“Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer


  Internal Prayer and Finding One's Deep Heart       St. Veronica When I wrote this post it was my name's day old calendar! "Those who only hear about spiritual meditation and prayer and have no direct knowledge of it are like a man blind from birth, who hears about the sunshine without ever … Continue reading “Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer

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What motivated me to write about my life and conversion to Eastern Orhtodox Christianity?


Why did I write my Pearl of Great Price? This passage is taken from the sequel to my Pearl, In Christ, I am a New Creation. I hope to finish and begin the process of publishing my second book this year. Since all illness has a spiritual component to it, I understood that I was … Continue reading What motivated me to write about my life and conversion to Eastern Orhtodox Christianity?

Whatever prompted two people with fibromyalgia to move to a wilderness mountain top?


This is one the exquisite mountains we gaze upon from our mountain home overlooking the "Valley of the Dancing Angels (My husband gave this valley that name. When it is a cloudy day wisps of clouds float and dance in the valley resembling dancing angels.) We moved here in May to retire and deepen our … Continue reading Whatever prompted two people with fibromyalgia to move to a wilderness mountain top?

Now and then….


I am writing my sequel to the Pearl of Great Price - hopefully I will not need 9 drafts and 6 years to finish my sequel! I am amazed that when I am writing a book , I will be living similar experiences in the present that mirror what I was going through years prior … Continue reading Now and then….

We are a week away from moving…Opposition of Human Reasonings and Faith


Opposition of Human Reasonings and Faith: God Tempts Abraham to Offer Issac, His Son (Gen. 22 1-18) Great indeed was the faith of Abraham. For a while in the case of Able, and of Noah, and of Enoch, there was an opposition of reasonings, and it was necessary to go beyond human reasonings; in this … Continue reading We are a week away from moving…Opposition of Human Reasonings and Faith

The Beginning of a new spiritual adventure for Veronica Hughes and her husband, Gregory…


Our Upcoming Relocation to our Property Adjacent to St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, CA The sun is rising on the next spiritual adventure for my husband and me in our journey with Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Nine years ago we purchased raw land next to St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in the … Continue reading The Beginning of a new spiritual adventure for Veronica Hughes and her husband, Gregory…

You are Three, a two-part Russian Orthodox video about prayer


Click on these links and you will partake in the essence of heartfelt prayer - enjoy! (about 20 mins. total) http://youtu.be/PnlXsWoE_Zw http://youtu.be/r0Ky5CUxSsY A good reminder for us to be humble and simple, pure in mind and spirit, hospital and loving, and willing to learn no matter how old we are. God Bless, Veronica