A July Photo Diary

By: Gabriela Yareliz Warm New York summer rain threatens my unspoken plan. The rain is soft and glittery. It should be bottled up and sold as perfume. It paints the sky grey and paints us wet. In my search of the skyline for a perfect rooftop, I spot the flamingo tree. It’s sassy in itsContinue reading “A July Photo Diary”

Delilah #LoveSomeone

By: Gabriela Yareliz Delilah. She loves people’s stories, and so do I. Stories are my drug, and she is my enabler. It has always been like that. She gives sage advice, and sometimes, just a listening ear who comforts. For those of you who have been reading my writing for years, you have seen herContinue reading “Delilah #LoveSomeone”

What do you see?

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was sitting in court when a court staff member sat beside me. He asked me how my weekend had gone, and told me that now that I am young, I should make sure each weekend is the best weekend I ever had. I smiled politely, taking a break from my NewContinue reading “What do you see?”

Toxic

By: Gabriela Yareliz Toxic. Nope. I am not talking about the Britney Spears song. I feel like this has been a big theme for the latter half of 2017. Are people going insane? I feel like many amazing people who surround me are dealing with toxic people in their lives; whether it be a boss,Continue reading “Toxic”

Like-minded People

By: Gabriela Yareliz May I just say that this weekend taught me an important lesson on the value and importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Thank you, brunch from hell. #lessonlearned Some people are just there, waiting to hack at you with a machete, or they want to take you with them on a spiral intoContinue reading “Like-minded People”

Reflections Before Bedtime #19

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes in life, we make the mistake of thinking that people will have to come around to respecting and accepting us and our ways of thought. It doesn’t always happen, obviously. We know this, but it stings a little when it unfolds in real life. People owe us nothing, and best ofContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #19”

Instructions for today

“Be gentle. Fill yourself up with love instead of hate. Fill yourself up with art, books, knowledge, experiences. Surround yourself with people who have nothing but love to give. These things are important. They will help you learn how to love.” – (a.y) (Source: tumblr) From Ellen G. White’s Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2:Continue reading “Instructions for today”

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”

Chris Fabry Live! Crazy Commitment

By: Gabriela Yareliz I really enjoyed this program. Marriage is not having the tingles, it’s crazy commitment. It’s getting down in the mud together. This commitment can only come from God.-Chris Fabry Live! (paraphrase; Oct. 10, 2013 program) Click here to listen to the interesting program.