Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman (Puerto Rican!) to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sotomayor came from humble beginnings in the Bronx, and she honored the sacrifices made by her hard-working mother by taking and making every opportunity thatContinue reading “Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice”

The Abolition of Man

Thoughts by: Gabriela Yareliz, based on The Abolition of Man (all quotes are from the book, unless otherwise specified). There was a hypothetical presented at a meeting. The hypo: A person commits a crime and is arrested. What are possible solutions to this, was essentially the question posed to the group. The serious suggestions offeredContinue reading “The Abolition of Man”

Reflections Before Bedtime #81

By: Gabriela Yareliz I just finished what is probably one of the best books I have read in years: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. Attorney Stevenson’s non-fiction account of many of the cases he took on to save people from execution on death row are haunting, memorable– and pretty much each story will fill your eyesContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #81”

Reflections Before Bedtime #54

By: Gabriela Yareliz I hope you can laugh with me about the week’s adventures… Because you’ve got to laugh to keep from crying, right? Life is busy when you are prepping for court and people’s livelihoods are hanging in your hands by a thread. A tough exterior is needed on these streets, in a courtContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #54”

Reflections Before Bedtime #10

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am sick, sick as a… I’ll spare you the simile. It’s freezing cold. The wind bites; that is how cold it is. So, I stay indoors sipping on tea and kale juice, and sucking on vitamins (because they are too big to swallow *kidding* but they really are too big). Downstairs,Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #10”

Reflections Before Bedtime #7

“We might think that God wanted simply obedience to a set of rules: whereas He really wants people of a particular sort.” C. S. Lewis,  Mere Christianity By: Gabriela Yareliz I finished the book of Deuteronomy today. I finished the books of the law. As I continue to journey on through scripture, I am studyingContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #7”

Not At Our Own Convenience

From Ellen G. White’s Testimonies for the Church, vol. 3 “Knowledge is not all that we need; we must follow the light. We are not left to choose for ourselves and to obey that which is agreeable to us and to disobey when it best suits our convenience. Obedience is better than sacrifice.” – {3TContinue reading “Not At Our Own Convenience”

Squeaky Clean

By: Gabriela Yareliz Cleaning up is not always fun. It can be relaxing (bubble bath) or hurt it can hurt (paper cut and hand sanitizer–anyone?). Those of us blessed with showers have it a lot easier, but cleaning can be complicated and require heavy buckets, a well or an unpleasant cold experience. Whatever the caseContinue reading “Squeaky Clean”

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

By: Gabriela Yareliz This is something I am very passionate about, and I want to share that January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Please check out the links below, which have fact sheets. More importantly, read some survivor stories. Let us raise awareness and join together in prayer for those who are victims of modernContinue reading “January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month”

One down–three to go.

By: Gabriela Yareliz Finished my Constitutional Law I exam. Thank God! Three more to go. I want to go outside, but my contract outline is saying: I saw the following, and thought it was legit: I know: ‘Criticism’ is spelled wrong, but I didn’t make it. Enjoy the sunshine!!! Con law (check). Done.