During the fall of 2019, I read the first half of The Way of the Pilgrim, a deeply moving book about orthodox prayer life. I was so inspired by it I insisted Ian take it with him on the truck, even if he could only read a page a day, I knew he would enjoy … Continue reading The Pilgrim
Another short book of the Bible, this time from the Old Testament, Tobit. It has been on my radar since last year, when I read Mother Alexandra's Holy Angels, but I had kind of forgotten how much I wanted to read it until I saw a Facebook post from someone raving about it. With my … Continue reading Tobit
As per usual, one of my goals this year is to read the whole bible. While I need to read little bits of scripture daily to deepen my faith, I also think it will benefit me to read the whole thing. I've started at the beginning several times saying this will be the time I … Continue reading Wisdom from James
Last year as I was compulsively scrolling Facebook, in the midst of lockdown, trying to avoid the 101 "what-ifs" constantly plaguing my mind I came across someone recommending this book as approaching anxiety and combating it from an orthodox perspective. Given the heighten state of things for everyone I decided to buy it and looked … Continue reading Anxiety
In this season of resolutions, I believe a lot of people set the bar high not considering the idea of SMART goal setting or little changes lead to bigger shifts. On top of that in our western society, we are taught and encouraged from a young age that we can do anything. We can pursue … Continue reading Old Resolutions, New Outlook
Grandma Shirley Falk on her wedding day I have been spoiled in a lot of ways in my life but one way that I had not quite understood as much as I do now is that until this last fall I had 3 grandparents living and active in my life. I have always known that … Continue reading Memory Eternal Grandma
I would like to share a little bit about my 2020 experience and although it has been bad why I'm looking forward to the future, but also want to invite you to share your negatives and positives. I will send you virtual hugs both in sympathy and in joy, because whether you are on top of the world or in the depths of despair, we all need a little love right now.
So it took about 15 years for me to finally so ok, lets see what this book is about. And it's not about how to make friends that won't be mean or about manipulating people to think that your way is the only way.
The woman I am today is a long way from the girl who was unsuspectingly groomed by a man or who lied to try and keep up a "good" persona. I have so much life experience, good bad or indifferent, I have lived and grown. I have to acknowledge where I was wrong and where it was my fault, so I can see the good and be free.
Sorry for the lack of posts, I even had a couple drafts completed that could have filled the void, but it just didn't feel right to post. To say the last few weeks has been a roller coaster would be an understatement. I will share some details, but first I will say that whether you … Continue reading And the beat goes on