living catechism

living catechism

Raising children – in the world but not of the world –  truly this is a magnificent arduous labor – impossible without God + Whether your children attend private school, public school or are homeschooled, one of the best ways to give our children an excellent Orthodox education, is to take them to Church – not just on Sunday mornings, but Vespers and any Festal Liturgy or service that you can attend.   An Orthodox...

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the early years

the early years

parenthood is a martyrdom a constant effort, tending to the soul  of another a hope-filled life cultivating . instilling . loving . healing . nurturing . encouraging . educating . praying within the seasons, grace and space life fashioned of Faith, in the Church “It will enough if you take care to instruct your children in the fear of God and instill them with an Orthodox understanding, and by teaching them to be faithful, you protect...

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walk in love

walk in love

“After all, love is our true nature , our real self. God, motivated by love, created everything for us and offered Himself as a sacrifice to show His infinite love for us humans . Therefore, love is the deepest motivation of every human being.” Kyriacos C. Markides Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John...

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peace . harmony . whole

peace . harmony . whole

“A human being is created as a harmonious whole because he is an icon of God.  As the Scriptures tell us, peace is the indwelling spirit of God.  Peace is an attribute of God and a human being made in the image and likeness of God has the natural capacity to function in the same way.” Kyriacos C Markides Inner River : A Pilgrimmage to the Heart of Christian...

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orange scented blueberry muffins

orange scented blueberry muffins

Many people these days omit gluten from their diets – and for various reasons.  Some have celiac disease, others have subclinical allergies and sensitivities to gluten.  A severe gluten allergy can cause a host of issues, severe anaphylaxis being the worst.  But even a sensitivity or subclinical allergy causes unseen inflammation and irritation to the body.  This can cause irritability in children, weight gain and other symptoms. While...

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