#FiveMinuteFriday: REFINE (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is REFINE.  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

Let Go of The Christian Identity Marker

Faith Grace

“…Sometimes I find myself talking about God so much He becomes more of an identity marker than an identity changer in my life.”  – Lysa Terkeurst I mean who wants to be around someone whose answer

Begin Again: Endure the Inner Battle With Renegade Faith

Faith Family Grace Strength

Tomorrow morning I will wake and my tween son and teenage daughter will wake with their dads and stepmoms. Not with me. It’s been this way for years and it doesn’t get any easier. I’m

Merry Christmas from the Cisneros Family

Faith

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as ransom for many.   – Mark 10:45 Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Season’s Greetings! Happy Holidays!

Let Grace Replace Your Fight

Christmas Faith Strength

These last two weeks were riddled with situations that, only a few months ago, would have sent me off the deep end with fire on my tongue and venom in my voice. Co-Parenting is hard

Book Review: At Home in Exile

Faith Strength Writing

A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.  Mark 6:4 Sometimes we are foreign in our own faith and homeland. I’m currently reading At Home

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

When You Don’t Quite Fit In: Eradicating The Fear of “Other”

community Faith Grace

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

#FiveMinuteFriday: Hidden

Faith Solitude Strength Writing

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

Don’t Grow Weary

Faith Grace Poetry Prayer Strength Writing

I’m joining Five Minute Friday for the first time. Today’s word prompt from Kate Motaung is REST. Here is my five-minute free write. I used to think in terms of REST as simply a physical