Happy Saint Andrew’s Day, 2019!

Every year, on the 30th of November, the Orthodox Church celebrates and honors the sacred memory of the holy apostle Andrew, “the First-called”. Saint Andrew was from Bethsaida in Galilee, a small town on the shores of Lake Gennesaret. He was the son of Jonah and the brother of Simon, whom Jesus Christ later re-named • Read More »

Writing prompt 19

Despite not having any superpowers, you’ve always wanted to be a hero. Now, after a life of hard work, you’re a retired billionaire widower who wants to do something heroic for the world before dying.

International Day for Tolerance, 2019

According to UN.org, “in 1996, the UN General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up • Read More »

Remembering Brittany Murphy on her birthday, 2019

Today, November the 10th, is the birthday of the late actress Brittany Murphy (1977 – 2009), who (I unashamedly admit) has been one of my biggest celebrity crushes. But for her tragic and untimely death in 2009, she would have been 42 years old today. Let’s take a moment to remember her and pray for • Read More »