Reflections Before Bedtime #69

By: Gabriela Yareliz To be. We aren’t talking about “to have” or “to do,” but “to be.” I was talking* with someone recently, and we were discussing how we always celebrate what people do (selectively), but we don’t exactly celebrate who people are. We’ll celebrate a football player who body slams another, but he couldContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #69”

Reflections on Screwtape Letter #4

By: Gabriela Yareliz Based on the masterpiece by C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, a parody on heaven, hell and the battle for each human soul. It’s an interesting thought, the thought that “whatever [our] bodies do affects [our] souls.” The Screwtape Letters, page 16. This particular letter focuses on prayer. Oftentimes, when we pray, we approachContinue reading “Reflections on Screwtape Letter #4”

Soul Structure

By: Gabriela Yareliz I live in a wilderness that is quietly loud. And while I may not rest here forever, I carry the wild to my every endeavor. It’s simplicity mixed with what is natural; mixed with extravagant colors and memorable fragrances. It’s peace, mixed with hope and belief. It’s miles and miles of freedomContinue reading “Soul Structure”

Monday Inspiration: March 9, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Monday! Yesterday, we hit a high of 50F degrees. Yes. Spring is blowing us kisses. It’s in the neighborhood, stuck in traffic and not quite here yet (but on its way). Let’s accomplish a lot this week! May it be a week of many accomplishments, simplicity and peace. Let’s keep walking, forward–alwaysContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: March 9, 2015”

When I fell in love with William

By: Gabriela Yareliz People leave different things behind after they die. Some leave furniture and clothes; some leave heartache; some leave a life of service; some leave money; some leave anger. After a life of service and love, I think one of the greatest things a person can leave behind are words– words that inspire;Continue reading “When I fell in love with William”

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”