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Subtraction Leads to Joy

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

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The Last Sunday of Pascha

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

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We Have All Been Healed

This Sunday, a Sunday set aside for preparing our hearts and minds for Great Lent, we read in Matthew 25: 31-46 the parable about the last judgement. The OCA website says, It reminds us that while trusting in Christ’s love and mercy, we must not forget His righteous judgment when He comes again in glory.… Continue reading We Have All Been Healed

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Prodigal Son and the Resurrection

Resurrection hymnography every single Sunday continues even though we are in the preparatory period before Great Lent Begins, the Triodion. The Sundays leading up to Great Lent all have a theme and are meant to prepare us for the fasting season. The season of repentance and change, as I talked a bit about last week.… Continue reading Prodigal Son and the Resurrection

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Sunny Sunday

It is literally a sunny Sunday here in the Pacific Northwest. A very welcome sight after record breaking, what seems to be, non-stop rain. Sunny Sundays and Resurrection Reminders, two terms I coined as I've been working on reminding myself how truly blessed Sundays are in that we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ each and… Continue reading Sunny Sunday