Community

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was walking in downtown Brooklyn, and a young black man was propelling his skateboard forward, at full speed, on the street. He was going at least three times faster than the cars around him. I had never seen anything like it, and the sound was roaring. He zoomed past me andContinue reading “Community”

Friendship, Love, You–all the elements

“You silly little girl, you think you’ve survived so long that survival shouldn’t hurt anymore. You keep trying to turn your body bullet proof. You keep trying to turn your heart bomb shelter. You silly thing. You are soft and alive. You bruise and heal. Cherish it. It is what you are born to do.”Continue reading “Friendship, Love, You–all the elements”

Proverbs 31

By: Gabriela Yareliz To be a Proverbs 31 woman means to act like the royalty you are; to be set apart, and know that regardless of what is on the outside, what is on the inside should become more beautiful with each passing day. What withstands time–that is what truly matters.

Youth

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 By: Gabriela Yareliz This day will never come again. Enjoy every minute, zeal, and snippet of joy that abides in your heart. Strive to be an example.Continue reading “Youth”

What makes you different, makes you beautiful

What makes you different… makes you beautiful to me-Backstreet Boys You don’t run with the crowd You go your own way You don’t play after dark You light up my day Got your own kind of style That sets you apart Baby, that’s why you captured my heart I know sometimes you feel like youContinue reading “What makes you different, makes you beautiful”

An Eternal Perspective

By: Gabriela Yareliz What do I miss the most about Florida? Other than my family, the answer would be sunshine. That feeling of the warmth on your skin—that to me is priceless. Now, as we begin 2013, I hope we will choose to have an eternal perspective. In other words, a perspective that revolves aroundContinue reading “An Eternal Perspective”

A Peculiar People

By: Ellen G. White The people whom God is leading will be peculiar. They will not be like the world. But if they follow the leadings of God they will accomplish His purposes, and will yield their will to His will. Christ will dwell in the heart. The temple of God will be holy. YourContinue reading “A Peculiar People”