How are you feeling, my fine friends, about 2020 coming to a close? Are you excited to see it go and to start a new year full of hope and light, to welcome new beginnings? Or are you sad to see it go, feeling you didn’t quite make of it what you had hoped? I… Continue reading 2020 Comes to a Close
Music, indeed, is one thing that almost always can draw me out and up, towards Him. Towards grace and peace and light. I love music. I love to sing. All kinds of music. Whether it be church music, classical, or even Disney music. Music makes joy! And also, music can be felt in beauty. In… Continue reading Akathist of Thanksgiving Day 5
O give thanks unto to the Lord, for He is good; His mercy endures forever! This phrase, found 6 times in scripture, fills me. We sing it nearly weekly in Matins. It makes me filled with joy and happiness in the Lord. It fills me with thankfulness. O give thanks unto the Lord, for He… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day is Here
In honor of it being the week of Thanksgiving I would like to share with you, each day, an excerpt from a beautiful hymn called "Glory to God for All Things". Another title is Akathist of Thanksgiving. Last year I shared the hymn in its entirety in one post. This year I want to share… Continue reading Akathist of Thanksgiving
One year ago today (and I didn't do that on purpose), I wrote a post about the book “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica”. It is the sort of book that you will read on and off for the rest of your life because there is so… Continue reading Joy is Thankfulness
On Monday I posted my celebratory post for one year of this blog! I wanted to share some goodies in honor of my 1 year! I love this spot to share my journey to joy. Getting followers is not the goal. I just want to share for His glory and honor. I want to share… Continue reading Congratulations!
Happy Thanksgiving! For this day I'd like to share with you the Akathist of Thanksgiving in its entirety. I've shared bits and pieces of it on Instagram and in October I shared a chunk of it. But this is the whole thing. And Beautiful! It is long but well worth the read. If it is… Continue reading Akathist of Thanksgiving
Have you heard of the Akathist Hymn of Thanksgiving? One of the most beautiful hymns I've known. As we are in the 29th week of Maxims and this week is about being grateful in all things I thought it a very good time to share some of this hymn. This hymn was found in the… Continue reading Akathist of Thanksgiving