Sex (and the City)?

The ladies from Sex and the City By: Gabriela Yareliz [All images from Tumblr] Don’t worry– this is not a post about the ridiculously self-centered women of the HBO hit show. Nor is this a sex column, à la Carrie Bradshaw. I was on the train this morning, and I saw so many advertisements andContinue reading “Sex (and the City)?”

Purity & Innocence

[The wise and lovely Kusha Alagband joon celebrating her 42nd birthday today]. “Purity and innocence are the true strengths in this world of ours. It is strength to live in a world like this and remain pure of heart, it is strength to live in a world like this and retain innocence. These are thingsContinue reading “Purity & Innocence”

Friday Glee: March 27, 2015

“I believe appreciation is a holy thing, that when we look for what’s best in the person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does; so in appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something truly sacred.” Mr. Rogers By: Gabriela Yareliz Friday, at last. What joy. We made it. Incredible.Continue reading “Friday Glee: March 27, 2015”

If You Are Going To Shop…

“For you say I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of yourContinue reading “If You Are Going To Shop…”

What We Celebrate

By: Gabriela Yareliz When you have witnessed someone’s pain after they have experienced sex trafficking, and sexual abuse and assault, pornography and the culture’s obsession with sex doesn’t seem as innocent. When you have witnessed a person’s struggle, someone who has fled domestic violence or abuse where alcoholism or drugs fueled the abuser, drinking doesn’tContinue reading “What We Celebrate”

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”


Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 By: Gabriela Yareliz This day will never come again. Enjoy every minute, zeal, and snippet of joy that abides in your heart. Strive to be an example.Continue reading “Youth”

The purity of a message

By: Gabriela Yareliz Spirituality is not about convenience and whatever makes you feel good. In fact, if we feel good and comfortable–there may be a problem. Our spiritual lives are compared to a race, something we need endurance for–something difficult and strenuous. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finishedContinue reading “The purity of a message”

Olive Tree

[] By: Gabriela Yareliz “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of the God: I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise thee forever, because you have done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.” Psalm 52:8,9 OliveContinue reading “Olive Tree”