Full of Trees

[Image via Pinterest, The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis] “And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.” Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse Trees stand like buildings, their branches like floors where little squirrels abide and munch on their snacks. In the summer, theyContinue reading “Full of Trees”

Accountability and Abuse in the Church

My question is, how can we hold abusers in leadership accountable and also make it so that there are less vulnerable people falling prey. By: Gabriela Yareliz I won’t forget the day the bombshell regarding Ravi Zacharias’ sexual exploits became public. The board of his ministry, RZIM, released an open letter regarding the investigation. TheContinue reading “Accountability and Abuse in the Church”

Thoughts on Peace

Quotes from: New Seeds of Contemplation, by Thomas Merton ”If men really wanted peace they would sincerely ask God for it and He would give it to them. But why should He give the world a peace which it does not really desire? The peace the world pretends to desire is really no peace atContinue reading “Thoughts on Peace”

ar·raign·ment

By: Gabriela Yareliz An arraignment is the first time an arrested person presents him or herself to the court and to the judge. It’s where the defendant hears the charges against him or her. People sometimes get bail, some walk out of the court, while others are taken back to their cells by court police.Continue reading “ar·raign·ment”

Eternal Law

By: Elle G. White “The law of God existed before man was created. The angels were governed by it. Satan fell because he transgressed the principles of God’s government. After Adam and Eve were created, God made known to them His law. It was not then written, but was rehearsed to them by Jehovah. –Continue reading “Eternal Law”

Amazing Grace

By: Ellen G. White “Pride of the heart is always associated with ignorance of God. It is the light of God that discovers our darkness and destitution.” – Review and Herald, Feb. 9, 1897 “We are called by Christ to come out from the world and to be separate. We are called to live holyContinue reading “Amazing Grace”

Issues of Life: Who we really are

By: Gabriela Yareliz This morning, I was listening to a message by one of my favorite philosophers, Ravi Zacharias, and he was talking about the heart of man. Man has a heart that is evil in nature, it is wicked, and betraying. In John chapter 2, Jesus had just performed a miracle, and the people wantedContinue reading “Issues of Life: Who we really are”

Our courage

By: Gabriela Yareliz This is something we should all remind ourselves: By: Ellen G. White Talk courage to the people; lift them up to God in prayer. Many who have been overcome by temptation are humiliated by their failures, and they feel that it is in vain for them to approach unto God; but thisContinue reading “Our courage”

Lost

By: Ravi Zacharias-From his talk The lostness of man part 4 of 4 “Man is not just unethical, he is lost and dead. If a man is only lost in guilt, what I have given you is bad news; but he is lost in sin, and our great priviliege is to tell him we have aContinue reading “Lost”

A promise of grace and salvation

By: Gabriela Yareliz If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 Grace noun \ˈgrās\ : a:unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification b:a virtue coming from God c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divineContinue reading “A promise of grace and salvation”