Category Archives: Musings

Bewildered hope

“…and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” (Romans 5:5). On Sunday I went to church in Bogotá, where we prayed for peace … Continue reading

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Shadows and Light

I wrote this following a visit to the memorial for victims of femicide in Ciudad Juárez, México. I visited with a group of Presbyterians from three countries–the U.S., México, and Colombia–as part of a mission conference sponsored by Tres Ríos … Continue reading

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#fastfortheclimate

Today, January 9, 2015, I am “fasting for the climate.” This ongoing fast seeks to send a message to governments that people from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe, expect climate action. Already, millions of people have … Continue reading

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Guapa!

“Eres una mujer muy guapa,” she said. I was confused. I’ve often been called guapa, but in the context of this conversation with my friend Aracely it seemed strange. As your high school Spanish memories might lead you to believe, I was … Continue reading

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Aportes de la Reforma Protestante a la Educación

Charla presentada para los profesores del Colegio Americano, Barranquilla, el 30 de octubre, 2013. No soy experta sobre este tema, por lo tanto este trabajo representa la investigación que logré realizar para la ocasión. Aprendí muchísimo y espero que haya sido … Continue reading

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Thoughts for International Women’s Day

Not long ago a friend of mine, a woman who is quite satisfied to be single and child-free, was told by a man who is an active elder in his church that a woman’s greatest vocation is as wife and … Continue reading

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Less than perfect

On this New Year’s Day I find myself hopeful for what lies ahead in 2013. I’ll be meeting many new people and visiting new and familiar places, and I’m eager to see what these encounters will bring to my life. … Continue reading

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