Thank you, Lord, for this new day, for this Sunday. A day to worship You. A day to come together in community to worship the One Who has risen from the dead. Thank you, Lord, that each week, we get this opportunity to be reminded. Thank you for each new day and new opportunities to… Continue reading Resurrection Reminder
Kindler of Joy Creations Etsy Shop has reopened! And to celebrate this reopening I am having a big sale! Tomorrow, November 1st through November 8th all products in my shop will be 30%! Mark your calendars! I don't have anything new in the shop, I've been too busy with the big move from the West… Continue reading Reopening!
Sunday's are my favorite days. For many reasons. Sundays are for family. Sundays are for worship. Sundays are for rest. And sometimes, Sundays are for football! But. My favorite thing about Sundays. If I pay attention...they remind me that Christ is Risen!!! This is one of my favorite Resurrectional troparion hymns! Let the heavens rejoice,… Continue reading Resurrection Reminder
Sometimes in life, we go through massive changes. Sometimes those are good. Sometimes those are bad. Sometimes they can be a combination of both. But when they are a combination of both I think it is just because moving out into the unknown, can be a bit scary. And the change away from the familiar,… Continue reading Change
He has enlightened the whole race of man! The whole earth is filled with light, beauty, and joy! Glory to Thee, Our God! Glory to Thee! Have a blessed week! Susan
Since converting to Orthodoxy I can tell you that one of the number one draws for me has been the beauty and the reverence that is given to all things connected to Christ, our Lord & Savior. So much awe and honor goes to Him all the time within the services. One of those things… Continue reading The Cross
Photo of Lake Wenatchee in WA state.
A couple of weeks ago I volunteered to be a counselor at our Church youth camp. I ended up being the counselor for the oldest group of girls and there were only four of them. They were 14-16 years old! They were gems! This year’s camp theme was based on Colossians 3:15, “And let the peace… Continue reading Focus
Today is nearly over, the sun is setting in the west and I am relaxing on the sofa after a long day of serving. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands!Serve the Lord with gladness;Come before His presence with singing.Psalm 100 "Serve the Lord with gladness." I aim to do this but don't always accomplish it, if… Continue reading Hymn of the Resurrection
Today we are camping. Annually, we do a family camping trip on Fourth of July weekend with hubby's family. As many know, I love camping. It brings me out into God's beautiful creation, face to face. It is a much needed reminder that we truly do live in an altar. We always need to be… Continue reading Worship in the Mountains