What Language Do You Speak?

What Language Do You Speak?

They were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other tongues.Acts 2:4 Have you ever been in a place where people spoke a language that wasn’t yours and you also didn’t speak theirs? I experienced that a few years ago when I was in...
Faith and belief are like…

Faith and belief are like…

Over the years, I’ve tried to come up with ways to describe “faith” or the act of believing—searching for some examples from the everyday to help illustrate faith and belief for myself. As someone who sits at the back of the classroom, I need all the help I can get!...
What a Garage Sale Taught Me About Jesus

What a Garage Sale Taught Me About Jesus

The Friday night before the annual garage sale is a night I both look forward to and dread all year long. I dread it because it can be very exhausting to sort and categorize all of the wonderful donations we receive. It makes for the beginning of a very long two days....
End-For-Now

End-For-Now

At this point in the year, all kinds of endings-for-now are happening. There are not any more major holidays (at least for a few weeks). Students are planning for their final exams. Graduation parties are being planned. The excitement that long, sunny days and family...
“When Is It My Turn?”

“When Is It My Turn?”

“Mommy, you have sat by Pippa a lot and I would like you to sit by me,” Dash asks as we sit down for dinner and he sees that I am sitting across from him at the table. Here begin the regular negotiations we have regarding family dinner and which parent sits by which...
Easter People in a Good Friday World

Easter People in a Good Friday World

Today we are re-posting a blog post which was originally posted a few days after Easter in 2016. As we approach the sorrow of Good Friday tomorrow and the joy of Easter Sunday a few days after, may we always remember that we are Easter people living in a Good Friday...
My Finances With God

My Finances With God

This week, we are excited to share a guest blog post from a recent student of Faith and Finance, Beatriz Galindez. Faith and Finance is a financial education course taught in Spanish here at Holy Cross. Antonia Alzate leads the course and at the end of last semester...
For Me?

For Me?

Giving. It’s the theme for this week’s Red Letter Challenge. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? What’s the most excited you’ve ever been to give a gift? Who was the recipient? I think giving and receiving are intertwined in emotion, values, and results. There...
Unchecked Boxes and a Changed Life

Unchecked Boxes and a Changed Life

Obedience is hard for me. I’m very rebellious by nature. As a teenager my mom would ask me to clean my room because she didn’t like how messy and disheveled it looked. My response was, “If you don’t like it, don’t go in there. It’s my space, not yours”....
Rock Concert Thoughts

Rock Concert Thoughts

I had the chance last week to go to a concert here in Dallas. Switchfoot is a band that I really enjoy, so any time they are in town, I try to see their show. They have a great culture of community and love about them, from their lyrics to their shows to the group of...