Weekly Articles

Growing in My Desire to be With God

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

We Love Because He First Loved Us

“We love because He first loved us” “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Most likely you have seen this verse before; probably on an engagement post or a wedding invitation or something along those lines. We like it because it’s sweet because it reminds us of God’s love and allows us

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’re halfway through the semester :)))

Yes, I did clickbait you into clicking on this article. Why does the person who wrote “How to find your soulmate?” get to do it and I don’t?  (If you have no idea what I’m talking about just keep reading, you probably need this at this point of your life (at least if you’re distraught

Solving Conflict

Do we process our emotions and conflicts in a godly manner or repress them in a misguided (although well-intentioned) attempt to be holy? I’m not talking about fighting for the last piece of orban, but rather the small arguments that can manifest into larger divisions due to our own cowardice, false delusions of spirituality, or

Emptying Yourself

In other words, a concept of self-emptying, my own will to be completely receptive to God’s will. It is elementary for me to be under the illusion that this might be easy to do when in reality, it’s not. Why is it so difficult for me to self-empty even though I genuinely desire nothing but

Futile Attachments

“Now behold, one came and said to Him, ‘Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?’ So He said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ He said

He’s Always with You

Oftentimes the idea of “spending time with God” is heavily emphasized and that we must make an effort to dedicate time every day to be with our Savior. Despite the importance of establishing intentional time with Our Lord, one could argue that with the progressive mentality and increase of busyness that accompanies the 21st century,

Finding Your Soulmate

During this period of our lives, it seems that for a majority of us, there may be a new concern that we previously did not have to think about, or really, were not allowed to think about. This would be finding the one with whom we will live the rest of our lives with, the

Striving For Perfect Peace

Peace has always been a concept I’ve struggled to fully grasp. In the Prayer of Reconciliation in Coptic Orthodox Liturgy of the Faithful, the Deacon says “Pray for Perfect Peace, Love and the Holy Apostolic Greeting”. But what do we mean by perfect peace? My humble understanding of peace previously had always been to pray

Being Firm in Faith

Being ‘firm in our faith’ is something we always heard growing up but were never directly taught how to establish ourselves and be rooted within the church. Although by definition faith means “complete trust or confidence in someone” according to the Oxford English Dictionary (aka Google), what does it mean from an Orthodox perspective? Our