Parachute Ready

By: Gabriela Yareliz Give it all up. I am reading Wide Awake by Erwin McManus, and I am in the chapter called The Believer. He dissects the life of Abraham and Moses, and how God essentially told both of them, “I have provided all this for you. Now I am asking you to give it…

Holding It

By: Gabriela Yareliz The boss asked me for edits on something at the very last minute. She knew I needed to go. I needed to get to the post office before it closed to send something for work. She still wanted me to “try my best”. So naturally, the edits took me up until the…

Wide Awake

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am coming out of a season that I can only describe as exhausting, dark and uncertain. There is still plenty of darkness to go around in the world around us and plenty of circumstances that have not yet been made clear or resolved. And yet, something feels different. Apart from the…

Breakout

May we always escape the darkness.

Pause

Sometimes, one just wants to scream a pause into the open sky. Our hearts yearn for the day when what we love isn’t lost.

Bunny

By: Gabriela Yareliz The unimaginable day came. She is gone. Bunny entered her rest on October 18, 2020. Yet another assault this year has laid upon us. As a child, I think it’s safe to say I was afraid of animals. I never had good experiences with them. I avoided them and stared at them…

Eddie Garcia: The Producer

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, our Hispanic Heritage feature is Eddie Garcia, or as he is more widely known— Producer Eddie. Producer Eddie is the video producer and one of several radio personalities on the nationally syndicated morning radio show, The Bobby Bones Show (my personal favorite). Mr. Garcia makes up one half of the comedy…

Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman (Puerto Rican!) to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sotomayor came from humble beginnings in the Bronx, and she honored the sacrifices made by her hard-working mother by taking and making every opportunity that…

Go in Peace

By: Gabriela Yareliz I think we have all found ourselves in certain types of prison in 2020, and by this I mean a place that confines us, where we feel up against a wall. Maybe our wings feel clipped. Maybe we feel afraid. I have been reflecting on all the pain people around me are…

Erwin McManus: The Futurist

By: Gabriela Yareliz Erwin McManus is one of my favorite thought leaders. He is a pastor, philosopher, writer and futurist. I identify so much with how he communicates Jesus and authentic faith living. Born in El Salvador, McManus has overcome so much. Christ found him, and since then, he has dedicated his life to sharing…