Three Lessons from Year 33

Three Lessons from Year 33

While most people look forward to their 21st or 30th birthday, I was eager to celebrate 33; also known as “the Jesus birthday.” Being the Bible nerd that I am, I dreamed of inviting all guests to dress as their favorite Jesus. We’d play pin the tail on Mary’s...
Why You Should Leave the Bible Out of Dating

Why You Should Leave the Bible Out of Dating

We were leaving the bursar’s office after learning about the cost for me to attend college in the fall. It was a lot. In the parking lot, my dad looked at me and asked, “Mijita, are you sure this is where you want to go?” My mom interjected and told him this was...
Liberation Requires Direct, Communal Action

Liberation Requires Direct, Communal Action

A Black woman has saved us once again. The moratorium on evictions in the U.S. expired at midnight on July 31, and Congress had no plans to resolve the issue before their six-week break. While life post-vaccine has returned to a sort of normal, the pandemic is not...
Olympics Earn Gold Medals in Racism, Sexism

Olympics Earn Gold Medals in Racism, Sexism

My sixth-grade music teacher had a vision for that year’s annual Christmas pageant. For the life of me, I cannot remember her name. But I remember her passion for the nations, her fervent prayers during chapel and music class for the Lord Jesus to come now as we were...
The Spiritual Benefits of Your Furry Companion

The Spiritual Benefits of Your Furry Companion

A friend shared his picture on Facebook. He had shaggy hair with sad eyes. I fell in love immediately. “This little guy needs a home!” The caption read. “Anyone interested? He is a sweet, sweet boy and very friendly.” After a back and forth in the comments section, I,...