A Lesson on Father’s Day

By: Gabriela Yareliz Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are often avoided by people who have experienced childhood trauma. Some people have experienced pain caused by one or both parents, so they distance themselves from the holiday and deeper yet, from the person it celebrates. Father’s Day isn’t a holiday I like to embrace. Sometimes, itContinue reading “A Lesson on Father’s Day”

It’s all in the family

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, I was walking in front of a stair case when I saw her. She was intensely familiar but at the same time very different. She had a phone in her hand. She was animatedly talking to someone. A look of confusion flashed on her face, and then, she spotted me. AContinue reading “It’s all in the family”

How Many Kings?

By: Gabriela Yareliz How many kings step down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes? How many greats have become the least for me? And how many gods have poured out their hearts To romance a world that is torn all apart How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Condolences: Stephen Colbert and Demi Lovato

By: Gabriela Yareliz Condolences go to Stephen Colbert because he lost his mother this past week, and to Demi Lovato, whose father just passed away. May they find the peace that only God gives and that the world cannot take away. Stephen Colbert: Lorna Colbert It is so beautiful to hear the wonderful memories heContinue reading “Condolences: Stephen Colbert and Demi Lovato”

Praying in the name of Jesus

By: Ellen G. White These excerpts are from chapter 20 in the book Prayer. “To pray in Christ’s name means much. It means that we are to accept His character, manifest His spirit, and work His works. The Saviour’s promise is given on condition. “If ye love Me,” He says, “keep My commandments.” He saves men,Continue reading “Praying in the name of Jesus”

Worry-free Monday

By: Gabriela Yareliz Good morning to you! It is Monday. I grabbed the paper this morning, and I am wearing a skirt, which means it is a good Monday. I started off the morning by pouring 1/20th of my tea on myself on the bus (the girl in front of me was watching it allContinue reading “Worry-free Monday”

Blessings

By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been an amazing day so far and it’s only 9:51 a.m. Yup. It started out with me getting an extra hour of sleep after my exam filled day yesterday. I pulled out my new make up palette and had some fun with some new eyeshadows while listening to Kidd Kraddick. WhileContinue reading “Blessings”