An Anniversary Letter To My Readers


Today is my anniversary, and it’s long past time I wrote to you once again.

Two years ago on the day I publish this, my wife and I were received into the Orthodox Church. On the same day, we were married. My wife and I started this journey together, and God continues to bless us.

Together we are growing in the faith. We fall and get up, and fall and get up again. With the help of the Church, we have repented of sins to our confessor and to each other. We have shared in each other’s joy and pain, and have prayed alone and side by side.

We have experienced tragedy and sorrow. During our pain the Church has been our comfort and healing. It has been our teacher as we understand that death is not the end.

Orthodoxy has helped me understand the love God has for us, and how we should respond to it. The Church has helped me become a better stepdad. It has also provided guidance on the many times I have failed miserably.

In about two months, it will be the anniversary of the beginning of this blog. I created it in a fit of convert’s zeal, and my fervor has waxed and waned since then. I don’t write enough, and it amazes me when anyone at all visits.

When I began this site, I wanted to share Orthodoxy with anyone willing to read. But I find that writing shares Orthodoxy with me. It reminds me of the things I lack, and feeds my desire for salvation.

I continue to receive and read your emails and comments, and am grateful for them all. You have read my posts and emails, downloaded my offerings, and made this site far more than I could have imagined. I ask for you to pray for me, so that everything I write for this site is of benefit.

A new year is now upon us, and with it all the resolutions to change and grow that we always make. I will work to make this site of more use to you, and hope you will visit and tell others about this space.

Thank you to everyone who reads this, and a special thank you to my subscribers and those who write write and comment. You are in my prayers, and I ask that you remember me in yours.

I’m looking forward to another year as an Orthodox Christian. I look forward to another year of marriage to a wonderful woman.

And together, my wife and I are looking forward to the birth of a child.

Stay tuned…

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