Four years ago, as I sought to gain independence, I moved out of my parents’ home. I was blessed to find an affordable little nook where I painted one of the walls golden yellow and unknowingly displayed way too much bird Continue reading “A Letter to My Landlords”
She bites. The fruit’s nectar trickles down her hand, down her forearm, dripping to the ground like rain at the bend of her elbow. Continue reading “The Fruit’s Nectar”
In 2 Kings 4:1-7 we read about a widow in desperate need. Her deceased husband’s debt has now become her own. The creditors have threaten to take her sons as slaves. She runs to the prophet of God, Elisha, pleading for help. Her actions spoke the words written in Psalm 121:1, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of the heaven and the earth.” Continue reading “Jars of FAITH”
When I was younger, I once read a book that recorded diary entries of women in the Victorian era. I’m not sure why this was my book of choice at the time, but this rather simple quote stuck for reasons beyond me. “Today I turn 20 years old. Oh, how very old.” So, every year when my birthday comes around, I change the number accordingly and say this to myself. “Today I turn 29 years old. Oh, how very old.” Continue reading “YEAR 29”
The lights go out.
It’s time for Papi to close la bodega.
For my sisters and I, that means we finally get to spin. Spin around in countless circles until we begin to feel dizzy. Continue reading “La Bodega”
Later than I had hoped for, such is life, but, as mentioned on my last post, I wanted us to dig a little further into how pornography affects its viewers. Truthfully, I had no Continue reading “The Problem of Pornography”
My heart has been heavy. Heavy with grief that our boys will become all that our society views as normal male behavior. Continue reading “Boys To MEN”