Posts about Christian walk

Stewardship Calling

The Scriptural Foundation of Stewardship – Part 2

This is the second of a multi-part series that explores the Scriptural foundation of stewardship. The Holy Gospel is the greatest book ever written that teaches,…

Jun 13, 2014
The Sounding

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
The Sounding

Fr. Seraphim Rose on Calling Someone a “Heretic”

The word “heretic” comes from the Greek word haireisthai, meaning “to choose.” Strictly speaking, a “heretic” is someone…

Jun 10, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

In a New York State of Mind

Jessie Beddoe, one of our teen contributors at OCN, shares the story of a special experience she had during a visit to New York City. What started out…

Jun 10, 2014
The Sounding

You Are the Face of Orthodoxy

“So, you’re Christian…What type of Christian are you?” I overheard the conversation of some high-school-aged people sitting next to me. “Methodist,…

Jun 10, 2014
The Sounding

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
The Sounding

To Judge or Not to Judge, That’s the Question

I pass judgment on my friends, my clients and utter strangers all the time. I offer opinions about their clothes, their taste in movies, their writing,…

Jun 04, 2014
The Sounding

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
The Sounding

A Call to Pilgrimage

My family and I were recently blessed to spend some time in the French Alps. These massive temples of stone and ice could leave the best poet without words,…

Jun 04, 2014
Pearls of Great Price

Faith: Part 1

Faith is a complex virtue, which is not understandable by our mind, but by our heart. Just as one cannot have obedience without humility, one cannot have…

Jun 04, 2014