There are so many wonderful, heart-warming, and enlightening Orthodox quotations that I come upon scattered across the web, posted on Facebook groups, shared as memes, mentioned in articles, featured on websites. I’m sure there are some webpages collecting some of them, but I think there is room for more! So I am here beginning an ongoing… Read More Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part One
I’d been thinking for a while about taking up knitting as a hobby, and then, while browsing an arts and crafts fairs, I came across a stall selling knitting wool. I asked the lady if she had any needles, and she said she didn’t have any with her at the stall, but that she had… Read More First Fruits of Knitting
Reblogged from: ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart To guard the mind requires that we know Christ’s presence in our heart. Once we know this presence, we can bring our innocent thoughts to Christ. But first, our heart needs to be opened. Until it is open, Fr. Dimitru Staniloae says, we… Read More ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart.’ Such a wonderful & helpful short article I wanted to share it.
One of the worst feelings in the world is having wasted time. The more time wasted, the worse it feels. It’s a sinking, miserable, polluted, grumpy feeling. And it seems to get worse as one get older – as time goes faster and gets more precious and the list of useful things you could/should have done… Read More The Speed of Life
‘As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness… Read More Thanksgiving in Suffering
‘Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.’ Philippians 4:4 But how can we always be joyful? What about the times when I feel so miserable it seems like there’s a heavy weight in my chest, and I’m closer to crying than smiling? What about the times when I’m just too tired to… Read More Joy as an Attitude
For a long time, it’s seemed to me that when I care intensely about something, I lose it. Whatever my emotional energy is poured into, it turns to dust and ashes. Things flourish in my life when I try to do my duty, and when I do care, but when they are “out of the… Read More Make Your Will my will