Fall 2017 Latinx Writing Retreat Reflections – Self-Care

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I wish you wholeness. I wish you life. I wish you the gift of daybreak where the sun kisses the horizon and never asks for anything in return. I wish you embers that burn tiny holes on your soul to let the light out.

Day 21: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Give

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“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it” (Proverbs 3:27). Every third Saturday our neighborhood church hosts a food pantry. We are grateful

Book Review: Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore

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Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World, written by Osheta Moore, was published by Herald Press. I had the pleasure of being on Osheta’s launch team and received an e-ARC in exchange for my

Day 6: #FiveMinuteFriday – Story (a poem)

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On the syllables of root words inherited from the fall./ In the history books you rewrote with your existence./ Story begins where we dare

Book Review & Giveaway: The Way of Hope by Melissa Fisher

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The Way of Hope: A Fresh Perspective on Sexual Identity, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Church written by Melissa Fisher was published by Baker Books. I chose this book for review and was given a free

#FiveMinuteFriday: Inspire (a poem)

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There is so much good in the world we don’t often see or hear about. When we showed up at the site at our neighborhood Wal-Mart, my eyes flooded and not one dry eye was present in our family vehicle. As we rounded the corner in the parking lot, water bottles, water jugs, teddy bears, roses, and crosses all beautifully adorned the space we now found ourselves in. 

Book Review: All Day: A Year of Love & Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson

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Poets and educators are among the most underrated professionals of my time. I’ve seen firsthand what a poet educator can do for a group of teenagers eager to expand their conscious and their place as

Book Review: One by Deidra Riggs

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The dialogue must ensue and One is a great conversation starter. It serves as a complimentary piece to many available resources regarding the history of racism and systemic oppression inherent in the founding of our nation.