I have always had what I call a healthy self esteem. Despite being overweight since puberty (but was I though? like, my memory tells me I was chunky in high school but when I look back at pictures I don't see it), I've never felt, or at least never felt that I felt, less than … Continue reading Being fat, Fab 5, and living in tension
You know all those bible verses we quote like, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," and, "Nothing is impossible with God," and, "I do it all for the glory of God"? And you know how I'm always saying we can do hard things? Well it turns out that actually living out … Continue reading We really can do hard things
Sin stems from selfishness and pride. Love stems from selflessness and humility. Cultivate love in your life and in the lives of others.
Here's the thing about my first year teaching first grade... it's over! I did it! We did it! Yesterday Glennon (I feel like we're on a first name basis now for how often I reference her posts) told us to love ourselves and be proud of ourselves for something we've done lately. Yesterday I sat with my … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my first year teaching first grade
Last month I wrote a little something about the women I needed to see. It was such a pleasure highlighting the awesome women doing awesome things in my life that I'd like to make it a habit. Sometimes I look around me at the beach or at bible study or on the bus or at … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the women I needed to see part 2: body-love
Yesterday was IBEM's 10th annual Women's Conference. (IBEM is my Dominican church - Iglesia Bautista Evangelica de Macoris). It was my 2nd annual Women's Conference and I have to be honest, in the days preceding I wasn't super excited about it. I certainly wasn't dreading it, but I remember last year being hot and long … Continue reading Saturdays with Suzanne
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”