Looking Forward to 2023

The long overdue update!! So as you know by now, we are back in the states after 11 months of ministry overseas. We came back for a couple of reasons: family health issues, a new baby, and in need of spiritual reconnection/renewal after a tough and challenging year. Our original plan was to come backContinue reading “Looking Forward to 2023”

Theophany and Baptism

About 2 weeks ago, we got baptized and chrismated in the Orthodox Church! It was a beautiful service and a special time. We posted earlier about how we became catechumens of the church. It’s frequently put this way: becoming catechumens is the engagement, and being baptized and chrismated is the wedding. Not everyone who entersContinue reading “Theophany and Baptism”

Joyous Feast! Blessed Nativity!

While most of you reading this have already packed away the tree and decorations, today we celebrated Christmas! This is our first Christmas in the Orthodox Church, and it looks a little different. The biggest difference is the date. Many orthodox churches still follow and use the old Julian calendar. The Julian calendar replaced theContinue reading “Joyous Feast! Blessed Nativity!”

Achieve Camp

Last week, I had an incredible opportunity to go to Camp Bighorn in Montana to be with teens and adults with special needs. Over the course of the four-day camp, we took them through a ropes course, rock climbing, zip-lining, rafting, horse-back-riding, and swimming! We played games, made some crafts, and created lifetime memories. ThisContinue reading “Achieve Camp”