Free Gratitude Journal from Cisneros Cafe

Faith

Happy Thanks – Giving! This month, I’m happy to share with you a very special treat. I wrote and designed a gratitude journal for you to download and keep. The inspiration for this journal came

Waiting Makes Us Lazy Christians

community Faith Strength Waiting

//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

#FiveMinuteFriday: Test

Faith Family Grace Prayer Strength

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is TEST.  It is also Day 7 of #write31days with Christina Hubbard at Creative and Free. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward

#FiveMinuteFriday: Collect

Faith Poetry Prayer Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is COLLECT. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I gather granules of

We Will Be Held Accountable for Our Poor

community Faith Solitude Strength

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

Writing Groove – Playlist Enclosed

Faith Writing

I joined the What’s Your Groove Writing Playlist Challenge in preparation for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes in October. I’m stoked and I’m scatterbrained! Picking music for a writing playlist is like choosing

Book Review: Play With Fire

Book Review Faith Grace Reading Writing

Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance

Emerging from the Cave in Pursuit of Wonder and Adventure

Faith Strength

The rain rumbles in like a creeping mist. It greets my kitchen window with melancholy pursuit. Outside of the window, under the command of the rain, the leaves on the coral vine dance with passionate

#FiveMinuteFriday: Path

Faith Grace Poetry Solitude Strength

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is PATH. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! The adventure begins when

All The Earth Is My Body – When I Accepted My Stretchmarks

Faith Grace Soledad Solitude Waiting

If you told me I would have a baby at 20 years old, I would have laughed. Instead, I cried. I cried a lot. Enough to fill a canyon. God makes us ready for blessings