Month: April 2019

The Life of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Updates and goings on

My name is, Zora. If you ever use your credit card in front of me, I will memorize your password, your pin number and then order bags of dry kibble off of the Internet faster than you can say, ‘No, no, Zora!’…. Read More

Struggles with food & giving what ‘I hope’ is good advice

DISCLAIMER:I am not a doctor and I am not giving you medical advice. I am a certified herbalist telling you about my personal struggles and the things I have learned to do (through painful trial and error) to improve my health. All… Read More

Jesus in the garden- Orthodox Holy Week Pt. 3

I’ve been up since 3:00 it is now about 3:40. The moon is still bright. I’m thinking about Christ praying in the garden of Gethsemane last night. Just a few hours ago after He celebrated Passover dinner with his remaining disciples. There… Read More

Orthodox Holy Week Pt. 2- Orthodoxy heals your soul

Orthodox Christianity ultimately focuses on healing our souls. I think it is fairly obvious by what I post about my past as a Protestant that I am in the process of healing. My youth in Protestantism was not an issue Per se…. Read More

Welcome to Orthodox Holy Week

The moon is so bright you could probably read by it. The first full moon of Spring marks Passover. The Jewish holiday (remember Christ was born into a Jewish family. He came first for the Jews, was rejected and then adopted the… Read More

My drawing wish list

After, Donald Trump won the presidency, I gave up on Facebook due to the nastiness being posted constantly. Who needs that? While on Facebook, I belonged to a great Botanical Illustration group. The work was amazing! These hardworking artists could draw anything… Read More

Should you vaccinate against measles?

Today on a world news program, one of the news anchors claimed that there was a measles outbreak among unvaccinated communities. What she failed to mention (possibly to scare people into being vaccinated?) was that many of those infected had already received… Read More

Struggling with Christian female identity

As I watched a program the other day on which two men were dressed as women in garish, bright yellow dresses, I lamented the state of our nation. Not just for this, but for so many things we are getting wrong in… Read More

Come to Orthodoxy

I remember as a Protestant being grumpy at Easter because all of the people who only came at Easter and Christmas came out of the woodwork and crowded the church. Yep… there’s a reason why I’m a Christian and it is not… Read More