Tag: repentance

  • Leadership Principles: Part I

    Leadership Principles: Part I

    I had an interview with Amazon not too long ago (for those out there who are curious, yes I got an offer and no this specific offer did not end up working out). Besides the abnormal six hour length of the in-person phase, what struck me was their preoccupation with consistently asking me about what […]

  • Trial and Temptation

    Trial and Temptation

    The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Exodus 16:3   The Greek word ‘peirasmos’ means both […]

  • A Model of Repentance

    A Model of Repentance

    This post is a homily by St Ephraim the Syrian on the sinful woman. May her story encourage us in our repentance! Hear and be comforted, beloved, how merciful is God. To the sinful woman He forgave her offenses; yea, He upheld her when she was afflicted. With clay He opened the eyes of the […]

  • Love Your Soul

    Love Your Soul

    Have you ever felt like you were playing with fire? That its smoggy, ashy fumes are choking you but you still don’t draw yourself away, even when your hand is being burnt.

  • Prayers Against Sexual Strongholds

    Prayers Against Sexual Strongholds

    This post is in honor of St Mary of Egypt, the desert harlot turned desert-dweller and our liturgical icon of repentance, whose feast just passed. “The story of Mary of Egypt emphasizes that her prostitution as not a formal one. As the liturgical text puts it in the first person: “For nearly seventeen years I […]

  • A Game of Chess

    A Game of Chess

    I’ve been playing a lot of chess recently. It’s a nice quick break when I need one and the variety of the game always keeps me coming back for more. (I’ve read that there are so many possible games that no one will invest the effort to calculate the exact number). There is something immensely enjoyable […]

  • Unspeakable Beauty

    Unspeakable Beauty

    Someone once asked St. Pachomius to tell them of a vision he saw so that they could learn from it. He replied: “If you see a humble man with a pure heart, that would be greater than all the visions; because through that vision, you would see the invisible God. Do not ask for a better […]

  • Kiss and Tell

    Kiss and Tell

    I kissed a boy and I liked it.

  • Where Healing Begins

    Where Healing Begins

    This is an anonymous guest post.

  • Giving Up Caffeine For Lent

    Giving Up Caffeine For Lent

    Headaches Fatigue, drowsiness, or loss of energy Irritability Anxiety or depression Nausea and/or vomiting Decreased ability to concentrate or perform mental tasks These are the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal according to WedMD. I know that now. Unfortunately for me, I had to learn this the hard way…