Category Archives: Musings

To Venezuela, with love

On my way home after my last visit to Venezuela in May 2017, I wrote some words of poetry and prayer that I’ve translated below from the original Spanish. In the face of so much turmoil, political polarization, and increasingly violent protests, easy answers do not suffice. I don’t have the solution to Venezuela’s struggles. I simply offer my heart, my prayers, and my commitment to continue seeking truth, hope, and the paths of peace in the midst of this and every situation.  Continue reading

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Te quiero, Venezuela

Escribí estas palabras en el camino de vuelta a casa luego de mi última visita a Venezuela en mayo 2017. En un día como hoy, las respuestas fáciles no bastan. No tengo la solución para los problemas de Venezuela. Simplemente ofrezco mi corazón, mis oraciones, y mi compromiso de seguir buscando la verdad, la esperanza, y el camino de la paz en medio de cada situación.  Continue reading

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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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