Leaving Burnout Behind: Lessons Learned

By: Gabriela Yareliz I once heard a conversation between Erwin and Aaron McManus on Battle Ready, where they were discussing the concept of burnout. Basically, what was expressed is that burnout doesn’t typically stem from having too much to do but rather by not finding fulfillment in the work you are doing. I found thatContinue reading “Leaving Burnout Behind: Lessons Learned”

Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Imagine if we could see the repercussions of a word, act or omission; how things play out in the future. If we could see that perhaps a snarky comment or selfish act later leads to us hurting the ones we love and our own destruction, what would we do differently? What if?Continue reading “Better”

The Mystery of Suffering

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have begun studying the book of Job, with the worldwide church. According to Jewish scholars, there are some things that we can take away from the book of Job: 1. The fact that a person suffers does not mean that he or she has done anything to deserve the suffering. ThinkingContinue reading “The Mystery of Suffering”

The Gates of the Forest

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, Elie Wiesel passed away, at the age of 87. Most of us remember his memoirs and the Night Trilogy. That death march in the book Night is one that few forget. I have been fascinated by Wiesel’s writing and thoughts on religion. Being a survivor of the Holocaust hints to theContinue reading “The Gates of the Forest”

Reflections Before Bedtime #86

By: Gabriela Yareliz I hope we can remember, as Job did, that God’s majesty is unsearchable… “By His power He stilled the sea…” (Job 26:12) Job basically says that as long as we have breath in us, the spirit of God is in our nostrils (Job 27:3). May we hold fast to wisdom and holdContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #86”

Furnace

“He can. But even if He chooses not to, He is still good. We will remain faithful.” Paraphrase of Daniel 3:17 and 18 “I know you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore, I have uttered what I did notContinue reading “Furnace”

How the Sequel Began: Part I

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was lost. And there was no worse time to be lost. I was clutching my Ziploc bag filled with pencils and a pencil sharpener. I had no phone and no watch. I had no phone or watch because I was on my way to take an exam that banned phones orContinue reading “How the Sequel Began: Part I”

Monday Inspiration: April 27, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello my friends, A lovely Monday morning to ya! Can I just say, that between Friday and today, I have learned many things. One thing being that life happens while we make plans. (This is something we know, but when it hits you ironically, then, well, I guess it’s different–it’s kind of like theContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: April 27, 2015”

#Neighbors

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s funny how when you live in an apartment building, you know your neighbors. I am not talking about full conversations and dinner parties (although, some may be that lucky)… I guess it would be more accurate to say that you know about your neighbors. There’s the neighbor who you believe neverContinue reading “#Neighbors”