Sweeping Winter Transitions

By: Gabriela Yareliz Winter was always a season of transition. There were many instances where we were moving or something was happening mid-school year. Some sort of transition. Often, it was a dramatic move, from one state to another. The whole school situation is sort of a blur to me now. I can’t remember exactlyContinue reading “Sweeping Winter Transitions”

December 2022 Favorites

Hello! We are at the end of another month, and more importantly, another year. December was an eventful month. Winter slammed into us. States were affected by major snow storms. I saw a meme that accurately summed it up, saying: “Winter is coming. The entire thing. All at once. In one weekend.” The month feltContinue reading “December 2022 Favorites”

An Old Friend

By: Gabriela Yareliz HELLO I have been itching to get back here. My little fingers, burning to hit those keys in nonwork related matters. Typically, I am furiously plucking at my keyboard editing a motion while having a work Zoom meeting on in the background. I am also skilled at balancing my iPad on myContinue reading “An Old Friend”

Full of Trees

[Image via Pinterest, The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis] “And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.” Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse Trees stand like buildings, their branches like floors where little squirrels abide and munch on their snacks. In the summer, theyContinue reading “Full of Trees”

As Autumn Departs…

[Image via Pinterest] By: Gabriela Yareliz This evening, I saw another tree lighting (I have been to four now!). The singers were amazing and actually harmonized unlike some of the shouting children I have seen at other tree lightings (the quality of music teachers has severely declined. Our old music teachers made us sound likeContinue reading “As Autumn Departs…”

Waiting with Hope

‚ÄúTherefore, we do not wait for the promise in despair but in hope. Hope, this glorious hope, rests in Jesus. As we consider His humble entrance into the world as a baby this Advent season, may we also eagerly await the day He returns in glory as King (Revelation 21:1-8). Like the Israelites rested forContinue reading “Waiting with Hope”

American Wealth: Hope, Opportunity & Resilience

[Image via englishspeecheschannel.com] “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson By: Gabriela Yareliz There was a JFK essay contest in high school. We learned about it through a newspaper we would read in English class. Those cute papers that had poems and featured other peer writing. I wanted in, and IContinue reading “American Wealth: Hope, Opportunity & Resilience”

All-Consuming Fire

[Photo by Hans Isaacson on Unsplash] By: Gabriela Yareliz Fire has always been familiar. As someone who grew up camping, I saw it often. We also used it a lot at church gatherings, so there is that. I saw how it would grow into a steady flame, how it warmed food and snacks. I heardContinue reading “All-Consuming Fire”

November 2022 Favorites

“Elon is crashing Twitter, Kanye is exposing the illuminati, Ghislaine is drafting her memoir, Trump is back to causing mayhem, and Biden still doesn’t know he’s been elected. The drama level is so high.” Jessica Kraus (@houseinhabit) That quote above basically sums it up. November felt like a short month with too much to do.Continue reading “November 2022 Favorites”