“The Joy of the Gospel”

On Tuesday morning, Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation, called Evangelii Gaudium, or “The Joy of the Gospel.” I read the opening lines (below), and they definitely compelled me to keep reading! His words are relevant to all Christians, Catholic or not. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all…

Thanksgiving in Mexico

Even though Mexico doesn’t celebrate the holiday, it’s still Thanksgiving week for me. I work with quite a few other Americans, and one organized a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday night that a local hotel catered. The food was a little different (as I expected), but the important thing was that I got to eat turkey…

Life Lately, in Photos

I feel really comfortable here. The first example of that is that I’ve hated public speaking for as long as I can remember, and I’m now doing it on a daily basis for my job and don’t think twice about it. I actually kind of like it because the Mexicans I teach have a way…

Thankful

I’ve been complaining a lot lately. If not out loud, then in my head and my heart. But really, today (and always), I have so much to be thankful for. Here are some of today’s things: -Blankets. A cold front hit Saltillo this week, but thankfully I brought a random assortment of blankets from home…

On relationships

One thing I wasn’t expecting from this current relationship of mine was how much it would scare me. It’s serious, and with that comes the realization that he will either be mine forever-my husband-or nothing. Nothing at all. There are times (most of the time, actually) when you can taste the future, the rest of…

Life Lately, in Photos

The past 2 weeks I worked a lot because of a special contract we had with a visiting company. Most days I taught for 7.5 hours (not including prep time), and on Friday I taught for 9 hours! All of that to say, I am loving my job, and it doesn’t feel like work. I…