Category Archives: Prayer

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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Enviados en el Espíritu

Español a continuación Last week I was honored with an invitation by the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela to reflect on the gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday. This was first posted on their Facebook page and synod website. I share it … Continue reading

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Refreshed and renewed

A favorite memory from my visit to Venezuela in September 2016.  I’d been resisting the temptation to get in the water at the Cascada del Vino. I wasn’t afraid of the cold, but my swimsuit was back in Colombia, and skinny-dipping in … 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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Gesto solidario con El Tamarindo

This message is available in English. Muchas personas en Colombia y alrededor del mundo están pendientes de la situación de los campesinos en El Tamarindo. Muchas han preguntado, “¿Cómo puedo ayudar?” Se está haciendo trabajo de incidencia con medios, embajadas, … Continue reading

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Solidarity with El Tamarindo

Many people around the world have been following the situation in El Tamarindo, and many have asked “What can I do to help?”

Much advocacy work has been underway with embassies and Colombian government agencies. The story isn’t finished, but the families are still being forced to relocate this week–right before Christmas.

I invite you to join me in an action of solidarity to encourage the campesinos of El Tamarindo and let them know they have many people thinking of them and praying for them. Continue reading

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