Often when I’m in church, I look at the icons surrounding me, and this sense of peace overwhelms me. I feel held by the stories of the lives of the saints. When I was first exploring Orthodoxy, I was excited to learn more of the saints’ stories, but I soon[…} Read more….
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Two words that can change a mood instantly are “thank you.” In fact, growing up in the ‘60s, I learned that by not offering these words after receiving a kind gesture or word from others, others might surmise I lacked a proper upbringing. For my parents, that would have been[…} Read more….
Do youSo often when we wish we were handling something better, what often follows in our mind is, “Why do I feel this way?” “Why can’t I just move on from feeling this way?” “What’s wrong with me?” What’s happening when we do that? We are adding more feelings on[…} Read more….
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Readers may recall the last two weeks I have witnessed how others can inspire our spiritual journey. I now turn to you… and invite you to reflect inwardly and seek God’s direction to answer the question: “What Journey Am I On?” Before dismissing this workout, I offer as a starting[…} Read more….
It’s hard not to let the precious moments of our life be taken by trivial things. Some days it can just feel like a series of opportunities to get upset. Today I spoke to a woman whose child I counseled 6 years ago. This time however, she was coming in[…} Read more….
Join us today as we discuss a Christ-centered marriage and the five love languages, how couples give and receive love, and how we must learn to speak our spouse’s primary love language if we want that person to feel loved. We also share with you helpful links from the OCN[…} Read more….
A newspaper reporter hurriedly telephoned his editor to report a story he wanted to cover. It involved an empty truck that rolled down a hill and smashed into a home. His editor was unimpressed and told the writer not to report the story. The reporter replied, “I’m glad you’re taking[…} Read more….
On September 14th we celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. When I was first exploring Orthodoxy and heard of this feast, I was confused. I didn’t understand why this feast existed. The feasts that celebrated the way Christ was glorified in His saints made[…} Read more….
September 11, 2017 My Beloved Ones, “O Lord our God… Be the Helmsman of our life, O calm haven of tempest-tossed. Make known to us the way in which we should walk.” (Prayer to the Holy Spirit by St. Basil the Great) Today is a day that will forever be[…} Read more….
Every newly married couple brings unique talents and experiences together to form their new household. In the Orthodox Church, we encourage our faithful to create their new home as our “little house church” where we worship and witness God, and serve and offer fellowship in Jesus’ Name, “the name that[…} Read more….
Join us today as we discuss grief, sadness, and processing the loss of someone close to your heart. Focusing on Christ, and keeping your eyes on HIM, will help you find clarity and acceptance for what you are feeling and experiencing as you grieve and will also help you to[…} Read more….