Textured Hearts & A Loud Universe

By: Gabriela Yareliz Over time, we either become soft or hard, I was reminded as I studied scripture. Sometimes, scripture describes the heart as either hard or soft, or sometimes, it describes it as soil (for the plant lovers). How can we tell where we fall on the texture scale? One might think it’s somethingContinue reading “Textured Hearts & A Loud Universe”


“The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 11.18.5b When I read this, it struck a chord. I am not always calm. I have my frenzied moments. Moments where I don’t trust timing, hormonal moments (there should be greeting cards apologizing for PMS– I couldContinue reading “Calm”

Reflections Before Bedtime #46

By: Gabriela Yareliz Mark 4:35-41English Standard Version (ESV)  Jesus Calms a Storm 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him [Jesus] with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.37 And a great windstormContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #46”

Monday Inspiration: October 26, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz A happy Monday eve to you. Where are you going this week? I took a walk today. The neighborhood smells like leaves and bonfires. I forgot what sweet therapy walking is for the soul. I think this week it’ll be time to take the camera out for a spin to document theContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: October 26, 2015”

Stopping and Starting

By: Gabriela Yareliz [This blog was inspired by the person who most inspires my life, my mom. She guides me and inspires me to look at what really matters and to always seek Truth.] I want to stop being afraid. I want to start living life at another level. It’s easy to see people who have “madeContinue reading “Stopping and Starting”

You Belong to Me

“So I went on writing. The story was writing itself and I was having a hard time keeping up with it. […]I’ve seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all of Paris belongs toContinue reading “You Belong to Me”

He crossed His hands

Recollection by: Gabriela Yareliz- Based on Steve Riley’s sermon at the Florida Conference Campmeeting. Riley is the Senior Pastor of Stanmore Avenue Church in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Life throws us unexpected things. We don’t always understand what we are going through as we are walking along the journey. Only one thing is true: GodContinue reading “He crossed His hands”