12 Great Feasts…

  I just finished "Meditations for the 12 Great Feasts: Becoming Fully Human in Christ" written by Vassilios Papavassiliou....but let me back up a bit... In November when the Nativity Fast had begun (November 15), I desired to learn more about the spiritual journey of the 40 days that lead up to the celebration of... Continue Reading →

Parenting Toward the Kingdom Retreat

Subsequent to my writing my last post about "Parenting Toward the Kingdom," TBF and I had an opportunity to attend a family retreat over the Labor Day weekend, which hosted author and professor, Phillip Mamalakis. We were the first ones to check in to the retreat center in Kansasville, Wisconsin after traveling all week on... Continue Reading →

Parenting Toward the Kingdom

There is a great book that came out in 2016 through Ancient Faith Publishing called "Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing" by author Philip Mamalakis. I had actually bought a copy of this book last year and finished the introduction. Unfortunately I didn't make it any further in to the book because... Continue Reading →

We Pray (Children’s Book Review)

To any orthodox parent out there, I highly recommend the newly released Ancient Faith Publishing book, We Pray, by Daniel G. Opperwall. We were gifted this book, by the lovely John and Tonya Maddex, co-founders of Ancient Faith Ministries. The Honey Badger loves this book. She is 2 years old now, but I believe that... Continue Reading →

Bailly Homestead/Chellberg Hike

So my brother (aka Uncle), the Honey Badger, and I went on the Bailly/Chellberg Hike earlier today (or at least a modified version of the 3.3 mile hike...more on that a little later). One of my bucket lists is to complete all 60 of the hikes that are listed in my book, 60 Hikes within... Continue Reading →

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

The third Sunday in preparation for Great Lent celebrates the passage of Luke 15:11-12 about the Prodigal Son (commemorated this year on February 28, 2016). I had heard dozens of sermons over my lifetime of this popular passage, but until I heard the sermon from Father Bill a week and a half ago and read... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Preparing for the Fast

This blog has already started putting me out of my comfort zone. Anyone that has known me for awhile, knows that I have a pretty high level of disclosure. But there is something about putting my personal information out there for the whole world to potentially read that makes me really uncomfortable (even though I... Continue Reading →

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