Tag Archives: Colombia

20 July 2019, la segunda parte

Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia – ¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!
Soy Yo – Bomba Estéreo
Pa’ Mayte – Carlos Vives
Rebelión – Joe Arroyo
Vive a Tu Manera – Herencia de Timbiqui
La Pollera Colorá – Lucho Bermúdez
La Cucharita – Jorge Velosa
Sale El Sol – Shakira
Soy Colombiano – Silva y Villalba
Llanero si soy llanero – Cholo Valderrama


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17 Dec #Sing #AdventWord 2018


In Colombia, with the Colombia Accompaniment Program of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Advent devotional project, #AdventWord  is offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each day a word is provided and participants are invited to share images and/or reflections and to use hashtags so our reflections may be included in an Advent Calendar with others from around the world.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 12 July 2016, part two

During the Until We Meet Again Tour‘s visit to the United Nations with Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Elisabeth Lee, I had the opportunity to see my favorite exhibit.

An escopeterrainvented by Colombian peace activist César López, stands a sign of hope and peace.

They shall beat their AK-47s into guitars.


See you along the Trail.

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Adventures with the bandanna – Riverside Church

After visiting the West Harlem Piers Park, Germán, the bandanna and I swung by Riverside Church. It had a busy day today.


24 May 2015



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Adventures with the bandanna – West Harlem Piers Park

My friend, Germán Zárate from Colombia arrived today for a visit. We took a long nap, then grabbed some lunch and went to the West Harlem Piers Park. The bandanna went along.IMG_0997

25 May 2015

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Protect church leaders in Colombia

logo1I signed a petition this morning to support Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners and denounce the death threats were received on January 11, 2015 by three of the pastoral leaders in our partner church, the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia. Thanks to the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and Presbyterian World Mission for creating the petition. Thanks to the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for sending a letter on behalf of our partners.

You can sign too.

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Joy: 13 May 2014


1 April 2010

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Advent 18: Mercy


March 2010
Barranquilla, Colombia

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Purple flowers, Villa Blanca, Colombia

1 April 2010
Villa Blanca, Colombia

I try to post purple flower pictures once a week,
an act of discipline,
creating a theme,
building an audience
(know that I deeply appreciate both of you).

However, today I did a blog post on Colombia for work.
And as I looked for a picture,
I came across this one
and it too me back
to a very special day.

At Villa Blanca, where displaced Colombians,
who in an act of courage and grace
beyond my imagining rebuild and start anew,
on a sunny April day, gathered
Presbyterians from Colombia and Presbyterians from the United States.

With agricultural implements
and symbols of faith,
a worship space was created;
prayers were said, songs were song,
love was shared.

I was there.
I remember the people.
I remember the time.
But until I saw this picture,
I had forgotten the purple flowers.

See you along the Trail.


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Antonio has been found

Good news!

We have learned that Antonio Ariza has been found and is alive. We will post more information as we receive it.
Thank you so much to everyone for your outreach, advocacy and prayers.

Please continue to pray and act for God’s children who have been disappeared in Colombia and around the world.

See you along the Trail

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