books, spiritual life

‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW

A quick reminder, my e-book Making a Grand Exit: Biblical Answers to Our Fear of Dying, is available for 99 cents on Amazon as of now. This sale price ends midnight PDT (California time) on Thursday (April 18). Learn more here. It can be downloaded to Kindles, smart phones and other devices. A quick peek? Grand… Continue reading ‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW

spiritual life

Does faith have a scent?

“Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy.” Laura Chouette, The Painting of Mrs. Ravensbrook In the deep of winter, I bought a bottle of herbs de Provence. While I do cook with it, my primary intention was to sniff the stuff. Lavender, basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme. It's pretty much summer in… Continue reading Does faith have a scent?

spiritual life

Season of renewal

Bringing over an e-magazine piece from my spirituality series. If Lent is part of your Christian tradition, blessings on this start to the season! Nora Edinger  March 6, 2019 Editor’s note: The Lenten/Easter season looms large in the Christian calendar. In today’s feature on Spirituality in the Ohio Valley, the rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church shares… Continue reading Season of renewal

books, spiritual life

Get free from fear of death

“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.” Desmond Tutu, South African cleric Are you afraid to die? If you are, you are not alone. Even many Christians, whose very faith core is the hope of heaven, face such feelings. Please… Continue reading Get free from fear of death

spiritual life

In with the old: A look at Orthodox traditions

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing over another piece from the spirituality series I'm doing for an e-magazine. It features Christian traditions dating back to Byzantine times that believers from more contemporary traditions may enjoy reading about. Blessings! The Rev. Demetrios Tsikouris stands in front of St. John’s holy sanctuary, the part of the church where the priest’s preparation service for the Divine… Continue reading In with the old: A look at Orthodox traditions