Cleo's been hanging out while I baked cookies today.
6 dozen baked and cooling.
Listened to this Akathist while baking
to try to focus on what is important -
raising our children and godchildren
Then I listened to Fr. Thomas Hopko
on the book
I have been thinking on what I wrote yesterday
and how hard it is to be willing to suffer
and to not fear the storms of life...
My blog is fairly peaceful if not eclectic.
I cannot ignore a growing trend and the
very troubling implications.
First I read a jointly written article between two faiths about
chastity at Universities and that
Christian and Muslim students are together on this.
It is more of a 'feel good' article over all but
the overt danger and troubling implications came soon after.
for Human Rights violations.
To say I am not concerned would be lying.
Actually I am quite concerned but at a loss as
to what to do.
Most Orthodox Christians know that Muslims are
still killing us overseas,
for example in Egypt.
If people in North America do not think that
we are in danger in the future
of being taken over,
I would say you are ignoring history
and current events.
I hear more and more from legitimate sources
on troubles for us that are coming.
What do we do? How do we prepare? How do we prepare
our children and godchildren
to be Christians in increasingly hostile and godless
Mat. Anna blogs about these topics more
and I often learn first about these troubling events
I know the first things we need to do;
Repent. Pray. Fight the Passions.
Learn to live according the true
Teach our children to value and love God
and the Church.
Frankly we need to learn to be more ascetical.
To have a better witness - a martyeria.
I first thing for me is to pray.
To go soon to vespers.
To continue reading books to teach me how to live
a Christian life.
One I don't own yet is the path to salvation
but for now I can start with what I have
For now, I will walk to vespers
and bring my cookies to church
as I was asked to do.
Lord help, teach and save us!