Katherine Johnson, Author at Orthodox Christian Network

The Treasure Hunt

Attending the services is a matter of constant movement. My arms, they’re seldom empty and it’s a rare occasion I find myself ending a service standing in the spot where I began. I’ve long abandoned that naive notion, the one that equates the caring for young children with lost opportunities. Read more…

Why Do We Fast?

It’s what weighs on a mother’s heart, nurturing the spiritual lives of her children. And times like these, days when we’re fasting, the burden of care grows heavy. It’s the longing that our children will embrace this life of repentance fully. I always find myself praying for the simple things Read more…

Handwork

In the beginning, God created out of nothing. And those created in His Image, He planted deeply within them the desire to create beauty out of His gifts. A priest once told me that God gave us this gift of creativity so that we would always have a way to Read more…