Classic words from Elder Porphyrios: God has placed a power in man's soul. But it is up to him how he channels it - for good or for evil. If we imagine the good as a garden full of flowers, trees and plants and the evil as weeds and thorns and the power as water, … Continue reading Weeds and Flowers
I suddenly got nostalgic for toys I played with as a child. Remember the cash register? I loved how the coins rolled down the little change chute. Just like TG&Y. I had completely forgotten about the McDonald's toy until I bumped into it while looking for something else. I adored this! Remember how the trays … Continue reading Toy Nostalgia
Hey! Still alive! Curiosity didn't kill this cat yet. I thought y'all would be interested in the results of the poll: Because it's a little hard to see (and I lacked the HTML skills to change the 'white on pale green' printing) I'll reproduce it in order of percentage: Orthodox --57 (79%) Roman Catholic --6 … Continue reading Poll Results and Other Interesting Things
Elder Thaddeus 1914-2003 ~How will we know whether we are living according to the will of God or not? If you are sad for whatever reason, this means that you have not given yourself over to God, although from the outside it may seem that you have. He who lives according to God's will has … Continue reading Counsels from Elder Thaddeus
The life of St. John Maximovitch is a very full one, but I've chosen to extract the parts of his life that have to do with his rescuing of orphans. St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco +July 2, 1966 St. John, Rescuer of Orphans St. John was consecrated bishop and sent to … Continue reading St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco
Quoted from All Saints' web site: July 1, 2012 – Saints Cosmos and Damian These are holy days. God is so merciful, loving, and compassionate. After the Liturgy of Sts. Peter and Paul Thursday night, Fr. Peter asked for prayer at the Hospice House. Fr. Peter Jon arrived around 10 p.m. and asked, “Dad, would … Continue reading Memory Eternal Fr. Peter!
In the last 2 weeks I've noticed something highly annoying. I will get 12 or more hits within 2 minutes from one city but from almost all different sites. Some of the site addresses are obvious spam but I checked a few others (not by clicking the link) and they're legitimate sites. The city is … Continue reading Technical Question [updated]
Blueberry Jam from a large bag of blueberries given to us by a parishioner 25 pounds of peaches to be converted to jam on Monday ($12!) A very small amount of the produce, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and beans, generously heaped upon us by parishioners and friends I feel slightly guilty because all I've grown are … Continue reading Early Summer Bounty