We are almost halfway through January 2022 already! My, how time flies! It is rather crazy. Dn. James and I spent the first 3 days of this new year in Texas, where the sky is blue from horizon to horizon and it is sunny and warm, most of the time. We had some cool temps… Continue reading Happy Wednesday!
It is 2022! Wow! I just can't believe it is 2022! The last 2 years are such a blur, so much has happened, yet so little! Time flows beyond my comprehension and I feel so unsure how we can possibly be here in this place at this moment. You know what I mean!? Time to… Continue reading January 2nd: Happy New Year, St. Seraphim and, Resurrection Sunday.
Today marks the very middle of Eastern Orthodox Advent. Our journey to meet Jesus as the Christ Child. I can't believe we are only 20 days from Christmas! And even more, I cannot believe we are nearing the end of 2021! What a year it has been! The last 3 months have been crazy, hectic,… Continue reading Blessed Advent
A couple of years ago some friends of ours moved back to their "hometown" and started a new business called Marabou Postpartum. When I learned about what Marabou was all about, I learned about something I had never heard of before. In essence, they were promoting the very real need of postpartum doula's. What is… Continue reading New Adventures Begin
Mom and I are back from our three week, whirlwind adventure across the USA! Wow! What trip! It was truly amazing to see so many people we love and so much of God's amazing creation! We put on nearly 5000 miles in our travels. Here is a glimpse of the beauty of our travels! These… Continue reading Home Again in WA
Last Friday, September 3rd, I left home to begin a 3 week adventure. James and I had a nice dinner together and then early Saturday morning I boarded a plane. Our view at dinner the night before my flight. Normandy Park, WA. I took off bright and early Saturday morning and landed in St. Paul,… Continue reading Going “Home”
Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord!--Psalm 64:12 Welcome to new beginnings. Today, the beginning of the Liturgical New Year, marks a new cycle of feasts and fasts. It marks the beginning of it all…and a newness I have never thought about before. We all know what the New Year brings…beginnings,… Continue reading Bless the Crown of the Year
I cannot believe we are half-way through Holy Week already and the first three services of Holy Week are complete. In the first three services, called Bridegroom Matins, we sing a hymn that jolts me awake. It teaches me I must be awake at all times.. Behold, the Bridegroom comes at midnight, and blessed is… Continue reading Be Watchful
This stichera hymn sung last night really grabbed my attention. So vivid, it brings a bit of excitement to my heart as we know it to be a foretaste of what is to come. We have completed the forty days that profit our souls.Let us sing: “Rejoice, city of Bethany, home of Lazarus!Rejoice, Mary and… Continue reading A Foretaste
Good Monday afternoon, y'all! Typically I have been posting my Book Club notes on Mondays but as of lately that has been hard. I missed last week and had incredibly busy week. And now we are on the home stretch towards Holy Week and Pascha so I have decided to take a short break from… Continue reading Book Club Break and Merch!