TV Dinners – Such Joy Such Pain

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen. Tonight we go to Presanctified Divine Liturgy this evening.  This is like a traditional Sunday service except that there is no consecration of the Eucharist but instead already has been sanctified. The Orthodox Church unlike many Western Churches practices a closed communion. … Continue reading TV Dinners – Such Joy Such Pain

All Sinners

Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art … Continue reading All Sinners

To The Least Of These Come To The Gate

16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, … Continue reading To The Least Of These Come To The Gate

Beginning Lent – Living Daily In Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Also known as the Jesus Prayer or Prayer of the Heart in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The prayer is used as a meditative prayer to address the 1 Thessalonians 5:17. In many ways it’s a teaching tool to continually have the heart and … Continue reading Beginning Lent – Living Daily In Prayer

My Stepchildren Xander and Tori – 3880

So like most Sundays I got dressed put on my head covering and went to church. I started with 845 Matins and Continued on through services till about 1130. I chanted, I smelled the incense, but today I lit a candle praying for my stepchildren. I don’t know why I did today, but I did. … Continue reading My Stepchildren Xander and Tori – 3880

IT

I think the hardest part about being a stepmom was the lack of control I had over anything in my house. I always felt like IT was there. It wasn’t the fact that IT was it just felt like it. Every decision had to be thought out and processed. War games is what I call … Continue reading IT

Spiritual Drought In Christianity

I never imagined when I was a child I would be going through this again. Having this battle in my mind and heart. I had gone through this spiritual drought and crisis in my twenties. And here we are again in my late thirties experiencing it again. After losing our children six months later we … Continue reading Spiritual Drought In Christianity

The Church – When Will Men Ever Learn Women Are To Be Silent

This is what happens when we take Fathers away from our children. Women invade our churches and force feminization of everything we know to be true out God, the Father the Almighty. Essentially when we look at this it is the church modifying the word of God. God made Adam in his image and Eve … Continue reading The Church – When Will Men Ever Learn Women Are To Be Silent

Guess What? – CHICKEN BUTT!!!!

Dear Tori and Xander, Well this blog brings me to 101. I wanted to say thank you for enduring not being able to see your father and I.  We understand it is both difficult and rough on the two of you. Nothing much to tell really about what is going on. I been busy with … Continue reading Guess What? – CHICKEN BUTT!!!!

Grace Can Not Be Bestowed By Sinful Man

So Michael Sebastian published an article yesterday that I thought I would talk about. I think it is important to talk about because when we look at our churches and the culture we live in we see a religious desert across the country. Because of this millennials, many who have never seen the inside of … Continue reading Grace Can Not Be Bestowed By Sinful Man