A Review of Blueprints for the Little Church (plus a Giveaway!)

A Review of Blueprints of the Little church

When my husband and I became Eastern Orthodox eight years ago, I knew that I had come home.  However, I wasn’t quite sure how to make my home a “little church” that reflected my new faith.  So I did two things: I listened and I read.   I listened to our priests, to my godmother … Read more

What to Do When Family Prayers Just Aren’t Happening

When Family Prayers Just Aren't Happening

I have a little confession to make. One that is embarrassing for someone who blogs about faith and family. Here it is: Our family’s prayer life hasn’t always been consistent.   There was a time, not too long ago, when I simply felt overwhelmed, and family prayer time was just one more thing to add … Read more

More Common Misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy

More Common Misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy

Deciding to become Orthodox in no small thing.  Though I had been a Christian for all of my life, Orthodoxy seemed quite foreign at first–older, more elaborate, more demanding, and just plain different than anything I had ever known.  However, as my soon-to-be husband and I began reading, researching, and eventually attending an Orthodox church, … Read more

Common Misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy (and How to Respond to Them)

Common Misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy

It was eight years ago this week that I became an Orthodox Christian.  And while the actual event (called a chrismation) took only a short time, I spent many hours, months, and years coming to that point.   Deciding to become Orthodox in no small thing.  Though I had been a Christian for all of … Read more