….