Tag: peace

WWTTD:What Would Tasha Tudor Do?

From her clothes, to her home, the cats in sleeping in mixing bowls, her homespun and hand sewn clothes, etc. Tasha Tudor is my mentor (and Jessica Soward from Roots and Refuge helps me too!) of course, neither of these women know… Read More

The Life of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

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

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

The Jesus prayer

One of the first things I went to work on acquiring when I began exploring Orthodoxy was the Jesus prayer as part of my prayer rule. “Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me the sinner.”. I researched it 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

Stop shedding blood ‘for Christ’

In light of what is happening around the world, what has been happening, I am highlighting today the lives of two Russian princes: Sts. Boris and Gleb.  Please read all of the articles. They are very informative and I cannot do them… Read More

Ten years ago vs. now challenge

There is a social media challenge going on presently involving people posting photos of themselves 10 years ago along side photos taken recently. The objective is to show how much you have changed. I began looking through old photos and quite frankly,… Read More

Working hard to let it go

Confession was interesting last night. I realized I had been judgemental and prideful (per usual). How has this any different than other confessions of pride, or having a judgemental attitude?I was feeling these things towards those still in the world of Protestantism…. Read More