This is how 2017 began

By: Gabriela Yareliz It began with a kiss from the most amazing man, after I had stuffed my face with grapes, per Spanish tradition. I was surrounded by my loved ones, and Antena3 TV Española was blasting in the background. Squeaky, the cat, had gone missing, and the night was humid and dark. On theContinue reading “This is how 2017 began”

Stained Glass Windows

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross By: Gabriela Yareliz When darkness rolls in, it’s intimidating. It demands an adjustment in our vision, both literally andContinue reading “Stained Glass Windows”

Raw

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, I get upset with parts of myself when they react a certain way, or when I feel vulnerable and raw in my emotions. I am learning to manage certain parts of me, in a better way. Sometimes, giving yourself permission is a step and accomplishment, in and of itself. I amContinue reading “Raw”

Erin Andrews

By: Gabriela Yareliz Can we take a minute and talk about Erin Andrews? She is fantastic. She was born on the same day as me (that’s not why she is fantastic, but I think it’s pretty cool). She is a fellow University of Florida College of Journalism graduate. Florida girl. She also has made it in anContinue reading “Erin Andrews”

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: February 29, 2016

Hi friends! This Monday is the last day of February. *party hands dance move* The year of 2016 is fluttering away before our very eyes. Last week was one of the most intense weeks I have had in a while, but I want to share with you that God is so good and so worthy ofContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: February 29, 2016”

Monday Inspiration: February 15, 2016

“To heal is to touch with love that which was previously touched by fear.” Stephen Levine By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy week to all of you, my fellow cold survivors. I had an amazing dinner on Saturday night. As we were walking outside, we checked the weather, and it was below zero temperatures. Craziness. It wasContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: February 15, 2016”

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”

Scars

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Khalil Gibran By: Gabriela Yareliz Have you ever had a dream where everything you fear may never come true becomes reality? When we sit back and look at the things we are afraid of, or the things we hardenContinue reading “Scars”

Quotes of the day

“Those who have grown the most spiritually are those who are experts in living. And there is yet another joy, even greater. It is the joy of communion with God.”-M. Scott Peck “The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are stronger at the broken places.”- A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway (the last page) “AndContinue reading “Quotes of the day”