The Gift

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I got in an Uber with a driver who was probably on FaceTime with someone because as I got into the car and buckled up, I heard a woman cough. He then coughed seconds later to cover it up. He wasn’t fooling anyone. I am not sure why he needed to.Continue reading “The Gift”

Fixated on Hope

This holy silent Sabbath on Easter weekend has a powerful message for us all. This morning, I heard a priest say, “We must look at the cross and dare to find beauty in it.” Not only should we look at Christ’s cross and find beauty in it, but we should look at our own crossContinue reading “Fixated on Hope”

Tradition

Sometimes, we yearn deeply for tradition. We ache for it. But maybe the fact that we feel it so deeply reminds us that it is inside of us and always there. We carry it wherever we go. It is a piece of who we are.

The Choice of Rest

Jane Austen wrote in Persuasion (my favorite book of hers) that “None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” The truth is, while this may be true for some, some of us are desperately seeking calm waters because it feels like we have been in that boat the disciples find themselvesContinue reading “The Choice of Rest”

Keep Back Nothing

“Your real, new self (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange? The same principle holds, you know, for more everyday matters. Even in social life,Continue reading “Keep Back Nothing”

Dazzled

I was mesmerized by this passage I read by Edie Wadsworth today. I wanted to share it with you. It stirred my heart. “Above all, this is a story of my homecoming; the demons that are always holding me back and the legions of angels that keep me safe along the way; the way everythingContinue reading “Dazzled”

The Wellness Goals

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am back with my wellness goals list. I compiled this list from the Dr. Amen podcast with Melissa Wood Tepperberg (Move With Heart) and from the most recent solo episode from The Skinny Confidential Him/Her Podcast titled Solo Show – How To Transform Your Life By Making Small Changes With MassiveContinue reading “The Wellness Goals”

An Old Friend

By: Gabriela Yareliz HELLO I have been itching to get back here. My little fingers, burning to hit those keys in nonwork related matters. Typically, I am furiously plucking at my keyboard editing a motion while having a work Zoom meeting on in the background. I am also skilled at balancing my iPad on myContinue reading “An Old Friend”

As Autumn Departs…

[Image via Pinterest] By: Gabriela Yareliz This evening, I saw another tree lighting (I have been to four now!). The singers were amazing and actually harmonized unlike some of the shouting children I have seen at other tree lightings (the quality of music teachers has severely declined. Our old music teachers made us sound likeContinue reading “As Autumn Departs…”