The Devaluing of Life: Part I

Death with DignityCompassionate ChoiceSelective ReductionPro-ChoiceGenetic Counselling Words get tossed around, bounced back and forth from political group to citizen's group to medical board to national news. Words have power, they're not merely words. The obvious example is the dichotomy between "pro-choice" and "pro-life". Any first grader will tell you that the opposite of "life" isn't … Continue reading The Devaluing of Life: Part I

7 Quick Takes

1. Father is off to Dallas for Archbishop Dimitri's funeral services. He'll be home Thursday night. We're together so much it's bizarre when he's not here. We'd prefer to be with each other over anyone else. I made a good move marrying my best friend. 2. Homeschool officially started yesterday. Pickles loves kindergarten in theory, … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes

Experiencing Archbishop Dmitri’s Last Week and Hours

From a parishioner of St. Seraphim’s Cathedral, who was with Vladyka when he reposed. ———————————————————————— The Liturgy today, August 28th, 2011, at St Seraphim’s Cathedral in Dallas culminated for me an amazing and transformative week in which I was blessed to be able to witness the repose of Archbishop Dmitri, who having set an example … Continue reading Experiencing Archbishop Dmitri’s Last Week and Hours

+Archbishop Dmitri 11/2/23 – 8/28/11 Memory Eternal!

1999 (That's Ribby) at St. Symeon's in Birmingham 2006 at St. Symeon's in Birmingham From an email this morning... Our beloved retired Hierarch, His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas and the South, fell asleep in the Lord at 2am Sunday Morning, August 28, 2011, at his residence in Dallas, TX. Information regarding the funeral arrangements … Continue reading +Archbishop Dmitri 11/2/23 – 8/28/11 Memory Eternal!

"Keepin’ it Real" Award for this week

And it goes to... Rebeca! For her post, "Dare to Not Compare". She's illustrating the whole concept of 'keeping it real' perfectly. Thank you, Rebeca, for your post. Here's a short excerpt to encourage you to read the whole thing: I recently read an article about how social networking is making people miserable. The premise was that people … Continue reading "Keepin’ it Real" Award for this week