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

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Looking at love

Hey, JOY Journal friends! If Valentine’s Day has your thoughts turning toward love, you may enjoy my February micro-blog posts on Facebook @ noraedingerbooks. Like and follow that page to have a look at God’s love delivered fresh to your newsfeed. If you’re not on Facebook, these Fresh Mercy posts also scroll at the bottom… Continue reading Looking at love

spiritual life

Depends on who’s looking

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship Never before has our family engaged in such vigorous debate of artistic merit. It all started when mom and… Continue reading Depends on who’s looking