“Life as it actually is”: Reading Fr. Alexander Elchaninov during the Nativity Fast

What are you reading this Nativity? In the past, I have shared the books I frequently return to this season (here and here). This year, I’m also reading through The Diary of a Russian Priest (SVS Press, 1967), a gathering of reflections by Fr. Alexander Elchaninov. This is a perfect book for devotional reading because it consists of brief, poignant observations,…

6 Practices to Combat Despondency with Deacon Michael Hyatt

Now that US Thanksgiving has passed, we are really heading into the Christmas season. Everything around us seems to remind us that Christmas is coming–the dull weather, the cold temps, and the Christmas music blaring from store speakers. For many of us, December is not so much a high point of Christian joy but of spiritual despondency. This…

6 Practices to Combat Despondency, Part 2

If you haven’t been keeping up with Deacon Michael Hyatt’s journey through my book, Time and Despondency, this last day before the Advent Fast (New Calendar) is the perfect TIME to start! Check out the newest episode here. It’s about the practices of thanksgiving and confession, and the episode is one of three devoted to practical ways to approach and counter…

Timely Tune-Up (August 2018): a book series, speaking engagements, and Patreon!

Although things have been rather quiet over the summer around here, there are surprisingly many important announcements! Plus, September is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to the blog and podcast picking back up again. Here are some things to look forward to in the meantime. Deacon Michael Hyatt to teach through my book, Time and Despondency…

Timely Tune-Up (July 2018): What’s Happening Around Time Eternal

Welcome to A Timely Tune-Up, a new blog-style newsletter–my attempt to keep blog subscribers up to date on cool resources and developments around Time Eternal at reasonably regular intervals. Audible Version of Time and Despondency At long last, Time and Despondency is available as an audiobook! You can check out the preview below and order the Audible copy here.…

Can Children Struggle with Despondency?

Something unexpected happened when I published Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life; the people with the most questions have been parents concerned for their children. I didn’t foresee this because I assumed the people who would be most interested in my book would be people like me: thirty-somethings who can’t seem to shake the…

Last chance to sign up for the giveaway! Plus, a video of the Despondency Q&A and a free a knitting pattern

The launch week of Time and Despondency is almost finished! Last night, I hosted an hour-long Live Q&A on Facebook in order to answer some of your questions about despondency, time, and the relationship between the two. It was a great time of conversation and discussion. Thanks for all those who showed up and contributed to the discussion,…

What is Despondency? (Infographic)

Have you heard that Time and Despondency was released into the world yesterday? You can buy it on the Ancient Faith Publishing website or on Amazon. Yesterday, I did a quick reading from the first chapter of Time and Despondency in response to the question “What is Despondency?” Today, I’m following up with an infographic on the same topic.  …

Say hello to _Time and Despondency_! Plus, a free giveaway and schedule of all launch-week shenanigans.

Hi everyone, just a quick note from me to let you all know that the long-awaited moment is here: my book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life, is now available on Ancient Faith or Amazon (I recommend ordering from Ancient Faith–it helps support the publisher and the author!) To celebrate, I’m hosting a one-week online launch party.…