Posts by Jennifer Hock

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Our Pinterest Project Received a Thumbs Up from a Homeless Woman

I often refer to my Pinterest boards as my idea bank where I make frequent deposits to a board and enjoy withdrawing ideas as often as possible. Recently,…

Jul 01, 2014
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A Hidden Community

My eyes close and I take a deep breath. The baby I was lovingly carrying in my womb had passed away. I exhale…oh…so…slowly. I’m overwhelmed with…

Jun 21, 2014
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A Mother’s Heartache

Two years ago, Jennifer’s baby daughter died in her womb. To help her as she was grieving, she wrote about what it’s like to lose your baby….

Jun 21, 2014
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Humbled Through My Children

“Venti iced chai with soy please.” I pulled away from the drive-thru and pressed the straw to my lips before heading back out onto the highway….

Jun 19, 2014
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Seven Things PKs Want You to Know

There have been a few posts recently in the Orthodox blogosphere about PKs (Priest’s Kids), but interestingly enough, not by a PK. There’s no doubt…

Jun 17, 2014
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Feeding Our Picky Eaters During the Fast

Many of us have at least one person in our family who is a picky eater – generally, one of our kids. So how do you avoid feeding them nothing but…

Jun 16, 2014
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Different Paths, Same Destination

The Orthodox blogging community, at large, is both a blessed gift and a stumbling block for so many of us. It’s a two-sided coin. On the one hand, we…

Jun 09, 2014
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How do you take God on vacation?

As a child, oftentimes my parents taught me how to live our faith without ever speaking a single word. Their actions spoke volumes in the silence as we…

May 31, 2014
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How to Celebrate Name Days with Our Children

Dinner has ended and the sweet aroma of name day bread is wafting its way towards the table where four anxious children await a slice. You see…today…

May 28, 2014
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The Next Generation of Orthodox Christians

Where do you live? Do you live on a farm where you tend crops and animals? Do you live in a big city where you walk, ride a bus, or hop on the subway to…

Jan 01, 2014
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What is Orthodox Education?

It is common these days to see Orthodox church school teachers tweaking lessons, activities, and curricula from Catholic and Protestant resources for their…

Jun 05, 2013