Sunday Girl: October 30, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was going up the stairs, after getting off of a train. There were so many people, it felt like the people were pushing me up the stairs. I couldn’t see where I was going, and I felt slightly uncertain about whether my foot was going on the next step up. LifeContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 30, 2016”

The Mystery of Suffering

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have begun studying the book of Job, with the worldwide church. According to Jewish scholars, there are some things that we can take away from the book of Job: 1. The fact that a person suffers does not mean that he or she has done anything to deserve the suffering. ThinkingContinue reading “The Mystery of Suffering”

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”

Reflections Before Bedtime #46

By: Gabriela Yareliz Mark 4:35-41English Standard Version (ESV)  Jesus Calms a Storm 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him [Jesus] with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.37 And a great windstormContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #46”

For the Seeker

By: Gabriela Yareliz The city was bustling with visitors from all over; it was Passover time. The priests had arrested Jesus, and wanted to “get rid of Him” in the most discrete manner, while the people were preoccupied with Passover. Pontius Pilate was the Roman ruling in Judea, and his wife came to him disturbedContinue reading “For the Seeker”

Source

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite writers, Marcel Pagnol, wrote Manon des Sources. It’s part II to Jean de Florette. It’s a story about a “source” (spring) that is blocked off, which starts all kind of trouble in a small French village for a family, and it costs the family’s father his life. TheContinue reading “Source”

Restored in Victory

By: Gabriela Yareliz Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you are doing everything in your power to accomplish something, and it’s still not enough? I think we all have. Whether it’s a school project, trying to break a bad habit or simply making changes in our lives. Apparently, some waterContinue reading “Restored in Victory”

Squeaky Clean

By: Gabriela Yareliz Cleaning up is not always fun. It can be relaxing (bubble bath) or hurt it can hurt (paper cut and hand sanitizer–anyone?). Those of us blessed with showers have it a lot easier, but cleaning can be complicated and require heavy buckets, a well or an unpleasant cold experience. Whatever the caseContinue reading “Squeaky Clean”

Becoming a Blessing

By: Gabriela Yareliz “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birdsContinue reading “Becoming a Blessing”

Walking in step

By: Gabriela Yareliz We often think about genuineness. We think about and try to define true success, true beauty, true fashion, true love, true art, true fame, true athleticism, and even how true the weather prediction will be for the next day. Sometimes, I think we worry about the genuineness of things and concepts thatContinue reading “Walking in step”