There is enormous tension between the desire to enter fully into the life of the Church and the many pressures of society and everyday life. We sometimes find ourselves walking a tight rope between what we think is the ideal of a holy life and the demands of our post-modern world. The beauty of the Church seasons is that they teach us how to balance our life. The Christian life is a whole life, an expansive life, a life in Christ-the one who gives Himself for the life of the world. Seasons of Grace is author Donna Farley's own view from the tightrope. These short yet thoughtful reflections, written in an insightful and sometimes humorous style, will help weave together the great feasts into the fabric of your life. Matushka Donna is a priest's wife, mother, and prolific writer. She is a published poet and science fiction writer.