The Things That I Don't Know

In life, there’s a lot that I don’t know, and there’s a lot that I will never know.

So...where’s the solace in all of this?

Two Reminders about Youth Safety Training

Youth safety training can feel tedious and repetitive at times. Here are two things anyone in ministry needs to remember.

How Lent Can Guide the Rest of the Year

Great Lent should inform the way we live throughout the year. Here are three principles or lessons that we can take with us even after Pascha.

A Small Act of Sharing and Caring

I realized how stubborn I was being to not want to answer my mom in the first place. Like, “my faith is personal, and I don’t want to share it with her right now.” Yet I sucked up my pride and...

Learning to Listen and Listening to Learn

In this toxic, politics-ridden, dare I admit it- fallen- world, we all need to learn to listen to each other.

Prepping for Our Journey to Pascha

The Triodion period before Great Lent helps us prepare for our long journey to Pascha and, ultimately, the Kingdom.

Prayer of Saint Philaret

The Morning Prayer of Saint Philaret of Moscow brings our attention to our inner life, to the will of God, and to how we treat our neighbor.

Christ Comes First

As long as our ministry efforts have different starting points than our Life in Christ, they will never be fully united, nor will they be of Christ.

Why Orthodox Christians Should Do Their Genealogy

The theology of the Orthodox Church makes a good case for why every Orthodox Christian should study his or her family history.

An Orthodox Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, we make lofty resolutions we hope to keep. What should Orthodox Christians keep in mind at the start of the new year?