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    Bizzlebin
    I struggle with multi-day migraines but have thankfully found some triggers, including sulfites: sometimes they're obvious (eg, sodium metabisulfite), sometimes they're tricky (eg, molasses not listed as sulfured), and sometimes they're unlisted completely (eg, dried fruit (sulfur dioxide), reconstituted brown sugar (sulfured molasses), or sourdough bread (with mineral oil pan lube...sterilized with sulfur dioxide)).
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    Bizzlebin
    I've been seeing that St-John-Chrysostom-attributed quote for years but have not been abe to find it—can you source it somehow?
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    Bizzlebin
    I was never interested in joining, but this tacks well with my brief readings into the subject. More concerning are the wild stories people come up with, even in so-called "Orthodox" groups. I think it speaks to such groups's lack of spiritual sobriety—which in turn reveals that *they* are the ones who are not who they purport to be!
    dcommini
    dcommini
    @Bizzlebin Truly, I never encountered anything wild in the various lodges that I visited, though I did often hear of certain things that were definitely frowned upon by the organization as a whole.
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    Bizzlebin
    Quite the adventure! I've been in AK multiple times (SIA days, unfortunately) and NM quite a lot (mostly monastery visits) but I'm near the Atlantic Ocean now. Glad everyone's ok!
    dcommini
    dcommini
    @Bizzlebin , it was indeed an adventure! I've still yet to visit an Orthodox monastery out here in NM, but God willing, I will in the future. Thank you for your kind words, and taking the time to read my blog!
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    Irened
    I enjoyed your blog and this post. I'm especially dealing with great suffering and asking the Lord to help me endure. How can you tell the difference between the Fatherly chastisement of God vs the suffering felt when He departs from a sinner?
    dcommini
    dcommini
    @Irened I don't believe that God departs from us when we sin, but waits patiently as the father waited patiently for his prodigal son to return. I believe that the suffering felt is that we separated ourselves from God and we departed from Him - not the other way around. We need only to repent and return again to Him.

    I'm not a priest, and I could be entirely wrong.
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