Exploration of Self: Clarissa Joan Middleton’s Story

April 9, 2019By Jerome BlancoStory

In 2009, Clarissa Joan Middleton was fresh out of college, living in New York City, engaged to her now-husband, and working an enviable job as a financial analyst on Wall Street. In other words, she was living the grand, old American Dream. She had all the boxes checked for the ideal life, yet Clarissa says, … Read More

Abigail: The Peacemaker

March 26, 2019By Jerome BlancoArticle

What would it take for you 
to rush unarmed towards a mob of angry men who only mean you harm? The situation sounds absurd, but this is the plight Abigail finds herself in in 1 Samuel 25. Minding her own business
 and going about the usual tasks
 of her day, she is informed by 
a … Read More

Jesus of Monday Mornings: A Meditation on Epiphany

January 3, 2019By Jerome BlancoArticle

The Christmas season is over. We’ve put away nativity scenes and unstrung our lights. That distinct festivity is no longer in the air. Another year has started, and while this can be an exciting occasion for many—time for resolutions and fresh starts—it can also feel like the great Monday morning of the year. Back to … Read More

When Calling Isn’t Career: Bob Matsushima’s Story

November 26, 2018By Jerome BlancoStory

Bob Matsushima never felt a calling to a particular career path. “I think my journey started off with avoidance rather than a desired goal… I had no idea what I wanted to do,” he says. Retired now, Bob recounts his life to this point with a smile, grateful for the fullness of it. After he … Read More