What does it really mean to have hope? So often when the word “hope” is used it sounds wishful or sometimes even naïve or foolish. People who are hopeful are often viewed as being out of touch with reality. There is a jarring line in the Orthodox funeral service that[…} Read more….
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….
Part 6 in an occasional series about Keeping our Young People in the Church. As many of you know, I’ve been on a mission to tell the stories of young people who are thriving in the Orthodox Christian faith. These stories are simple, like the college student who is setting[…} 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….
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 school. One[…} Read more….
During Lent, I was eagerly anticipating watching a movie. That doesn’t sound very good, but this isn’t an ordinary movie. It stars one of my favorite actors, Jim Caviezel, and is about Saint Paul. It turned out I had to wait longer than I expected. A few days before the[…} Read more….
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 school.[…} 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….