Considering Cuba

I often go by the shortened name of “Lisa Q.” It’s because my married name is Quintana, and most folks (particularly in the Midwest) don’t know how to pronounce it correctly. (It’s pronounced “keen-tah-nah”, just in case you were wondering.)

I married a man who was born in Cuba in 1958. One year later, Fidel […]

By |April 9th, 2018|blog|15 Comments

Just Another School Shooting in America

This morning, as I got my son ready for school, I couldn’t help but wonder if I should even send Josh to the high school for fear of his life. What kind of day is it when a parent must wonder if their child is going to get shot simply for going to school?

How […]

By |February 15th, 2018|blog|5 Comments

Mary’s BIG Family Story – 20 adopted children!

November is National Adoption Awareness Month
Although I primarily blog on apologetic-related themes, once in a while, I veer off simply because I feel an inspirational story must be told. Mary’s story is one of those stories a writer simply cannot pass up! 
I first met Mary Doelman through Biola University’s online Masters program in Apologetics. I […]

By |November 17th, 2017|blog|8 Comments

Mom for a Moment: what about the feminine aspect of God?

I remember curling up on my bedroom floor, crying out to God that I just wanted Him to be my ‘mommy’ for a moment. I had been trying for years to become pregnant, and had just started my period again for the umpteenth time. It hurt. I wanted to have a baby so bad, […]

By |August 8th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

What I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Marriage

Today I celebrate my Silver Wedding Anniversary with my husband, Mario. In the years that have passed, I have learned what really makes a marriage work is when both partners are committed to faith in Jesus Christ. It is His love that flows in us and through us to glue us together. It is […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|blog|5 Comments