“pelo malo.” it literally means “bad hair” in spanish. and in latin america (particularly the caribbean) it’s something heard not infrequently. so i’m trying to prepare myself for how i’ll react when i hear it in the dominican republic. i’ll be there for 27 months. my hair is natural. so i know i’ll hear it. … More pelo malo
“Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an … More why legalism sucks
“Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” there is so much meat in ephesians 5, it’s ridiculous! i didnt even know where to start, so i’ve just put the whole thing (well, actually verses 1-21) here. Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, … More christ will give you light
i’m excited to finally announce that i’m joining the peace corps! yup! i got my invitation in november. this means i’ll spend two years (plus 3 months of training) volunteering my time in another country, assisting in areas the country’s requested, and all in all, serving the country’s people. it’s a 24-hour job that can … More pa’lante: joining the peace corps
thank you, jesus for your love! we truly don’t deserve it. help us be conformed to your image, that your life, suffering, death and resurrection not be in vain. Would you drive nails through your hands? Would you wear a cross of jagged thorns? Would you be pierced in the side for someone you love? … More would you? (via humble walker)
i wanted to post an update to the blog post about looking for a church home. i found it! 🙂 it’s not a “perfect church,” and i dont think there is such thing as one on this side of heaven. there are things i don’t like, but i truly believe it offers just what i … More my new body!
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” ephesians 5:1-2 i’ve recently had an experience that lead to a lot of hurt. i was sorely misunderstood by multiple individuals, … More loving through hurt
Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about learning Spanish, Chinese, and languages in general in the United States. Maybe one day, we’ll truly endow our youngins’ with the value of being bi-lingual–as well as bi-cultural–individuals. Primero Hay Que Aprender Español. Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen. By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF A quiz: If a … More first learn spanish. then study chinese.