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Dad Devotionals: Advice for Christian Fathers, Husbands and Men of Faith

Dad Devotionals: Advice for Christian Fathers, Husbands and Men of Faith

By David Domzalski
For Christian fathers and husbands who want advice to win the race to Christ. We discuss how to be the men God called us to be and how to be role models for our children. As Christian men, we are called to be leaders in the home and we talk about the best ways we can support our wives and children. Topics include raising kids in the faith, fulfilling your duty as a father, and how to be the priests of our little home churches. Past guests include Father Barnabas Powell and Dr. Phillip Mamalakis with more Christian faithful to come.
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80 - Man Up: Impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Father
On this Man Up Monday, we're celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. But, we're doing so by discussing the impact of his father on his life. Dave shares a great quote from MLK about his dad's Christian character and principles - and how they influenced his determination for justice. You won't want to miss it. Follow us the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - all @DadDevotionals - and always at https://daddevotionals.com. Leave a review wherever you listen and share it with at least one other person! Thank you!
06:31
January 17, 2022
79 - Fridays with Abbot Tryphon - Overcoming Isolation As Christians
Welcome to Fridays with Abbot Tryphon presented by the Dad Devotionals Network. In this episode, Abbot Tryphon encourages us to move beyond isolation and become a full part of the our church. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all suffered to various degrees with isolating ourselves from others. Today, the Abbot helps us to understand that true Christian living does not include isolation of any kind. You can follow him at https://www.AbbotTryphon.com and connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044595542112. Also, support All-Merciful Saviour Monastery with a donation or online purchase at https://www.VashonMonks.com.
05:35
January 14, 2022
78 - Being A More Intentional Father with Greg McEvoy
Greg McEvoy joins Dave on the show to discuss how dads can be more intentional with their children. Greg offers insight into his model that helps Christian men get unstuck and live a deeper life. For Greg, it is imperative that men learn to navigate their emotions as part of their daily interactions with their wives and kids. Instead of getting stuck in "paralysis by perfection," Greg calls each of us to take steps in faith as we trust in God's divine plan. You can join Greg's Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unstuckchristianmen and follow his work on https://www.gregmcevoy.com/.
43:29
January 12, 2022
77 - Man Up: Happiness and Sorrows With the Church Fathers | Dealing with Post Holiday Blues
On this Man Up Monday, Dave discusses happiness and sorrows according to the Church Fathers. This is a time when people deal with the post holiday blues and the message today is one of encouragement. Let's not lose hope, guys, and fix our sights on our Lord Jesus Christ. Support and Subscribe to the podcast. Follow Dad Devotionals at https://daddevotionals.com.
11:21
January 10, 2022
76 - Fridays with Abbot Tryphon - How To Become More Like Christ In Our Broken State
Welcome to Fridays with Abbot Tryphon presented by the Dad Devotionals Network. In this episode, Abbot Tryphon talks of our broken nature as Christians. However, through the love of God, we can become more like Christ. Listen to the wise words of the Abbot to help you understand how to better live out your life in Christ. You can follow him at https://www.AbbotTryphon.com and connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044595542112. Also, support All-Merciful Saviour Monastery with a donation or online purchase at https://www.VashonMonks.com.
05:60
January 07, 2022
75 - Making Healthy Family Meals On A Budget with Chef Sophia Manatakis
Wouldn't it be nice to make healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for your family? Wouldn't it be awesome if those meals didn't blow your family's food budget? In this episode, Chef Sophia provides actionable ideas to help the fathers out there make great meals the kids will actually eat. Not only that - but she also gives some great suggestions for those fasting periods as well. Check her out at https://chefsoph.com and https://instagram.com/chefsoph for all her recipes and meal tips. Guest Biography: Today’s featured guest is Chef Sophia Manatakis. Food is at the core of everything she does, from catering and cooking classes to tv appearances and my meal prep business. She’s a graduate of the The French Culinary Institute in NYC and winner of The Greek Orthodox Network 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Award. She also won the “Family Food Showdown” on Food Network, and was a contestant on Chopped Season 33 in 2017.
27:47
January 05, 2022
74 - Man Up: Setting Your Goals For The New Year | Showing Kindness To Others
On this first Man Up Monday of 2022, Dave discusses how you set goals for the new year that actually matter. With that in mind, we talk about how to focus more on showing kindness to other people rather than worldly goals. Support and Subscribe to the podcast. Follow Dad Devotionals at https://daddevotionals.com.
11:55
January 03, 2022
73 - Fridays with Abbot Tryphon - Happy New Year | Orthodox Church Around The World
Welcome to Fridays with Abbot Tryphon presented by the Dad Devotionals Network. In this episode, Abbot Tryphon gives us insight into the Orthodox Christian world going into next year. You can follow him at https://www.AbbotTryphon.com and connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044595542112. Also, support All-Merciful Saviour Monastery with a donation or online purchase at https://www.VashonMonks.com.
04:07
December 31, 2021
72 - Christians and God's Royal Priesthood with Marcus and Madeline Jackson
Men, we're called to be the priests of our families and little home churches. That is the message for all Christians as well, according to Marcus and Madeline Jackson. They are the mother and son team who co-authored the book, "Christians, God Says You Are Priests." The book is a study of 1 Peter 2:9, which tell us, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." To purchase a copy, head over to https://amzn.to/3z1UFyo. For the scripture passage, see https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20peter%202:9&version=NIV. Follow Dad Devotionals at https://daddevotionals.com.
48:13
December 29, 2021
71 - Man Up: Why Men Should Give Jesus Their Sins
On this Man Up Monday, Dave shares the story of St. Jerome when Jesus Christ asked for the gift of Jerome's sins. You can check out the full story at http://orthodoxanthology.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-christmas-gift-to-jesus.html. The story is an example of how all God wants from us is to give our brokenness to Him - and He will heal us. His unconditional love will fix all our broken places - in our hearts, souls, minds, and bodies. Support and Subscribe to the podcast. Follow Dad Devotionals at https://daddevotionals.com.
12:47
December 27, 2021
70 - Fridays with Abbot Tryphon: Celebrating Christmas, Christ Is Born
Welcome to Fridays with Abbot Tryphon presented by the Dad Devotionals Network. In this episode, Abbot Tryphon gives us insight into what matters most when it comes to Christmas. You can follow him at https://www.AbbotTryphon.com and connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044595542112. Also, support All-Merciful Saviour Monastery with a donation or online purchase at https://www.VashonMonks.com.
05:58
December 24, 2021
69 - How Christian Men Can Be Warriors For Christ with Scott Roberts
Today’s guest is Scott Roberts. He’s a proud husband and father, a Christian writer and blogger, and also a voice over artist having done spots for 7-Eleven and Alamo Rental Car. On his site, https://ScottRoberts.org, he and his team share articles on faith, men’s ministry, theology, apologetics, and more. Dave and Scott discussed what is holding men back from living a life in Christ and also the importance of fellowship. Scott also shares his experience running the Warrior Wednesday Wakeup for Christian men. He even shares the things he's struggling with right now - and how he's overcoming them. Plus, we learn what to expect from Scott in the new year. Catch the podcast at https://daddevotionals.com.
