Waiting Makes Us Lazy Christians

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//It would be easier to tune out from the world. I’m always tempted. Social media is flooded with hateful rhetoric. I dare say, absent of productive and forward-thinking conversations. We tune out and focus on what’s

Jesus Speaks for the Marginalized – Inclusion of Latinx Writers at the Texas Teen Book Festival, 2016

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Friends, Thanks for stopping by today. Do you have your soy chai tea latte ready to go? I do. Come on over and visit me at The Mudroom Blog. After the Texas Teen Book Festival

What I Learned From My $5 Haircut

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When my church said it was offering $5 haircuts, I was hesitant. My first thought was, you get what you pay for! in that flippant, annoying high pitched voice that we’re so familiar with. How’s

#FiveMinuteFriday: Team

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is TEAM. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //How do we achieve

When You Don’t Quite Fit In: Eradicating The Fear of “Other”

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It’s often hard for me to fit into circles because I’m not brave enough, Latina enough, writerly enough, motherly enough, socially conscious enough, and sometimes not Christian enough. What? Is there such a thing as

There Are Questions No Human Person Can Ever Answer and That Has to Be Okay

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Why is God letting this happen? Where is God right now? We hear the questions loud and clear because more often than not, we’re the ones who utter them. And if we’re not asking them,

#FiveMinuteFriday: Build

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The five-minute free write word is BUILD.  Here is what I’ve written with no edits, no corrections, etc. This is five minutes of free flowing natural writing.

He Is Also There, A Poem

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2015 Just as I remember God on days The sun breaks free from the sky, He reminds me that He is also In the war-torn lullaby; just as I Remember God on days with parched