An Ascetic on Education

“Knowledge of created beings is one thing, and knowledge of the divine truth is another. The second surpasses the first just as the sun outshines the moon.” – St. Mark the Ascetic (5th Century,¬†Philokalia, Kindle Loc. 1935) I read this little gem this morning. I couldn’t help but see the incredible application it has within […]

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Without Grumbling

“¬†Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure . . .” Philippians 2:14-15a Recently, I was given an opportunity to teach in a Sunday School I attend. The topic was “How to Put the Lid on Complaining” from the verses above. Immediately, my mind ran to the solution (not […]

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Joy Comes in the Morning

“Weeping may last for the night; but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 The daily liturgy of nature includes a remarkable truth. On the eastern horizon, right before the first light of day stretches its’ arm beyond the horizon, the darkness is deepest. It’s the point of night where the sun had been gone […]

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Lord, Have Mercy

At one point in my life I considered going to medical school. I decided against it for a number of reasons. One reason was the work environment. You work amongst the sick, and depending upon your field of medicine, the dying. I didn’t think I had what it takes (I still don’t think so). Something […]

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