I have a soft spot for rom coms, preferably of the slightly unusual variety. It’s no surprise, then, that I enjoyed this one. Molly is a pretty waitress with a college degree, a mountain of debt, and a tendency to end up with problematic boyfriends. She has been left money by a great aunt but her… Read More Remember Sunday: A Review
This film is a cute Christian-ish rom-com, which is a light-hearted and easy watch and yes brings home thought-provoking messages about marriage and parenthood. It has the traditional family values of a largely bygone era, and that, together with its simple sweetness, made me think it was an 80s or 90s film, but apparently it’s… Read More Your Love Never Fails: A Review
Sometimes – often, actually – I can be proud. Other times, I can feel so mired in the pit of my sinfulness that it’s hard to approach God (though I know we should never let our sins stop us from turning to God and running into the shelter of His loving arms – it’s when we… Read More Sin, Mercy, and Love: Great Orthodox Christian Quotations, Part Three.
Gary Chapman is better known as the author of The 5 Love Languages. I have looked into my own & my boyfriend’s love languages a bit recently, but haven’t read the book yet, although I hope to do so quite soon. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married was much cheaper – so affordable even… Read More Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married: A Review
Today’s icon follows the theme of the last post in being another icon of Christ Pantocrator [meaning Almighty, ‘Pas’ being Greek for ‘all’, and ‘Kratos’ being Greek for ‘mighty’]. This is the oldest known icon of ‘Christ the Almighty’, dating back to the sixth century AD. What you notice immediately about this icon is that Christ has… Read More Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part Two – Others’ Sins
When I was in Year 4 (3rd Grade), my awesome teacher (who completely turned my academic life around, but that’s another story!) banned the word ‘nice’. We weren’t allowed to write it and we weren’t allowed to say it. I seem to remember she had a big word cloud on the wall of all the… Read More Getting past ‘nice’ as a social construct
However much we might like drama and unpredictability in novels or films or TV shows, most of us want peace and reliability in the relationships in our lives. Yet, from time to time, something happens that rocks and shakes a relationship (whether with a family member, or a friend, or a spouse, or a boyfriend/girlfriend),… Read More What can we learn from relationships going wrong?
Too often, I’m quick to judge and quick to get annoyed with those I love. I tend to understand and follow society’s rules for ‘nice’ and ‘polite’ behaviour; and so when others don’t my instinctive response is to judge them. And, yes, of course I’m wrong to do that. I’m not saying that our notions of what… Read More Radical Relationships