32:35
December 22, 2021
68 - Man Up: How Dads Can Celebrate Christmas With The Kids | Co-hosting With My Son and Daughter
We have a very special episode of the podcast today. Dave co-hosts the show with his son, Davey, and daughter, Maggie. The kids share what they know about Christmas and Dave gives the fathers listening a few ideas to cultivate holiday traditions this week. The book Dave mentions in the show is A Gift from Saint Francis by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Michele Lemieux. You can find it in your local library hopefully as we did or on Amazon with our affiliate link at https://amzn.to/33JXl8g. For the 12 Days of Nativity Gospel readings, check out St. Vladimir's site at https://www.svots.edu/12days.
12:02
December 20, 2021
67 - Fridays with Abbot Tryphon: The Forest That Is The Church
Welcome to Fridays with Abbot Tryphon presented by the Dad Devotionals Network. In this premiere episode, Abbot Tryphon discusses seeing God's beauty in nature from his days as a boy. You can follow him at https://www.AbbotTryphon.com and connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044595542112. Also, support All-Merciful Saviour Monastery with a donation or online purchase at https://www.VashonMonks.com. For the original blog post related to this episode, please see https://abbottryphon.com/the-forest-that-is-the-church/.
06:33
December 17, 2021
66 - How Men Can Find Purpose with Stephen Scoggins | Go From Unstuck To Unstoppable
In this episode, Dave speaks with Stephen Scoggins. Stephen is an 8 figure serial entrepreneur of multiple businesses who has dedicated himself to serving the person he used to be. With Transform U Life Mastery Systems, he guides others towards their ultimate potential in order to elevate their possibilities. Stephen is also an author and the host of the syndicated, top-rated, hit podcast Stuck to Unstoppable, where he speaks to world-class thought leaders on what it takes to break free and create unstoppable possibilities. Listen to this episode to hear Stephen discuss his triumph over homelessness, how his mentor helped him change his perspective, and how he helps men like us find their true purpose and live an authentic life. Learn more at https://DadDevotionals.com.
34:41
December 15, 2021
65 - Man Up: The Christmas Guest
For this Man Up Monday, Dave recites The Christmas Guest. Learn more about the podcast at https://DadDevotionals.com.
07:27
December 13, 2021
64 - Living An Authentic Life For God with Dr. Joe Martin | Authentic Manhood For Christian Men
Are you living an authentic life as a man of faith? God calls each one of us to live out our true purpose as His children. But, how often do we blow that chance by getting in our own way? Well, Dr. Joe Martin, the Man Builder behind Real Men Connect, is here to set us straight. In this episode, Dave talks to Joe about how men can man up and show up better for God, their families, their colleagues, and themselves. Dr. Joe gives it to us straight, but his advice is wrapped in Biblical truth that we all need to hear. Check out Joe's work at https://www.RealMenConnect.com.
44:49
December 08, 2021
63 - Man Up: How To Deal With Dejection Like A Man Of God
We all face dejection, discouragement, and despondency. But, guys, you don't have to let this sin take root in your life. In this edition of Man Up Monday, Dave tackles the demon of dejection head on and offers practical examples from Job's and Paul's lives to provide encouragement. Cited in this episode: Father Joseph Huneycutt on Twitter @Orthodixie and the article "A Cure for Discouragement" found at https://www.goarch.org/-/a-cure-for-discouragement. God bless.
09:39
December 06, 2021
62 - Man Up Monday - The Angry Dad | How Fathers Can Overcome Anger
On this Man Up Monday, Dave talks about his bouts with anger along with those of other fathers. Follow the podcast on https://DadDevotionals.com. In this episode, Dave mentions Luke from https://medium.com/@dadsdiggingdeeper and @DadsDiggingDeeper on Instagram. Also mentioned in the show is the Christians Dads Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/christiandads/?ref=share.
10:15
November 29, 2021
61 - Man Up Monday - How Men Can Show Gratitude | Being The Grateful Dad and Husband
Dave shares lessons on gratitude and how men should be grateful in their daily lives.
06:55
November 22, 2021
60 - How Dads Can Deal With Failure Through Christ | Men's Health Issues
Dave explains what he learned from his Exodus 90 journey, which recently ended. He also provides encouragement for dads dealing with failure and how putting their faith in Jesus Christ can help. Dave explains what to expect in Season 3 of the podcast as well. In this episode, Dave mentioned the book "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. You can grab that book on Amazon with our affiliate link at https://amzn.to/3wb2xMD. We appreciate you supporting the podcast!
20:55
November 03, 2021
59 - How Men Can Admit Their Faults | The Sinful Dad | Exodus 90 Update: 39 Days In | Praying for Afghanistan
Dave gives an update on his difficulties almost half way through the Exodus 90 program. He also offers ideas for connecting with your children - and why we all need to be more giving of ourselves. We also offer a prayer to those in Afghanistan.
17:23
August 19, 2021
58 - New Man, New Dad | Putting On The New Man | Exodus 90 Update: 10 Days In
Dave gives an update of his wins and losses 10 days into the Exodus 90 program. He also offers the concept of the spiritual wealth gap and how we need to decide which 1% we care about being a part of. Join Dave's Exodus 90 Fraternity at https://app.exodus90.com/j/URZAZPP Follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook at https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Support Dad Devotionals on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DadDevotionals Episode 22 with Dr. Mamalakis: https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/episodes/22---Dr--Philip-Mamalakis-On-Raising-Children-In-The-Orthodox-Christian-Faith--Gospel-Reading-for-April-15--2020-ecprii Episode 50 with David O'Dell-Karagas: https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/episodes/50---Prayer-vs--Anger-with-David-ODell-Karagas-ef9mmh Parenting Toward the Kingdom (Affiliate Link): https://amzn.to/3wSokHH
18:52
July 22, 2021
57 - Anger Management For Dads | Exodus 90 Introduction
Dave talks about his anger issues and his BIG WHY for starting the Exodus 90 program. He also provides an overview of the program and a nugget of wisdom from Father Spyridon's YouTube channel. Join Dave's Exodus 90 Fraternity at https://app.exodus90.com/j/URZAZPP Follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook at https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Support Dad Devotionals on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DadDevotionals Father Spyridon's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/orthodoxstephen
10:53
July 14, 2021
56 - John Soforic - The Wealthy Gardener's Life Lessons on Prosperity (Season 2 - Bonus Episode #2)
John Soforic joins Dave on the podcast to discuss his book, The Wealthy Gardener. Learn more at JohnSoforic.com.
30:20
July 05, 2021
55 - Del Duduit - Associated Press Sportswriter Turned Christian Devotional Author (Season 2 - Bonus Episode #1)
Del joins Dave on Dad Devotionals to discuss his awesome journey as a freelance writer. Learn more about Del at DelDuduit.com.
