The Decision to Repent

The Decision to Repent

“…I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.” -Acts 26:20 “There is no worse blindness than not wanting to see.” -Hispanic proverb I don’t know what your experience was growing up, if you...
A Pioneering Spirit

A Pioneering Spirit

Sometimes, statistics can be mind-numbingly negative—think of the U.S. budget deficit. As best as I can tell, the U.S. federal budget deficit for FY 2019 is projected to be $985 billion. (FY 2019 covers October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.) The deficit occurs...
Candles & Jesus

Candles & Jesus

When I was 8 or 9 there was a huge storm in Albuquerque, and my parents expected that we would experience a blackout. My mom pulled out our huge box of candlesticks, and I rounded up every candle holder and jar candle I could find. My dad made sure we had lighters and...
Panic and the Christmas Story

Panic and the Christmas Story

I recently went to a Christmas dinner that was to have a devotion before the meal. When the host asked if I would be one of the readers for the Scripture portion, I casually agreed. Not a big deal, right? It’s most definitely part of the Christmas story. Well, I was...
The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

I’m not much of a gift-giver. I’m more of an “acts of service” kind of gal, but those are hard to wrap and set under a tree so when this time of year rolls around I arm myself with a wish list from each family member and a pot of strong coffee and then Amazon Prime...
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...