Perseverance

By: Gabriela Yareliz Days like today are spent looking out of the window while the snow falls in wide, fluffy snowsaucers. I’ve got to say, I crave nature. Perhaps this is why my mind was in the Hudson Valley, yesterday. I just want to take off my shoes and ground somewhere. I want to feelContinue reading “Perseverance”

This is how 2016 began and ended

By: Gabriela Yareliz I started off the year feeling like I was punched several times in the stomach and knocked to my knees to cough up blood. I didn’t say much at the time because my goal is to always uplift. So, because I write the blog mainly for myself (it’s my self reflection), IContinue reading “This is how 2016 began and ended”

Women’s Month: Shirin Ebadi

[Photo from asiasociety.org] By: Gabriela Yareliz As we continue to celebrate women throughout the month of March, I felt the hall of fame would be entirely incomplete without Shirin Ebadi. Ms. Ebadi is a human rights defender and the first female judge of Iran. After the 1979 revolution, she was dismissed as judge and noContinue reading “Women’s Month: Shirin Ebadi”

Monday Inspiration: March 7, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a new week! Diverse trials and perhaps exhaustion awaits some of us, this week. If you are already looking at your week, and your eye is twitching– here is a word for you: “But now, says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: ‘FearContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: March 7, 2016”

Sunday Girl: February 21, 2016

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz Hello lovely friends, We are starting off another week. It’s going to be a jam-packed week full of excitement, exhaustion and satisfaction for me. I thought I would post some inspiration I have come across, recently. May you be inspired to conquer the week! Let’s do this! “Your mind will alwaysContinue reading “Sunday Girl: February 21, 2016”

Tuesday Badinage: September 29, 2015

“Little boy, if you tell me something God can do, I will give you this shiny apple,” a Bible teacher said to his best student. “Sir, if you can tell me something God can’t do, I will give you a whole barrel of apples,” the boy said. (Paraphrase from Dr. Tony Evans). “Obedience precedes blessings.”Continue reading “Tuesday Badinage: September 29, 2015”

Epiphanies (with a tissue in hand)

By: Gabriela Yareliz The internet is about to be down for a couple of hours. (Shall we resume the discussion on first-world problems?) Today, I realized: 1) Being sick always brings me epiphanies. Is it the delirious feeling, the loss of fluids or the medication? 2) The key is finding contentment even when you are exhausted beyondContinue reading “Epiphanies (with a tissue in hand)”

Instructions on prayer

By:Gabriela Yareliz  “Pray and believe—God does not say, Ask once, and you shall receive. He bids us ask. Unwearyingly persist in prayer. The persistent asking brings the petitioner into a more earnest attitude, and gives him an increased desire to receive the things for which he asks. Christ said to Martha at the grave ofContinue reading “Instructions on prayer”