I had an incredible week starting my days with Molly @becomingfilledwithless reflecting on the morning prayer of Metropolitan Philaret. My prayer book calls it, “Morning Prayer of the Last Elders of Optina” and is slightly different version from hers. Molly gave me much to reflect on! These are some of my favorite parts, ones I… Continue reading Becoming Filled With Less
Hello my friends! It has been a long while. COVID summer has been busy and crazy and I have been working hard on many projects. And I am ready to share some with you! I am so excited to bring to you many new cards and prints in my Etsy Shop!! New in the Shop!… Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again
It is Sunday, the day we are reminded through the hymns we sing that Christ has conquered death, and He has risen from the dead! The dead arose! Glory to God for all things! Glory to Jesus Christ forever! I started a new Facebook Page for Kindler of Joy Creations! This will be a place… Continue reading Resurrection Reminder
Happy Sunday morning, friends! I pray you are well and filled with peace this Sunday morning. Today is Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there! I’d like to share a section of Becoming a Healing Presence again. A beautiful, encouraging section, my favorite section of the whole book! The title of… Continue reading Subtraction Leads to Joy
Happy Sunday to you all! Two weeks ago I shared an excerpt from Albert Rossi’s book, Becoming a Healing Presence called “Naming Others as a Vocation”. There was one part of that I had not shared, although I shared it on Instagram. Albert Rossi shared in this section a quote by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh… Continue reading See Jesus
Today is Pentecost! Happy Feast! Today’s gospel reading comes from John and begins at 7:37 with “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his… Continue reading Blessings with the Feast!
Blessings with the Feast! We are in the transition period between Pascha and Pentecost. This Feast, the Feast of Ascension is seven days long. We will sing a lot about it this weekend and some more in the week ahead as we prepare for Pentecost. Today’s gospel reading comes from John 17:1-13. This part of… Continue reading Christ is Ascended!
Christ is Risen! Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those… Continue reading The Last Sunday of Pascha
Christ is Risen! This past week brought us to the middle of the Paschal period, which means we are half-way to Pentecost, and even closer to the Ascension of our Lord. I came across this hymn we sing on Saturday evening, for the 5th Sunday of Pascha, that reminded me of this fact… The middle… Continue reading The Middle of the Feast
I’ve been working on some new projects for my Etsy shop and I can’t wait to bring them live into the shop! The first project involve some of my favorite verses in scripture and these verses are found in Philippians 4. When I first started Kindler of Joy Philippians 4:8 was the verse I claimed… Continue reading Philippians 4:8