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The Journey Thus Far

Originally posted on Journey2Kona2019:
I see now that at the heart of my spiritual journey has been the desire to learn how to be, to learn how to live in the present, and to be present.  And in doing…

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Juju’s Advice

On Sundays after celebrating the Divine Liturgy we leave the church building and go to the double-wide at the back of the property for a Fellowship meal.  We have such good cooks in the parish and because people have not … Continue reading

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Intentions of The Heart

On a TV episode of “Animal Hoarders” a woman with a gazillion cats was asked why she had so many and her response was, “Cats won’t let you down like people will.”  One can only imagine the painful experiences she’s … Continue reading

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What We Wish For Others

I recently read a quote by the writer Anne Lamott with which I resonated, “You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”  What … Continue reading

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Mega-Gumball Machine

On all of my trips to Hawaiʻi I have noticed there seems to be a cultural awareness of the Divine intertwined throughout ordinary daily life.  There are roadside shrines, temples and churches everywhere, the smell of incense being offered mingled with … Continue reading

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Respecting Our Elders

Orthodox Christianity makes great use of the reverence of icons. An icon is a painted image which portrays a Saint, Jesus Christ, the Theotokos (the Mother of God) or can even express a theological or dogmatic truth. The belief is … Continue reading

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The Journey Thus Far

I see now that at the heart of my spiritual journey has been the desire to learn how to be, to learn how to live in the present, and to be present.  And in doing so, I have discovered that … Continue reading

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