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”

December 2021 Quotes

By: Gabriela Yareliz These are some of the quotes that have been spinning through my mind, these days: One “We have a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws,” Martin Luther King, Jr. once said. These days, I wonder what that looks like and what that would mean exactly. I am currently reading Eric Metaxas’ bookContinue reading “December 2021 Quotes”

Round with Mystery

By: Gabriela Yareliz We don’t always have things figured out before we start. Sometimes, all we have is a question. Beth Kempton talks about this in her summer writing course. I get that, and yet, we often foolishly want to have things figured out, a map charted, a path paved. We like neat little thingsContinue reading “Round with Mystery”

Why We Can’t Sleep

By: Gabriela Yareliz I’ve enjoyed Tish Harrison Warren’s Prayer in the Night. One of the chapters I most liked was about praying for those who rest. Ironically, as I write this, I should be sleeping. She writes that sleep is “so vulnerable.” “We sometimes have a hard time embracing it. We stay up late, staringContinue reading “Why We Can’t Sleep”

‘Is God For Me?’ Interview

The realest. Brilliance. I never tire of listening to both of these men separately. So cool to hear them together. “I’ve never been afraid to die. I’ve been afraid to not live each day fully.” Erwin McManus

Autumnal Asks

Doing this fun tag from the fabulous Tumblr platform. It’s making the rounds, and it’s a rainy, cozy, autumn Sunday. So, why not? Let’s do it. [Image via @kendalljenner]   lantern – how did you meet your best friend? What were your first impressions of each other? High school. She sat behind me in EnglishContinue reading “Autumnal Asks”

Those New Year Vibes

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”  By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s freezing, guys. Seriously. Like, it feels like -14F. The snow cyclone almost blew me away, yesterday. Literally. But I am still here. *grin* I was exhausted on my walk from the train to my apartment. I almost knelt in theContinue reading “Those New Year Vibes”

Autumnal Asks

[Image from Tumblr] Because tomorrow is the first day of fall– let’s celebrate! autumnal asks lantern – how did you meet your best friend? What were your first impressions of each other? I met her in high school. We were total opposites. She was always talking in class, and I was the quiet one inContinue reading “Autumnal Asks”

Heavenly Interviews

By: Gabriela Yareliz Those of you who have been reading for years may remember my journalism studies days. (An old  comical blog post is linked for your enjoyment). I would wander around trying to find a quiet place to interview people. One recent Sabbath afternoon, my friends and I were talking about what heaven wouldContinue reading “Heavenly Interviews”

The Gates of the Forest

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, Elie Wiesel passed away, at the age of 87. Most of us remember his memoirs and the Night Trilogy. That death march in the book Night is one that few forget. I have been fascinated by Wiesel’s writing and thoughts on religion. Being a survivor of the Holocaust hints to theContinue reading “The Gates of the Forest”