Hiatus Coming to an End…

This past year has been busy and I have not prioritized blogging, even though I truly enjoy writing what has been going on in my head. After the Lenten season ended last year, we quickly began planning the Honey Badger's first birthday party, which my parents graciously hosted at their home. Most of the summer,... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness Sunday

This year was my first Forgiveness Sunday experience. I have to say this is by far one of my most favorite parts of the church calendar (and there are some really neat Orthodox services that are mighty cool). Since the previous Sunday we said good-bye to meat (aka Meat-fare Sunday), Forgiveness Sunday is also known... Continue Reading →

The Last Judgment Sunday

March 6th this year, we commemorated the Sunday that is referred to as The Last Judgment. This same Sunday, Orthodox Christians eat their last meat-filled meals before the Lenten Season begins. More appropriately this Sunday is known as Meat-Fare Sunday. Meat-fare Sunday this year we attended at Decent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, which... 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 →

Vegetable Pot Pie

I am not even sure where I found this recipe, but it was in a book somewhere and I made it two days ago. Both TBF and I agreed that it tasted amazing and I am going to be making it on Saturday for my niece and nephews' birthdays. It's super easy! Ingredients: 1 package... Continue Reading →

Part 3: Food, Faith, and Fasting

I just finished Chapter 1 of Rita Madden's new book, Food Faith, and Fasting: A Sacred Journey to Better Health. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I am reading this book with a study group from church and in preparation for Great Lent in just about 10 more days or so. Chapter one,... Continue Reading →

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Father Alexander Schmemann's book, Great Lent: Journey to Pascha is the book that I am following during this season of preparation and fasting. Sunday, February 21st, we commemorated the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the previous Sunday of Zacchaeus focused on desire; the Sunday of the... 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 →

Zacchaeus Sunday

Sunday, February 14th of this year, we commemorated what is in known in the Orthodox Tradition as Zacchaeus Sunday. This year, like most years, the Orthodox community celebrates Lent (aka Pascha) on a different calendar from that of the Western Protestant and Catholic Churches. [I wrote a little bit about the uniqueness of the Eastern... Continue Reading →

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