I’ve been thinking a lot about why I do certain things, why I say certain things, and why I believe certain things? Here are some questions to ask yourself: Why do I live each day? Why do I care about others?Why do I love others?Why do I work hard? Why do I make plans?Why do … Continue reading What is Your Why?
"Free Falling!" Haha, the song is stuck in my head. I deleted 100 drafts yesterday. Yes, 100 potential blog posts. 100 pieces of drafted ideas, brainstorms, or entire essays in the trash later and I feel so free! There is something very satisfying about getting rid of things you worked on, especially when they just … Continue reading and I’m FREEEE…
Love thy neighbor as you love yourself… before we start quoting and preaching, let us do an exercise focused only on our real defined neighbors, the community of people around where we live. Do you love your neighbors?Do you know you neighbors’ names?Do you know your neighbors’ history?Do you love your neighbors when they do … Continue reading Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?
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
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
I have an odd habit of counting as I walk up stairs. I'm not counting each stair, I'm not counting time, I'm just counting. Can't tell you why, I just do, so don't worry if you hear whispers as I climb stairs. I may be a little weird but I am okay... When I take … Continue reading A Plight of Stairs
Disclaimer, I don't necessarily think "stop crying, start moving" is bad advice, I think it's wrong advice when we pair it with the "you're acting like a baby" insult. You might learn a thing because this is about you, not the baby!
Feliz año nuevo! Happy new year! Fanatic or critic, the year has changed and something "new" is here. If you are a resolution person, just know that God's reconciliation saves us beyond any new habit. If you have dreamed up lovely goals, you might want to give them up. Surrender this year to God because … Continue reading Happy New Decade!