St. Theophan the recluse: Humility

On humility by St Theophan the Recluse There is no need for me to repeat to you that the invincible weapon against all our enemies Is humility. It Is not easily acquired. We can think ourselves humble without having a trace of true humility. And we cannot make ourselves humble merely by thinking about It….

Orthodox Lent…it’s almost here.

I am feeling overwhelmed with Lent already. Are you? What to read, what will be my prayer rule, what to focus on since I cannot do the food fast, etc., etc.? I feel as if I have a myriad of faults to work on. So much work, so little time. I have picked one fault…

The last judgement- homily

Today’s homily was super intense. Super. in.tense! This is not the identical homily but it’s pretty close. Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern American and New York (+1985) When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before…

How I get when I lose weight…

I work hard to lose weight. I lose weight then think, ‘Maybe I have cancer!’. I don’t have cancer but I am trying to figure out how I managed to lose 10lbs in 10 days. I have not been able to do some of the challenge days on this 30 day kettlebell challenge. Everyday life…

6 week workout challenge update

I have been visiting that site I mentioned in my earlier post LINK HERE. I have done 5 days so far of the 30 day kettlebell challenge. I did not do a workout yesterday (workouts are separate from the daily kettlebell challenge). Oh the soreness! I will be doing a workout today along with the…

St. Valentine the martyr

The Orthodox Saint Valentine John Sanidopoulos St. Valentine the Hieromartyr (Feast Day – February 14 and July 6) SOURCE: MystagogyThe ancient martyrology of the Church of Rome marks February 14th as the remembrance of “the martyr Valentine, presbyter of Rome” (Valentinus means “vigorous” in Latin). Unfortunately the historical data for the Saint is incomplete. The…

Beginning a 6-week workout challenge

I am sharing some resources with you should you wish to begin your own journey toward improved wellness. I am a certified personal trainer but I am not YOUR personal trainer. What is the difference? Were I your PT, I would be taking your blood pressure, getting to know your physical, and personal strengths and…

How did I fall in love with the community?

I have never felt this way in any church I attended before becoming Orthodox. The bond with my Orthodox brothers and sisters humbles me. Caring is so painful. I live in a military city. We have four military bases around us and the Air Force Academy. People come and go. My own father is retired…

It begins

Years ago, when I was researching… I didn’t know at the time what I was looking for I just wanted MORE, I came across a website that had a schedule on how to read through the Psalms in a week. Yes, you read that right… IN-A-WEEK. I did it. It was hard… but I did…