My guest on the podcast this week is Sarah Quezada. Sarah and I write for some of the same places and so we’ve been cheering each other on on the interwebs, but I feel for her over chips and salsa when I was in Atlanta this past fall after the Allume conference.


Sarah Quezada is the author of the blog, “A Life With Subtitles” where she writes about living a multicultural life in Atlanta, GA with her Guatemalan husband and two talkative kiddos!



Today’s episode is a follow up to my book club conversation with Cara Meredith on the book, “Esperanza Rising”. Since so much of the book focuses on the struggle of the immigrant worker in California during the Depression Era and we see glimpses of the gaps in the  immigration policies in America, I thought it was important to bring on my friend to share her story of falling for an undocumented worker and EVERYTHING they’ve gone through to secure his citizenship.




Check out  “Immigration Love Story”! It’s a fantastic detailing of her love story with Billy in three parts.

Her “Say This, Not That” section was fantastic and I’m so inspired by her Shalom Steps.





















Resources Mentioned In The Show:

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible” M. Daniel Carroll

Welcoming the Stranger” by Matthew Soerens

Follow Matthew on Twitter: @MatthewSoerens 

Check out the site, G29, “A culture shaping movement seeking to equip the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, Biblical response to immigration.

Sarah’s Perfect Day in Atlanta:

Brunch Spot: The Majestic Diner

Coffee Shop: Community Grounds 

Urban Oasis: Grant Park

Date Night: Barnes and Noble

Closing Thoughts:

I’m really motivated to learn more about immigration in our country.  I’m taking to heart the words of MLK:











Don’t forget to claim your hard copy of the #SummerofShalom printable.  They’re going out in the mail on Monday so that you get them in time for the first official day of Summer, June 20th.



You can follow Sarah on her blog and Twitter.

As always, you can continue the conversation in the Shalom Sistas Hangout.

Shalom in your earbuds, y’all!