June 2019 Insights

By: Gabriela Yareliz The insights of the month of June. The insights come to me in between the walks past the bakery that just opened, with its “Grand Opening” funeral flowers, getting elbowed in the face while exiting the train (almost broken glasses– nerdy much?)– only to find the permanently broken escalators of the trainContinue reading “June 2019 Insights”

Lessons from a Golden Morning

This was written but never shared in November of 2017, from my sunny kitchen.  By: Gabriela Yareliz The morning starts with light seeping through the kitchen window. At first, the light just hits the white chairs and my window friendly plant, but then, it seems to escape its rays, and it dances around the room.Continue reading “Lessons from a Golden Morning”

Awakening

[Image from & Other Stories] By: Gabriela Yareliz “It is not we who choose to awaken ourselves, but God Who chooses to awaken us.” New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton, 10 What a privilege that God is constantly pursuing us. He is constantly trying to open our eyes to things, as soon as we areContinue reading “Awakening”

Transformation

“Change is inevitable, but transformation is a conscious choice.” Heather Ash Amara By: Gabriela Yareliz The quote above has been my lock screen wallpaper now, for months. (Thank you The Chalkboard Mag!) It has been a sort of theme in my life. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) KingContinue reading “Transformation”

Truth Commission

By: Gabriela Yareliz In my study of human rights, few things fascinated me as much as truth commissions, also known as reconciliation commissions. They are known as commissions (and essentially tribunals) that look at and investigate wrongdoing by governments and individual actors in situations like civil wars, genocide and mass atrocities. To be honest, oftenContinue reading “Truth Commission”

Wednesday Musings: February 4, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz So, Wednesday just about killed us all here. What a day. It has been a day of exhaustion, true brain power and learning. I needed to take a minute and just breathe. “You’ve been invited to taste & see. Don’t be satisfied to just believe & agree.” LB, To Taste & See “JesusContinue reading “Wednesday Musings: February 4, 2015”

Treasures

By: Gabriela Yareliz Taken from Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1. “I saw that if God had given you wealth above the plainest and poorest, it should humble you, for it lays you under greater obligations. Where much is given, even of a worldly substance, much will be required. Upon this principleContinue reading “Treasures”

mélange

By: Gabriela Yareliz This is something that really touched my heart. I hope you take the time to read it. I took the time to type it out, because it really uplifted my spirits. Thoughts by Dr. Tony Evans (with my interjections) Everything in quotes is from his message in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 2. CANDIEDContinue reading “mélange”

The value of a soul

By: Ellen G. White “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” He is theContinue reading “The value of a soul”

Remembering September 11, 2001

By: Gabriela Yareliz It is September 11 today. Eleventh year since the tragedy that struck so many innocent lives. Today, I went to the Night of Remembrance at the Manhattan Seventh-day Adventist Church, and it was phenomenal. A lot of people showed up, and the musicians were wonderful. Poets shared (The Two Titans and Heroes wereContinue reading “Remembering September 11, 2001”