Essential oils are a gift from God

The other day I purchased this wonderful book off of Ebay: What a great title! This man, David Stewart, used his knowledge of, and passion for, chemistry to show God, and His love for us, in tiny molecules. I love what Stewart writes about essential oils and using them intuitively. Basically he writes that if…

January is National Hot Tea Month

To celebrate, national Hot Tea Month, I am featuring this book by Tea Exemplar, Emilie Barns who sadly passed away in 2016 at the age of 78. In this book, Mrs. Barnes includes, recipes, teatime stories and inspiration. I highly recommend it for your tea loving friend or traditional housewife. I had the great opportunity…

Beware the wolves (A priest writes a letter about Peter Heers)

Taken from the OCA website. June 8, 2020 A Letter of a Parish Priest to His Flock In a letter dated June 5, 2020 to his clergy and monastics, His Eminence Archbishop Alexander of Dallas made available to his faithful the following reflection written by a “wise priest in the diocese”. I have waited a…

Need some hope?

I am trying not to spend the next four years in a cycle of anxiety and anger. Being connected to the Orthodox Church helps.

Faith without works is dead

James 2:14-26 14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them…

Are we bearing fruit?

If we are bearing fruit… what does it look like? Is the fruit you are bearing strong and healthy? Adhering to scripture and Holy Tradition? Or is it moldy and stale, filled with personal doctrine and self interpretation of the scriptures based on backing up your worldly ideas of what Christianity looks like? It is…