Where Has Your Penny Been?

Growing up, I used to believe that pennies one found on the ground came from Heaven. I’ve instilled my love of finding things that have spiritual significance in my kids. I love when we find little things along our path that inspire us with a nudge of love from above—like feathers. In fact—not too long ago—we a had jar filled with feathers.

When my eye caught a glimpse of the little girl holding the penny on the cover of Oh, The Places You’ve Been—I felt I had come across something very special.

The story is about a little girl who finds a penny and listens to its whispers. She discovers and learns all the adventures the penny has been on. Read More

Culturally Diverse Picture Books

When my 10 year old son confided that he identified more as a Mexican-American because no one in his school was Cuban—or even knew where Cuba was—I gasped. My mind traveled back to the future. 

Growing up as a Cuban-American, I felt culturally confused. My family was from this country that I did not know much about.

As a young girl, I loved books and never saw a Cuban-American character portrayed in literature. I longed to see a protagonist that symbolized my culture’s representation—especially since I had never been to Cuba and almost all my family lived there. I desperately longed for something to connect through my love language—reading. How I wish I would have had All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle as a child to get a glimpse of the sights, people and life on the island. Read More

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. -2 Corinthians 1:20

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

-Hebrews 11:1-3

Have you placed something in God’s hands? Are you waiting and trusting in God to fulfill His promise but feel depleted from years of drought?

I’ve been waiting three years. But do you know what’s been the most heart shattering part of my waiting journey? Being placed directly in front of doors that would fulfill the promise, but God either closed the door or didn’t allow them to open. *Heavy sigh* Why?

I constantly war with my mind as I feel the enemy attempting to seep into my thoughts—fighting to fill it with doubt and uncertainty of who The Lord is. Read More