My students say, "I can't," a lot. Usually when I've just asked them to draw something. I'll say something like, "Now I would like you to draw the story we've just read." Then three or four or seventeen of my students will say/whine, "Yo no pueeeeeedooo, profeeeeeee." ("I caaaaan't, teeeeeacher"). (Dominican Spanish is very whiny, … Continue reading Here’s the thing about “I can’t”
I grew up always having a lot of friends. In high school I would throw parties about once a month and have 50-60 of my closest pals dancing (and at times, scootering) around my house all weekend. So much fun! And I'm so thankful for my parents who let us get a little crazy sometimes. … Continue reading I am grateful (for friends).
This month I am doing the Proverbs-a-day thing and this morning in Proverbs 16 I read this: Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. - Proverbs 16:32 Now, this being slow to anger thing is really big since I work … Continue reading Here’s the thing about self-control
I decided to try my hand at fiction. I have no idea if it's worth reading. “Do you want to go with me?” I said, not looking at him. “Where are we going?” he asked, turning to look at me. “That doesn’t really answer my question.” I was testing him. He let out a long … Continue reading Malecón
Jesus said give to everyone who asks. That’s a tough command. Sometimes we wonder what Jesus would do in the Calcutta slums or in these heroine-haunted streets where folks ask for change on every corner. What we can say with confidence is that we are to give something to everyone who asks – dignity, attention, … Continue reading Jesus said give…
A friend of mine recently asked, "So, what do you do on Saturdays?" Well, Michael, this is for you. Today was a great day. My roommate Kristin and I took a nice trip to the capital - our first capital trip of the season. The bus ride from San Pedro (where I live) to Santo … Continue reading Saturdays with Suzanne
i am grateful for sermons preached by pastors in suits and ties heard by congregants sitting in dresses in pews. i am grateful for sister friends who preach about hearing God’s voice with no shoes on while i listen from my spot on the floor. i am grateful for dread locks and the men and … Continue reading i am grateful (for the body).