This labor day weekend is hitting me differently than it usually does.Perhaps it’s Because my hometown, Hatch, NM, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its annual Chile Festival.More than 30,000 people are expected to pour into my hometown to purchase roasted chile peppers and join the festivities.… and although I’m all about enjoying salsa, chileContinue reading “Labor Day Nostalgia”
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Easter 2021 Reflections
I didn’t grow up observing this day. On the contrary, I grew up in a fundamentalist vacuum that frowned on anything having to Easter due to pagan influences on the traditions surrounding this day. As I broke away from my restrictive upbringing, I remained open to the over-the-top Easter performances/productions that were a main staple in the new world that I called home
I haven’t stepped into a Church BUilding in a year… (and this is what I’ve learned so far)
𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫….
…. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘺, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵.
𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐈’𝐦 𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧. I think I’m perfect. I’m Republican I don’t cuss I don’t drink beer I don’t dance I hate gay people I have the perfect marriage I never get mad I have everything figured out I’m going to judge you 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 IContinue reading “Assumptions”
Thoughts of an Independent voter after The election
I think I witnessed too much hate and evil during these past 4 years (and much of it done in the name of Christ) for me to just shake it off and pretend as if nothing happened.
Jesus, politics, and what really matters to his heart.
Is it just me, or do we see Jesus deflecting from the political atmosphere of his time?
A New Direction
2020 has been a year of unplanned and unexpected change.
As a human race, we collectively have had to learn how to adapt and to do it quickly.
Failure & opportunity
Perhaps it’s time for you to change your mess into a message?
Learning to relate
We spend a great portion of our lives trying to get to know others.
Loveable enough, good enough
You are perfectly worthy of love, respect, and acceptance just as you are.