My Goggles

By: Gabriela Yareliz Tonight, I was transported back to the early 2000s. (I watched How to Deal). I know I take you back there a lot, and I think it’s because there was a purity to how unique we were then. We had to be, in a world with no social media or influencers. WeContinue reading “My Goggles”

After the Wall Fell

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I was reading the story of Rahab. It’s funny because we are all familiar with the story. Israel sends spies to Jericho to strategize how they can take the city and conquer it. Rahab’s home is in the very wall of Jericho. (Joshua 2:15) She is a prostitute who hides theContinue reading “After the Wall Fell”

Wide Awake

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am coming out of a season that I can only describe as exhausting, dark and uncertain. There is still plenty of darkness to go around in the world around us and plenty of circumstances that have not yet been made clear or resolved. And yet, something feels different. Apart from theContinue reading “Wide Awake”

Go in Peace

By: Gabriela Yareliz I think we have all found ourselves in certain types of prison in 2020, and by this I mean a place that confines us, where we feel up against a wall. Maybe our wings feel clipped. Maybe we feel afraid. I have been reflecting on all the pain people around me areContinue reading “Go in Peace”

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

By: Gabriela Yareliz It feels like autumn. It’s like 2020 said it was ready and someone flipped the switch. The temperatures have dropped to crisp cool lows. If only someone could flip a switch and make the neighbor above me shut up. It’s like he thinks he is competing in American Idol every minute ofContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month 2020”

Emotional Undercurrent

By: Gabriela Yareliz This morning, I was speaking to friends of mine, in my home church in Florida. We send a text on Saturday mornings, when we pray for each other and our families. He and his wife are two of the most amazing people I know, who live their lives in full ministry— God’sContinue reading “Emotional Undercurrent”

Studio Update 15

By: Gabriela Yareliz I woke up in such a funk. First, I barely slept. I was exhausted, but my mind was racing and racing. I turned on the rain scene from the Calm app, and somehow and at some point, I drifted off to sleep. Torrential rains washed away the anxieties of the day. IContinue reading “Studio Update 15”

Studio Update 14

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today was one of those days where I was thinking about what it feels like to be outside. Sort of reminded me of this writing project I once did of describing colors to a blind man. If you’ve never tried it, I would encourage you to try— even if just for curiosity’sContinue reading “Studio Update 14”

Studio Update 13

By: Gabriela Yareliz I saw this image this morning, and this is how I felt walking out (more like running out) of the grocery store with my eggs, the other day. I was so tired yesterday, guys, that I woke up tired. Two days ago, I saw myself in a video moving my hands likeContinue reading “Studio Update 13”

Studio Update 9

By: Gabriela Yareliz I put on perfume, today. I did the dab-dab on the pulse points after my oatmeal breakfast. Yep. I was ready for Friday. I put on some eyeliner, and smiled into the mirror like I was going somewhere. (You know the smile. The one where you tilt the head slightly and purseContinue reading “Studio Update 9”