Day 33 – The Grave

The topic for Wed. December 17 – Day 33 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is THE GRAVE “Silent as the grave” is a classic simile. In Orthodox spirituality, there is a significant place for remembering the grave. It is one of the techniques of spiritual watchfulness, and chills the most fervid passion quickly! “In […]

Day 32 – Safety

The topic for Tues. December 16 – Day 32 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is SAFETY Safety is a good thing, especially to parents, car safety, gun safety, a football safety! but safety can be overdone. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John G. […]

Day 31 – Glog, Grog or Wassail

The topic for Mon. December 15 – Day 31 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is GLOG, GROG, OR WASSAIL The famous holiday drinks.  What is the difference, you ask? I’m glad you did! The answers are from one of our previous year’s challenge blogs, The Orthodox Life on “Nog, Glögg & Grog” “Glögg” is […]

Day 30 – Your Ancestors

If you are blogging for only 30 days, today is your last blog. If you’re going the full 40, you have only ten left! The topic for Sun. December 14 – Day 30 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is YOUR ANCESTORS Not mine. Not someone else’s. Yours. Tell a story of one of your ancestors. […]

Day 29 – Island

The topic for Sat. December 13 – Day 29 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is ISLAND Desert Island? Uncharted Island? Gilligan’s Island? I went to seminary on an Island. What’s your experience?     Share the post “Day 29 – Island” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Day 28 – Kitchen Table

The topic for Fri. December 12 – Day 28 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is KITCHEN TABLE The most important piece of furniture in your house. Tell me why! Tell your readers. Share the post “Day 28 – Kitchen Table” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Day 27 – Wool

The topic for Thurs. December 11 – Day 27 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is WOOL Yes, the textile fabric. From sheep (or alpacas, or musk oxen, it matters not)   Used to make blankets   And kilts  And as a euphemism to deceive. This saying actually goes back to the days when all […]

Day 26 – Rhythm

The topic for Wed. December 10 – Day 26 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is RHYTHM Either you have it or you don’t… or not! There is a rhythm to the spiritual life, just as their is to physical life.  There is a pattern and rhythm to the Holy Scriptures, the cycles of the Church, […]