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”


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”

First Place

By: Gabriela Yareliz “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44 The passage above speaks of a man who finds treasure on a property that is notContinue reading “First Place”


By: Gabriela Yareliz What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot. There are many popular gyms in New York, as a “Manhattanite” student, two come to mind: Crunch and Equinox. Crunch can be found on many street corners of the Manhattan. It has a purple banner with its bicep logo. Students often go to Crunch. TheyContinue reading “Exclusive”

It’s all in the family

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, I was walking in front of a stair case when I saw her. She was intensely familiar but at the same time very different. She had a phone in her hand. She was animatedly talking to someone. A look of confusion flashed on her face, and then, she spotted me. AContinue reading “It’s all in the family”

Secret to Power

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy 2014 to all of you! 🙂 It has been lovely to take a long (and well-deserved) break from school. As we start the new year, I thought it would be appropriate to begin by joining the world-wide and annual”Ten Days of Prayer.” At GYC (Generation.Youth.Christ) 2013, there was a seminar heldContinue reading “Secret to Power”