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Phil Harwell

Orthodox Christian. Husband. Daddy. Hipster. Hippie. Musician. Artist. Writer. Geek. Nerd. Beard-haver. Multiple Sclerosis.

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In Progress

Finally getting some real work done on this site. It’s still gonna take a while (see previous post’s ETA), but at least I’ve actually worked on it and not just thought about it.


Wanting to revamp the website. This blog may or may not be a part of what I want to do, except for maybe archival purposes.

ETA: glacier.


This site is mostly old stuff that has been gathered from multiple sites (mainly Tumblrs, not sure what else). In the multiple exports and imports, it’s gotten quite muddled and such. Or something. I dunno.

Anyways, this site is therefore filled with (sometimes garbled) posts by other people that I shared on Tumblr… proper attribution is more than likely not included. Sorry.

I would like to do something with this site someday, but for now, all I have is this.


Sorry I haven’t put anything here yet. Been busy with other stuff. You can follow me on Twitter if you like. @philharwell

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Idol Worship || Spoken Word (by spiritjuicestudios) Do Catholics worship Idols?  Find out.  Peace.

Only humility and trust can heal the most…

Only humility and trust can heal the most mysterious and perhaps the most profound of sins, hatred of oneself— for the ‘self’ of man is given to him, and his consciousness of himself is necessarily participation in grace, for Christ, as Cabasilas wrote, has become our other ego.

Oliver Clement (via thelasttruerebellion)

thepete Somebody out there needs love At #rp13…


“Somebody out there needs love. At #rp13″ caption and photo by lauriepenny reblogged from instagram.

thefrogman Full size version Insert dollar here


Full size version.

Insert dollar here.

On Evangelism


“imageIt is very egotistical to want to save only oneself. It is easy to save yourself, but to save yourself and your neighbor is much harder. One must think about people who do not know Orthodoxy, do not know the true faith, one must remember that they are dying spiritually. Our goal is to bring them to faith.”

- Fr. Adrian Augustus, 21st Century Orthodox Missionary to Pakistan

The significance of your thoughts


Never belittle the significance of your thoughts, for not one of them escapes God’s notice.

- St. Mark the Ascetic

Pray for your enemies


If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.

- Abba Zeno

This life has been given for repentance


Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits.

- St. Isaac the Syrian

Those who suffer…


Those who suffer for the sake of true devotion receive help. This must be learnt through obeying God’s law and our own conscience.

- St. Mark the Ascetic

immerlein Theotokos of the Unburnt Bush   You…


Theotokos of the Unburnt Bush. 

You showed Moses, O Christ God,
An image of your most pure Mother
In the bush that burned yet was not consumed,
For she herself was not consumed,
When she received in her womb the fire of divinity!
She remained incorrupt after her pure childbearing!
By her prayers, O greatly merciful One,
Deliver us from the flame of passions,
And preserve your people from all harm!

—Kontakion (Tone 4)

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A time is coming when men will go…

A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, “You are mad; you are not like us.”

– St. Anthony the Great

(via orthodoxteenagers)

Simply Orthodox ☦: On Nurturing Children


What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home. The parents need to devote themselves to the love of God. They need to become saints in their relations to their children through their mildness, patience, and love. They need to make a new start every…

Simply Orthodox ☦: On Nurturing Children

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heroinscarlet I want to meet a Schema monk…


I want to meet a Schema monk or nun one day. No need to talk. Just look them in the eyes.

