Another Milestone – with Thanks

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Sometime tomorrow (here in Tennessee) or this evening (if something unusual happens) Glory to God for All Things will reach another milestone in its young life. We will cross 400,000 “views” since the blog’s debut in October last year. Readership has continued to grow (slowly but steadily) which is encouraging. In general, I think we’ve managed to maintain kindness within the posts and comments, even if both occasionally speak quite frankly.

My thanks to so many readers and commenters. The since of community that I have when I write is always present – as well as my prayers for all of you. That Glory to God for All Things finds itself with links in other nations, even translated occasionally, is very gratifying. It makes you think more than twice before clicking on the “publish” button.

Again my many thanks to all of you for your reading and my request for your prayers as I write. May the good God Who loves mankind bless all of you!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.



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18 responses to “Another Milestone – with Thanks”

  1. fatherstephen Avatar

    Photo: Foliage in my front yard. The trees in town are at their peak color (they hit their peak a week or two ago over in the Smokeys). It’s very pretty this year – despite the drought.

  2. Pr. Jim Wagner Avatar
    Pr. Jim Wagner

    Thanks so much. I have only recently come upon your blog. You express so well the beliefs I have held for years. The one-story universe is right on target.

  3. elizabeth Avatar

    Father Bless,

    many years to you and your writings. i have recently discovered your blog and am among those blessed. God is so good to us, to give us the Church…

    elizabeth

    ps: i wrote about one of your recent posts, hope you do not mind 🙂

  4. David Avatar

    May God continue to bless you for the work He has prepared for you.

    It is said, God blessed Abraham so that He might bless the world. You’re in good company.

  5. Clint Avatar
    Clint

    I certainly appreciate the things you write. They have been a true blessing to me and my family. I suspect that like many things, the true impact of this blog will not be known this side of glory.

  6. Wei-Hsien Wan Avatar

    Father, bless.

    Thank you for all your hard work of praying and writing.

    W.H.

  7. Mary Lowell Avatar
    Mary Lowell

    Father, Bless,

    Congratulations, Father, on your 400,000 milestone! What a wonderful service you perform on the e-waves for so many of us who need a sound, loving Orthodox perspective. Your blog is both catechesis and counsel. I visit your site daily and marvel at the depth and breadth of the topics you cover and the way you handle comments with steady kindness while always being direct and frank.

    Many Years!

    Mary

  8. Fr. James Avatar
    Fr. James

    Father,

    This blog has been a great blessing. I am an Anglican priest being enrolled (with my wife) as a catechumen this coming Sunday, the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. For months, I have been learning from your writings, and receiving much encouragement. You have been an important part of my journey.

    May Christ bless you and your people!

    James

  9. orthstitcher Avatar

    Congratulations Fr. Stephen! While I don’t have much time to spend on the “blogosphere” these days, I do try to browse your blog as often I can and recommend it to all that I can. You have a very good way of dealing with the most important topics, and deal with kindness the non-Orthodox who come with questions or misunderstandings.

    There are many reasons for your 400,000 milestone 🙂

  10. Sophocles Avatar

    Father bless,

    Congratulations. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I myself have been enriched here.

    In Christ and in fellowship,

    Sophocles

  11. parallelsidewalk Avatar
    parallelsidewalk

    Peace be upon you, Father
    I’ve been very interested in Orthodox Christianity lately; not from a “Want to convert” standpoint, simply from seeing a lot of knowledge of god and wisdom from the writings of some Orthodox monks I’ve read. I’m actually a Muslim and I’ve gotten the impression you’re not too big on Islam (which is fine), but I still have been enjoying your work and plan to read more. Take care.

  12. Dave Wells Avatar
    Dave Wells

    Congratulations, Fr Stephen! You should know that I visit your blog nearly everyday, and I pray that God will continue to bless you and your ministry!

    Even though I remain a Roman, “almost thou persuadest me…”

    😉

  13. Ezekiel Avatar
    Ezekiel

    Father, Bless!

    You have been used of the Holy Spirit in my life ever since I started visiting your Blog.

    My wife and I have been doubly blessed having actually met you in person, and we pray God’s richest blessings on you!

    Glory to God in all things!

    Ezekiel

  14. fatherstephen Avatar

    parallelsidewalk,

    May God’s peace be with you. Thank you for your kind words. May God bless your reading.

  15. nsittler Avatar
    nsittler

    Fr Stephen,

    Please forgive me if I have acted too soon or overstepped my bounds, but I have posted your entire post called “Living a One Storey Life” on my blog with a short introduction and links to your site. I just think that if these thoughts of yours regarding a One-storey Universe are true, it is critical reading for me and some of my modern-minded, Western Christian friends.

    The site is straycafe.wordpress.com.

    May God continue to richly bless your work,
    neil

  16. fatherstephen Avatar

    You’re more than welcome, nsittler. Keeping links to this site and acknowledgement is all I ask.

  17. nsittler Avatar
    nsittler

    Thank you!
    -neil

  18. Alice C. Linsley Avatar

    Fr. Stephen, thank you! I have 2 blogs and I know what it takes to do this work. You do it in service to the Master and He in turn continues to bless you and your readers. May He grant you many years!

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