Top Posts of 2016 at Cisneros Cafe

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What a year, friends! Thank you for being a part of it. I appreciate you. It’s time to wrap up 2016 here at Cisneros Cafe. We are celebrating many blessings and hope to continue to

Thanksgiving Note

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Gratitude is waking to a newborn baby’s cry, the smell of homemade tamales and grit of the earth lingering in the kitchen, established traditions and new ones waiting to be made, a hot cup of

Joy is Feeling Welcome No Matter Your Circumstance

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September, 2015 We walked along the track at our neighborhood high school – Harlandale High. Training for a half marathon comes with much dedication.* The evening was warm because a September in south Texas are

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

We Will Be Held Accountable for Our Poor

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2015 My (then) fiance and I sat elbow to elbow in a booth at a local eatery called The Pig Stand – the type of eatery where your legs get stuck to the booth when

#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.