Posts about Christian walk

The Sounding

Cowboy Religion and Orthodoxy

My cousin Patrick was a cowboy. Actually, he wasn’t a real cowboy, because we grew up in town, and when he worked he was a truck-driver and repaired…

Sep 23, 2014
Be Transfigured

Desire, Struggle, and the Cross

The Christian path to salvation is freely given and must be freely embraced. Jesus said, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take…

Sep 21, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Ο Σταυρός του Κυρίου και ο δικός μας σταυρός

Μόνο εαν ο δικός μας σταυρός, εκείνος που προτρέπει ο Κύριος να σηκώσουμε και να τον…

Sep 19, 2014
The Sounding

In Success – Thanking God

The earthly mind is confined to itself. When it accomplishes something, it takes full credit for the accomplishment, and self-centeredly assumes that what…

Sep 19, 2014
The Sounding

On Following Christ

In mid-September, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Elevation of the Cross. This feast commemorates the re-discovery of the True Cross by…

Sep 18, 2014
The Sounding

Integrity

It isn’t very often that we hear the word “integrity” in the religious language of our Greek Orthodox Church. Yet, if we scratch the surface, we…

Sep 14, 2014
The Sounding

What Happens When We Die?

There are many different answers to the question “What happens when we die?” Your doctor can describe in detail the physiological process of dying….

Sep 11, 2014
The Sounding

When All Becomes Too Easy

There are many places in the world where the fear of not being able to make ends meet, leaving your family without food, shelter, and other means of subsistence,…

Sep 09, 2014
Be Transfigured

Don’t Allow Pain and Suffering to Distract You From God

Sometimes the pain of life can seem unbearable. Sometimes you are tempted to dwell upon your pain and suffering rather than the promise of God that you…

Sep 09, 2014
The Sounding

Five Orthodox Words I Wish Everyone Knew

I don’t know many languages, but in each one, there are words that I wish we had in English. The same is true in different dialects (for instance, I’m…

Sep 07, 2014