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”

Knowing Your Commitment

By: Gabriela Yareliz Oftentimes, when we think of (Simon) Peter, we think of the things he said to Jesus. Jesus once told him, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again,Continue reading “Knowing Your Commitment”

Reflections Before Bedtime #6

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sabbath has been awesome so far. We kicked off the Sabbath hours with the last night of The Grace Tour at the University of Florida. Today, the focus of the talk was Luke 9:23: “And he said to call, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take upContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #6”

What’s in a Church?

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite things to do in New York is visit churches. Many of them are old and filled with exquisite beauty and detail. This post is about how I recently found one of my favorite churches in the city. I was walking the Highline Park some weeks ago, and IContinue reading “What’s in a Church?”

Expression of Justice & Mercy

Taken from The Desire of Ages, chapter 79: “God’s love has been expressed in His justice no less than in His mercy. Justice is the foundation of His throne, and the fruit of His love. It had been Satan’s purpose to divorce mercy from truth and justice. He sought to prove that the righteousness ofContinue reading “Expression of Justice & Mercy”

Blessed be Him who has not turned away my prayer

Psalm 66 by King David Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! 2 Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. 4 All the earth shall worship YouContinue reading “Blessed be Him who has not turned away my prayer”

Come now, let us reason together

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. ISAIAH 1:18 By: Gabriela Yareliz We have a God who doesn’t ignore us. In fact, He tries to guide us andContinue reading “Come now, let us reason together”

Changing the hand of God

Recounted conversation by: Gabriela Yareliz The hand of God is one that cannot be hindered. In ways that is very comforting. His plan will happen; God does not lie. In a moment of faltering faith, I expressed the opinion that what will happen will happen, could I really change the future? My mother then remindedContinue reading “Changing the hand of God”