Book Review: At Home in Exile

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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”

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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

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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

Expressing Love Through Language Barriers

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We don’t have to speak someone’s language to express our love. Often, words are the barrier. This morning, I arrived at work to encounter an elderly woman lost and upset in the parking lot, the wind

Hope Is Near

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Today, before the rising of hope on Sunday, I always think about the women who observed the Sabbath after making spices to anoint Jesus. “Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint

Guest Post – Jessica Galan

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Welcome to Walk With Me Wednesday where we share together in the journey through writing.  This month I bring to you the theme of community.  I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join

Open Mic Monday – The Real Stuff

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“I want to know someone who was dragged through the mud and made it.  Because I want to know I can make it too.”  My friend’s face is no nonsense when she utters these words

Guest Post – Crystal Hall

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Welcome to Walk With Me Wednesday where we share together in the journey through writing.  This month I bring to you the theme of community.  I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join