There is a correction to be made about the new censor and stand that was mentioned in the last Messenger. I had mentioned that Nonie Vlahavas and Sam Vlahavas had donated it. Nonie wrote me to say that the entire gift was paid for by Sam and Erica Vlahavas and it was in memory of Sam’s father, Gus, and Sam’s godfather, Michael Dakes. Sorry for the error – now the record is straight.
WHY GOD MADE MOMS Answers given by 2nd graders
Why did God make mothers? 1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. 2. Mostly to clean the house. 3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.
How did God make mothers? 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us. 2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring. 3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.
What ingredients are mothers made of? 1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean. 2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.
Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom? 1. We're related. 2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.
What kind of a little girl was your mom? 1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff. 2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy. 3. They say she used to be nice.
What did mom need to know about dad before she married him? 1. His last name. 2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
Why did your mom marry your dad? 1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot 2. She got too old to do anything else with him. 3. My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.
MORE GOOD BOOKS TO READ: The Lives of the Desert Fathers, translated by Norman Russell, introduction by Benedicta Ward
Living Prayer, by Metropolitan Anthony (Anthony Bloom)
The Mountain of Silence, by Kyriacos Markides
My Life in Christ, by Saint john of Kronstadt
Nicene, Anti-Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Philip Schaff, and Henry Wace
The Orthodox Church, by Bishop Kallistos Ware
The Orthodox Way, revised edition by Bishop Kallistos Ware
The Orthodox Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson
Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives, Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
Precious Vessels, by H. Middleton
The Physical Side of Being Spiritual, by Fr. Peter Gillquist
Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, by Christopher Hall
Remember Thy First Love (Revelation 2:4-5): The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life in the Theology of Elder Sophrony, by Archimandrite Zacharias
Where are the Book Reviews? You don’t need to write a review of just the books on the lists that have been in the Messenger. There are MANY good books out there and I’ve heard people talking about what they have read or are reading. Let’s be sharing so we can all have a good book in our hands!
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Pueblo, Colorado