Imagine your people are oppressed by an outside ruler. You live in poverty. Someone is trying to kill you, so your family flees to a nearby country. You are later a victim of a skewed justice system and receive an unduly harsh punishment. From this brief description, you may have had many modern images pop … Continue reading ~Brown Jesus~
Every now and then something comes along that forces you to reevaluate the way you look at the world. Usually it is something very personal, such as a car crash or a death in the family. Rarely is it the kind of communal mourning we are seeing in society today. I do not remember having … Continue reading ~Love & Humanity in the Time of COVID-19~
Right there. I’ve perhaps offended you already because of the word “vagina”. If you’re a man you’ve probably already stopped reading this, because you’re uncomfortable or because you think this piece isn’t relevant to you. But if you haven’t stopped reading, please just hear me out. I want to shed some light on menstruation - … Continue reading ~When Vaginas Are Expensive & Offensive~
With the start of a new year, few people feel indifferent. Some feel thrilled for their next steps. Some feel old. Some feel tired. Others feel overwhelmed, comparing themselves to what others’ have “accomplished” in the last year, and feeling that they’ve somehow come up short. You have the characters who claim that in this … Continue reading ~My New Year’s Resolutions (& maybe yours, too)~
It is high time to write an update on what’s going on in my life and in my head. Currently, I’m in a transition stage. It’s been a wild ride of twists and turns, and yet I’ve learned so much about God’s provision and faithfulness. Here is a brief recap of the last 5 months! … Continue reading ~Seasons~
The teachers had picket signs and rallies – it was almost entirely peaceful protesting throughout the country.
I was wrong to think the campesino strike would be the same.
There is this quote that’s been traveling around Facebook lately, and it really makes my blood boil. I’m sorry, what does this quote actually look like in practice? So let’s say in theory, there is someone who won’t cross a puddle for me. So I should cross an ocean for that person? Really? I’ve been … Continue reading ~When WWJD Doesn’t Apply To Me~
Do you ever feel like you’re just wasting your time? You’re trying to be a good person but keep screwing up. You’re praying but feel like God’s not listening. You’re wanting something to change but are left with the same old, same old. You’re trying to make a decision but can’t figure out the best … Continue reading ~The Sound of Silence~
Have you ever logged into Facebook and seen someone’s photo of her perfect baby that has 300 likes? Or you have a friend who was real lazy in college but is somehow putting a down payment on a HUGE house? Or your cousin is dating a model? Or your high school buddy is traveling the … Continue reading ~American Dreamers~
Semana Santa (“Holy Week”) is the week before Easter. We got the whole week off from school, so I took a trip to Medellin. Medellin is a city of about 2.5 million people, the second biggest in Colombia. It was an incredible week that also included day trips to the magical towns of Guatape and … Continue reading ~Love & Other Drugs~