It’s almost a year later…the storm has a new name…but I thought this post bore revisiting. Although I am not physically with my friends and family in Wilmington, NC this time, I definitely am there in spirit… Here’s hoping the Meteorologists are all wrong AGAIN and Wilmington is spared Dorian’s wrath like most of Florida was!! 1.PEOPLE not possessions. 2. If you live on the coast, buy a generator. 3. Flashlights (and batteries) for EVERY room in your house. 4. Keep a supply of non-perishable food items in your pantry AT ALL TIMES. 5. Be patient, kind and helpful when … Continue reading Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….
Spent a wonderful weekend with some lovely ladies at the Metropolis of Atlanta Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina. Two and a half days of making new friends while strengthening our love for Jesus. The Diakonia Center is rustic but … Continue reading Renewing at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center
Cleaning out a flooded home in Rocky Point today with IOCC and other volunteers. Imagine your whole life destroyed and laid waste out to the curb. So sad…. Children’s toys, clothing, and shoes amongst the rubble…. This home took on several feet of water. Mold was growing everywhere…all the way to the ceilings. All floors ruined… Again, Jason and I are counting every blessing. Thank you Jesus! https://www.iocc.org/ Continue reading More storm cleanup with IOCC
Spent our day doing demolition on a home in Wilmington with water damage from Hurricane Florence. We were so blessed to be spared during the storms and wanted to help out those less fortunate. The home we visited today took on several inches of water and required demolition to remove damaged walls and floors. Several groups worked together today to get the home ready for rebuilding…volunteers all. Counting our blessings today! https://www.iocc.org/ Please consider a donation to IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) at the link below: support.iocc.org Continue reading Disaster Relief in Wilmington
Our celebration of the risen Christ always involves family, food, music and prayer. The bountiful food is personal because the recipes have been passed down for three generations here in the U.S. I hope that when I cook and serve my grown children their great-grandmother’s handwritten tsoureki recipe they can understand that her substitution of anisette and orange juice for Mahlepi was born of economic necessity and the ingenuity of an immigrant. When we feast on lamb, we remember that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb. When we crack the eggs dyed red and exclaim “Xristos … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter 2018
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Four generations of women have prayed before this icon depicting the Life Images of the Holy Theotokos (Mother of God). I searched for some time today to find the origins of this icon that first belonged to my grandmother. I … Continue reading Most Holy Theotokos save us