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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



for my friend We came. We saw. We conquered.  This is most definitely the vibrato of an Orthodox convert, a recently converted I might add.  I don’t feel so confident anymore.  It’s been seven years since we took the road East.  The war for truth is over, and now it is the occupation of being… Continue reading Pondering…

faith · family · Orthodoxy

Ancestors of God

It occurred to me in Church yesterday that everything I was experiencing in the Liturgy was according to gender.  I worship as a female…and over and over in the liturgy I am reminded that it is precisely because of gender that I am saved. “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name… Continue reading Ancestors of God

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I Have Missed You

It’s been a long season of no blogging…and I cannot explain why.  I have been busy, yes, but that’s not it.  I think I was just too lazy to write anything, and when I did have the enthusiasm I spent it on other things. But, I have missed it.  I have missed it because I… Continue reading I Have Missed You

family · Orthodoxy · Pascha · Spring

Holy Friday

Keeping the lights low. Asking everyone in the house to be mindful of the noise.  Hush little children.  Today we mourn.  We mourn, but not without hope.