Peace for the Big Day(s)

Peace for the Big Day(s)

My wedding celebration and reception was this past weekend. It was a day that Francisco and I will remember for as long as we both shall live. It’s a day when as many loved ones as possible, on both sides of our families, were in one place at one time. We got to...
Doubting Griffin (& Doubting Me!)

Doubting Griffin (& Doubting Me!)

I don’t regret many things about my son’s first six years of life, but lately I’ve been thinking that maybe we should have named him “Thomas”, as he seems to be giving “Doubting Thomas” a run for his money in the questioning department! One recent example of our...
El fin justifica los medios?

El fin justifica los medios?

Aprendí esta frase en mi país desde muy pequeño, no la entendí hasta hace unos años cuando me senté a reflexionar acerca de ella. Antes decía “el fin justifica los medios” como si fuera una afirmación, que más bien era una justificación. Pero cuando lo pensé mejor,...
Do the Ends Justify the Means?

Do the Ends Justify the Means?

“The ends justify the means.” I learned this phrase in my country from a young age, but I didn’t understand it until a few years ago when I sat to reflect on it. Before, I had said that phrase as if it were an affirmation, or even better said, a...
What’s the Word

What’s the Word

Words mean things. At least they’re supposed to. Take for example Jesus’ teaching in Matthew chapter 5. This is the chapter which contains “the Beatitudes,” the well-known, pithy sayings of Christ which begin his famous Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the …. .” The...
Belong

Belong

Have you ever walked into a place and thought to yourself, “I belong here”? I have. I remember it very clearly, I walked into Holy Cross after a tough weekend and started to think about all of the people I have come to love at church and here in Dallas. I smiled to...
Lost and Stubborn

Lost and Stubborn

From Mark 9, “…[The disciples] did not understand the saying and were afraid to ask Him.” I can’t recall the number of times before GPS or since when I was lost while driving or riding a bike in an unknown place. That’s not to say I am excellent with directions, but...
The House With the Yellow Door

The House With the Yellow Door

I have experienced the goodness of God. My husband and I married 8 years ago this summer. There is much that could be said about our first 6 years of marriage and where we have been, but that’s a story for another day, so, I’ll fast forward to the weekend of July 4,...
Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

Serious question for you: how do you keep your house clean?  Are you able to afford a cleaning service? If you have kids, do they help? (Ha Ha Ha). Do you split the chores with your spouse or do you find yourself basically doing most of it?  Heck, maybe you enjoy it;...