This Week’s Picks: September 8, 2013

Helloooooooo mis amigos! New week. Fresh start. The weather has been getting cooler. It probably dropped fifteen degrees steady since last week. Autumn is coming full speed ahead. This week will be a busy one for many. we are still drowsily trying to get back in the swing of things. Despite the constant commotion, findContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: September 8, 2013”

Summer 2013 Photoblog

As summer comes to a close, I think I owe this crazily busy summer a mini-photographic journey blog. Some important people are missing, but I didn’t want to publish their photos without their consent. My summer was filled with many international people, seeing my amazing family and throwing a surprise birthday party, old family friendsContinue reading “Summer 2013 Photoblog”

Emerald Moonlight Pearl

By: Gabriela Yareliz Stolen glances, houses white under moonlight; emerald hills. Peace and angst in blend, golden shadows cast. The sky is a perfect shade of dark, a blue so thick it envelopes resignation. Trembling emotion, the kind that leaves you breathless and crying-all at once. It leaves you gasping for not air, not peace,Continue reading “Emerald Moonlight Pearl”

Who is your Shepherd?

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 A Spiritual metaphor from Dr.Tony Evans: If you stare at the lion, he’ll scare you. If you focus on the cage, you can handle him. My sheep hear my voice, andContinue reading “Who is your Shepherd?”

Cold day

By: Gabriela Yareliz Okay, so don’t quit your day job, but do buy a ticket, get a tan and fall in love. Today, the weather channel said it felt like 8F degrees. Personally… I don’t know what it felt like. Dante’s inferno with ice? Just kidding. In my mind, the perfect world has the colorContinue reading “Cold day”


By: Gabriela Yareliz A Stylish Creator Designers pride themselves in their work.(That is an Oscar De La Renta up there.) They carefully craft together different fabrics and create something magnificent. A piece of them that goes out into the world for all to see. The materials are placed carefully where they are needed, and whenContinue reading “Creator”

To live

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was a gray, humid day. I was out for a walk with my dog, Bunny, in the rain. It is one of those rains where everything is green and alive. I was trying to stroll while she would occasionally stop and try to make a feast out of acorns. We areContinue reading “To live”

Happy Thanksgiving

By: Gabriela Yareliz We have so much to be thankful for! I hope that as you spend the holiday with family and friends you meditate on the great blessings God has bestowed on you. Take nothing for granted. Safety, health, family, friends, intelligence,Ā opportunity, work– even in the bad times, we must always praise God forContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving”

Hurricane Sandy hits and the days after

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello beautiful friends! My story begins with empty rooms and a lobby filled with students clutching their candles and flashlights. This is how we arrive to the scene: It has been such a long while. Well– not really; but kind of. It has been a crazy week to say the least. AfterContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy hits and the days after”