St, Joanna the Myrrhbearer

Saint Joanna the Myrrhbearer Commemorated on June 27 Saint Joanna the Myrrhbearer, wife of Chusa, the household steward of King Herod, was one of the women following and attending the Lord Jesus Christ during the time of His preaching and public ministry. She is mentioned in Luke 8:3 and 24:10. Together with the other Myrrh-bearing…

Home money management

I have an odd confession… math makes me cry. For real folks. Oh, and I married a software engineer who every once and a while likes to talk about math. When he does, my ulcer begins to ache and I burst into tears. True story. I want to make it clear that I am NOT,…

Books to shape children

I follow a blog; The Old Money Blog written by, Mr. Byron Tully. It was either in a blog post or in one of his books where it was discussed that even having books on shelves in your house can influence your children to be more scholarly. Just as having sports memorabilia sends the message…

Your first suggestion for tradwife conversion

If you are interested in developing your skills as a ‘tradwife’, my first suggested for you as you begin your journey is to go to the Flylady’s website LINK HERE. This former Mary Kay Consultant, yes- THAT KIND OF Mary Kay Consultant, has developed a daily/weekly cleaning system that can help you begin your journey…

Sacraments at home

I have lost count as to how many weeks it has been since I last took the eucharist. Through some personal bungling, I was unable to take it at the last presanctification liturgy I attended. The last time I took it was BEFORE the shut down. I don’t want to make vows because the devil…

Another review of the Holy Week books

When I did my first review, I never thought I would be using them in my home and not while in church at the services of Holy Week. If you were to attend every service during holy Week, you could spend at least 40 hours in church!. That has been ripped away from us but…

Akathist to the Theotokos (Mother of God)

akathist-to-the-theotokos From our parish priest. May it edify you, and give you hope. On the Fifth Saturday of Great Lent, the Saturday of the Akathist, we commemorate¬†the Most Holy Theotokos. In 625, when the emperor¬†Heraclius was fighting the Persians, the Khan sent forces to attack Constantinople by land and by sea. Patriarch Sergius urged the…

Book review: The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God

Please watch my video of my review of what I believe to be a good book for converts to read, or really anyone with issues about venerating Mary. I’m not sure I made clear the use of the word ‘until’ in my reading so I’m putting that page here for you to read. “After the…