30:27
July 02, 2021
Season 2: An Exodus 90 Journey [TRAILER]
Christ is in our midst! Hey there, folks. Dave here – host of the Dad Devotionals Podcast. I’m here to let you know I’m excited for Season 2 of the podcast. I’m back from a hiatus where I focused on getting my MBA program done! It was a lot of work – a lot of writing – but very much a blessing. Praise God. But, I’m back and can’t wait for Season 2 of the podcast. I’m calling it – “An Exodus 90 Journey.” This season, I’ll take you through the ups and downs – wins and fails – of my participation in the popular men’s Christian development program – Exodus 90. If you haven’t heard of it – Exodus 90 – is a powerful 90-day spiritual exercise consisting of daily prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. The program summons men back to the foundations of their faith, stripping them of worldly addictions and reinvigorating their devotion to Christ. I hope you’ll join me in this journey – not just listening to the podcast – but actually join my Exodus 90 fraternity. You can sign up at the link on the pinned post at https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals. You’ll see it at the top. Or just go to https://app.exodus90.com/j/URZAZPP And – nope – I’m not getting any money from Exodus 90 to promote this. I don’t even think they know I’m doing it! I just thought – after all the devotion to my MBA program – it’s time to devote my time to prayer and family. Let’s do this together. God bless. Lord have mercy. Join me for the launch of Season 2 on the Facebook page – and let the men in your church know!
02:13
June 29, 2021
54 - Time Management for Dads with Adrian Shepherd
Adrian Shepherd joined Dave to give us dads some much-needed time management tips and hacks. Adrian is an Amazon best selling author, time management expert, and speaker. He’s been featured in Inc., CEO World Magazine, and the Huffington Post for his incredible work. Check him out at https://adrianshepherd.com/ and https://www.isucceedbook.com/ Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
33:47
July 13, 2020
53 - Spiritual Enrichment During the Coronavirus Pandemic with Ephraim from Orthodox Pilgrim
This week, Dave chats with Ephraim from Orthodox Pilgrim on how he's using his spiritual gifts to enrich fellow Orthodox brothers and sisters with his YouTube and Discord channels. He explains how he converted to Orthodoxy, how he's helping others overcome the most dire of situations, and shares his own battles with pornography and lust. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHKbYzPJBG_I4XRLYUJ31ag and blog at https://www.anorthodoxpilgrim.com/. Also, follow him on Twitter @PilgrimOrthodox and, if you want to join his Discord community, email Ephraim at OrthodoxPilgrim007@gmail.com. If you're on Discord already, the username is Orthodox Pilgrim #2730. For the #IAmOrthodox Interviews playlist mentioned at the end of the show, go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgbyWghgYELH3gNp6gXYBjNlWDzYZ1aVt. RunTheMoney.com: this is the place for money management tips for saving more, paying off debt, and budgeting. I also give you ideas and info for starting a side business. Go to https://runthemoney.com. Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
39:14
July 06, 2020
52 - Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Orthodox at Work
We're introducing a special episode and series as part of the Dad Devotionals podcast called Orthodox at Work. Orthodox at Work provides an opportunity to discuss how to best live out our Orthodox Christian faith in the workplace and your business. I will be doing a series of these episodes with Deacon Sean Reid, who was a guest in episode 45 of the podcast. He will be my co-host / main guest throughout this series which will be released on the last Monday of each month. Sean is a Deacon in the Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America. He's also President & Head Coach @ Arrowhead Coaching and Facilitation Solutions. You will also recognize him from The Saint Emmelia Homeschool Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio. Learn more about Sean at https://www.arrowheadcoaching.ca/ Our first topic is Dealing with Work-Life Challenges During The COVID-19 Pandemic. Sean and I discussed: - Where we are right now in the workplace considering the pandemic. - How can we as men best care for our fellow co-workers as well as our families during all of this? - What about self-care? How does that factor in? - The Orthodox faith does present us with a rich history of scripture, tradition, and holy examples of how to live Orthodox at trying times like these. Do you have an example of a saint who might exemplify this? - Give us one resource where we can learn more about dealing with challenges with a deepened faith. FYI -- Need leadership training? Consider this --> Heroic Leadership: How Heroes Rise Above Crisis Course: It’s usually $197 but I’m offering 30% off with promo code DADTIME.  Just go to https://DavidDomzalski.com/heroic-leadership.
20:12
June 29, 2020
51 - Lessons From the Saints with Strati Papageorgiou
If you're a fan of Trisagion Films, this one is for you. This week, Dave sits down with Strati Papageorgiou, the Founder, Director and Editor of Trisagion Films. Strati tells Dave how Trisagion started and how they pick the saints they cover. He also shares some insights on growing up with a father who was a trained theologian and priest in the Orthodox faith. While not a father himself, you won't want to miss the lessons he shares for dads from the life of St. Anthony. All of that and more in episode #51 of Dad Devotionals! Also, don't miss Orthodox@Work-- my new monthly podcast series with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It starts on next Monday -- June 29, 2020 -- and will run on the last Monday of each month. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
23:10
June 22, 2020
50 - Prayer vs. Anger with David O'Dell-Karagas
David O'Dell-Karagas joins Dave on the podcast to discuss his journey to Orthodoxy from Roman Catholicism. David tells Dave about his pilgrimage to Arizona where Elder Ephraim was located before he reposed (Memory Eternal)-- and this led to his desire to enroll in an Orthodox seminary. You'll also learn how David uses his prayer life to combat the sins of anger and lack of patience. That, of course, is something a lot of us fathers must deal with. David gives us a glimpse into his family life as well-- he is a husband and father of 4 children after all. Thanks again to the "Dads of Orthodoxy" Facebook group. It really is a great place to connect with other fathers in the Orthodox Christian faith and share our wins and losses as dads "fighting the good fight." Check it out at https://facebook.com/groups/dadsoforthodoxy. Also, don't miss Orthodox@Work-- my new monthly podcast series with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It starts on June 29, 2020 and will run on the last Monday of each month. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
14:53
June 19, 2020
49 - Orthodoxy Can't Be Quarantined with Andrew Angyal
Andrew Angyal is a man of many talents. He's a stay-at-home father and husband. Plus, he's a server and choir member at his church.  In the episode, he shares how he orchestrated his own impromptu online services with a few close Orthodox friends. We also hear about his journey from Catholicism to Orthodoxy-- and how he's keeping his young children engaged in services the best he can. Of interest in the episode is our discussion about being Orthodox converts from Catholicism-- and not calling the Pope #1 any longer. That, and Andrew talks about how keeping his death at the forefront keeps him in check. Very insightful take there from our guest that you won't want to miss. Thanks again to the "Dads of Orthodoxy" Facebook group. It really is a great place to connect with other fathers in the Orthodox Christian faith and share our wins and losses as dads "fighting the good fight." Check it out at https://facebook.com/groups/dadsoforthodoxy. Also, don't miss Orthodox@Work-- my new monthly podcast series with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It starts on June 29, 2020 and will run on the last Monday of each month. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
