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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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Sabbath in Barranquilla

It’s Sunday afternoon in Barranquilla, those two magical hours when the sun no longer beats down but still provides light. Music drifts in the windows from the street. I compare notes from morning services with the pastor who’s hosted me the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I arrived in Los Angeles late Tuesday night, and it’s been a gift to be welcomed home by my parents and sink into a familiar, gentle sort of bustle–choir rehearsal, cooking, wrapping presents. Tonight we’ll sing the Happy Birthday song … Continue reading

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Acción de Gracias

I want to offer a word of thanks today for all those who have supported and guided and taught and challenged me. I know that I would not be who I am–or where I am–today if it were not for … Continue reading

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From sea level to the heights…

It was a long trek, but I made it–safe, sound, and excited–to La Paz last Thursday. After a seemingly interminable eleven-hour layover in Lima, I suddenly found myself flying over rugged mountains and catching a quick glimpse of beautiful Lake … Continue reading

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