Day 29: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Follow

Children Faith Family Grace Prayer Strength

My youngest daughter has expressed her independence for quite some time. It is never more pronounced than when I try to put clothes on her, change her diaper, or feed her. She shakes her head

Day 28: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Connect

community

I urge you to pull away from the chaos and connect yourself with other peacemakers who spur you in a positive direction and speak hope into your creativity. 

Day 27: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Overcome

community Faith Grace Poetry Prayer Writing

If I can overcome this hurdle of vulnerability in my writing, I can’t wait to see what God has in store.
How about you, friend? Where will you take advantage of an open window instead of a closed door?

Day 26: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Change

Faith Family Friendships Grace Poetry Prayer Strength

If you find yourself pegged to the ground with violent words of judgement, know that God fashioned you from nothing. Look toward him, our Maker, our Creator. Character is built when no one is looking. God’s favorite testimony is the one that He seems for Himself as good. 

Day 23: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Work

community Poetry

We are all going to work, all in commute
sending electric signals into the universe.

Day 22: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Light

Faith Grace Poetry

2014. or 2015. or the in-between time. I remember how the light broke off in stages, at first. Then, it bent beyond time and delayed memories became reality in rapid- fire move- ments. When I

Day 21: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Give

community Faith Family Grace Latinx Marginalized Strength

“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

Day 20: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Discover

Faith Grace Guest Post Prayer Strength

I have a guest post over at Heather Bock’s place. Read my guest post here: Losing Jesus’ Face by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros. ** Friend, this is Day 20 of a series of posts for the month

Day 19: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Brave

Children Family Grace Latinx Strength

  1985. I tugged at my bright ruffled skirt ready for the next danza in baile folklórico and had to stare Sebastian Galindo in the eyes, after he yanked on my trenza and called me