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Living in Christ’s Image

I remember once coming across a vintage ad from the 1930’s that said, “Get fat for your husband.” I don’t think this company would last a week…

Sep 26, 2016
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Christ Lives in Us

How many of you were at our festival last week when Billy Gibbons, the lead singer for the rock-n-roll band ZZ Top, came by to eat some Greek food? For…

Sep 22, 2016
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The Road Less Traveled: A Journey of Faith

To say I am a Cradle Orthodox is a bit of an understatement. In addition to being raised in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, Arkansas,…

Sep 06, 2016
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Christ’s Search for Lost Sheep

The year is 1868; the place, Damascus. A self-taught mystic calling himself Abd el Matar left his wife, family, and home to found a group of disciples,…

Sep 05, 2016
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Musings from a Grateful Convert: How America Lost Her Virginity

I am listening to the music of Little Eva, an early ’60’s Pop Music star in the U.S. Her songs include “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, “Some…

Aug 24, 2016
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The Power of Spiritual Poverty

Every Sunday we drive from Creston to Cranbrook to attend church, a drive taking anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half depending on the traffic…

Aug 17, 2016
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Orthodoxy: A Global Perspective

Heraclitus wrote that the only constant in the world is change. As a military spouse, I have been reminded of this several times when my husband and I…

Aug 13, 2016
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Transcendent Faith: What Makes Orthodoxy Great

Terrorism grips cities around the world. Violence erupts in the United States. Christians face genocide in the Middle East. Politics spins out of control…

Jul 25, 2016
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Overcoming the Divide

I did not ‘do’ sports in high school. My extracurricular activity of choice was theatre. Even so, when both junior and senior high school football…

Jul 14, 2016
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Youth and Tradition

“Tradition” and “youth” aren’t words that generally go hand in hand. Before Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 hit, “Another Brick in the Wall pt….

Jun 26, 2016