A March for Life

  Last year on January 19,  I made the decision to participate in the Atlanta March for Life. I made the decision based upon two reasons:  1. In response to the Women’s Marches of 2017, I wanted my boys see a demonstration of peace, humility and love where people of all ages and orientations stood … More A March for Life

Paleo and Vegan: Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup

If you’re like me and you need to eat Paleo for digestive reasons, Advent fasting can be fairly challenging.  Advent is that six week period prior to Christmas in which Christians prepare for the nativity of Christ.  Orthodox Christians keep a vegan fast during the weeks of Advent to prepare the heart and body for … More Paleo and Vegan: Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup

The Hills of Manton

It was late when we saw the sign.  Well after dark, the temperature gauge in our rented SUV still read 85 degrees. Our headlights touched the wide house and a dog lurched out, tail wagging, energetic to see visitors even in the waning heat. There were no street lights up here, just turkeys, gentle grape-lined … More The Hills of Manton

The Narthex

If you’ve been Orthodox for awhile, you’ve probably stepped into the narthex during an ongoing baptismal service.  If you are like our family, as hard as we try, sometimes we are running a wee bit late to church and we tread up to the door thinking that the Divine Liturgy is just beginning.  Then, the … More The Narthex