Day 12: The Spiritual Necessity of Tithing and Alms Giving

November 26, 2014

0

Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
I gave money to the man who appears every day on the expressway off-ramp at Armitage and I-90east. I see him there walking slowly, shuffling really. He smiles a weak and nearly toothless smile, his face brown and rugged like the sign he carries, “Need help. Please.” Generally I don’t…

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Day 10: Building a Fire

November 24, 2014

0

Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
And now a word from our sponsors… My husband and I make a business of building little fires with our work. We manage to cobble together a living with small projects and medium-sized projects and corporate gigs here and there. For the last three years while I’ve been working on…

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Day 9: Salt

November 23, 2014

0

Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
I could not help but think of Lot’s wife when I heard that our topic for today is “salt.” And then I could not help but think of a poem by an Orthodox poet I like a whole lot. So rather than ramble on about the other things that come…

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Day 5: Bread

November 19, 2014

0

Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
Cast your bread upon the waters,     for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,     for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain,     they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree…

Posted in: Ordinary Time

The elephant in the room…

November 14, 2014

1

It’s been a busy week..in a good way, that is. First, I get an essay published about being a monk in the world, then I have something show up on Elephant Journal about my hatred of kombucha. #truestory If you get a chance go and check it out! If you share it liberally there’s a […]

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Monk in the world…

November 13, 2014

1

I’m pleased to have a piece up on Abbey of the Arts this week for their “Monk in the World” guest series. I hope you’ll take a moment to check it out and to browse the rest of the site. It’s a sweet group of folks and there’s a whole catalogue of wisdom there!

30 (or 40) days of blogging…again

November 11, 2014

0

Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
So, last year I threw in with some other Orthodox writer types and wrote every day for 30 (or 40) days during what we call the Nativity Fast in the Orthodox tradition. It was fun, so fun, I’m doing it again this year. Last year I was scattered and wigged…

Posted in: Ordinary Time
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,503 other followers