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On Sophrosyne: An Orthodox Christian Perspective

On Sophrosyne: An Orthodox Christian Perspective

On Sophrosyne: An Orthodox Christian Perspective ~ by Presbytera Maria Koulianos ~ Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 In the Orthodox Tradition, this poignant icon painted in 1809 in Tver, Russia...
Beautiful Eyes

Beautiful Eyes

Beautiful Eyes ~ by Lisa Jacobson ~ Children have beautiful eyes. I love to look long and hard into them: the mirror of their souls. This gift of lovely eyes is from God, of course. How often are those beautiful eyes taught to really see beauty? Are they looking and...
On Temperance

On Temperance

On Temperance ~ by Joanne Schinstock ~ This summer I’ve been reading In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden. The premise of the book centers on the protagonist, Phillipa Talbot, a middle-aged woman who leaves her job, her friends, and her London life-style to join a...
Fortitude in Poetry: A History of Sacrifice, Truth, Beauty & Praise

Fortitude in Poetry: A History of Sacrifice, Truth, Beauty & Praise

Month: July 2022 ~ by Alison Johansen ~ One of my favorite poets, Robert Frost, is known for saying what has been proven to be true for me time and time again: “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”   It is true, isn’t it? If you’ve cried over or been...