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He dies for lack of discipline…

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For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and He watches all his paths.  The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin.  He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost. – Proverbs 5:21-23 Dear reader, I have such hope in this… Read more »

Americans revere the word of God…

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Americans (studies show) revere the Word of God.  But Americans don’t read the Word of God (studies also show).  We cannot neglect our call to read the Scriptures. Amen.

Struck down, but not destroyed…

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 “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…” – 2 Corinthians 4

Poke out your eyes…

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God does not desire that we cut off our hands, nor that we poke out our eyes.  Rather, God implores us to keep our hands from clutching to evil, and to keep our eyes turned away from temptation. (From the homily this morning.) Lord have mercy.

The artifacts of orthodoxy…

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Being an Orthodox Christian is often like being in middle earth.  We see the reality of the magical truth that our fantasy writers approximate in their fantasies and fairy tales… Consider this beautiful work of art… An image of the majesty of God… A reality in this world…. 2,000 years ago Jesus the Christ hung upon a crucifixion cross until… Read more »

The first school of love…

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Marriage & Children in Hard Times

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Here is a quote from Elder Paisios the Athoninte on the topic of having children in these times. “Didn’t Christians at the time of the persecutions get married? Didn’t they have children? They both married and had children! They had their hope in Christ, not in people. This way of thinking is faintheartedness. In one minute God can change everything;… Read more »

I cannot make a tree grow…

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I can make a tree grow as much as I can make a wind change course as much as I can bring my dreams and hopes to fruition.  My life is in God’s hands.  To be delivered, to return to Christian community, to fall in love and get married, these are but dreams unless God graces me and brings them… Read more »

Pascha: Orthodox Easter

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Today the eastern orthodox church celebrates Christ’s resurrection from death.  Glory be to God.  Don’t be afraid to believe.  Just start trying; and keep trying until the day you die…

How to keep perspective…

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