February 9, 2012
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I am currently hard at would on my second book, The Pearl of Great Price, Volume II, I am a New Creation.
Part of my spiritual journey after converting to Eastern Orthodox Christianity involved the integration of an Orthodox worldview into every aspect of my being and life. Why was this so important and so challenging for me and perhaps other converts to Orthodoxy?
Taken from my new book:
“The more I studied and prayed, the more I realized how little I understood what an Orthodox worldview was. I was raised in the West as a Western Catholic. How I approached Orthodoxy was from of a combination of my Western, Western Catholic, post-Renaissance, humanistic, and secular views mixed in with all kinds of New Age, non-Christian ideologies and Eastern religions. I called this my minestrone soup worldview! I realized more frequently after my conversion that my instincts, my whole way of viewing life, was Western and innately flawed, but how? Where had my/our thinking gone astray? Why? How was my spiritual life at the mercy of my minestrone soup worldview?”
St. Paisius Missionary School was an essential part of my re-formation – part of my becoming a new creation in Christ in Orthodoxy. Please check out their website and contact them if you are interested in bringing a deeper experience of Orthodoxy to your parish or might be interested for yourself and family. Fr. Michael Oyer and Fr. Phillip Tolbert offer at least one or more retreats a year. Here is their website:
October 10, 2011
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Christian Conversion – Orthodox Women’s Ministry
My husband said to me last night as I was struggling with myself about how to reach others regarding my book, “The majority of folks that buy your book are women. Women like to read stories written by women. Orthodox women especially love your book! Your conversion to Christianity will touch the hearts of many who have been or are into New Age and Eastern religions and those who have strong issues with Christianity. Your book inspires women, reaffirms their faith and can help them to help their family members and friends who are not Orthodox understand what Orthodoxy is all about.
At your book events men and women, but especially Orthodox women are so thrilled that they can pass a book on to their friends and family who are not practicing Christians – a book that can open their hearts newly to Christ and the peace you/they have found in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
That is why you wrote your book. Your book can help introduce Eastern Orthodoxy to those who are on a spiritual journey and are not aware of the mystical treasures available in Orthodoxy. Your Pearl can aid women in Orthodox Christian ministry to make a bridge or plant a seed for Christ and Orthodoxy in the hearts of their family and friends.” Greg was right. I got all fire up after his pep talk!
If you are an Orthodox woman with an active desire to open the hearts of others to our faith – my book can help you!
I also have created a space on my website for Orthodox women in Christian ministries to network. Please email me, email@example.com, if you would like me to post a link on my website for other Orthodox women in ministry to use as a resource.
Your comments on my blog are greatly appreciated as well!
God bless you! I look forward to connecting and spreading The Word!
August 11, 2011
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Good Question and one I fully answer in my newly published book, The Pearl of Great Price.
My blog is about:
Seeking and finding
Finding God in the early Church and the lives of Saints
Engaging modern seekers who are still searching for their spiritual home to check out Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Sharing Eastern Orthodoxy
How my book can support Eastern Orthodox Christians with the challenges we face to find ways to share our faith with family and friends.