[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”
By: Gabriela Yareliz These are some of the quotes that have been spinning through my mind, these days: One “We have a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws,” Martin Luther King, Jr. once said. These days, I wonder what that looks like and what that would mean exactly. I am currently reading Eric Metaxas’ bookContinue reading “December 2021 Quotes”
By: Gabriela Yareliz When I die, I want them to say they looked into my eyes and saw my fire. That I aged with my head held high by a backbone of resolve. And that with that same fire in my eyes, I confronted life without flinching. That I had the heart of Jesus, theContinue reading “Puerto Rican”
By: Gabriela Yareliz In our camp, no one needs people to throw water on their fire. No. The world is full of those people. The people we need in our camp are the ones who love good conversation, love the warmth of the fire (and some s’mores), they do a little dance, and the onesContinue reading “Camping”
By: Gabriela Yareliz Life and its weird, stressful situations and out-of-control chaos can make you feel trapped. When life makes you feel like you are trapped in a burning building, there is only one thing to do. When the fire is too big for a fire extinguisher, you have to become fire and burn itContinue reading “This Week’s Theme”
By: Gabriela Yareliz When you see that everything is on fire, take a moment to put out the fire before everything turns into ashes.
“For you say I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of yourContinue reading “If You Are Going To Shop…”
Soundtrack: By: Gabriela Yareliz Today my professor lifted the seating chart and pointed at a blue ink blot and said, “That is where I wept.” Didn’t we all (because of his class). Ha. Happy Monday! The people asking for petition signatures were out; the ones that ask “Do you want to know what’s in yourContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 10, 2014”
By: Gabriela Yareliz I am blessed. No matter what is written; He will walk with me. Whomever He may bring; He chose. No matter what stands as an obstacle; He guides me to live His destiny for me. All works together for good; Fire, flood, darkness– My hand is in His. I am blessed.