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…

What will you read in 2021?

It amazes me to be typing: 2021. It’s so ‘space-agey- and yet… where is my flying car, Elon Musk? Have you drawn up your 2021 reading list? I had wanted to do a book journal this year, but I am finding that many planners are sold out. People are excited to turn their backs on…

Believe your bible 2nd edition

Before we begin today’s post, I wanted to let you know I have closed my FB and IG accounts due to their new TOS. I am very sad to have to do this. There are SO many wonderful Orthodox communities and artist of all kinds on The Gram. I am going to miss them but…

A look at various scripture reading plans

One of the paths I went down while looking for something other than Protestantism was Benedictine monasticism. Not to be a monastic (now I now anyone may live an asthetic life and in fact things should not be so different between laymen and monastics), but looking for ways of being and ‘doing’ ‘extra’. One of…

On my reading shelf: possible gift ideas for readers.

How many of you expected to be so busy without leaving your homes? Such is the life of any stay-at-home-wife/mother. Even without going anywhere but the store, we tend to have full day timers/planners. Falling into bed at the end of the day with something great to read is such a treat… especially if you…

Giveaway time

As I mentioned HERE, my sister and I are reading, The Holy Angels by Mother Alexandra. I am halfway through chapter four and I must say, this book is amazing. It is impactful and I believe it would be enjoyed by anyone who read it no matter their religious affiliation. Therefore, I am giving one…

Nativity Fasting Calendar

Thank you Lord for all of the fish days! Here is a LINK to the fasting days for November and December 2020. Basically it’s just the Nativity Fast that is left. Remember, we do not just fast form food but from words and deeds as well. We are trying to prepare ourselves for the coming…

Too many books?

I may have been a bit to enthusiastic lately in my book purchasing.

Nativity Fast Study

Tomorrow begins the Nativity Fast. A forty day observance of fasting, praying and alms giving to prepare ourselves to receive The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Before we get into the main topic of this post, I wanted to tell you of an alms giving alternative you might be interested in. One of…