nourishing grace

nourishing grace

+ What food is for the body, the Spirit is for my life. The Spirit is the foundation of my very existence, He gives life to all flesh. “By the Holy Spirit every soul is given life” + Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra the Way of the Spirit (p....

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dependable blessings

dependable blessings

  My husband and I have both lived in one geographic area our whole lives and this has really nurtured the blessing of what to expect seasonally, with the assurance of things to come. Even amidst all of our rushing around, seasonal patterns emerge from the blur of the busyness of life.  Like that every late May to early June in our neck of the world, we get tons of iridescent dragonflies hatching from the creeks and fluttering through the...

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the center of one’s being

the center of one’s being

+ The heart is the innermost man or spirit. Here are located self-awareness, the conscience, the idea of God and of one’s dependence on Him… Stand in the heart with the Faith that God is also there. + Saint Theophan the...

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wholesale Grace

wholesale Grace

“The trumpet shall sound” – in the Costco. . Someone came in with a trumpet, and from where you are standing in the back of the warehouse a beautiful majestic sweet music, wafts through the air and emanates from somewhere in the front of store.  Notes made even fuller as they echo off the metal walls.  A trumpet plays “amazing grace”.  It permeates the air. You are drawn to it and follow the notes “amazing...

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monastics in our midst

monastics in our midst

  + Monastics in our midst…  A few weeks ago, from the choir loft, I caught a glimpse of monk (who I later learned was from Mount Athos), as he entered the altar, at the start of Liturgy.  I never saw him leave, and that is a wonderful thing and quite symbolic too. Every now and again we have monastic visitors at our parish and it is always a tremendous blessing.  Our holy monastics pray for all of the souls in the world.  They keep...

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