When I saw the pictures similar to the ones above and below, projected on the screen I turned to our church board chair and whispered, “Hey, where is my horse? You owe me a horse!” She tried to restrain her chuckle. The leaders of local churches who are about to experience a change in pastoral… Continue reading What Itinerancy REALLY Looks Like Today
Growing up we owned one volume of the Enciclopedia de Cultura Puertorriqueña. The thick tome titled "Hombres Ilustres" (Illustrious Men) contained short biographies of all the men who shaped the history of Puerto Rico. From composer Juan Morel Campos to visual artist Jose Campeche; from teacher Rafael Cordero to poet and politician Luis Muñoz Rivera;… Continue reading 5 (+1) Influential Mujeres Who Shaped Me
I’ve been praying away the extra ten pounds I gained through the holidays. But nothing is happening. I do not think God will come through for me on this one, my way, anyway. Right about now you might be in the same predicament I am in. I am having a hard time staying on track… Continue reading Can you save your 2019 goals in March?
As a minister you know all too well how intense it is to feel burned out, especially during the High Holy days. You wonder sometimes, is there any way to avoid it? Does it come with the territory? The holidays can be especially stressful for ministers and their families; not only because of the… Continue reading 3 Things Small Church Ministers Can Do (or…Not Do) to Enjoy the Holidays
A Thanksgiving reflection on attributes of Jesus.
Be Careful! May doctrines of the "chosen" ones not separate us. In recent months I have come across situations among Christian families, related by biological blood and that of Christ, who are in crisis. Like all good families it is expected that our families will have conflict from time to time. I think one of… Continue reading They Will Know We Are of God Through Our Love
English Version ¡Cuidado! Que la Doctrina de Ser Pueblo “escogido” Nos Separe En los últimos meses me he encontrado con situaciones entre familias cristianas, relacionadas por sangre biológica y por la de Cristo, que están en crisis. Como todas las buenas familias es de esperarse que nuestras familias tengan conflictos de vez en cuando. Por… Continue reading Que Sepan Que Somos de Dios por Nuestro Amor