just good

just good

  “and they told about the things that happened on the road, and how He was made known to them in the breaking of bread” (Luke 24:35) . . . Or in the simple gift of coffee and a donut. + This summer I went on vacation with my dad for the first time in 40 years, but that’s not what this blog post is about.  It’s about the enormous power of kindness.   My dad had two long days of driving from Florida, 400 miles each...

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charity

charity

“In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.” C.S. Lewis the four...

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speaking anaphora

speaking anaphora

  One thing that touched me very deeply many years ago when I met the sisters at our local monastery is their conscious choice of words.  Whenever the Abbess would answer the phone she would say “evlogiete” which is a way of saying hello in the form of “blessings”.  Other times she would answer the phone with “amen” as her greeting.  To say amen is to say so be it.  In other words I am present. Also,...

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beneath the basil

beneath the basil

Yesterday Orthodox Christians celebrated the Elevation of the Life Giving Cross. When commemorating the Life Giving Cross,  we are also drawn to Saint Helen, a holy woman of Christ and the mother of Constantine the Great. There is a rather unknown story about her, that maybe even most Orthodox Christians do not know, which is that most of her relics rest in Paris, in a cave beneath the altar of the Church of Saint Leu – Saint Gilles...

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small beginnings

small beginnings

  Begin again… every September 1st is the renewal of the Liturgical cycle of the Orthodox Church – this Gladsome Light dawning a new year of Grace. Redeeming the time.  Seeking Christ.  The Scriptures, Grace, a life of mercy and repentance are not only woven through the Liturgy but throughout the tapestry of our lives.  Just as He pursues us, He wants us to seek Him and He wants to be found with our whole heart. Christ is the...

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