Holy Week for the Orthodox

Originally posted on ablondeinthecrowd:
This blog post is going to be incredibly different from the ones I’ve done in the past. Completely different. Some of you may know and some may not, but I am Greek Orthodox! To many the way they connect with that would be “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, then they know…

When I was a guest blogger

My middle child is presently finishing up three months in Swaziland as part of her 9 month World Race Gap Year program she is doing through Adventures in Missions. She asked if her dad and I would consider standing in as guest bloggers this week. We acquiesced, and the following is my part of the…

Glory & Honor…’til death do us part….

For years I have managed a small rather sectarian Orthodox bookstore housed within my church… well, the church I attend whose community is very much like a family. My priest recently ask me to order a new resource book on marriage. I ordered it, and it finally arrived. He had a personal interest in this book…

Dying to Self vs. entitlement

So many times I confront the sentiment of entitlement these days…even amongst Christians. Our culture is really me dominated. I remember years ago when I lived in a Christian commune that we put together a book of important verses and poems to be of encouragement to one another. I have loved this poem over the…