This Week’s Picks: July 28, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz

This week, I celebrated a wedding, and I am also mourning the death of my favorite radio broadcaster, Kidd Kraddick.
I feel like I grew a couple of inches in character this weekend.

I hope that this week, you see all of the opportunities and blessings sent your way.

Please keep the Kidd Nation and Caroline Kraddick in your prayers.

1] Happiness requires effort and work[…] Happiness is not the absence of doing unpleasant things.-Kidd Kraddick

2] Present Sentiments

Lately, I have been thinking of belief, and how when you believe something, you believe it with all of your being. A belief that gives its all. God asks us for everything. Sometimes, we are unsure of giving everything, but often times that is because of lack of trust and personal uncertainty.

Jesus wants us to understand that He gave Himself for us. Belief and love are sacrifice; because in the end, that is what true love is–sacrifice.

We often know the answers to our own questions, and we know what we need to do, but I think our spiritual lives are like gold… as they say, we are refined by fire. Time helps us improve and strengthen our faith.

Philippians 3:7-9, 12-16:
7 But Christ has shown me that what I once thought was valuable is worthless. 8 Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ 9 and to know that I belong to him. I could not make myself acceptable to God by obeying the Law of Moses. God accepted me simply because of my faith in Christ.

12 I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize. 13 My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. 14 I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done. 15 All of us who are mature should think in this same way. And if any of you think differently, God will make it clear to you. 16 But we must keep going in the direction that we are now headed.

When we have God, we have everything. Be willing to give it all, because to live for Christ is gain. All else falls away in the presence of He who has loved you with an unending love.

3] Epiphany
Being unconventional does not always mean being a rebel, but it can mean doing what is right when no one else does it.

4] Q & A: Looking for answers?

5] Call Him, definitely.

“Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

“If you’re gonna pray, don’t worry. If you’re gonna worry, don’t pray.” Instagram

“I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.” Like the Flowing River, Paulo Coelho


9] Thinking of my mom, my soulmate.

10] They aren’t perfect, but this couple makes me believe love and partnership can work if you work at it and want it to work: Kourtney K. and LD

11] Piano Guys

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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