"My story is important not because it is mine. . . but because if I tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is yours. Maybe nothing is more important than that we keep track . . . of these stories of who we are and where we have come from and the people we have met along the way because it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity . . . that God makes himself known to each of us most powerfully and personally . . . to lose track of our stories is to be profoundly impoverished not only humanly but spiritually. I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets. And you are yours. Our secrets are human secrets, and our trusting each other enough to share them with each other has much to do with the secret of what it means to be human.". ~Frederick Buechner
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn
I'm deeply honored to announce that my personal essay, Luz, will be included in the Young Adult anthology, DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (Harper Collins, 23 August 2011).
My current writing projects include CAN I GET A WITNESS? Memoir of a Tent Evangelist's Daughter All That Glitters, a quarterly column for Sister Divas Magazine(.net) An assortment of freelance assignments for clients in academia and private industry
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