The Attitude of Lent: Examine Your Heart

Every year, as I make my appointment for my annual physical I become more conscious and aware about the state of my health. Am I eating right? Are my cholesterol levels elevated? Am I in a regular exercise routine? How is my heart and blood pressure? Side by side, my doctor asks questions and helps to determine the state of my physical health and often suggests certain supplements and life style changes that will impact my overall well-being. Following my check-up I commit to better health through more exer¬cise, taking my vitamins and eating right. It’s all about my attitude and how I respond to taking care of my body, mind and soul. Joyously, every spring, our Holy Orthodox faith offers us

Me First

Thoughts From The Give Back Group: If a person in my family has an addiction I am either part of the problem or part of the solution. Even if I don't suffer from addiction myself I would do well to keep in mind the words of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: “Instead of beginning with ourselves, we always want to change others first and ourselves last. If everyone were to begin first with themselves, then there would be peace all around!” Changing my own behavior first; this is my part of the solution, facilitating change in my loved one when they decide they want to change.After years of my own addiction treatment, extensive reading, and most importantly immersion in the life of Christ in His Chu

March/April 2017

I felt this reflection “You Are Everything to Me” from our beloved Josh Luke Ensley was appropriate for fr. tom’s corner during lent and am sure you will enjoy these heart felt thoughts. Thank you Luke! May we strive to live ‘in’ that reality that God is everything to us, present in all places, and filling all things with His treasury of Blessings! May we all learn to pray, “Abba Father, I love you. You are everything to me.” A blessed Lent to all! +fr. tom

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