Book Review & Interview: Love Undocumented by Sarah Quezada

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I grew up in a household in constant fear of deportation. My stepfather’s story is only one he can tell. What I can tell you is that I was a 6-year-old girl who didn’t have

2018: The Year of Welcoming Doubt

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On the last day of the year, I asked myself what it would mean to welcome doubt like a lover, like a wondering soul wanting to be remembered.

Book Review: Can You See Anything Now by Katherine James

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If you enjoy books like The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Sleep in Me, Let the Great World Spin, and Shock of the Fall, I recommend that you read this book. It is definitely a favorite. I will be following Paraclete Press more closely

Book Review & Giveaway: Talking to Jesus by Jeannie Blackmer

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I used to pray only when I needed something or was in dire need of a life change. My relationship with God was a business deal and nothing more. I didn’t know how to pray.

Mended Advent: What Does Hope Look Like From Where You Are?

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I’m so grateful to celebrate my first year of Advent. This is the first year my Christmas tree didn’t go up Thanksgiving night. As a result of celebrating for the first time, Stephanie Nelson connected me with Holly Stallcup of Mended Women. Holly put together a series of video devotionals for Advent, each packed with a reflection. I chose the word HOPE. Here is my video: Mended Advent Day 3: Hope.

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.

Interview & Book Review: Amena Brown, Author of How To Fix a Broken Record

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Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, How to Fix a Broken Record (2017)and Breaking Old Rhythms (2013), Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Accept (a poem)

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Do I accept the world in all of its fury, despair, and appetite without also accepting the tranquility, affection, and harmony that stands at my doorstep when I walk outside to breathe in its life? Do I receive all the life and grace God extends to me in my calloused palms?