25:13
June 18, 2020
48 - From Evangelical to Orthodox Christian with Nate Ginn
Nate Ginn shares his journey to the Orthodox Faith from Evangelicalism-- and how being an Orthodox Christian helps us prioritize the Eternal. He gives some great lessons on approaching his conversion in a very practical manner. Dave also asks Nate what he's praying for right now and how his family celebrates the Orthodox Faith at home. Let's get to know one of our fellow "Dads of Orthodoxy." Shall we? Nate is a 26-year-old father of two, and a loving husband to his wife. He's also works in IT support, which is an industry we all are grateful for-- especially right now. If you want to reach out to Nate and learn more about his journey, email him at nginn29@gmail.com or find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nate.ginn.9. I'd like to thank the "Dads of Orthodoxy" Facebook group. It's a great place to connect with other fathers in the Orthodox Christian faith and share our wins and losses as dads "fighting the good fight." Check it out at https://facebook.com/groups/dadsoforthodoxy. Also, don't miss Orthodox@Work-- my new monthly podcast series with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It starts on June 29, 2020 and will run on the last Monday of each month. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
20:41
June 17, 2020
47 - Growing Up Orthodox with James Constantine
James Constantine shares his experience growing up in the Orthodox Christian faith and how he's taking an active role in raising his children with a deep appreciation for Orthodoxy. He provides a beautiful illustration of how he's praying with his two young sons for 5 minutes each night before they go to sleep. Dave also asks James about his struggles in deepening his own faith and his tips for keeping kids engaged during Divine Liturgy (both in-person and online). Let's get to know one of our fellow "Dads of Orthodoxy." Shall we? James is a Multimedia Marketing Consultant with The Frederick News-Post and a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania where he majored in History with a minor in Business Administration. He's been married for about five years to his wife, Stephenie, and they have two young boys. I'd like to thank the "Dads of Orthodoxy" Facebook group. It's a great place to connect with other fathers in the Orthodox Christian faith and share our wins and losses as dads "fighting the good fight." Check it out at https://facebook.com/groups/dadsoforthodoxy. Also, don't miss Orthodox@Work-- my new monthly podcast series with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It starts on June 29, 2020 and will run on the last Monday of each month. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. Want to support Dad Devotionals' mission? You can by becoming a Patreon supporter. Please check consider starting your monthly contribution at https://patreon.com/DadDevotionals.
21:05
June 16, 2020
46 - Solving Marriage Problems the Christian Way with Jeff and Sarah Walton
Jeff and Sarah Walton, authors of "Together Through the Storms: Biblical Encouragements for Your Marriage When Life Hurts," join Dave to discuss their new book and how they overcame issues in their own marriage. The Waltons both individually and as a couple dealt with incredible issues, including chronic illness, the after-effects of abuse, a child with neurological challenges, and financial difficulties. Despite this, they are still together and surviving because of their devotion to Christ. What's more is their book is a marriage guide focused on the Book of Job. You're not going to find many marriage books based on Job's life. However, that's what makes "Together Through the Storms" a must-read for any engaged or married couple. Pick up your copy at on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2ATzTqs. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Don't miss Orthodox@Work, my new monthly podcast series with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It starts on June 29, 2020 and will run on the last Monday of each month. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business.
26:60
June 15, 2020
45 - Helping Leaders Lead with Deacon Sean Reid
Deacon Sean Reid serves in the Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America. He's also the President and Head Coach at Arrowhead Coaching and Facilitation Solutions. You will also recognize him from The Saint Emmelia Homeschool Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio. In this episode, Deacon Sean discusses how he helps leaders lead-- and also his struggles on taking a leadership role in the home. He also talks about how his family has rediscovered the joy and benefits of homeschooling amidst the coronavirus pandemic. You'll also learn how and why Deacon Sean started his coaching business and how manages his career, being a deacon, and being a father and husband. Learn more about Deacon Sean's coaching business at ArrowheadCoaching.ca and catch the St. Emmelia Homeschool Podcast at SaintEmmelia.com. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Orthodox at Work: it’s a new monthly podcast series that I’ll be doing with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It will be featured on the Dad Devotionals podcast at the end of each month starting in June. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. International Orthodox Christian Charities: I’m spreading the word about their DIY Fundraising initiative. Do-it-yourself (DIY) for IOCC is a chance to raise awareness and funds in creative ways. You’re inspired; now do something about it! Decide how you will make an impact for this cause you care so much about. Show the world your passion as you bring your vision to life. Get involved at https://IOCC.org/DIY. Heroic Leadership: How Heroes Rise Above Crisis Course: It’s usually $197 but I’m offering 30% off with promo code DADTIME.  Just go to DavidDomzalski.com/heroic-leadership. RunTheMoney.com: this is the place for money management tips for saving more, paying off debt, and budgeting. I also give you ideas and info for starting a side business. Go to https://runthemoney.com.
25:36
June 08, 2020
44 - Getting Wisdom and Making Peace with Our Past with Brian Davis
Brian Davis is a coach and business consultant who inspires men to live their purpose. He’s the founder of Men of Destiny and 100X Kingdom Entrepreneurs. Plus, he's a husband and father who understands what it takes to succeed in your personal and professional life. In this episode of Dad Devotionals, Brian shares the wisdom he learned from reading Proverbs and how he's come to understand the need to make peace with his past. He also gives a glimpse into an addiction that almost cost him his marriage. Brian gets real on how he's balancing multiple businesses-- and still being present with his wife and children. All that, and he also shares how men can be the spiritual leaders in their homes. You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrianDavis07 and on the Men of Destiny Facebook business page at https://bit.ly/menofdestiny. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Orthodox at Work: it’s a new monthly podcast series that I’ll be doing with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It will be featured on the Dad Devotionals podcast at the end of each month starting in June. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. International Orthodox Christian Charities: I’m spreading the word about their DIY Fundraising initiative. Do-it-yourself (DIY) for IOCC is a chance to raise awareness and funds in creative ways. You’re inspired; now do something about it! Decide how you will make an impact for this cause you care so much about. Show the world your passion as you bring your vision to life. Get involved at https://IOCC.org/DIY. Heroic Leadership: How Heroes Rise Above Crisis Course: It’s usually $197 but I’m offering 30% off with promo code DADTIME.  Just go to https://DavidDomzalski.com/heroic-leadership. RunTheMoney.com: this is the place for money management tips for saving more, paying off debt, and budgeting. I also give you ideas and info for starting a side business. Go to https://runthemoney.com.
