The old paths

I liked the old paths, when

Moms were at home.

Dads were at work.

Brothers went into the army.

And sisters got married BEFORE having children!

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God Bless You

I did not know His love before, the way I know it now.

I could not see my need for Him, my pride would not allow.

I had it all, without a care, the “Self-sufficient” lie.

My path was smooth, my sea was still, not a cloud was in my sky.

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Six precious words

In the Garden of Gethsemane

Six precious words were born

A Father’s gift, from up on high

To soothe a spirit torn.

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A Love Letter To My Unborn Child

I write this letter to my unborn child from the depths of my soul.

You’ve entered my womb and made my life complete and whole.

I never thought I would be chosen for such an awesome task.

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Footsteps In The Sand

footsteps

One night a man had a dream.

He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.

For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:

one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

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Who follows Jesus…

Christ. 6th century mosaic, removed by Turkish smugglers from the apse of the Church of Panayia Kanakaria in occupied Cyprus. The Indianapolis District Court recently ruled for its return to the legal owners, the Church of Cyprus.

Christ. 6th century mosaic, removed by Turkish smugglers from the apse of the Church of Panayia Kanakaria in occupied Cyprus. The Indianapolis District Court recently ruled for its return to the legal owners, the Church of Cyprus.

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Who follows Jesus shall not walk                                             Read the Gospel
In darksome road with danger rife;
But in his heart the Truth will talk,
And on his way will shine the Life.

So, on the story we must pore
Of him who lives for us, and died,
That we may see him walk before,
And know the Father in the guide.

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The Dream of the Rood

The Ruthwell Cross. From: "The Anglo-Saxons", Ed. by James Campbell, Penguin Books, 1991.

The Ruthwell Cross. From: "The Anglo-Saxons", Ed. by James Campbell, Penguin Books, 1991.

VatopaidiFriend: «The Dream of the Rood (=Cross)» is a wonderful Old English poem written in the 8th century (before the Schism). It tells of how the Cross appeared to a man in a vision and spoke to him. It provides profound Orthodox insight on the Mystery of the Atonement. The translation into modern English is by Mary Rambaran-Olm. Note that today, with the Old (Julian) Calendar, we celebrate the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross (September 14/27).

1 Lo! I will tell of the best of dreams,

what I dreamed in the middle of the night,

after the speech-bearers were in bed.

It seemed to me that I saw a very wondrous tree

5 lifted into the air, enveloped by light,

the brightest of trees. That beacon was all

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Message of the day

A boat that travels, the Holy Mountain

In the monasteries it guards precious beauties

and in the foundations many sweats

not set on displays

not said easily.

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