By Becky Klein Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí.  The word “leadership” is used often, referring to many different people and circumstances. We refer to leadership when we read about courageous acts of our military in the Middle East. We speak of leadership when watching our visionary NASA astronauts work hard to …

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EMBRACING LEADERSHIP

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By Oluwatofunmi Odulate Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí.  “I am not a leader.” If I had a penny for every time that I have said that in my life, I would be very wealthy. This is because I had this distorted idea of what leadership meant. Some of the myths of …

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By Zoricelis Dávila Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí.  The concept of leadership has been studied from multiple perspectives and approaches. Its definition can be complex because it is constantly evolving and being updated to tailor it according to the circumstance at hand. Studies have focused on leadership styles, personal traits, and …

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Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí. By Patty Villarreal It is summer on the northern hemisphere! In my corner of the world, usually families are on vacation or children are spending the day at grandma’s house while parents work. However, this summer season is very unusual due to the collective experience of …

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An Unexpected Detour

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By Nora Silva Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí.  Like most New Years, the beginning of this year gave us new resolutions, new goals, and new plans. The year even had a nice ring to it, 2020, like 2020 Vision! We all have fresh starts and exciting objectives for the year. Things …

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By Carolyn Porterfield Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí. In 2011, the organization for which I worked joined with Buckner International to build a house for a family in Peñitas, Texas. What was interesting about this build was that the team was comprised entirely of women. In full disclosure, I seriously doubted …

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That is Contagious!

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By Alicia Zorzoli Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí. I write this while I am, like almost everyone else, locked up trying to avoid the spread of this virus that is changing our planet. The list of precautions to avoid infection seems to be increasing with each passing day.  Yesterday my husband went out …

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Our Daughters Are Watching

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By Anyra Cano Para leer en español haga clic aquí. For more than 20 years, my mother was a preschool teacher. She loved teaching, she especially enjoyed watching her students play in the drama station. She would watch the children act out what they observed at home. She could learn much about a child’s family …

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What’s Your “Word”?

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By Margarita Garcia Para leer en español haga clic aquí. Has anyone come up to you asking about your “word” for the year? You’re probably thinking, “What do you mean ‘your word’? I have goals and dreams, but a ‘word’?” Yes. Many people have what they call their “word” for the year.  In the past …

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By Nora O. Lozano Para leer en español haga clic aquí. It is a new year, and there is much to celebrate, be thankful for, and hope for. To start, I want to celebrate the CLLI blog’s first anniversary. Thanks to the good work of all the monthly writers, the editorial committee, the translators, as …

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SISTERHOOD AND TEARS

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By Adalia Gutiérrez Lee Para leer en Español haga clic aquí. I never thought that at my age it would be so difficult to talk about my sisters; not because I don’t have something to say, but because I have too many things that I could tell you. I had two sisters and both of …

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By Nora Silva Para leer en Español haga clic aqui I have always considered myself a girl’s girl. That’s because I value the women in my life and have recognized how deeply I was, and continue to be, influenced by women.  I think about many of the women who have helped exemplified that influence for …

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By Zoricelis Davila Para leer en Español haga clic aqui Recently I read a post on social media that said, “talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need.” I have to admit that as a therapist I know the therapeutic value of going to counseling to address issues that can only …

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Adopted

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By Jana Atkinson Para leer la version en español, haga clic aquí. I was raised as the middle child in a big group of daughters. Needless to say, sisterhood is one of the very first thingsthat I ever understood, and something I have always loved. Due to differing circumstances, a few of my sisters are …

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By Monica Salinas Para leer la version en español, haga clic aquí. Can you imagine eleven girls between the ages of five and seventeen eating together at a round table? Anyone would think that it is a children’s birthday party, but no, that was the daily dynamic at the Salinas home. I am number ten …

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By Becky Klein Para leer la version en español el clic aquí. What is sisterhood, anyway? In my experience it has been the blessing to have one or more women who share a common bond; who share confidences without assigning judgement and without violating trust; and whom provide hope and solace when encountering times of …

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By Raquel Contreras Para leer la version en español, haga clic aquí. As a Latina, one of the things that I enjoy the most about visiting friends or family in their homes is feeling so welcomed and free to stay over and talk for hours.  The after-dinner fellowship in our gatherings is a tradition that …

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The Strength of Sisterhood

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By Patty Villarreal, LMSW Para leer la version en español, haga clic aquí. The word strength conjures up images of power and confidence. God provides people, women and men, who cross our path with strength which maximizes our God-given potential. Power and confidence give us courage to pursue an action towards our dream. As women …

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By Alicia Zorzoli March 2019 Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí. I don’t have a sister. I have two brothers whom I love with all my heart, but I would have loved to have a sister. I would have loved someone to play and argue with, someone to share my secrets, dreams, and clothes.  I …

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By Anyra Cano Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí. Eighteen years ago, my life was in a slimy pit of mud and mire. I had experienced a season of both emotional and physical trauma. I was longing for a community to help me out of the pain I found myself in. God was good …

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By Nora O. Lozano Para leer la versión en español haga clic aquí. I am delighted to introduce the new blog of the Christian Latina Leadership Institute (CLLI), entitled: “Tú, yo, nosotras” (You, I, Us). The purpose of this blog is twofold. First, it is designed to stimulate creative academic thinking and conversations regarding topics that are relevant …

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