The Builder and His Holy Family

The Builder and His Holy Family

What would it require to build a work so great that it spanned 150 years and six generations? There is such a building in Barcelona, a church whose first stone was laid in 1882 and is projected to be completed in 2030, named Basílica de la Família Sagrada (Church of...
Regret

Regret

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 Baylor University in Texas was constructed thanks to a donation made by a Christian, one whose history is pretty interesting. In old age,...
Thanksgiving & Provision

Thanksgiving & Provision

Philippians 4:6-7 is a verse I know very well. It says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace...
Peace for the Big Day(s)

Peace for the Big Day(s)

My wedding celebration and reception was this past weekend. It was a day that Francisco and I will remember for as long as we both shall live. It’s a day when as many loved ones as possible, on both sides of our families, were in one place at one time. We got to...
Doubting Griffin (& Doubting Me!)

Doubting Griffin (& Doubting Me!)

I don’t regret many things about my son’s first six years of life, but lately I’ve been thinking that maybe we should have named him “Thomas”, as he seems to be giving “Doubting Thomas” a run for his money in the questioning department! One recent example of our...
El fin justifica los medios?

El fin justifica los medios?

Aprendí esta frase en mi país desde muy pequeño, no la entendí hasta hace unos años cuando me senté a reflexionar acerca de ella. Antes decía “el fin justifica los medios” como si fuera una afirmación, que más bien era una justificación. Pero cuando lo pensé mejor,...
Do the Ends Justify the Means?

Do the Ends Justify the Means?

“The ends justify the means.” I learned this phrase in my country from a young age, but I didn’t understand it until a few years ago when I sat to reflect on it. Before, I had said that phrase as if it were an affirmation, or even better said, a...
What’s the Word

What’s the Word

Words mean things. At least they’re supposed to. Take for example Jesus’ teaching in Matthew chapter 5. This is the chapter which contains “the Beatitudes,” the well-known, pithy sayings of Christ which begin his famous Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the …. .” The...