Month: May 2019

Studying the gospels

It all begins with the book of, Matthew. Here is a bit about him from, Orthodox Wiki: The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle and Evangelist Matthew is the author of the Gospel of Matthew and one of the Twelve Apostles. The apostle’s… Read More

Cleaning a tea pot

I left tea in the tea pot for too long. It needed some extra, TLC to clean off some of the stains in the bottom. I used baking soda and a green scrubbie to work on the stains. This is the teapot… Read More

Wild flowers and giant puppies

I have been at my sister’s house lately taking care of the nephew’s giant puppy. My sister had to step out for a while which is why I was watching the dog. The dog was spayed on Friday last. You couldn’t tell… Read More

WWTTD:What Would Tasha Tudor Do?

From her clothes, to her home, the cats in sleeping in mixing bowls, her homespun and hand sewn clothes, etc. Tasha Tudor is my mentor (and Jessica Soward from Roots and Refuge helps me too!) of course, neither of these women know… Read More

Holy Martyr St. Phocas the gardener

Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope Article reblogged from the OCA website. Commemorated on September 22 The Holy Martyr Phocas the Gardener came from the city of Sinope on the southern shore of the Black Sea. Having a small garden, he lived… Read More

Art, science & religion

I find it odd that so many people believe that you are either a scientist, an artist, or a Christian. It is easier, however, or people to believe a person would be an artist and a Christian before believing they are a… Read More

Grocery store sabotage

Remember several years ago when people were giving the advice to only shop along the outer edges of the grocery store and to avoid the aisles because that was where the junk food was kept? Well the grocery stores have wised up… Read More

Another way the Orthodox church honors women

  Holy Myrrhbearers: The third Sunday after Easter is the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing women. You women be joyful that you partake of this special honor from our Resurrected Lord. And through our most pure Mother Theotokos and the Holy Myrrh-bearing women,… Read More

How eating meat healed my neck pain

When I was younger, and single, I lived in a big city. Big city rush hour, big city mentalities. I hated it. I had two serious car accidents while living in this city. My neck no longer curved gently the way necks… Read More

Virgin Mary undoer of knots

I belong to an oil painting forum. One of the other painters is recreating this painting for his wife who is a devote Roman Catholic to donate to a shrine. I looked up the prayer. Love it! Using it!