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30In Progress

23youtube http www youtube com watch v= 5l6MSib…
23Only humility and trust can heal the most…
23thepete Somebody out there needs love At #rp13…
23thefrogman Full size version Insert dollar here
23On Evangelism
23The significance of your thoughts
23Pray for your enemies
23This life has been given for repentance
23Those who suffer…
23immerlein Theotokos of the Unburnt Bush   You…
23Image Post
23A time is coming when men will go…
23Simply Orthodox ☦: On Nurturing Children
23Image Post
23Image Post
23heroinscarlet I want to meet a Schema monk…
23audio http www tumblr com audio file philharwell…
23Accept no illegitimate dogma on the pretext of…
23Simply Orthodox ☦: The breath of the spirit
23Desire and Action in Spiritual Life
23On Christian books
23When you observe that your heart is cold…
23The Orthodox Faith: Saint Dymphna,Patron Saint of the Mentally Ill and Happy Families
23The Orthodox Faith: Saint Anastasia (For deliverance from mental disorders)
23Praise the Lord
23Has some good thought come to you?
23Pain and Suffering
23orthopraxis November 26 The Venerable Alypius the Stylite…
23simplyorthodox Today the Orthodox Church commemorates beloved Saint…
23orthopraxis The Myrrh Streaming Icon of St Anna…
23Simply Orthodox ☦: Rapid prayer
23adamthenorman ‘When you sit down to eat pray…
23orthopraxis October 11 The Holy Apostle Philip Philip…
23gallery simplyorthodox Today the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates…
23Reading the word of God
23TV show 4 act structure (plus a teaser)
23‎”I am concerned about a culture that has…
23the first day.: Litany of Humility
23Simply Orthodox ☦: The Miracle of Saint Luke of Simferopol for the Young Pianist Nazar
8Overdue report
8Well I&#8217 m pretty much done here Was…
17Do all in your power not to fall…
17I remember the last time Yahoo bought a…
17Everything both good and evil comes from our…
30Been releasing a lot of music lately Check…
29My favourite snack
20So we&#8217 re doing this different now right
17Image Post
17Day 2701: Interval
17Hi Tumblr
17simplyorthodox Our beloved Saint Luke the Surgeon Wonderworker…
12Hang in there
6Anybody wanna play
31Seafarer, by Oxygen Pillow
29A little progress
24El Felipe Nuevo
12Disk A, by Oxygen Pillow
7Me and Wonder Woman
1The form said the Business field was optional…
30Lawrence Stevenson &#8220 Steve&#8221 Harwell 1938-1994 My daddy…
30Tapes tapes and tapes #tapes
20It&#8217 s just me
16Jeremy with a dinosaur painted on his face
14Fell asleep playing a game
7Live at MO’s
7Website, etc.
7The Big Project
7The Big Project
4Spider Girl just attacked me
3It’s for the kids
24Simply Orthodox ☦: Do not rail against anyone
22Punk Rock Timothy
16Maurice says hi
11Just me and my Sophia
4theophilus1979 Proverbs 4:23
4Nate &#8216 76 &#8216 99 Miss you old…
25in the works
24New MRI made fresh this morning Yep it&#8217…
15Unhealthy Religiosity
15I might just…
14How I feel in the morning sometimes 1…
8youtube http www youtube com watch v=due IH5Fhk8…
5Phil is Sick: Help

18Patriarch-Elect Youhanna X of Antioch
18Image Post
15audio http www tumblr com audio file semiautomatedresponse…
15Formerly 50% Less Salt&#8230 so&#8230 what is it…
12A Call for Mercy
12To-Do List
8Met. Saba Esber of Hawran Elected Locum Tenens
7Question of the Day: Mirror Universe Riker
5Kinda dark but still a good picture of…
4Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius IV in hospital after stroke
3Still hungry
3There’s Been a Delay, Captain
3I’m still here.
18Day 2490: A Reprint from the Archives
18gallery thepete nprfreshair buzzfeed Eighty eight year old…
17Gothed up
17fathernektarios Our beloved Orthodox Church is a Church…
16Exactly when did &#8220 cup of coffee&#8221 become…
16fatelviscostello Fat Elvis Costello wonders “Have I been…
16Fat Elvis Costello wonders “Have I been waiting…
14Photos and Stuff
13The soul that is given over to the…
13Day 2485: Waiting
13They say I got brains but they ain&#8217…
13Sometimes there just aren&#8217 t enough levels of…
12A Great Way to Start Your Day
9Under Construction (but, like, IN SPACE)
8Day 2480: Access
8More Blogging
8gtasoldier Everybody’s crying for unity peace and oneness…
8“My children very much do I entreat you…
7Cells 11 7 2012
6I saved no daylight at all All I…
5Day 2477: Dream
5Day 2476: Is it safe?
4Who began this spelling of &#8220 go&#8221 as…
2Image Post
1Multiple Sclerosis? There’s an App for That
31This ending of every controversy name with the…
31Sometimes I feel like writing.
29fathernektarios These are truly hours for us to…
29Flare-ups, Etc.
29There is nothing that can take the place…
29Domain Name
29Image Post
28Flame 10 27 2012 I actually drew this…
27Sea 10 27 2012
27Glory to God in the Highest and on…
27Self Image 10 27 2012
22The amount of lumber a whistle pig might…
21I do not know what &#8220 MORCHIKIN&#8221 is&#8230…
19How would the quality of this food in…
18Browsing through the &#8220 healthier food&#8221 section of…
18thepete nemoi disk 1 of 5,972 via Robert…
16Depression medication lists &#8220 increase of suicidal thoughts&#8221…
16Trekkie&#160 &#187 Trekker Hippie&#160 &#187 Hipster Coincidence MADNESS
16Reading Time
15Why has no one made a button that…
15Restaurants with separate menus for different times of…
15CS Pumpkin ALL THE THINGS PH pumpkin ALL…
13I can see all the pixels MADNESS
13I wanted to look up pictures of madness…
12How is it&#8230 in this modern age&#8230 that…
12Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
10The Big Catch-Up Post I Said I’d Do
9Morning(ish) Routine
25One moment, please.
22Phase II Complete
26Brain Problems
20Free So Free
28No Unemployment
25Uncomfortably Numb
22So Happy, I’m Sad
8Next Step Complete
5I am sick.