let us lift up our hearts

let us lift up our hearts

“In order to hear the Lord’s Prayer and participate in it, it is first necessary to rid ourselves of that inner confusion, that fragmentation our attention, that spiritual sloppiness by which we constantly live… we regularly hide from everything that seems too exalted and spiritually meaningful… Indeed so much of our inner strength is directed at stifling this inner voice, which calls us to an encounter with the...

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a thousand points of light

a thousand points of light

“This prayer has been said, and without interruption for two thousand years.   At every moment somewhere on the globe, people are saying those very words which were once uttered by Christ himself.    This is why we have no better path to the heart of Christianity than by this short, and on first observation, simple, prayer. ”   Father Alexander Schmemman Such a parallel can be drawn with the Orthodox Liturgy,  because every Sunday,...

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fall paleo pumpkin pancakes

fall paleo pumpkin pancakes

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.  ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’  Jeremiah 29:11” These fall pumpkin pancakes have become a staple in our house this season.  In fact, recently we had it for breakfast every day for a week!  But in all truth we were tweeking the recipe, because we like our pancakes a little lighter and fluffier than the...

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Spiced Pecan Topped Pumpkin Custard

Spiced Pecan Topped Pumpkin Custard

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 This spiced pecan topped pumpkin custard is dairy and gluten free, but you will never miss it!  It has all of the mellow hearty flavors of fall, and the spicy pecans take the place of a crust.  It is so easy, your kids can make it!  This past weekend, we...

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simplicity

simplicity

  We do not need riches or learning in order to know the Lord, we must simply be obedient and sober, have a humble spirit and love our fellow-men.  The Lord will love a soul that does this, and of His own accord make Himself manifest to her and instruct her in love and humility, and give her all things necessary to find rest in God. Saint Silouan the...

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