God’s Time

Sermon for Lent 3 at Connexion on March 24, 2019.

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But She Believed

I’ve grown more cynical as I’ve gotten older. I know this and I own it. Part of the issue is as I’ve become an adult, I’ve become less of a big picture thinker and more of a detail oriented person – not that being a big picture person is bad, or that being detail oriented […]

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Love on the Line

A reflection on Presiding Bishop Curry’s Royal Wedding Sermon.

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Seeing Myself for the First Time

“I have chosen to struggle against unnatural boundaries.” – Gloria E. Anzaldua I have a distinct memory of being maybe 6 or 7 years old and really wanting to paint my nails. I don’t remember whether or not I had been explicitly told by that point that nail polish was “not for boys”; I implicitly […]

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What It’s Like Being a Boricua in Diaspora After María

I am a Puerto Rican child of the diaspora. Both sides of my family are from a town called Barranquitas in the central part of the island. It’s up in the mountains, about an hour’s journey from San Juan. Although many of my relatives have left the island to come stateside, some of my family is […]

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Mindfulness and Imposter Syndrome

Recently my mind has been bugging me endlessly with the question of, “What are you doing?” This isn’t a theoretical/philosophical question but more so the practical question of, “How am I contributing to the world right now?” Last week I attended a really wonderful gathering of folks my age called the Millennial Leaders Project at […]

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You Are Welcome Here! (Restrictions May Apply)

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” [Matthew 10:40] Jesus speaks these words at the end of a long sermon commissioning the twelve apostles to go out and proclaim the good news, to cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Jesus tells […]

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Cutting Loose

I recently took up embroidery as a hobby. I learned a little bit from watching my roommates Alice and Lily as they both began embroidery in their free time this past year. Embroidery is incredibly soothing, although meticulous. You have to thread a needle every time you want to switch colors, which is agonizing (for […]

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