“I have been paying attention to the crimson-red Spanish sunsets, to the trash cats chilling in the vacant lot across from my flat, to the carrot I have been growing on my balcony, and to the sounds of my neighbors living their best lives possible while locked inside their homes.” Continue reading Lenten Quarantine
For many Christians, being gay and a follower of Jesus is a contradiction in terms. As the Christian ‘Right’ loves … Continue reading Hail Mary and Bounce Your Eyes, Pt. 3
“Yet for others, (…) I was not quite the ‘right’ kind of Catholic.” Continue reading Hail Mary and Bounce Your Eyes, Pt. 1
“Homosexuality was often discussed as a spiritual weakness that could be overcome with prayer and counseling. It was even suggested by some that ‘Same Sex Attraction’ (…) was a tool that demons used to draw people away from their true, divine calling to the priesthood or religious life.” Continue reading Hail Mary and Bounce Your Eyes, Pt. 2
“I realize that by involving myself in community and forging new bonds with other like-minded individuals I will be better equipped to process and grow from this new life experience.” Continue reading Making Friends as a Foreigner in Spain
“While maybe not quite as refined as the Spanish interpretation, the tomato sandwich of the South hints at the same idea, namely, that some of the best things in life are also the least complicated. Sometimes, they are as simple as tomatoes and bread.” Continue reading Tomatoes and Bread
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Rosario – Valdemoro, Spain The feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary is officially … Continue reading Fiesta Time!
“… there is so much emotional baggage involved in uprooting your life and transplanting it in an entirely new environment.” Continue reading Hey y’all, I’m in Spain now!
If God controls *all* human action, even our worst, most destructive behaviors must be understood as expressions of God’s all-encompassing nature. Continue reading Puppets or Free Agents?
For many of us, we regard Lent as a glorified diet plan with a dash of God thrown in. (…) Friends, I want to tell you that it can be so much more than this. Continue reading Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips for a Meaningful Lent