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Renewing our lives in Advent

Renewing our lives in Advent!

Entre dos Mundos

Mis amig@s y yo estamos planificando comenzar una campaña del juego Dragones y Calabozos.

Do you really care who I am?

I often remind people that as a Puerto Rican my story is one of migration not immigration.

Praying, Until

Mark 10:46-48 As [Jesus] and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Orando, Hasta Que...

Marcos 10:46-48 46  Y cuando Jesús ya salía de la ciudad, seguido de sus discípulos y de mucha gente, un mendigo ciego llamado Bartimeo, hijo de Timeo, estaba sentado junto al camino. 47 Al oír que era Jesús de Nazaret, el ciego comenzó a gritar: —¡Jesús, Hijo de David, ten compasión de mí!  48 Muchos lo reprendían para que se callara, pero él gritaba más todavía: —¡Hijo de David, ten compasión de mí! 

From Yesterday to Today and a Just World within us and for the rest of us…

Proverbs 22:1-23 "to show you what is right and true, so that you may give a true answer to those who sent you..."

De Ayer a Hoy y por Un Mundo Justo dentro de Sí Mismas y para el resto de nosotrxs…

Proverbios 22:1-23 para hacerte saber la certidumbre de las palabras de verdad, a fin de que vuelvas a llevar palabras de verdad a los que te enviaron?


Ephesians 6:10-11 (NRSV) “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

A Prueba de Balas

Efesios 6:10-11 (NVI) “ Por último, fortalézcanse con el gran poder del Señor. Pónganse toda la armadura de Dios para que puedan hacer frente a las artimañas del diablo.”

Can I get a Witness?

Psalm 34:1-8, NRSV

1 I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the humble hear and be glad.

3 O magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together.


4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me,

and delivered me from all my fears.

5 Look to him, and be radiant;

so, your[a] faces shall never be ashamed.

6 This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,

and was saved from every trouble.

7 The angel of the Lord encamps

around those who fear him and delivers them.

8 O taste and see that the Lord is good;

happy are those who take refuge in him.