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Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart

Posted By Post Date: March 10, 2022

Do you know why I hate curve roads? Because I can’t see what’s coming! And when I can’t see what’s coming, my brain starts filling in the blanks. And when that happens, I usually imagine the worst! Then fear sets in and that makes me blind to what is...

Here’s How to Endure!

Posted By Post Date: March 9, 2022

I never understood what my mom meant when she would say “This is going to hurt me more than you” when she’d discipline me until I became a parent myself. It’s really true. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying God hurts more when He disciplines me than...

You Will Not Avoid Consequences

Posted By Post Date: March 8, 2022

Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” And this is precisely why it is always so corrosive to a person, to a community, and to society, to blindly chart a course of actions that ignore the consequences of our choices....

Wisdom Cries Aloud In the Streets!

Posted By Post Date: March 7, 2022

I love this quote from Sandra Carey “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” So very true. It seems we have been formed by our society to believe that the accumulation of information is education. Of course, it...

Fasting SO We Can Feast!

Posted By Post Date: March 4, 2022

Our Orthodox Christian calendar revolves around Pascha, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In fact, it isn’t just our calendar, but our entire theology revolves around the Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus Christ conquering mortality is the public proclamation of our Christian Faith. So, how do we celebrate...

The Enemy Within! Get Ready for Lent!

Posted By Post Date: March 3, 2022

So much conflict today is based on nothing more than finding out that someone agrees with someone else you disagree with! The friend of my enemy is my enemy. But what if all the conflicts in the world could be solved by admitting that the Source of all conflict...

Harvesting Wrathful Grapes!

Posted By Post Date: March 2, 2022

“It’s in your tone.” My tone, what does that mean? We were discussing some heavy issue and the conversation had, indeed, turned toward the heart of the matter. I guess my voice and facial expression began to match the seriousness of my words, and she noticed it right away....

Tempted To Give Up!

Posted By Post Date: March 1, 2022

Life can be discouraging at times. A wise man once told me this during a particularly discouraging time in my life: “Son, don’t quit when life is tough. You don’t throw your ticket away just because the train goes through a dark tunnel!” I still remember that today. And...

A Terrifying and Sobering Thought – Sunday’s Homily

Posted By Post Date: March 1, 2022

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A Real Person!

Posted By Post Date: February 28, 2022

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I can really see that. The other day my daughter had the same reaction and facial expression I have when I’m frustrated. The moment made me smile, then cringe, then pray “Lord, help me be a better example to...