When Poverty Doesn’t Look Like We Expected: A Call to Love

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People patiently waited along the wall of the church. Each would receive a box of food donated by the community. The well-dressed gentleman waited his turn. His boots shined and polished, glistened in the sun.

Passion Reactions: Wrestling With Your Call & 3 Ways to Remain Humble

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We need to get to the place where we can walk uncharted waters without the voice in our heads spreading doubt and confusion.

#FiveMinuteFriday: CONTROL (a poem)

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is CONTROL.  Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Your turn! Join us at Kate’s

Ringing in the New Year – 2017 Soul Playa

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Last year I chose White Space as my 2016 phrase. It worked out most days. I had to keep reminding myself of the commitment I’d made to live a life of less mental traffic. This

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