28:16
June 01, 2020
43 - Joy of Orthodoxy and Relationship with God with Abbot Tryphon
Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Savior Monastery joined the podcast to discuss how can fathers strike a better balance between work and their spiritual lives as well as how they can exemplify Christ to their young children. He also gave us an overview of his own Orthodox journey and how he stays humble despite being a blogger and podcast host himself.  Check out Abbot Tryphon's "The Morning Offering" podcast on Ancient Faith at https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/morningoffering and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Abbot-Tryphon-1395030584153681/.  You can also pick up his devotional, The Morning Offering, on Amazon at https://amzn.to/36lOtTD (affiliate link) and learn more about his monastery at https://vashonmonks.com/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Orthodox at Work: it’s a new monthly podcast series that I’ll be doing with Sean Reid, an Orthodox deacon and business coach. It will be featured on the Dad Devotionals podcast at the end of each month starting in June. We will discuss how to live out Orthodoxy in the workplace and your business. International Orthodox Christian Charities: I’m spreading the word about their DIY Fundraising initiative. Do-it-yourself (DIY) for IOCC is a chance to raise awareness and funds in creative ways. You’re inspired; now do something about it! Decide how you will make an impact for this cause you care so much about. Show the world your passion as you bring your vision to life. Get involved at https://IOCC.org/DIY. Heroic Leadership: How Heroes Rise Above Crisis Course: It’s usually $197 but I’m offering 30% off with promo code DADTIME.  Just go to DavidDomzalski.com/heroic-leadership.  RunTheMoney.com: this is the place for money management tips for saving more, paying off debt, and budgeting. I also give you ideas and info for starting a side business. Go to https://runthemoney.com.
39:51
May 25, 2020
42 - Deepen Your Spiritual Reading Habit with Raphael Fiedler of Orthodox Review
Raphael Fielder shares how his Orthodox Review YouTube channel brings him closer to God and keeps him accountable in reading about and living out the Orthodox Faith. Raphael tells Dave how and why he started the channel, plus a few books he plans to share with his audience in the near future. Be sure to check out Orthodox Review on YouTube at https://bit.ly/OrthodoxReview and support him on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/orthodoxreview. This week's reading comes from the Wisdom of Sirach, chapters 6 and 7. Main topics include friendships and how instruction brings wisdom. Readings come from the Orthodox Study Bible, which you can find at https://amzn.to/3bZFBF6. Previous readings are at episodes 36 (https://bit.ly/DD-36) and 41 (https://bit.ly/DD-41). As Orthodox Christian men, were called to be leaders— in our homes, our church, our community and places of work.  That’s why I created my leadership course — Heroic Leadership: How Heroes Rise Above Crisis.  Heroic Leadership is a crash course in crisis management with interviews from top leaders like Jeffrey Hayzlett, Sarah Staley, Chris Salem, Adrian Shepherd, and more.  It’s usually $197 but I’m offering 30% off with promo code DADTIME.  Just go to DavidDomzalski.com/heroic-leadership. Heroic Leadership. Time to answer the call. Dads— are you responsible for your household or business finances? If so, check out my website RunTheMoney.com. This is the place for money management tips for saving more, paying off debt, and budgeting. I also give you ideas and info for starting a side business. If you’re in between jobs or need a way to get a better handle on your family’s money— go to RunTheMoney.com for free articles on money management. That’s RunTheMoney.com. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
29:52
May 18, 2020
41 - How Dads Can Deal With Addiction Through Meditation with Dr. Albert Rossi | Wisdom of Sirach - Chapters 4 and 5
Dave chats with Dr. Albert Rossi about how Orthodox Christian fathers and husbands can combat addiction by way of meditation. Dr. Rossi also shares his own experiences battling alcohol addiction and gives life lessons as a father and grandfather. This week's reading comes from the Wisdom of Sirach, chapters 4 and 5. Main topics include: caring for the poor and needy, shame and sin, and controlling your tongue (or watching what you say to others). Readings come from the Orthodox Study Bible, which you can find at https://amzn.to/3bZFBF6.  Dave also references the previous Wisdom of Sirach reading (chapters 1 to 3) in episode #36 at https://bit.ly/DD-36. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Get Dr. Rossi's book, "Becoming a Healing Presence", on Amazon at https://amzn.to/35QiZVt. You can also listen to his podcast on Ancient Faith Radio at https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/healingpresence. As Orthodox Christian men, were called to be leaders— in our homes, our church, our community and places of work.  That’s why I created my leadership course — Heroic Leadership: How Heroes Rise Above Crisis.  Heroic Leadership is a crash course in crisis management with interviews from top leaders like Jeffrey Hayzlett, Sarah Staley, Chris Salem, Adrian Shepherd, and more.  It’s usually $197 but I’m offering 30% off with promo code DADTIME.  Just go to DavidDomzalski.com/heroic-leadership. Heroic Leadership. Time to answer the call. Dads— are you responsible for you household or business finances? If so, check out my website RunTheMoney.com. This is the place for money management tips for saving more, paying off debt, and budgeting. I also give you ideas and info for starting a side business. If you’re in between jobs or need a way to get a better handle on your family’s money— go to RunTheMoney.com for free articles on money management. That’s RunTheMoney.com.
39:13
May 11, 2020
40 - Major Change to Dad Devotionals Format
Episode #40 of Dad Devotionals is more of an announcement. Dave explains why the show is going to a one episode per week format. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
02:18
May 07, 2020
39 - Money Can't Buy This Gift from God | Scripture Readings from Acts and John's Gospel | Praying to your Patron Saint
'Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!"' That's the message from this episode's scripture reading, which is from the Acts of the Apostles. You can follow along at https://www.oca.org/readings (for Wednesday, May 6 2020). Also, we pray to our patron saints using a prayer found at https://www.orthodoxprayer.org/OtherPrayers.html. Previous episode mentioned: Episode #38 - see https://bit.ly/DD-38. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
05:50
May 06, 2020
38 - Bread of Life or Bread of Death? It's Your Choice | Praying to Your Patron Saint | Scripture Reading from Gospel of John
"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him." That's the message from this episode's scripture reading, which is from the Gospel of John. You can follow along at https://www.oca.org/readings (for Tuesday, May 5, 2020).  Dave also talks about an April 26, 2020 Facebook post he saw that discusses how some of us dads are "Sunday Jerks." The message behind this is that we allow the pressures of life and our jobs to bleed over into our relationships with our families. Make sure to check out the Dads of Orthodoxy Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dadsoforthodoxy/. Also, we pray to our patron saints using a prayer found at https://www.orthodoxprayer.org/OtherPrayers.html. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
05:49
May 05, 2020
37 - Sam Cox On Becoming An Orthodox Christian | New Men Producer | Scripture Reading from John's Gospel
Dave interviews Sam Cox, documentary filmmaker, graphic designer, and creator of New Men, a film that chronicles the lives of monks at Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery in West Virginia. Check it out at https://newmendoc.com/.   Sam discusses what it was like to decide to become Orthodox while filming the documentary at the monastery, plus his insight on how men can die to self like the monks do. Also, Sam tells Dave what his favorite line in the entire documentary is, so you don't want to miss that. Learn more about Sam at https://samwcox.com/. This episode's scripture reading is from the Gospel of John. You can follow along at https://www.oca.org/readings (for Monday, May 4, 2020). Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
