"For darkness will not be darkness with Thee, and night shall be bright as the day; as is the darkness thereof, even so shall the light thereof be." Selections from Psalm 138, Orthodox Psalter "Oh Lord, that has proved me and Thou knowest me; Thou knowest my down-sitting and my uprising. Thou hast discerned my … Continue reading The Opportunity of COV19 – Live Each Day as if it Were Our Last – in Prayer and Action for God and Others – “the way everlasting.” Ps. 138
The Heart An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart It is important that we direct all our thoughts, all our actions, and all our desires towards a burning love for God. Our heart must become inflamed with the love of God, and all our intellectual and emotional striving must be directed towards the development of … Continue reading An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart
"The most radical thing is to keep always the feeling of our own insufficiency in relation to God. Then we will enter a permanent state of tension between self-condemnation and the love of Christ, between repentance and hope in the mercy of God. On the one hand, we live in anguish at being so far … Continue reading The Tension That Keeps us Striving Towards Our Salvation…
An unmarried marriage is a marriage, but Christ has not yet come to this marriage. When we marry people who have lived in a marriage for many years, who gave birth and raised children, we say to them: “You were a husband and a wife until today, and now you have become a husband … Continue reading How Marriage Changes When it is Sanctified in the Sacrament of Marriage in Church
In her striving to follow the commandments of God, the only thoughts the Theotokos filled herself with those dedicated to God. She prepared her body and soul to be a pure vessel for the Lord. May we too fill our souls with the love of God and receive His Holy Spirit in the sanctified … Continue reading Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives
A Beautiful Journey By Nina T. Hawker on June 8, 2018 Format: Paperback I received your book on Friday and could not put it down! In spite of my otherwise busy schedule, I finished your book on Sunday morning! What a gift you have given to this modern world! Your message is so genuine, raw … Continue reading New Review of “In Christ I am a New Creation
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
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?
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?
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….