The Jagged Lines

By: Gabriela Yareliz Erwin McManus wrote recently that we pick certain studies and professions because something deep inside of us sort of seeks something in that. He gives the example of his wife, a woman who was orphaned at 8 years old, who then went on to be a teacher for eight-year-old kids. While sheContinue reading “The Jagged Lines”

Overheard in the Courthouse

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s rainy. The kind of rain that makes all of my baby hair curl up. I am sitting in front of a judge I had stood next to at an intersection this morning. We both had the unpleasant realization that we were standing in the splash zone. A car went by thatContinue reading “Overheard in the Courthouse”

April 2022 Favorites

Hello fellow journeyers, Another month in the 2022 books. Chapter five starts tomorrow. This month was one of very early mornings (4 a.m. early), crazy train rides (shootings and all), skipped lunches (gonna work on that), and plenty of court time. Not only was I in court for my cases, but I have been engrossedContinue reading “April 2022 Favorites”

Hurry and Fear

By: Gabriela Yareliz There are two things Joanna Weaver points out in her book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World that stayed with me: Jesus was never in a hurry. I think of all the time I spend scurrying around like a mouse, and this gives me pause; and Fear is like fog.Continue reading “Hurry and Fear”

Martha Service

By: Gabriela Yareliz My mind has still be stirring with thoughts on service (that and the Johnny Depp trial). I have been enjoying the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver. It’s a story that is often told or talked about, especially in regards to women. I feel like mostContinue reading “Martha Service”

Service

“The message of a risen Savior always ignites a mission of radical service in the one who believes.” Dwight K. Nelson By: Gabriela Yareliz When all of the train chaos happened, this past week, I remember one of the first texts I got was from my fiancé telling me he was going to come getContinue reading “Service”

Passport Photos

By: Gabriela Yareliz I greet my friend at the pharmacy. (He works at the pharmacy, and we always say ‘hello’.) He asks me my last name as he logs it into the photo printer computer in front of me, and we find out we have the same last name. Something we had not discovered yet,Continue reading “Passport Photos”

La Vida Alternativa

By: Gabriela Yareliz Aveces, cuando nos pasan cosas que nos cambian la vida, uno se queda preguntándose si hay una vida en un universo alternativo que le tocaba a uno. ¿Es que me tocaba otra vida y termine aquí? En estos días observando a desconocidos, me he preguntado si ellos se preguntan cómo hubiera sidoContinue reading “La Vida Alternativa”

Spring State of Mind

By: Gabriela Yareliz I laugh as I ask Alexa whether it’s raining. She says it won’t rain tonight and a downpour begins simultaneously. Guess she didn’t get the memo. It’s the first day of spring tomorrow, and it sure feels like it. Today was a sweater only day, filled with sunshine and a lovely coolContinue reading “Spring State of Mind”

The Flaws in Our Requests

By: Gabriela Yareliz What does it mean to ask for forgiveness of our sins? I found C.S. Lewis’ reflections on this so on point that I wanted to share his thoughts. He says that we often think that this idea of forgiveness of sins is pretty basic to our faith (and we gloss over it),Continue reading “The Flaws in Our Requests”