Each of us, no matter what, is created in the image of God and is lovable and worthy of care, but those of us in the grip of depression too often feel alone, isolated and a burden to others. In the pit of depression, we think we are a burden[…} Read more….
I’ve been surprised by something recently that I probably shouldn’t have been surprised by: circumstances don’t automatically produce joy. Last month I married the most wonderful man I’ve ever known, who loves me in a deeper and more beautiful way than I ever even dreamed of being loved. We married[…} Read more….
This New Year, God is inviting you to be a family on purpose. This invitation goes out to all households, no matter the size, age, or blood relation of its members. God wants to remind you that He didn’t bring you together to simply be roommates who happen to share[…} Read more….
Join Paula and Eleni as they discuss the “New Year”: setting realistic expectations and the importance of being intentional, present, and open to whatever might happen. For further thought, we offer a daily devotion from Fr. Stavros in which he discusses the beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year, as well as[…} Read more….
Family Life Ministry is pleased to introduce Woven, our new resource written for teen girls! Woven is a beautiful interactive book (with a free downloadable facilitator’s guide) which can be used in small groups or families. The purpose of Woven is to help our girls better understand their identity as lovingly created by[…} Read more….
Here is another perspective on attendance at our Holy Orthodox Worship: “As a harbor in the sea, shielded from winds and waves, provides complete safety to the ships that enter it, so also does God’s house, as if wrenching those who enter it from the storms of worldly activity, allow[…} Read more….
Join us as we discuss step families, often a difficult subject to navigate, particularly during the holidays. We discuss how they are created, and navigating how to become a family for the children by honoring their feelings and sense of belonging, as well as how children adjust to what is[…} Read more….
Paleo and Vegan! Can you say those two words together in the same sentence? Well, let’s see… I’m mostly Paleo; but, right now I’m vegan. That doesn’t sound right does it? And, why do we call ourselves words that identify us with a particular diet? While camping next to a[…} Read more….
When I reflect on this majestic sunset, I thank God for this striking tree line aflame with red and golden hued-leaves. Enhanced by the waning sun and the dark green background of Maine evergreens, it brings to mind the splendid imagery of the Shepherd King, David, in the Old Testament,[…} Read more….
These days we all seem to have such hectic lives…. Modern technology saves us time in so many ways, but the irony is we seem to have less and less time for things that really matter. Join us as we discuss the art of slowing down and make a conscious[…} Read more….
One recent fall afternoon, I had the great fortune to walk along the shore of a quiet seaside town in mid-coast Maine. There were different types of boats and buoys in the quiet harbor. The impressive autumn foliage at water’s edge framed a remarkable panoramic view. The scene filled me[…} Read more….
Today, a woman told me her story. She awoke this morning after an incredibly telling dream. She dreamed she was driving on a highway when unexpectedly, the car in front of her slammed on brakes and came to an abrupt stop. With her children in the car, her life flashed[…} Read more….