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The Past Is the Journey to the Present

I’ve been thinking about my past lately, like what exactly has led me to the point in life that I’m at now...

Strength in Weakness

In times of temptation, when we can only focus on our own imperfection or limitations, here are three ways to find strength in our weakness.

Making Home a Little Church

Whether we are married or single, we are all called to make our home a “little church”: to bring our experience of Christ on Sunday into our daily life.

Disney is for Grown-Ups - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Disney movies aren't just for kids. In fact, the way we watch them as grown-ups may even have something to teach us about how we approach faith in Christ as well.

Friendship Goals: All of the Orthodoxy

The second installment of a three part series regarding friendships that help us find Christ.

Finding Stability During Transition

Change and transition can be destabilizing for many of us. Here are three things we can do to keep our feet on solid ground when life seems to trip us up.

Beautiful/Sensational Stories from Anonymous/Shipwrecked People - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Why is it that sometimes we feel that only those with "extraordinary stories" are worth hearing? Might it be that all stories have equal worth?

Friendship Goals: More than Orthodoxy

If we close ourselves off to friends who aren’t Orthodox, can we truly call ourselves Christians?

Star Wars: An Entertaining, Misdirection of Love - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

As human beings, we are made to be lovers; we can't help but love. But WHAT do we love as ultimate? Is it the Lord, or something else?

Searching for God in a World of Pokémon - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Niantic's Pokémon Go exploded on the scene in July. Might it be that the game's popularity is largely due to a longing for transcendence?

Mother's Day on August 15

We celebrate the Virgin Mary, our mother, every year on August 15th. Since this is one of the Church’s greatest feasts, let’s reflect on what this teaches us about all mothers.

That Time I Thought My Daughter Was Dying

Sometimes we are confronted by truly terrifying circumstances that shake us to our core. In those moments, are we able to reach out to the Lord and hope in Christ?

The Importance of Having Heroes Who Make Mistakes

What happens when you realize that your role models have flaws?

Finding Hope Even in 2016

This year has already proven to be a challenging one. So how can we hold on to our Christian hope even in the midst of all the world’s pain and suffering?

The Flash: Heroism, Villainy, and Death - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Each of us is capable of great good or great evil, and it usually comes down to what we are willing to die for. Will you choose to be a hero or a villain?

Free to be Twenty-Three

God gives us the freedom to make our own choices, but how do we maintain our responsibility to Him while we do so?

Preparing Our Youth for College Life

We often think that young people fall away from Christ because of college, but what if college just exposes shallow faith? What if there were ways to address this shallowness of faith?

Escaping Hubris Through Failure - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

We often think of games as pastimes and recreation, but might it be that learning to lose gracefully may be unto our salvation.

Why Long Distance Relationships Fail

Many of us struggle with long distance friendships and romantic relationships. It’s hard to make them work. So why would it be any different with Jesus?

Why I Let My Daughter Be Scared - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

As a parent, it's always hard to decide what kinds of things your kids should watch, especially if they are scared. But maybe there is value in watching things that scare our children?

Reflections on a Modern Saint

We’re so used to saints being from centuries ago, that we forget that God makes saints today! Here are some reflections on Saint Paisios the Athonite.

Ripe for Revival

Sometimes our parishes don’t seem as collectively on fire for Christ as we could be. Here’s what we personally can do to change that.

So, What's Next?

How do we stay still in a world that is constantly pushing us to move forward?

Four Things to Stay Connected During the Summer

The summer can either be a time of disconnection or of connection to our faith. Here are four ways you can connect to Christ and to the Church this summer.

Loving Unseemly Characters - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Sometimes we meet people who are difficult to love, but the beauty of art is that we get practice caring for people with whom we might not normally associate.
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