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The Problem with Guilt and Shame

Awareness of our own sin can lead to guilt and shame. Instead, Christ calls us to a life of hope and joy in repentance.
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The Beauty of Taking the Blame

It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern where I blame everyone else for the way that I am feeling, for my actions, and for my behaviors.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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 decided to share it anyway.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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