learning parenting

Normal is what I don’t want

Watch this video before you read my post. I don’t want my kids to be normal. I believe that all children are unique and special and should be given the space/environment and time they need to be and become themselves. And that’s why I don’t want to send my kids to school. I strive not …

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on writing

So, what do you want?

Last week I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and I was struck by all of the excuses that those interviewed had for not changing their diets –too many processed foods, not enough (or any!) fruits and vegetables. The excuses ranged from: “I can’t. I don’t have any will power. I’m weak.” to “I’m here …

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adventism

Images of judgement

A couple of weeks ago I had the awesome privilege of sharing part of my testimony of leaving Adventism with a group of ladies at church. Because I love media literacy so much, I wanted to show them how, through images and story, Adventist doctrines are taught to children. And how these beliefs shape how Adventists think, …

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on writing

Starting fresh!

Delina’s deliniation has officially begun, and I’m starting fresh. At first I fully intended to import my Blogger blog to this new site, but had too many issues with importing comments and media that I have decided to just start fresh! I have re-posted a few blogs that I wrote on the Quarterlife Girl site, …

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race

Recycling BLACK LATINA

I wrote this article in college and it was published in Hispanic Magazine in 1999–before blogs, before Facebook, before Twitter. Even still, it was widely circulated online, cited in several research papers and was even reprinted in a sociology textbook reader. I found it on someone’s website today and thought I’d share and preserve it …

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adventism

“I will give you rest.” – Jesus

From the Vault When I was studying the life of Moses, I was struck how God would give Israel a real, tangible *thing* and then in the New Testament, hundreds of years later, Jesus was that *thing* in a spiritual sense. Here are some examples: Old Testament shadow Jesus reality The Passover lamb-  Exodus 12:43-50 (*verse …

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adventism

Jesus is our example?

(From the Vault) After you say to an Adventist, “Jesus was a Jew, that’s why He kept the Sabbath,” nine times out of ten they’ll reply, “Jesus is our example.” They say that to prove that we’re supposed to keep the law…but not the whole law, just the 10 commandments, emphasis on the 4th (“as …

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