Christmas · Faith · Grace · Prayer · Strength

A Season of Twisting Fiber

She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.   Proverbs 31:17-18 I finally see myself in the verses of the Proverbs 31 woman. Being home on unpaid maternity leave strains our household finances, but it is not a time I would give… Continue reading A Season of Twisting Fiber

Faith · Strength · Writing

Book Review: At Home in Exile

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 in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors & Refugee Neighbors by Dr. Russell Jeung. I find his words gripping when… Continue reading Book Review: At Home in Exile

Faith · Family

Happy Thanksgiving from Cisneros Cafe

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.  2 Corinthians 9:11 No doubt this week you are preparing for a festive Thanksgiving. My husband and I will be preparing a more intimate dinner at home as… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from Cisneros Cafe

community · Faith

Joy is Feeling Welcome No Matter Your Circumstance

September, 2015 We walked along the track at our neighborhood high school – Harlandale High. Training for a half marathon comes with much dedication.* The evening was warm because a September in south Texas are what we call a “second summer.” A young man with special needs hesitantly crossed the track toward a group of… Continue reading Joy is Feeling Welcome No Matter Your Circumstance


Personal Book Review: Life Creative

If you’ve ever felt guilty about creatively expressing yourself and raising your children, this book is for you. Can we truly be creative and raise a family? Some will call you selfish. Some will say it is impossible to find balance between creativity and potty training. Well, that balance doesn’t exist. What a relief. And… Continue reading Personal Book Review: Life Creative

Faith · Strength · Writing

#FiveMinuteFriday: Journey

 I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is JOURNEY.  Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! In a few days, I will be celebrating one year of blogging. My one year anniversary at Compel Training was in October. I’ve grown… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Journey