How we are “doing” church?

As I lie here writing this I can hear the recording of an old service playing in my kid’s room. As I mentioned before we have been “doing” a lot of church these days – as I’m having the services on playing each evening. But it’s very different than being in church. Especially for our children. So how can we try and make this church at home feel more substantial? Well we…

Craft: What God loves

The first small share I have is actually something that I had planned months before this whole pandemic struck and got started Forgiveness Sunday. At my daughter’s preschool they did a craft like this in the stairwell around Saint Valentine’s day answering the question – What does it means to be a friend? Each child wrote an answer on a paper flower and stuck it on the vine. In our home we…

Our Lenten Struggle in a Time of Pandemic

A personal reflection  Well I had been working on plenty of other blog posts for this month. A few months ago we had some deaths of those close to us- some expected and some less so. It had me thinking and pondering a lot on speaking of death with our children. And that post is still pending for the future, but things just got very real very quickly and it doesn’t seem…

Miracles

A few weeks ago we read the gospel of Luke in which Jesus heals a group of people suffering from leprosy. I teach our small church school for the younger children and struggled for a while to find ways to make the sermons more accessible to the kids. I started by trying to have my husband read the weekly scripture to the kids on the way to church in the car. I’m…

Nurturing Love

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – John 4:7-8 When my eldest was just almost two and verbal enough to talk with me I would put him to sleep with my last question as “Who loves you?” He would list grandparents, me and…

Introducing the Blog & Myself

My name is Sasha – from Alexandra – and I am an Orthodox Christian and a mom. Definitely, these are the two most important roles in my life. I’m also a daughter, wife, friend, doctor – all cherished and hard come by. But Orthodox and mom are my number one and number two right now. The Basics of this Blog I wanted to tell you a bit about myself in this first…