Evolving Views or Repentance?

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 phrase “My views have evolved on this issue”. Both political parties have claimed changes in their beliefs over time: Former...

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Living in His Likeness

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, and when they do happen, I find myself feeling like St. Peter when he beheld the Transfigured Lord on...

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Cheesefare Weary

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. Just weary. So instead of doing something productive like praying or attending to one of the items on my...

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Understanding Heaven

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 love to revisit these innocent times full of joy and wonder in my memory. We would spend our days outside until nightfall. Just at dusk the...

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Blessing of Living in Community

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 with my extended family and sharing life together. Before my family’s move back to my hometown, I loved the church community we were in...

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Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

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. I didn’t fully appreciate the miracle she was then, and it is only now that she is somewhere else that...

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Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

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 the revelation of The Holy Trinity – Theophany – Two questions were prominent in my mind: What can we learn about Who God is and what He is like...

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Yes Melanie, There Is a Santa Claus

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 for my brothers and me. But more so, I remember him as a god-like figure. He was all-good, all-knowing, all-loving and I just imagined...

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The Lord of the Dance

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 not the kind of bouncing up and down dance that little toddlers do when they try to keep time...

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