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God Was Ahead of Us

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

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Life Lessons

Personal Reflections: What A time to be alive

I like to consider myself someone with high functioning anxiety— someone who can keep her cool under pressure and stress. My mom always says “A ella no la mata nadie,” literal translation, “No one can kill her, ” what she really means, “Nothing phases her, she can’t be bothered.” For me, this “unbothered” state of mind is a defensive mechanism that keeps my anxiety at bay, although these days, despite all my best efforts, I have not been coping well at all. 680 more words

Most memorable moment as a music student

My most memorable moment while studying music was in Chicago when I was about 16. I was taking lessons from a cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and she was pretty strict. 722 more words


Accepting Allergies

I love cats.

More than that actually; I am overly infatuated and desperately obsessed. So obsessed in fact, that often the only thing to be seen on my Facebook newsfeed is a string of cats and cat jokes. 528 more words

Christian Life

Compassion Over Justice

Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt, 1636

When we employ tough love we are constantly generating the positive tension of assertiveness and compassion.  Let’s break down compassion. 449 more words


What a Time To Be Alive: Silver Linings in Quarantine

Where do I even begin? When does this end? I haven’t fully processed what has happened so suddenly in the last few weeks when the world got turned upside down. 683 more words



The present situation is unique. I am hoping and aspiring for many beneficial changes to occur.
I hope and pray for the overtly materialistic world, to pause; to breathe; to enjoy the small joys of life. 215 more words