Nourishment for Hard Times

By: Gabriela Yareliz Where We Are What does it look like to confront moments of uncertainty? We all do it, day after day. I was listening to a doctor on a podcast who is temporarily staying in Harlem, and she was talking about how there is a depressive cloud over NYC. The subways are silent.Continue reading “Nourishment for Hard Times”

Carried Home

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, my fiancé (yes– you read that right!) and I were driving back from a farm outside of the city. Taconic State Parkway, y’all. Unwillingly crawling our way back into Gotham City. It was late, and it’s a dark highway. The only thing illuminating those narrow, dark winding roads was the occasionalContinue reading “Carried Home”

Textured Hearts & A Loud Universe

By: Gabriela Yareliz Over time, we either become soft or hard, I was reminded as I studied scripture. Sometimes, scripture describes the heart as either hard or soft, or sometimes, it describes it as soil (for the plant lovers). How can we tell where we fall on the texture scale? One might think it’s somethingContinue reading “Textured Hearts & A Loud Universe”

“Live! Come alive!”

“A good marriage, if we cherish each other as God cherished Jerusalem (see Ezekiel 16), is to proclaim to our spouses, ‘Live!’ We see them in their very weaknesses, and even ocasional ugliness, breathe life into each other and refresh each other. Dormant parts of our spouses’ personalities and giftings can come alive under ourContinue reading ““Live! Come alive!””

“Dark Faith”

By: Gabriela Yareliz I read a brilliant article about Mother Teresa and her “spiritual darkness,” in The Week . The article was called, “Mother Teresa sometimes didn’t believe in God. That makes her an example of faith.” Provocative. Mother Teresa recently became a “Saint.” I remember after reading her journal in high school, how impacted I wasContinue reading ““Dark Faith””

Reflections Before Bedtime #74

“When I remember You upon my bed, and meditate on You in the watches of the night; for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:6-8

Reflections Before Bedtime #13

The reward of a faith is seeing what you believed in. Through the lives of others and my own life, I keep seeing how BIG, loving and AWESOME God is. “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 “I haveContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #13”

Illumination

“The more closely connected man is with the source of all knowledge and wisdom, the more he will feel that he must advance in intellectual and spiritual attainments. The opening of God’s Word is always followed by a remarkable opening and strengthening of man’s faculties; for the entrance of His words giveth light. By contemplationContinue reading “Illumination”

Searching

By: Gabriela Yareliz A current theme in my studies of scripture is Truth. How far are we willing to go to search for Truth and to live the Truth. How much are we willing to sacrifice for Truth’s sake; are we willing to leave tradition, formulas and our own little ways–all of this has beenContinue reading “Searching”