God Reveals His Mercy, Even With Pain

God Reveals His Mercy, Even With Pain Dear Audience, I have finally reached the point where I am able to post on a daily (almost!) basis. This new category reveals different thoughts that I ponder over during the span of … [Read More…]

God Exists Even in a Brewery

God Exists – Even in a Brewery?! The next step in the path toward a union in Christ led me to a brewery. A what?! Yes, a brewery. To tell you the truth, I am a HUGE baseball fan and … [Read More…]

The Philokalia by Allyne Smith and G.E.H. Palmer

The Philokalia by Allyne Smith and G.E.H. Palmer

This introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia illuminates a text that until now has intimidated the general reader in its scholarly translations from Greek and Russian. Takes you on a journey through this beloved text, showing you how the teachings of Eastern monks can help you become by grace what God is by nature.

The Way of a Pilgrim by Walter J. Ciszek and Helen Bacovcin

The Way of a Pilgrim by Walter J. Ciszek and Helen Bacovcin

This enduring work of Russian spirituality has charmed countless people with its tale of a nineteenth-century peasant’s quest for the secret of prayer. Readers follow this anonymous pilgrim as he treks over the Steppes in search of the answer to the one compelling question: How does one pray constantly? Through his journeys, and under the tutelage of a spiritual father, he becomes gradually more open to the promptings of God, and sees joy and plenty wherever he goes. Ultimately, he discovers the different meanings and methods of prayer as he travels to his ultimate destination, Jerusalem.