community · Faith · Grace

What I Learned From My $5 Haircut

When my church said it was offering $5 haircuts, I was hesitant. My first thought was, you get what you pay for! in that flippant, annoying high pitched voice that we’re so familiar with. How’s that for judgemental? I should know better. I come from the land of tacos where the less you pay, the… Continue reading What I Learned From My $5 Haircut

community · Faith · Strength · Waiting

#FiveMinuteFriday: Team

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is TEAM. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //How do we achieve a common goal? Our hearts must be married for a purpose. Community support, raising kids, eradicating the oppression of the… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Team

Faith · Grace · Writing

3 Ways to Connect With God When You Aren’t Well Versed in Quoting Scripture

Is that possible? Can God be here if I don’t have a scripture handy? Remember the book of Ruth? God is not mentioned once. Yet, He was all over that story. He was woven into the words and into the destiny of Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi. God is woven into each of us. Into the… Continue reading 3 Ways to Connect With God When You Aren’t Well Versed in Quoting Scripture

Faith · Grace · Solitude · Strength

#FiveMinuteFriday: Lift

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is LIFT. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I felt the weight of the night lift off of me. At daybreak, I tried to remember what she said, “His mercies are new each… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Lift

Faith · Grace · Soledad · Solitude · Waiting

All The Earth Is My Body – When I Accepted My Stretchmarks

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 whether we feel we’re ready for them or not. He knows our story best. When he begins writing a script… Continue reading All The Earth Is My Body – When I Accepted My Stretchmarks

Faith · Family · Reading

#FiveMinuteFriday: Happy

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is HAPPY. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I curl up on the couch with my son and a book about a migrant farmworker turned astronaut. I’m honored to bring him stories… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Happy