In This Family, We Don’t Judge

In This Family, We Don’t Judge

If you get my newsletter, you would have read a version of this post about a month ago. I’ve expanded it here, because the issue of judging others is so important to our salvation. The Uncondemning Monk During his life, the Uncondemning Monk was a terrible,...
Dairy-free Paska Cheese

Dairy-free Paska Cheese

Paska cheese is a traditional Russian dessert that is made with lots of farmer’s cheese, butter, and eggs. It’s eaten with a sweet, rich bread that is (usually) called kulich. Kulich is sometimes called paska, and paska sometimes has other names, too. But...
The Lucky Egg: A story about Orthodox Easter

The Lucky Egg: A story about Orthodox Easter

When Catherine’s Pascha came out in 2015, I thought it was the only picture book there was that showed the celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church. Guess what? I was wrong! In 2013, A-to-Z Publishing released The Lucky Egg. Written by Anna Prokos and illustrated...
Hearing loss isn’t silence, at church or anywhere

Hearing loss isn’t silence, at church or anywhere

Guest post by Lola J. Lee Beno Beep. Beep. I search through my purse for that pack of #675 hearing aid batteries which I had recently bought at Target. Beep. Beep. I remove my right hearing aid to replace the battery. I do not have to worry about the left hearing aid...
Time Outside of Time

Time Outside of Time

When I wrote Catherine’s Pascha, the first thing I wanted was to tell the story of Pascha from the point of view of a child. I wanted a book that celebrates the things about Pascha that give children joy. But I wanted more than that. I wanted the book to celebrate the...
A Glutton for Time

A Glutton for Time

I still remember a conversation I had when I was in college, some forty years ago. While we were waiting for the professor to show up, we were talking about what we were going to do with our lives after college. And most of us were conscientious over-achievers. And...

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