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The Renewing of our Minds

The Renewing of our Minds

The Renewing of our Minds ~ by Rhea Bright ~ And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2) Quite a few years ago (decades, to be...
The Beatitudo of Christmas Lights

The Beatitudo of Christmas Lights

The Beatitudo of Christmas Lights ~ by Monika Minehart ~ A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my daughter ran up to me in the evening after looking out the front window and exclaimed with joy, “They have their Christmas tree up!” She noticed in the early darkness of the...
Odysseus and Advent

Odysseus and Advent

Odysseus and Advent ~ by Lauren Hartke ~ As a literature teacher, “What is your favorite book?” is a question that I ask my students in the first session of the year to break the ice. If I am to ask it of my students, I always need an answer of my own, in...
A Tamed Tongue As a Type of Temperance: Self-Control in Speech

A Tamed Tongue As a Type of Temperance: Self-Control in Speech

A Tamed Tongue As a Type of Temperance: Self-Control in Speech ~ by Tyrone Benson ~ “But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison” (Jas. 3:8, NASB). So proceeds a saying from the brother of our Lord, James being doubtless influenced...
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...