Glamour magazine gushed about an actress who gushed about discovering a new credo for herself, “My life is mine!” she exclaimed. She felt empowered, freed, and jubilant about the concept that her life is hers- hers to live however she wants. As she explained, this means she is free to[…} Read more….
Listen Now. Join us as we discuss gathering up the pieces of our “best self” in our life so that we can move forward , choosing to move forward rather than to get stuck in the “what if’s” of our past that can continue to haunt our present life and[…} Read more….
As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19 ( NIV ) Tim Tebow was just in the news for two things: 1) local pastors say he actually lives his faith when no one’s looking and 2) he just injured his hand and will miss the[…} Read more….
Listen Now. Join us as we discuss the importance of staying present, becoming self aware, and doing our best to avoid escaping our feelings through tv, the internet, games, and even food. Click here for helpful resources on this topic, and the importance of participating in real life rather than numbing[…} Read more….
The 2018 Connect Conference is for ALL Orthodox young adults and young professionals (21-39), no matter where they are in life! Still in school? Established in your career? Married? Single? It doesn’t matter! Everyone is welcome and, it’s our prayer that everyone will find spiritual edification at the conference, which[…} Read more….
If we are going to be most effective in reaching people for Christ, I believe our strategy should be to show people that we really care. Evangelism and missions must be relational in nature. I can’t find an incident in Holy Scripture in which Jesus walks up to someone and[…} Read more….
Greetings! I want to tell you a story. A few days ago, Fr. George invited me and my family and friends at St. Christopher Church to join him for a fun and Spirit-filled day of Bible lessons, crafts, activities, games, lunch, snacks, music, and fellowship. Fr. George reminded us that[…} Read more….
Join Paula and Eleni as they discuss parenting and the importance of recognizing that the imperfect times are where life happens, where we learn from our mistakes, find character and strength, and become our unique selves. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend
What will your kids be doing this summer? Without a plan, they might fritter away the summer binge-watching Netflix, playing hours of video games, or simply immersed in their phones. We know that spending so much time on devices is contributing to many problems our kids face such as anxiety,[…} Read more….
Recently, I was interviewed by Eleni Alexiou on OCN’s website about Family Life Ministry’s book Woven. I appreciated the chance to discuss why we wrote Woven, how we hope it will impact girls, and ways Woven can be used by churches and families. You can listen to our interview here: http://myocn.net/woven-helping-modern-teenage-girls-face-lifes-challenges-together-through-gods-love/
May is the month we honor our mothers and offer our thanks for their love, their sacrifice, and their steadfast commitment. We carefully choose flowers and greeting cards to express our sentiments. Family members often surprise mothers by making dinner reservations at “Mom’s favorite restaurant,” or assigning family members to[…} Read more….
In 2013, Nigel was lured to an island called Mana in New Zealand by scientists who wanted to start a gannet population. Nigel was a gannet, and a beautiful one at that; but unfortunately none of his kind followed him there. The scientists had set up cement decoys on cliffs[…} Read more….