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...
The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

My daughter navigating the rocky terrain at Copper Breaks state park. She could do this well because she has learned from us how to walk and observe the world around her with care. Our family loves the outdoors. Last year, my children both asked for one thing for...
More or Less

More or Less

Yesterday was a long day. Overall it was a good day, but when I finally climbed into bed late last night, I was exhausted. As my husband watched a movie next to me, I closed my eyes and began to think/pray through the day. I prayed through the tasks I had...
A Wise Decision

A Wise Decision

And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place...