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….
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
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…
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
Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations, fellow writer and continue to be inspired. Write on. http://thejoylevel.com/2012/06/04/versatile-blogger-award-blessings/ Life is full of small blessings each day and one never knows what to expect! Thank you so much for the nomination. Each week I say a … Continue reading Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations…..
I fasted and prayed both with a guru and Tibetan Lama. After years struggling with calming my mind through a multitude of meditation techniques I found what I was looking for in the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner". For what I was truly looking for was … Continue reading Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer
Introduction to the Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. I have often read the Jesus Prayer in prayer books and heard it in church, but my attention was drawn to it first some years ago in Rumania. There in a small Monastery of Smbata, tucked away at … Continue reading Introduction to the Jesus Prayer
Since my early 20s I have been fascinated by the life of the soul, meditation techniques, and mystical experiences - so much so that I pursued every spiritual avenue that presented itself to me without question or discernment for years - unless it was Catholic and or too Christian. I had rejected the Catholic Church … Continue reading Beyond Seeking and Finding – the Life of the Soul in the Eastern Orthodox Church