5 (+1) Influential Mujeres Who Shaped Me

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

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3 Things Small Church Ministers Can Do (or…Not Do) to Enjoy the Holidays

  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

When the Prophet Goes Mad

When the prophet goes madher tongue goes looseand no matter whoseear is in the way predictions,curses, wishes and prayersare summoned in one breath of smokeconsuming fire ablaze.When the prophet goes madhe finally speaks his heartbecause his mind cannot keepcloseted truths that are meant to fly.When the prophet goes madthe earth shakes.For the power behind her… Continue reading When the Prophet Goes Mad

The Trumpet/Whistle Blower

For the all the Trayvons of the WorldA call was raisedThrough the channels of alarmTo report suspicion once againThree rings for securityPreserving coveted safetyReporting ResultingSurprise to theSuspected Unexpected Confrontation.A trumpet was blownA long blastA warningResoundingShoutSignaling imminent dangerOf a stranger UnwelcomedFor reasons yet to be justifiedRatified by experience pastthat the enemyis clothed in… ·      color that… Continue reading The Trumpet/Whistle Blower

The Trailblazer

  The trail of peace Freedom For the Israelites Did not start quietly At the silence of the oppressor Drowned Egyptian death At the other side of the Red Sea. It started there, Just the desert; dry plains that will test Heat and pain Over faith Of a God that promised Milk and honey But… Continue reading The Trailblazer

Intro to The Trailblazer, The Trumpet/Whistle Blower, The Prophet and The Voice that Calls in the Wilderness.

As friends and colleagues engaged in conversation, dialogue and at times debate on social media over the Zimmerman trial it was obvious perspectives were diverse.  While racially speaking some people are of my same opinion that the Trayvon Martin crime is a black and white issue; the complexities of the investigation, trial, outcome, and responses… Continue reading Intro to The Trailblazer, The Trumpet/Whistle Blower, The Prophet and The Voice that Calls in the Wilderness.