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Guest Post @ Illumination Learning

A Woman’s Hidden Heart  If you have not already signed up to receive Illumination Learning‘s posts via email…do so!  Full of practical and spiritual advice for the Orthodox mother, father, and educator. Love Jennifer’s kindness and wisdom!  Click the link above to read a post I wrote as a Lenten reflection for mothers for Illumination… Continue reading Guest Post @ Illumination Learning

cooking · Lent · Orthodoxy

Curried Lentils with Basmati Rice

Lentils are healthy, economic, and yummy which make them a lenten favorite at our house.  They also cook up quickly and freeze beautifully- double batch anyone? I also love how Lentils take on bold flavors which is what Curried Lentils are all about- easy and tasty! Who doesn’t love curry?  I have loved it since… Continue reading Curried Lentils with Basmati Rice

books · Lent

Faust & Frankenstein

“Es irrt der Mensch, so lang ‘er strebt” “Man must err, as long as he strives.”   When I told Father Gregory that I was reading Frankenstein he scolded me and said, “NOT during Lent.”  I reassured him that Frankenstein is the stuff Lent is made of…that it is a profound critique of one of… Continue reading Faust & Frankenstein

faith · Lent · Orthodoxy · Pascha

Holy Monday

This lent has been the most difficult.  I have been extremely distracted, not wanting to dive into the full experience.  It has also been a hard Lent in terms of dealing with inward sins and weaknesses.  I feel like I have been dug up, and now it’s time to replant. At Lazurus Saturday services I… Continue reading Holy Monday