27:00
May 04, 2020
36 - Wisdom of Sirach (Chapter 1 through 3) Scripture Meditation
In our first Saturday meditation, Dave reads from the Wisdom of Sirach (Chapters 1 through 3) from the Orthodox Study Bible. To pick up your copy of the Orthodox Study Bible, see https://amzn.to/3bZFBF6. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
10:32
May 02, 2020
35 - Christ's Witness Can Never Be Untrue | St. Ephraim of Nea Makri's Addiction Prayers
Dave reads from John 5:30-6:2 where Jesus says, "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true. There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true. You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth." For the readings, see https://www.oca.org/readings and St. Ephraim's prayers can be found at https://bit.ly/2KMrIxW. Interested in homeschooling your kids from an Orthodox Christian perspective? Well, you need to check out St. Emmelia Ministries Orthodox Christian Homeschooling. They have an online conference that continues today and Saturday -- and it's all on Zoom. For details and to register for free, check out https://daviddomzalski.com/emmelia/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
05:22
May 01, 2020
34 - Testing Of Your Faith and Patience | St. Ephraim of Nea Makri's Prayers for Deliverance from Addictions
Daves reads from James 1:1-27 where we are told that testing our faith produces patience and how we're drawn away by own desires. Then, Dave shares a teaser that Dr. Albert Rossi will appear in a future episode of the Dad Devotionals podcast. In that vein, he shares prayers for deliverance from addictions for fathers from St. Ephraim of Nea Makri. For the readings, see https://www.oca.org/readings and the prayers can be found at https://bit.ly/2KMrIxW. Interested in homeschooling your kids from an Orthodox Christian perspective? Well, you need to check out St. Emmelia Ministries Orthodox Christian Homeschooling. They have an online conference starting Thursday, April 30, 2020 and it's all on Zoom. Keynote speaker is Fr. Stephen Freeman. For details and to register for free, check out https://daviddomzalski.com/emmelia/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
07:12
April 30, 2020
33 - Overcoming Anger Prayer | Passing From Death to Life in Jesus from John's Gospel
On this Wednesday of St. Thomas week, Dave reads from Acts 4:13-22 and John 5:17-24. See https://www.oca.org/readings. In Acts, Peter and John are warned to no longer work in the name of Jesus and, in John, we see Jesus telling us, "He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him." Also, Dave shares his prayer this week for overcoming anger - https://connectusfund.org/13-powerful-prayers-for-overcoming-anger-and-resentment. Interested in homeschooling your kids from an Orthodox Christian perspective? Well, you need to check out St. Emmelia Ministries Orthodox Christian Homeschooling. They have an online conference starting Thursday, April 30, 2020 and it's all on Zoom. Keynote speaker is Fr. Stephen Freeman. For details and to register for free, check out https://daviddomzalski.com/emmelia/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
04:37
April 29, 2020
32 - Coronavirus Anger Management | Day Of Rejoicing | Tuesday Of St. Thomas Week
Happy Day of Rejoicing! During the Tuesday of St. Thomas week, we remember those Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep in the Lord. Make sure to check out the "Day of Rejoicing" article on the Orthodox Church in America website at https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2019/05/07/35-day-of-rejoicing. Also, Dave shares St. John Chrysostom's “On the Cemetery and the Cross” sermon (hat tip to John Sanidopoulos' "Mystagogy" blog - https://bit.ly/2xepVi6).  We discuss anger on today's show as well. Dave shares his anger management issues. Here's the prayer he cites: https://connectusfund.org/13-powerful-prayers-for-overcoming-anger-and-resentment plus the reading from the Church Fathers: https://www.orthodox.net/gleanings/anger.html. Today's reading from John 3:16-21 can be found at https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/28/2. Episode mentioned: #23 with Father Ted Pulcini on acquiring an inner stillness and the martyrdom of parenthood. See https://bit.ly/3bQkcyg for that episode. Interested in homeschooling your kids from an Orthodox Christian perspective? Well, you need to check out St. Emmelia Ministries Orthodox Christian Homeschooling. They have an online conference starting Thursday, April 30, 2020 and it's all on Zoom. Keynote speaker is Fr. Stephen Freeman. For details and to register for free, check out https://daviddomzalski.com/emmelia/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
08:16
April 28, 2020
31 - Rashawn Copeland On Living True To Your Faith | Wedding Feast of Cana Reading from John's Gospel
Rashawn Copeland joins Dave on the show to discuss how we need to live out our belief in God and the Christian faith. Oftentimes, we profess what we believe, but we don't live it out other than on Sunday. Also, Rashawn fills us in on the details of his book, Start Where You Are: How God Meets You in Your Mess, Loves You through It, and Leads You Out of It, which is set to debut in September 2020. Pre-order your copy at https://amzn.to/2VFR9I4. Dave also reads John 2:1-11 where Jesus performs the miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana. He gives some insight on how we can live out the Mother of God's directive to listen to Jesus when she says, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Check out the readings for April 27, 2020 at https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/27/2. Interested in homeschooling your kids from an Orthodox Christian perspective? Well, you need to check out St. Emmelia Ministries Orthodox Christian Homeschooling. They have an online conference starting Thursday, April 30, 2020 and it's all on Zoom. Keynote speaker is Fr. Stephen Freeman. For details and to register for free, check out https://daviddomzalski.com/emmelia/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
23:07
April 27, 2020
30 - How Mothers Put Children First | Lifegiving Spring Theotokos Icon | Bright Friday Reading from John
Have you ever noticed how devoted your wife is to your children? She goes about her day (either as a stay-at-home mother or working mother) and tirelessly gives to you and the children. If she stays at home, she tends to the kids just about 24/7. If she works outside the home, she likely works 8+ hours and then comes home-- and then takes care of the kids and housework. Moms just keep going because they know it's needed. We need to support that as their husbands, which I discussed in episode 18 (https://bit.ly/dd-18). But, perhaps more importantly, we need to support their time with God. That's the message from today's episode. Check out the article, "The Role of the Mother in Raising Children," mentioned at https://saintkosmas.com/st-paisios-the-role-of-the-mother-in-raising-children as well as the "Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring" article from https://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints?contentid=850&type=saints. Read the Bright Friday Gospel from John at https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/24/2. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Check out OrthodoxUnlimited.com for custom Orthodox Christian apparel, including t-shirts and sweatshirts. Let's support Subdeacon Nektarious, a D.C.-based Orthodox Christian entrepreneur. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
09:40
April 24, 2020
29 - Anxiety and Our Life in Christ | Readings from Wisdom of Solomon for Bright Thursday
"Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" That's the message from Jesus in Matthew 6:27 NIV.  We are so consumed by worry and anxiety that we lose sight of what God does and who He is. Dave reads selections from Marcus Geromes' piece, "Anxiety and Our Life in Christ," and discusses a conversation he and an neighbor had about worry and Matthew 6.  Also, listen to the Bright Thursday readings from the Wisdom of Solomon (https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/23/2). You can read Geromes' article (featured on The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America's website) at https://www.goarch.org/-/anxiety-and-our-life-in-christ. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Check out OrthodoxUnlimited.com for custom Orthodox Christian apparel, including t-shirts and sweatshirts. Let's support Subdeacon Nektarious, a D.C.-based Orthodox Christian entrepreneur. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
