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  • How Nursing School Taught Me To Write
    In On Writing
    No matter what “big dreams” effort someone is talking about the number one objection is “I just don’t have the time.” Likely you already know that each of us chooses how to spend our time so I won’t attempt to wax eloquent on aspects of purposeful […]
  • Handwritten quote from Saint Thalassios as in the postA New Kind of Grit
    In On Writing
    There is never a lack of advice thrown at us from absolutely everywhere these days. The quest to begin-again in my own heart-voice wasn’t pushed off out of a lack of ideas or concepts. Neither was my artful procrastination whimsical or sentimental. […]

Elise Photini’s Writerly Projects

New Projects Happening Now and Many Coming Up!

Living Water on Ancient Faith

The Living Water project is safe place for single moms and single dads to share their joys and struggles,  gratitude and heart cries, with each other and with our wider church family. First conceived in the heart of Elise Photini as a response to a call for what single parents wants the church at large to understand about their unique struggles, this ministry uniquely calls us to prayer by collating our many themes of joyful praise and heartbroken prayer requests that we might struggle in our sense of isolation together. (Read more…)

Elise Photini’s “Writerly Meditations” Blog

Here Elise shares the writerly journey from sometime copywriter and copy editor to bringing her own heart-voice into the spotlight. This is where you can get a glimpse of the real-life struggles and real-world solutions of a full-time single-mom practicing Wholeness in Christ as she juggles her day job (hospice RN), a middle schooler son (Boy Scouts and paper routes) along with two teens (horses and more horses) with just enough deeply resonating and fulfilling renewing times in between. Jump on over to the page for the latest.

Coming this Winter — Elise Photini has contributed to this upcoming release from Park End Books

About the Elise Photini .com Mission

What are we doing here?

The greatest struggle for me as an author and speaker is to adequately put into words the darkness I’ve come through so that those still stuck in places of despair and desperation can hear me when I speak about the Light that’s broken through, the healing and growing and renewing that is happening in me! I know the struggle to believe hope exists is real because I’ve spent more time on a knifes edge between hope and despair than anywhere else. It was the Light shared with me through other’s experience, strength and hope via books (my first view of life outside my very isolated fundamentalist childhood), men and women speaking in 12-step meetings (my first glimpse of broken people actively healing) and countless pastors, priests, and leaders (in sermons, podcasts, homilies, books) that prepared the soil of my… Read More—Click HERE!

Connect with Elise Photini

Social Media isn’t always our friend….  Elise is determined to share the Light both in person and online. 

A new ministry launched by Ancient Faith Ministries, the Living Water blog co-authored by Elise Photini and another single parent, Dean David, is a place dedicated to single parents praying together, praising together and gathering with those who love and support them. 

The good, the bad and the crazy! Sometimes a picture truly is worth a thousand words—or more. The Light shared on Instagram all depends on where I place my focus. Over the years I’ve adjusted and re-adjusted how I share on Social Media and Instagram is a place I’ve enjoyed practicing sharing gratitude, praise and other photo snippets of this hospice RN / Speaker / Author “practicing wholeness” life! Join me!

Follow Elise Photini on Facebook for a sneak peak at the real-life, real-world life of single mom, author, speaker and “practicing wholeness” Eastern Orthodox Christian. 

Stillness, Prayer, Love and Self Control are a four-horsed chariot bearing the intellect to heaven.
Saint Thalassios the Libyan