Thanksgiving: The Giver, The Gift, and Gratitude

I’ve recently come to a realization. It’s one that I think I’ve had for a while but never dared to admit to myself—Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I believe Thanksgiving represents something fundamentally important about ourselves and our relationships. Thanksgiving reminds us of the importance of the giver, the gift, and gratitude.  Thanksgiving isn’t typically … Continue reading Thanksgiving: The Giver, The Gift, and Gratitude

Mis abuelas y la Teología [My Grandmothers and Theology]

Author's Note: To my abuelas whose powerful-selves, including their voices, no quedan en el cajon de los recuerdos (are not in the box of memories). This writing does not intend to speak for the experience of all the abuelas and comunidades living in the liminal spaces of the dominant culture. Rather, this writing departs from … Continue reading Mis abuelas y la Teología [My Grandmothers and Theology]

Love’s Desire

Love’s desire announced by time,Precious gifts of memories old and new.Knowing beauty until it’s lost and hidden,Meaning abandoned to the vacancy of history. Love’s embrace channeled by mystery.Moments graciously lived and forgotten,Reasoning that fails in brief embraces,Passion that ceases in the lover’s tomb. Love’s confidence when encountering the new,Beloved treasures found along the way.Clarity abandoned … Continue reading Love’s Desire