13:05
April 23, 2020
28 - Spiritual Aspects Of Fatherhood | Acts of the Apostles Reading for Bright Wednesday
As fathers and husbands, we are called to be role models to our children. We should exemplify how to pray, how to love, and how to forgive. Dave shares some wisdom from Dr. Albert Rossi's article, "The Spiritual Aspects of Fatherhood," a personal story that showcases how we let anger get the best of us, and the reading from Acts for Bright Wednesday. Resources for this episode include: Dr. Rossi's piece (http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/forfolks/spirfrhd.htm), Orthodox Christian Parenting blog (https://bit.ly/orthoparent), and today's readings (https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/22/1). Check out OrthodoxUnlimited.com for custom Orthodox Christian apparel, including t-shirts and sweatshirts. Let's support Subdeacon Nektarious, a D.C.-based Orthodox Christian entrepreneur. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
11:48
April 22, 2020
27 - Paschal Hours and Gospel of Luke for Bright Tuesday
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Brothers, let's pray the Paschal Hours together. Shall we? Follow along at http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default/files/paschal-office.pdf.  Also, Dave reads from the Gospel of Luke for Bright Tuesday 2020. See https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/21/2. Check out OrthodoxUnlimited.com for custom Orthodox Christian apparel, including t-shirts and sweatshirts. Let's support Subdeacon Nektarious, a D.C.-based Orthodox Christian entrepreneur. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
12:08
April 21, 2020
26 - Fr. Barnabas Powell On Being Faithful In The Midst Of Struggle | Bright Monday Gospel Reading
Father Barnabas Powell joins Dave to discuss what fathers and husbands can do to be faithful even while struggling. As followers of Christ, our focus is not on getting relief, but on being formed and shaped while running our race. Fr. Powell shares some incredible insights that you won't want to miss. As a side note, we did have some recording issues in this one, so I apologize for that. However, Fr. Powell's wisdom is not lost in the technological difficulties. God bless. Also, Dave reads the Bright Monday Gospel from John at https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/20/1 and shares some insight from St. Issac the Syrian that Fr. Powell offered in this interview (https://bit.ly/issac-quote). Make sure to check out "A Journey To Fullness" at https://store.ancientfaith.com/journey-to-fullness/. Learn more about Fr. Powell's Faith Encouraged Ministries at https://faithencouraged.org. You can find Faith Encouraged on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/evanorth1 and Ancient Faith at https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/faithencourageddaily. Fr. Powell is the parish priest at Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, GA. Visit them at https://stsrni.org/. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Like what you're hearing? Leave us a review and/or support Dad Devotionals at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/support.
22:50
April 20, 2020
25 - Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Recited By Father Ted Pulicini
Father Ted Pulcini recites the great Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom for us here on Holy Pascha. For the full text of the sermon, please visit https://www.oca.org/fs/sermons/the-paschal-sermon Check out Episode #23 with Fr. Ted @ https://daviddomzalski.com/23 Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Like what you're hearing? Leave us a review and/or support Dad Devotionals at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/support
05:06
April 19, 2020
24 - Experiencing Virtual Orthodox Church Services With Kids | Good Friday Gospel Reading
How has attending virtual Church services over YouTube, Facebook Live, and Zoom gone for you? Well, dads, hopefully it's better than how it's going for Dave. His two kids were so loud... neighbors heard it from the street! He shares that story, plus the Good Friday Gospel reading, the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem, and encouragement for remembering the Church is inside us all. Scripture Reading: https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/17/30 Washington Post article: https://wapo.st/2RLrLOz Instagram post - https://bit.ly/2KigvF3 Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube. Like what you're hearing? Leave us a review and/or support Dad Devotionals at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/support
18:41
April 17, 2020
23 - Father Ted Pulcini On Acquiring An Inner Stillness & The Martyrdom Of Parenthood | Plus: "Washing Of The Feet" from St. John's Gospel
Father Ted Pulcini joins Dave to discuss what he's up to after retiring from the priesthood in August 2019. He touches on how Orthodox Christians can acquire an inner stillness and why our current circumstances are an opportunity for us to obtain spiritual goodness. Also, he talks about how we as parents are actually martyrs and need to avoid anger and other passions to stay that way. Dave also reads about Jesus's washing of the apostles' feet from the Gospel of St. John. See https://www.oca.org/readings. Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem: https://www.oca.org/orthodoxy/prayers/lenten-prayer-of-st.-ephrem Resources: Father Ted's 3-part lecture series, Breaking the Twin Shackles: Overcoming Anger and Despair in the Spiritual Struggle, can be found at https://patristicnectar.org/bookstore_200106_5 and also listen to Episode 22 with Dr. Philip Mamalakis at https://daviddomzalski.com/Mamalakis. Got a question? Send Dave a message at https://anchor.fm/david-domzalski/message or email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
31:01
April 16, 2020
22 - Dr. Philip Mamalakis On Raising Children In The Orthodox Christian Faith | Gospel Reading for April 15, 2020
Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and author of Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Principles of Child-Rearing, joined Dave to discuss how Orthodox Christian parents can better raise their children in the faith. Dr. Mamalakis also shares what virtues we as fathers can instill in our kids as well as why focusing on the inner journey will help us become better Christians and parents in the long run.  Also, Dave reads the Gospel reading for the day right before the interview from https://www.oca.org/readings. Resources Mentioned: (1) Dr. Mamalakis' book (affiliate link) - https://amzn.to/2xz2rEq; (2) Self-Esteem article - https://www.midwestfamily.org/reflections/contributors/understanding-self-esteem/ and (3) "The Field" by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (affiliate link) - https://amzn.to/3acBNyB (Chapter 33, The Cup of Christ referenced in interview). You can email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and YouTube.
29:13
April 15, 2020
21 - Christ Brought In Our New Normal | Gospel Reading for April 14, 2020
When Christ died for us, normal life came to an end. Our new normal is our life in Christ-- not some pandemic. Today, Dave reads a portion of "Holy Week Explained", an in-depth article from https://www.stdemetrios.net/news/holyweek/holy-week-explained on what matters most this week. Also, he reads the Gospel for April 14, 2020 taken from https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/04/14/5 You can email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and YouTube.
14:37
April 14, 2020
20 - It's Holy Week For Orthodox Christians | Gospel Reading for April 13, 2020
So, you thought Easter was yesterday? Well, not for us Orthodox Christians. Nope. Our Holy Week begins today and it all has to do with the calendars the east and west follow. Also, Dave shares a beautiful quote from the Wisdom of the Fathers Instagram account. It really sets the mood for the week and puts us all in the proper mindset. Be sure to check that out. He also reads the Presanctified Gospel reading for Monday, April 13, 2020 from https://oca.org/readings. You can email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and YouTube.
