"If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all."

Boy, isn't that the truth. Obviously this doesn't apply in some situations as when you're giving a deposition, correcting a child, etc. However, even if you must say something unpleasant, you can say it objectively without pulling your own emotions into it. I got good at charting "just the facts and nothing but the facts" … Continue reading "If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all."

On Confession

Originally written by Met. Anthony of Sourezh and sent out by: +Mark Bishop of Baltimore and Administrator of the Diocese of the South Orthodox Church in America ********************************************************************* 12th September 1999 In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. I was asked to give a certain number of sermons on Confession; because … Continue reading On Confession

Forgiveness Sunday

Badlands National Park, Feb. 2003  At Forgiveness Sunday Vespers I'll be asking forgiveness of everyone who is there. For all of you who live afar, I ask forgiveness now for anything I've written or said that has hurt or offended you. Forgive me a sinner!

More martyrs at the hands of the Muslims…as usual.

CAIRO (AsiaNews/Agencies) 3/5/11 – A priest and three deacons are missing following an attack last night by about 4,000 Muslims in the town of Soul (30 kilometres south of Cairo) against the local Coptic community. The mob attacked Christian homes and set fire to the Saints Mina and George Coptic Church, ostensibly because of a relationship … Continue reading More martyrs at the hands of the Muslims…as usual.

Barley??

I made a very interesting discovery today. The vast majority of commercially produced flour contains barley flour. Even those that say "organic" or "pure" or "unmolested" or whatever. The barley is supposed to improve the yeast action. I couldn't believe it and started checking brands. All of the following contain barley flour*: Pillsbury Martha White … Continue reading Barley??