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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