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
With the Saints give rest O Lord, to the souls of they servants! For in Thee have we placed our hope, O our Creator and Fashioner and God! When I look back at what it took for my Italian Grandfather, Pietro, to bring his family to America in 1921, for a better life and how … Continue reading Praying for our departed loved ones.
Bobby Maddex's Interview with Veronica Hughes on Ancient Faith Presents: http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/features/saint_veronica_an_eastern_orthodox_historical_overview_and_liturgical_servi Author’s Introduction from, In Christ I am New Creation, Part 1 Our Regeneration by Grace as Orthodox Christians “Divine grace confers on us two gifts through the baptism of regeneration, one being infinitely superior to the other. The first gift is given to us … Continue reading Ancient Faith Radio Presents a podcast interview with Veronica Hughes about her newly published books: St. Veronica and In Christ I am a New Creation
We often use or hear the word "trial" or "temptation", which appears, for example in the Lords Prayer, and in many spiritual writings of the Church. What do we mean by this word? The trial is anything that leads us to a difficult place or to a crisis; it is anything that places pressure or … Continue reading Faith and the Temptations and Trails we face… St. Maximos the Confessor
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
The Holy Spirit has descended! From Heaven to Earth! "Grant Thou a speedy and lasting consolation unto Thy servants, O Jesus, when our spirits are despondent. Be not parted from our souls when they be in affliction; be Thou not far from our minds when we are in perils, but do thou ever anticipate our … Continue reading Grant Thou O Lord…
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 … Continue reading The Good Shepard knows His sheep and they know His Voice
Dear Readers, Glory to God for all things! In this my return to my blog post after two years of absence, I am so thrilled to announce that my second book is now available. If you would like to order a copy you can email me at email@example.com. The wonderful introduction to my book written … Continue reading “In Christ I am a New Creation, Taking up My Cross”, the long awaited first part of the sequel the to “The Pearl of Great Price” has been published!
“For it is absolutely necessary for the grace of God to leave, once a tried struggler has acquired a good taste of it in the beginning, so that he may be tested and become a practiced soldier in Christ.” Elder Joseph My last few podcasts have focused on fighting our spiritual battles as members of … Continue reading The Dance Between Temptations and Grace, Part II, Airing on OCN beginning of November
"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matt 11: 12) St. Ambrose writes: “This is the weapon of a righteous man: to win while retreating, as skilled archers are able, while in retreat, to hit those stronger than themselves.” … Continue reading Part 2 on Spiritual Violence, airing on OCN Oct. 22