American Wealth: Cowboys & Tupperware

By: Gabriela Yareliz The United States is known for its entrepreneurial spirit. This idea of taking risks to build or expand something, even if the outcome is uncertain. Name a country that has more group or multi-level marketing businesses than the U.S. of A. By this, I mean companies like Mary Kay, Avon (both sellContinue reading “American Wealth: Cowboys & Tupperware”

The Values that Stand the Test of Time

By: Gabriela Yareliz I keep thinking about how much values matter. When children are tiny, parents do their best to try to instill manners and certain values in their children. Every family reflects a values system, whether it realizes it or not. Some are unbiblical values that are learned, such as: “Lying and cheating aren’tContinue reading “The Values that Stand the Test of Time”

What a Revolutionary Is Made Of

“Sometimes, the greatest safety can be found in taking the right risk. Whether it be an individual, a community or a country, when faced with tragedy or fearful uncertainty, we either become bigger and enter life more fully, or else we accept a diminished life and resign ourselves to a smaller way of being.” MichaelContinue reading “What a Revolutionary Is Made Of”

Honor

By: Gabriela Yareliz May the symbols of this great nation and its ideals always mean something deep to us. May we feel their weight. Moreover, with that responsibility, may we always work to evolve into a better community, always moving toward the ideals that make this country unique and rich in opportunity. Let us loveContinue reading “Honor”

On the Road (a non-Kerouac version)

       “But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?” Jack Kerouac, On the Road By: Gabriela Yareliz Don’t worry. I won’t start talking about how I saw God on the roadContinue reading “On the Road (a non-Kerouac version)”

Road Trip

By: Gabriela Yareliz The family is going on a road trip, and naturally, I am coming along– bar books, camera and all. It will be quite the adventure. By the end of the summer, I will have probably visited at least eight states (?), with my departure and destination points being the same. Life isContinue reading “Road Trip”

Independence Day

“God has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.” C.S. Lewis By: Gabriela Yareliz I believe in a human race that was created with the greatest expression of love which is freedom; freedom to choose. There can be no true love without freedom to make itContinue reading “Independence Day”