Getting Through Lent: A Mid-Way Report

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Great Lent is at about the halfway point. How are you doing? Is getting through Lent a chore or a pleasure? I previously provided some tips on getting through Lent without going crazy. But I do realize that “getting through” …

Free Wallpaper Download For Great Lent

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Most of my small audience are, I assume, Orthodox Christian. To you who are, I hope you began Great Lent well with Forgiveness Sunday. I ask each of you to forgive me for anything I have written that may have …

5 Ways To Get Through Great Lent Without Going Crazy

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Orthodox Christians are entering the Lenten season. With that comes a time of increased prayer, giving, and fasting. If you’re like me, you struggle with how to get through Great Lent. I know my tendency to focus on the food …

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Keep The Fast: Peanut Noodle Pasta Salad

peanut noodle pasta salad

Keep The Fast is a new series providing healthy, fast-friendly recipes for busy Orthodox families. Would you like to be notified when a new recipe is available? Sign up here. I’ll admit it. I have trouble keeping the fast. Between …

The Great Fast: A Progress Report

Orthodox Christians are just over halfway through the Great Fast. It is a time of increased prayer, study, helping those less fortunate and yes, fasting. I’ve talked previously about my struggles with fasting. Many of you were kind enough to …

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Fasting To Focus, Or Focusing On The Fast?

I don’t remember the last time I actually felt real hunger. The other day I didn’t have time for a decent breakfast before rushing out the door to work. So I grabbed a protein bar and munched on the way. …

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The Great Fast: I’m Doing It Wrong

Orthodox Christians are preparing for Lent, sometimes called the Great Fast. Our Catholic brethren are already there. And our Protestant cousins are still a ways out from celebrating Easter. The upcoming Lent will be the second one I’ve been through, …