The Holy Spirit: No Ashleigh Keister!

The great people don’t need to act great. They understand that what they are (what we perceive as their greatness) comes not from what they do but from who they are. I saw this in action the other day among people none of you would know, so suffice it to say that one up-and-comer (who …

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A Prayer

This lovely prayer is from today's Morning Prayer: Lord,   be the beginning and end of all that we do and say. Prompt our actions with your grace,   and complete them with your all-powerful help. I love the idea that it is God who prompts, and then, when we respond with action, it is God who …

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On The Proper Day to Take Down a Christmas Tree

I know this is burning question (yeah, it’s a pun) for many of you. I now have an authoritative Orthodox answer. (And I know that's exactly what you've all been looking for. ha!) That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! Growing up we went to the mountains (okay, hills … but they had pine …

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