No Pregnancy in Heaven: Infertility and Theological Anthropology

I’ve been doing a bunch of guest posting on other blogs regarding the intersection between infertility and faith (you can find an ongoing archive of these posts here). One that Time Eternal readers may be particularly interested in was a reflection I wrote for Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy that explored what it means to be human from the vantage point…

A #TemporalTuesdays post about the prayers of Hannah

I’m giving thanks because today’s the official launch date for my new book, Under the Laurel Tree: Grieving Infertility with Saints Joachim and Anna! In honor of this momentous occasion, I selected today’s #TemporalTuesdays quote from it. The sermon I quote is from Vol 1 of St. John Chrysostom’s Homilies on the Old Testament (Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2007).…

Under the Laurel Tree: All about My New Book

Hi friends! Just wanted to pop in and let you all know that my next book, Under the Laurel Tree: Grieving Infertility with Saints Joachim and Anna, will be released TOMORROW October 29, 2019! To be part of the launch week festivities, I encourage you to subscribe to my personal blog, where I’ll share links, guest posts, and giveaways.…

Under the Laurel Tree: The Story of My Next Book

Four years ago, I found out that something I assumed would be a given–something I had grown up staking my heart on–may never come to be.  Until then, I had never really faced a struggle that was truly insurmountable. For the most part, whatever challenges came my way were resolved by extra studying, diligent research, a better-paying job,…

On the Feast of the Presentation: Being a Modern Woman in an Ancient Calendar

Several events coincided this morning: 1.) I woke up, for the first time this year, to snow on the ground (cue the coziness). 2.) I also woke up to find that a Time Eternal podcast episode I produced in tandem with my friend, Angela Doll Carlson, had been posted. It’s entitled “Being a Modern Woman in an Ancient Calendar.”…

(Re)learning to Wait: the Nativity of the Theotokos and other September Feasts

On September 8, we commemorate the nativity—or birth—of the Theotokos. It’s the first of the twelve major feasts of the Orthodox calendar following the start of the ecclesiastical new year on September 1st. With this particular feast, the annual narrative of Christ’s life, death and resurrection begins anew. The previous Church year, which concluded with the falling asleep…