I am starting up my blog again! I published my second book in June of 2017 and then shortly after, I lost my dear husband, Gregory and moved. I am resurfacing and starting up my writing and work again. May God bless!
After any of us loses someone we dearly love, a part of us losses our sure footing and path. The voice of our Good Shepard calls so strongly to us during those times, especially through our friends and family who comfort us. Yet even they cannot fill the void left by our loved one. What did our Lord teach us about how to hear His Voice so we can follow Him even in our grief and struggles? We go through the gate, the Scriptures.
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly...”I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine….My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (Passages from the Gospel of John, Chapter 10)
The voice of our Savior is one of love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, repentance, humility, connection and joy. It is the voice of encouragement. The voice that calls us to prayer and service of others, with others. Anything else is not worth listening to or following at all.
Listening to and following His voice becomes our active prayer and work.
As we enter into the season of Pentecost, bringing with us the joy of Pascha and rebirth, I pray our Good Shepard and His Holy Spirit will newly touch our hearts and renew a right Spirit within us.
In Christ with gratitude and joy,
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I am a native San Franciscan currently living in Sacramento, CA. Due to health issues in my early 20s, I began a spiritual journey in quest of inner peace and healing. I felt my soul and body were connected and if my soul could heal, perhaps so could my body.
I was a lapsed Catholic who studied Eastern religions. I had a guru and Tibetan lama, practiced prayer and fasting, and meditation techniques. I studied metaphysics, channeling and the life of the soul, which I later taught to others.
Yet, after twenty-five years of seeking within the New Age and Eastern religions, I was left depressed and spiritually unfulfilled. Thanks to my late husband and the grace of God, my spiritual journey ultimately allowed me to convert to back to Christianity, find God and open my heart newly to Jesus Christ through the study of ancient Christianity in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
I am the author of two published books, The Pearl of Great Price and In Christ I am a New Creation, Part I. I am currently working on my third book, A Leap of Faith, and a book about my saint, St. Veronica, my other guardian angel. St. Veronica is the woman with the issue of blood, whom the Lord healed (Matt. 9:20). In 2018, I will be publishing a book about St. Veronica including an Orthodox liturgical service to her.
I am passionate about:
Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Orthodoxy) since my Christian conversion in 1996.
My relationship with Jesus Christ
Striving to live in the world, but not be of the world
Talking about spiritual warfare - there is an unseen battle being fought for the salvation of
Helping others come to peace with the Church and God
Connecting with other Orthodox Christians about their spiritual experiences
Living a full life while dealing with chronic health issues
My dogs and gardening
My saint, St. Veronica
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