Tag: healthy living

Make a career out of your wonder

I talk quite a bit about wonder/wonderment. Not so much here, but is a big part of my off line life. Despite all of the talk about, ‘climate change’, locally sourced food, etc., our society has moved away from nature to our… Read More

I have a small garden

I feel a bit, Karen Blixen from Out of Africa writing this. In the opening of the movie; Out of Africa, she says, ‘I had a farm in, Africa.’ It was a big deal for her. This garden is a big deal… Read More

Carnivore, or Carnivore+?

No amount of eating meat is going to justify cheating on the carnivore way of eating. I should know, I’ve been trying to make the cheating work and I just cannot. The carnivore diet is an animals-as-a-source-of-food diet. I reluctantly use the… Read More

Jesus in the garden- Orthodox Holy Week Pt. 3

I’ve been up since 3:00 it is now about 3:40. The moon is still bright. I’m thinking about Christ praying in the garden of Gethsemane last night. Just a few hours ago after He celebrated Passover dinner with his remaining disciples. There… Read More

Orthodox Holy Week Pt. 2- Orthodoxy heals your soul

Orthodox Christianity ultimately focuses on healing our souls. I think it is fairly obvious by what I post about my past as a Protestant that I am in the process of healing. My youth in Protestantism was not an issue Per se…. Read More

Welcome to Orthodox Holy Week

The moon is so bright you could probably read by it. The first full moon of Spring marks Passover. The Jewish holiday (remember Christ was born into a Jewish family. He came first for the Jews, was rejected and then adopted the… Read More

Struggling with Christian female identity

As I watched a program the other day on which two men were dressed as women in garish, bright yellow dresses, I lamented the state of our nation. Not just for this, but for so many things we are getting wrong in… Read More

How the Ecumenical Councils Helped form & Define Christianity

“We refuse to take on the idea that any of the Church’ canons are obsolete or subject to review … To think otherwise, it means to place yourself above the Church and to oppose with your own limited experience, the eternal and… Read More

Why be a monastic? (I)

via Why be a monastic? (I) I can’t help but wonder if American Orthodox parents talk to their children about being monastics? I see in the article that many monastics had to go through flames to get to their monasteries. America is… Read More

Egg plants in watercolor

My first attempt at egg plants in watercolor. It’s hard… watercolor is haarrrd! Perhaps one day I’ll look forget how hard it was but for today… it’s HARD!