Posts about Faith and Family

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What I Learned From “The Greek Freak”

There are times I find it difficult to attend Church. As a Greek Orthodox parishioner and father of a multi-cultural family, I hear the words that are…

Jan 08, 2017
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An Orthodox Education

“You sing this one.” The head chanter points at me. I’ve been at my parish assignment for a few months. At seminary, I’m taking my first semester…

Dec 19, 2016
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Faith and Personal Finance: Crossing the Christmas Finish Line

Do the holidays make you feel like you’re running a marathon, and January 1st is the finish line? You approach it exhausted, spent, out of gas. Come…

Dec 13, 2016
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Book Review: Shepherding Sam

Saucer is a Corgi, and anyone who know anything about Corgis knows that they’re herders. They’ve been helping herd flocks for almost as long…

Nov 20, 2016
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Faith and Personal Finance

Just like many of you, I am a woman who wears more than one hat. The three heaviest hats – wife, mother, daughter – then banker, teacher and finally…

Nov 16, 2016
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Celebrating the Archangel Michael, The Defender of the Faith

My father, Michael John Jamis, has been passed almost 20 years. Many people called him Mike or Big Mike, due to his height of 6 feet, four inches. My father…

Nov 08, 2016
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College of Choice: What is Your Top Five List?

If you are considering college for your child, take a minute and list the top five criteria your family holds in choosing a college. Once you have written…

Oct 11, 2016
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Surviving Miscarriage and Trusting the Process

Joe and I started trying to get pregnant in April. But I did not expect to conceive so quickly. Having received chemotherapy to treat my multiple sclerosis,…

Sep 15, 2016
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The Tradition of Holy Baptism—A Grandmother’s Perspective

My granddaughter, Penelope Katherine, was born on January 24, 2016. It was a very joyous event for me. I have a grandson, Gavin (Gabriel), who is already 15 years…

Aug 28, 2016
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Cherishing the Moments of Marriage

The more you do it the harder it gets. That goes against everything we’re taught. If you want to be good at something, keep doing it, and it will…

Jul 31, 2016