By: Gabriela Yareliz I have so been enjoying the book Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas. I was deeply interested in Bonhoeffer’s thoughts about the churches he encountered while in the United States and more specifically, New York. He found much of the messaging and preaching shallow. He found a lack of focus on Christ, but interestingly,Continue reading “Suffering”

Sunday Girl: May 2, 2021

Thoughts and quotes swirling in my mind this week are below. xx “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words.” C.S. Lewis, Till We Have FacesContinue reading “Sunday Girl: May 2, 2021”

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”

Life Vision

    Photo by: Gabriela Yareliz “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Live life like it’s the most magical thing you have in your hands. And don’t forget to expect miracles.Continue reading “Life Vision”

Love without limits: Nick Vujicic and Kanae Miyahara

By: Gabriela Yareliz Nick Vujici has always been an inspiration. A young man without arms or legs who smiles and praises God puts me to shame when I complain in my worst moments. God has used this young man in a powerful way. I have posts related to him (look at the Butterfly Circus), andContinue reading “Love without limits: Nick Vujicic and Kanae Miyahara”

Viviendo [living]: Adamari Lopez

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I finished Viviendo, by Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez (one of my favorite actresses from childhood). It was a masterful story-telling of her life so far; from when she was born to her meeting and being pursued by Luis Fonsi, her engagement to Fonsi, her telenovela success, her being diagnosed withContinue reading “Viviendo [living]: Adamari Lopez”

Madame Figaro: Olga Kurylenko

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was absolutely captivated by Olga Kurylenko’s photoshoot in March’s Madame Figaro. Wow. Magnifique. The photography is brilliant. Behind this gorgeous face is a young woman who lived through the explosion in Chernobyl; who ate cereals when there was nothing else; who grew up with her mother and grandmother, seeing her fatherContinue reading “Madame Figaro: Olga Kurylenko”

Despite all of the bad

Even if that is true… Never doubt God’s goodness. “But my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:19 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” 1 John 3:22 “AndContinue reading “Despite all of the bad”


By: Gabriela Yareliz People wonder why there is so much suffering in the world. They ask God to do something about it, and as I read in Dwight K. Nelson’s book, Pursuing the Passion of Jesus, he did do something about it. He made you. He put you here. It is up to us toContinue reading “Indifference”