Father found and showed me this article today on Ad Orientem. New Martyr Evgeny's feast was on May 23rd. Evgeny (or Yevgeny) Aleksandrovich Rodionov was eighteen years old and serving his obligatory military service when he was captured by Muslim insurgents near Chechnya. After enduring months of extremely harsh captivity he was told he could … Continue reading Great Martyr Evgeny
Unless I am about to be surprised by something, it looks like we have closed on our house. The new family will take possession next Tuesday. I'm spending today packing to go up there tomorrow. It's funny, Father expects me to be jumping up and down right now but I'm mostly tired thinking about this … Continue reading And another chapter closes..
We got notice yesterday that we will be closing on the house....tomorrow! We're going to be spending the weekend moving the last items out of the house. As a card-carrying list-maker, I already have 6 full lists going. I have also pulled the old moving/inventory book out from the first half of our move. It's … Continue reading Surprise!
...that a thirty pound boy can shake a house merely by walking across the floor? ...that it always rains just when you've hung the comforters on the line for airing? ...that you never can remember in the library the books that you wanted to check out? ...that you always resolve in the library to make … Continue reading Why is it…
I know there are a few expecting moms out there who read this blog - have I found the thing for you! I was looking at LAF this morning and they had a promo for a site, The Modest Mom, for modest maternity clothing and nursing covers. I particularly liked the looks of the nursing covers … Continue reading The Modest Mom
I like this setting of Praise Ye the Name, but Father doesn't. That's ok, we can disagree. Especially since this isn't one we sing at our church anyway!
The Feast of Pentecost Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit - through them Thou didst draw the world into Thy net. O Lover of Man, glory to Thee! Trivia Question: Who is the person at the bottom of the icon? Answer: … Continue reading Joyous Feastday!
I have loved these pictures ever since I saw them. I found them here. Notice the tiny sticharion and censor. When Ginger was little he was always holding services. A lot of dolls got baptized in our house. Since he started serving in the altar, he has toned it down a bit. Pickles, however, is a … Continue reading Little Boys
Chrissie died early this morning after 30 days in PICU post heart surgery. Please pray for peace for her family.