I have talked a lot about my friends over at Filled With Less. What an amazing group of gals! So encouraging. I have been getting their Weekly Wellness newsletter for awhile now. Each week, delivered to my inbox, are encouraging words, quotes, podcasts to listen to, recipes and more. This week, Molly's Momentum quote was… Continue reading Simple Salvific Ways
As I woke this morning there was a deep chill in the air. The temperature outside was 28 degrees! The world was bright and crisp and frosty. After a cup of coffee and a zoom meeting, I headed outside for a quick walk to document the beauty. We were filled in the morning with Thy… Continue reading Beauty in the Mornings
In reading the amazing book Acquiring the Mind of Christ by Archimandrite Sergius Bower of St. Tikhon Monastery, I wanted to share a bit from the chapter titled “Beauty That Saves the World: Beauty, Liturgy, and Liturgical Art.” Fr. Sergius starts the chapter by quoting St. Gregory Palamas who is referring to the account of… Continue reading The Beauty of Him Who is Almighty
Reminders! I am excited to introduce my 5x7 print "Reminders" for sale in the shop starting today! These 5x7 prints of various Psalms, prayers and quotes are really the heart of Kindler of Joy and key for my own "journey to joy". I want to share them with you. They are reminders of His beautiful… Continue reading New in the Shop Today!
One of the things I have discovered I need to do is seek to see God all around. When trying to remember the joy of the Resurrection it helps to remember God is "every where present and filling all things". When reading Psalm 18/19:1 I was reminded of this fact. I have tried to become… Continue reading Heavens Declare
An author, blogger, Orthodox Christian, fellow parishioner and a friend. Francis has written three books you can find on his blog, Prayerful Life. He writes essays, short stories and poetry. He also shares quotes from the church fathers. His writing is incredibly thought provoking and encouraging. He really shares his heart and it is a… Continue reading Meet Francis
One of my favorite hymns to sing is Psalm 25/26:8, "O, Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house and the place where Thy glory dwellest." Up until now my love of this song really had to do with the fact that I truly love the church and I love the services and the… Continue reading I Love Thy Beauty
I just got back from my first ever trip to Hawaii. Kauai to be exact. This trip just kind of fell into our laps as dear friends decided to share a condo with us they had gained access to for a week. We just needed to get there and pay for our food. What we… Continue reading How Magnified Are Thy Works
“One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.” ― Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day For my entire upbringing I lived in MN. Snow was just what happened in winter. We were used to it. It didn't… Continue reading The Snowy Week
Bees! Bees! Bees! I've talked about it before and you can see them all over this blog. Pictures. Quotes. I know I’ve written some about why, but I thought I’d touch on it again. Mostly because I thought it would be fun to share my pictures of bees. These beautiful creatures live a life of… Continue reading I Love Bees!