During the Lenten Fast we must work for inner peace…


"During the Great Lenten Fast, each day brings on new challenges regarding the health of our soul. Trials and temptations, especially during this fast period, confront us. But we must struggle to bring about a peaceful heart, and bring forth the healing we need, that our soul gain spiritual strength. Reacting to another’s negativity does … Continue reading During the Lenten Fast we must work for inner peace…

Internal Peace


Peace comes through a sincere belief in God’s presence and in His promises; it is not dependent on our feelings or sensations. Believe in His promises and rest in His peace today. Elder Sophrony Sakharov I was working with a dear friend on letting go of the attachment or attraction I have to the feelings … Continue reading Internal Peace

Sensual Judgment and Curiosity, the Robbers of Our Communion with God and Inner Stillness, airing March 2015


Sensual Judgment and Curiosity The Robbers of Our Communion with God and Inner Stillness "Try to be free of curiosity, for it can defile stillness as nothing else can." St. John Climacus In this podcast Veronica examines the sensual aspect of our fallen nature and how our physical senses and curious tendencies can entice and … Continue reading Sensual Judgment and Curiosity, the Robbers of Our Communion with God and Inner Stillness, airing March 2015

Entering the Arena–Great Lent Begins Again, Podcast airing mid-Feb. 2015


Entering the Arena–Great Lent Begins Again It’s that time of year again most of us fear and love at the same time. Great Lent! One of my pastors said, ‘How we enter and participate in the first week of Lent is very important. Our struggles in the first week, in Pure Week, set the tone … Continue reading Entering the Arena–Great Lent Begins Again, Podcast airing mid-Feb. 2015

Prayer of Saint Ephraim, may God bless your Lenten Journey…


Prayer of Saint Ephraim O Lord and Master of my life, Grant not unto me a spirit of idleness, of discouragement, of lust for power, and of vain speaking. But bestow upon me, Thy servant, the spirit of chastity, of meekness, of patience, and of love. Yea, O Lord and King, grant that I may … Continue reading Prayer of Saint Ephraim, may God bless your Lenten Journey…

On Great Lent and Repentance


Before we enter the Lenten fast, we are reminded that there can be no true fast, no genuine repentance, no reconciliation with God, unless we are at the same time reconciled with one another. A fast without mutual love is the fasted demons...  we do not travel the road of Lent as isolated individuals but … Continue reading On Great Lent and Repentance

Why Lent must rise again, G. Jeffrey MacDonald


This is an amazing article our pastor read last Sunday - the second Sunday of  Lent.  It is truly a statement of our times and of the importance of the traditions within Lent that can help us in our daily lives.  Written by a Protestant - he illumined the struggles and joys that await by … Continue reading Why Lent must rise again, G. Jeffrey MacDonald