Hope is a choice to action just like love and faith. These are "forces" because they are powerful actions that require decisiveness and effort and they always bring results.
Somehow Christmas, revenge, success and redemption are related to each other.
It’s taken me months of reading to admit that I’m still in the book of Genesis. Earlier this year, I set out on what I thought would result in me reading the Bible more. I knew I wouldn’t finish the entire Bible by the close of the year but I thought I’d get at least … Continue reading Slow as Slow Gets
Passion fruit vines are due for good trimmings in early spring (this message comes after spring has left). Pruning makes for a better flower and fruit yield. Remove the old and dead makes way for the young and new growth! I spent several hours over a weekend pruning passion vines with my grandpa. I couldn’t … Continue reading Who the Vinedresser Is
Being a single mom is not glamorous. And I try not to harp on it because I desire and pray for marriage. I know this is for a season, not forever.The more I see my girl grow and develop her own personality, the more I wish I was married and did family right because I'd … Continue reading Did God Answer My Prayer?
I’m really sad we can’t go to church… 🥺 Our family will be doing our own Resurrection gathering but I love to be in the presence of Christ’s [bigger] body. Me, I’m just one part…our family, a few parts. But altogether, we make an entire body of Jesus. A body that does many works with … Continue reading Just Pre-Easter Blues
COVID-19. I wonder what this will look like when it becomes a paragraph in a history book or a reflection in biomedical studies. Even if we do not follow mainstream media's lead, we still attach our own version of meaning to what's going on in our world right now.
There is a popular salsa song from the 90's called Aparentmente by Tony Vega. I haven't heard it in a while but the lyrics mysteriously crept to the forefront of my thoughts. The first few lines of the chorus goes, "Aparentemente tú le quieres, tú le amas Pero si esta casa hablara Te diría lo … Continue reading Apparently You Love Him
Claus probably doesn't know that he's become the ever-distracting secular Santa. In that crack of lenience, I do find part of his story inspiring.
American culture centers around the idea of being a leader. We're convinced that leaders are intelligent (both academically and emotionally), valuable, and desirable. Consequently, to label somebody as a follower is to insult their intelligence, value and desirability. We don't believe we can trust followers the way we trust leaders because they're just not commanding. … Continue reading On Being a Leader vs. a Follower