Switching Off

By: Gabriela Yareliz My mind is going (taka-taka-taka-taka). Switch is on. I saw something beautiful, written by @jessicaalixhesser, today. I wanted to share it with you: “Don’t let them steal your vision or your life, you hear me? Life is not what they keep telling you it is. Mostly, life will be friendly to youContinue reading “Switching Off”

Round with Mystery

By: Gabriela Yareliz We don’t always have things figured out before we start. Sometimes, all we have is a question. Beth Kempton talks about this in her summer writing course. I get that, and yet, we often foolishly want to have things figured out, a map charted, a path paved. We like neat little thingsContinue reading “Round with Mystery”

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”

Knowing Your Commitment

By: Gabriela Yareliz Oftentimes, when we think of (Simon) Peter, we think of the things he said to Jesus. Jesus once told him, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again,Continue reading “Knowing Your Commitment”

Reflections Before Bedtime #34

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz “I will thank You forever, because You have done it. I will wait for Your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.[…] I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good. For He has delivered me from every time of trouble…” Remix ofContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #34”

The Lord will provide

Based on Tony Evans: Jehovah Jireh-The Lord Will Provide message (click here to listen) Sometimes, a condition to a blessing is action. God provides when He sees us act in faith. Jireh, means to see. Provision requires pre-vision. “It’s when He [God] sees, that He provides.” “Could it be you’ve been waiting for five years for something GodContinue reading “The Lord will provide”

Seeing

“Whatever we see, there is almost always more. It is probably the one thing we can count on—and the one thing we do not. Christian philosopher Esther Lightcap Meek writes, “We labor under the misimpression that we see what we see, that seeing is believing, that either I see it or I don’t.”(3) Perhaps seeingContinue reading “Seeing”