Posts by Presvytera Melanie DiStefano

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Evolving Views or Repentance?

If you plugged in to the media at all over the past election year to hear politicians share their views on a myriad of issues, you have likely heard the…

Feb 04, 2017
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Living in His Likeness

There are moments in my spiritual walk when I am blessed to behold the beauty of God in a person or persons. For me the moments are few and far between,…

Mar 21, 2016
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Cheesefare Weary

Today I am feeling weary – of an illness that has plagued me for half my life, of my bad eating habits, of my fears for my child and his future….

Mar 15, 2016
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Understanding Heaven

Timmy, Yiayia, and the Resurrection  Growing up, my brothers and I used to play at my maternal grandparents’ house with the neighborhood children. I…

Feb 22, 2016
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Blessing of Living in Community

    Sometimes help comes in the form of physical help or spiritual guidance, but these days I’m finding my greatest help comes from just being…

Jan 25, 2016
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Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

    A year ago we “lost” our second baby – in the womb. “She” (we believe the baby was a girl) was with me physically for 2 ½ months….

Jan 23, 2016
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Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

    Humility, Repentance, and Community: Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation In examining the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ baptism and…

Jan 06, 2016
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Yes Melanie, There Is a Santa Claus

  As a child I remember him – the warm, benevolent visitor who magically ate our Christmas cookies and left behind a slew of beautiful presents…

Dec 14, 2015
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The Lord of the Dance

  When my son Michael – who has special needs – is excited, or when he is trying to get a burp to come out, he does a little dance.  It’s…

Nov 17, 2015