09:06
April 13, 2020
19 - How To Be A Fun Dad (Even If You're Not The Life Of The Party) | Scripture Readings for April 10, 2020
You may not be a party animal, but that doesn't mean you can't be a fun dad. No, that doesn't mean you need all the latest gadgets or toys. And it certainly doesn't mean you need to have a cook-out for the entire neighborhood. Instead, it's more about creating quality experiences with your children and making lasting memories that make them feel loved and valued. That's what truly matters. Dave shares that and more -- including Bible readings for April 10, 2020. Read the article, Dad Makes up for Canceled Disney Trip With DIY Splash Mountain Ride (along with the YouTube Channel for Disney Rides POV), mentioned in the broadcast and read today's scripture passage at Orthodox Church of America. You can email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and YouTube.
08:09
April 10, 2020
18 - Why Suffering Is A Time To Rejoice | The Pascha (Easter) No One Wants | Scripture Readings for April 9, 2020
During this pandemic, we are being called to be obedient to our church leaders. In doing so, we are drawing closer to God in a way most of us have never experienced (including Dave). As Saint Macarius of Optina said, "Through unwanted sorrows and illnesses we draw closer to the Lord, for they humble us by constraint, and humility, when we acquire it, can save us even without works, according to St. Isaac the Syrian." Let us remember this as we continue toward Holy Week and read today's scripture readings for April 9, 2020. Read the article, The Pascha No One Wants, mentioned in the broadcast and read today's scripture passage at Orthodox Church of America. You can email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com. Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and YouTube.
08:11
April 09, 2020
17 - How An Orthodox Christian Husband Supports His Wife | Scripture Readings for April 8, 2020
As husbands and fathers, we are called to be stewards of our family. We're called to support them and not be a stumbling block on their spiritual journey. In this episode, Dave discusses how the Orthodox Christian husband sees his wife and how the "two become one flesh." Also, Dave reads from the Bible and shares some insight into his relationship with his wife. Read the article, How An Orthodox Husband Sees His Wife, mentioned in the broadcast and read today's scripture passage at Orthodox Church of America. You can email Dave at DadDevotionals@gmail.com.  Also, follow Dad Devotionals on Facebook and YouTube.
06:03
April 08, 2020
16 - New Dads Unable To See Their Wives Give Birth | Scripture Readings for April 7, 2020
With the pandemic, it's not possible for new dads to be in the delivery room. Hospitals won't allow it. Not only is this difficult for the mother, of course, but dads have it tough as well. The day a child is born is a joyous occasion, and not being able to witness it and support your wife is unthinkable. We talk about how new dads can cope with this from an Orthodox perspective and how you can support your wife and new child. Articles mentioned:  Expectant Fathers Husband During Wife's Miscarriage Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals.
09:52
April 07, 2020
15 - How Dads Working At Home Can Stay Productive | Scripture Readings for April 6, 2020
Dave talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has lead to many fathers working from home. We touch on how dads can stay productive with their jobs and also be present with their wives and children. Also, Dave reads a passage from Proverbs as part of the daily Bible readings for April 6, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings  Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals.
13:48
April 06, 2020
14 - Putting The Church Shutdown In Perspective | Plus: Scripture Readings for April 3, 2020
David Domzalski discusses this is not the first time the faithful had to deal with an illness or external threat that closed the church or kept us from gathering. He shares a blog post titled, "The Virus that Stole Pascha", from a fellow believer, Eric Hyde. Check out Eric's post in full here: https://bit.ly/pascha-virus. Plus: Dave reads the Scripture Readings for Friday, April 3, 2020.  Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals.
07:55
April 03, 2020
13 - Why Your Home Needs To Be A Little Church | Plus: Scripture Readings for April 2, 2020
David Domzalski discusses how we need to focus on what makes us Orthodox Christian and make our homes little churches. This season is difficult and it will be hard not attending church at Easter / Pascha, but we need to come together as Christians and focus on the Lord. Plus: Dave reads the Scripture Readings for Thursday, April 2, 2020.  Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals.
08:57
April 02, 2020
12 - Being A Fool For Christ On April Fools' Day 2020 | Plus: Scripture Readings for April 1, 2020
David Domzalski discusses how instead of being fools to this world, we should be fools for Christ. Plus: Dave reads the Scripture Readings for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals.
05:28
April 01, 2020
11 - Reliance on God | Plus: Scripture Readings for March 31, 2020
David Domzalski discusses what it means to be put your trust in God rather than rely on your own strength. He also shares a personal story that highlights how he tried to put his will before the will of the Father.   Plus: Dave reads the Scripture Readings for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings   Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals.
06:37
March 31, 2020
10 - Being A Steward For Others | Plus: Scripture Readings for March 27, 2020
David Domzalski discusses what it means to be a steward of the people and resources God entrusts to you.  He also discusses how Mary is the ultimate steward and why her "Yes" is a truly selfless act.  Plus, Dave shares a few personal stories of his failures in this area to help guide and uplift you. Plus: Dave reads the Scripture Readings for Friday, March 27, 2020.  Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com, Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals, and Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
10:18
March 27, 2020
09 - Dealing With The Unexpected | Lacking Patience in Waiting for God | Scripture Readings for March 26, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Thursday, March 26, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
07:07
March 26, 2020
08 - Difficulty in Waiting for God's Will | Scripture Readings for March 25, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
04:40
March 25, 2020
07 - Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos | Scripture Readings for March 24, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos: https://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints?contentid=470 Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
07:36
March 24, 2020
06 - How Righteousness Leads to Life | Scripture Readings for March 23, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Monday, March 23, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
04:24
March 23, 2020
05 - Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus Christ | Scripture Readings for March 22, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 22, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
03:51
March 22, 2020
04 - Having Everlasting Life in Jesus Christ | Scripture Readings for March 21, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Saturday, March 21, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
04:30
March 22, 2020
03 - Noah Builds an Altar to God | Mouth of the Righteous brings Wisdom | Scripture Readings for March 20, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Friday, March 20, 2020. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
06:51
March 21, 2020
02 - Spiritual Encouragement For Dealing With Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Scripture Readings for March 19, 2020
David Domzalski reads the Scripture Readings for Thursday, March 19, 2020 and offers listeners some encouragement during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Readings taken from https://www.oca.org/readings Contact Dave @ Dad Devotionals: Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
06:49
March 20, 2020
01 - Noah's Obedience to God as the Flood Begins | Lessons from Proverbs | Scripture Readings for March 18, 2020
David Domzalski reads the following Scripture Readings for Wednesday, March 18, 2020: Isaiah 10:12-20 Genesis 7:6-9 Proverbs 9:12-18 Read from: https://www.oca.org/readings/daily/2020/03/18 Email us at DadDevotionals@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/DadDevotionals Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/DadDevotionals
04:16
March 18, 2020