I contemplate, write and speak about the eternal implications of our life in God. I am a lover of beauty (especially the beauty of my family, others, and creation). And I am a justice seeker—trying to overcome evil with good. In addition, I seek answers to these types of questions: What does abundant life look like (John 10:10)? If God is good and we are his deeply beloved children and safe in his kingdom, how then should we live? Spiritual formation and justice should never be separated.
- Spiritual formation
- Vocation and Identity
- Spiritual disciplines
- Life in Christ
- Writing for publication and the formation of a writer
- Closing the gap between our beliefs and our actions.
- Immigration and the Church
- Relationships – dating, marriage
- Women in the Church
- Race and the Church, racial reconciliation: intersection of faith, formation, justice, and church history
- Evangelism, Discipleship, Outreach – consulting churches & ministries
I’m married to my best friend, Shawn. He’s a philosophy professor. We’re deliriously happy together. Though I grew up very poor, when I married him, I hit the jackpot. Aside from the Lord, our marriage and home is the one safe refuge I have in this life. Together we have three girls, Iliana, Valentina, and Isabella. I speak regularly to congregations, university campuses, and to retreatants about the implications of following Jesus.
Some favorite writers: Thomas Merton, Madeleine L’Engle, Eugene Peterson, Kathleen Norris, Carlo Carretto, Charles De Foucauld, Father Greg Boyle, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Henri Nouwen, Thomas A’Kempis, Mary Karr, Dallas Willard, Richard Foster and many of the Church Fathers and Mothers. A favorite poet is Mary Oliver.
I received my M.Div. from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. I write for various venues and am a by-lined writer for Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics Blog (now CT Women), Womenleaders.com , and Our Daily Bread. I am a new board member of Evangelicals 4 Justice. I belong to INK: A Creative Collective. I am a former member and former board member of Redbud Writers Guild. And I I am an adjunct professor at Winebrenner Seminary. As a Puerto-Rican, I am on the borderlands of evangelicalism which makes for an interesting mix.
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