who is my neighbor

who is my neighbor

To follow Christ means to have the capacity to coexist with other people who may be radically difference from you. Kyriacos C Markides Inner River : A Pilgrimmage to the  Heart of Chrstian...

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bloom where you are planted

bloom where you are planted

Like everything that is beautiful, the flower gives pleasure  by being seen, and we should Glorify the Creator by looking at and enjoying it’s beauty. Saint Clement of Alexandria Those planted in the house of the Lord Shall blossom forth in the courts of our God;  They shall still be increased in a rich old age, And shall be prospering  So as to proclaim, “The Lord my God is upright, And there is no wrongdoing in Him.” Psalm 91:14-16  The...

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may the Lord increase you

may the Lord increase you

  You are blessed by the Lord who made heaven and earth Psalm 113: 23 “The true vision of God consists in this, that the soul that looks up to God never ceases to desire Him.” Saint Gregory of...

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the fingerprint of God

the fingerprint of God

  The heavens declare the glory of God; The firmament shows the creation of His hands.  Day to day utters speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today’s World Psalm 19:1-3 In the beginning God created; that is to say, in the beginning of time. St. Basil the Great The world was not conceived by chance and without reason, but for an useful end and for the great advantage...

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lenten chili with guacamole

lenten chili with guacamole

 This lenten vegetarian chili with guacamole is an easy weeknight favorite and if you end up with leftovers – it tastes even better the day after! Chili can spark great debates about how it should be eaten.  Whether you like yours on it’s own or with rice, is up to you.  During Lent, we always serve our chili over brown rice.  The reason is a little nutrition combined with traditional know how that amounts to a complete protein on...

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