Hello friends and readers!
So much has changed in the world since I started this blog. I have also evolved as we all should to reflect new experiences, knowledge and calls of the Spirit.
But the one aspect of my life that has remained constant is my life with God! My reliance and belief in God have never changed.
What has changed is the call of the Spirit in my life and ministry. When I started my journey I had one-way vision influenced by the voices I listened to.
Change gradually happened in my ministry and beliefs because of the many years of ministering in hospital settings. One can't impose spiritual beliefs on people of different faiths or no faith. That was the starting point for me.
Racial and political reckoning also awakened me to the systemic oppression of the White church that I embraced in my adulthood. I engaged in learning to understand how the church was always made for light skinned people - not me and my loved ones.
I stopped engaging in religion and my faith grew deeper. It was the best thing I could have done.
I'm currently engaged in deep theological reflection and study to undo and understand the things that I learned as "truths" and absolutes.
Reading the Bible with a new lens has completely changed my perspective and life.
My ministry also evolved with a social justice emphasis.
I also recognize that we have a finite amount of time on Earth so I'm working on how the rest of my life will look. More on that later.
Today I'm still evolving and so much has happened and, most importantly, I've also learned to "stay in my lane" and care for my body, soul and spirit.
One key finding that I will share with everyone: I miss having a spiritual community. Whatever I do next, I want to be surrounded by people who love God as passionately as I do! Let me know if you have suggestions or comments.
Also - go over to my https://blancavelasquez.wordpress.com/ blog that has links to this and my other blogs for the latest posts.
Thank you for continuing to come to this site to read my writings. You can be sure that whatever I write will be Spirit-led.
Take care precious ones!
Sending you big GOD hugs - Blanca