Posts by Katy Mena

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Flights of Faith: Embracing the Spiritual Side-Effects of Fear

Flying didn’t used to bother me. For years, I reveled in taking off from one city and ending up in another. I didn’t think twice about crossing oceans…

Aug 04, 2014
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Embracing the Blessing of Exquisite Pain

Every year when Pascha ends, I start to eagerly anticipate the next one, the next opportunity to completely focus on my faith and forget the rest of my…

Jun 11, 2014
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The Strength of Sickness: How I Remembered to Let God Do the Work

Some may call me crazy, but here’s the truth. I’m grateful to have multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed 11 years ago, I was shocked into a state of clarity…

Jun 04, 2014
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Fighting the Good Fight

This morning, my priest was talking about the book of Acts. Specifically, he was discussing the dangers faced by the apostles and the persecution they…

May 06, 2014
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She Said I Love You in a Song

I’ve been writing my mom letters every night before bed. I tell her about my day, tell her how much I miss her and ask her to please, please come visit…

Feb 25, 2014
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Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

I talked to my mommy many times the day that she died. I called her in the morning. We spoke after lunch. I even saw her that afternoon, in and out of…

Jan 22, 2014
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Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Renewal—it can be a wonderful process. It is through change that we grow, improve and discover new possibilities we never knew existed. But getting there…

Aug 23, 2013
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Discovering the divinity of inspiration

Why was I determined to stay in a situation that caused me so much pain? Had I really become that afraid to trust in God’s plan for my life? The answer,…

Jun 28, 2013
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