From Bible Challenge Day 39/90

“Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. Yes, The Lord will give what is good.” Psalm 85:11-12 Sometimes, we do know what we want, we just lack the faith to pursue it. We forget who places the dreams in our hearts and that The Lord himself gives what is…

Reflections Before Bedtime #11

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.” Psalm 69:13 (From day 38 of my 90-day challenge) By: Gabriela Yareliz In about eight weeks, life is going to feel like I am jumping off of…

Wednesday Musings: February 25, 2015

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling, but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just….start.” Unknown By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Wednesday to you! We are in the middle of the last week…

Happy Birthday Sugetha!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUGETHA! What can I say? You and Srinivas have been such a blessing to my life. You have the most amazing heart. Gold, pure gold. We rarely come across people as thoughtful as you in life; never lose that. When the weather is bad, when I feel sad (and many times you didn’t know),…

Monday Inspiration: February 23, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Monday to all of you. I could not get out of bed this morning, but once I did, there was no turning back. The week begins at full speed once that alarm goes off. Time to hustle. This is the last week to make February count for everything it’s worth. It…

Oscars: The Theory of Everything

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was quite the match: a church-going, angelic-voiced polyglot filled with hope and an intelligent, boyish and mysterious scientist filled with angst. She became his lifesaver in more ways than one. I am so hoping that The Theory of Everything gets Best Picture tonight at the Oscars. There are some serious inaccuracies in the film as compared…

Sunday Girl: February 22, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Back-to-work Sunday. I’m Florida dreamin’ and listening to Jake Miller (fellow Floridian) while getting stuff done. Soundtrack: India won the match against South Africa yesterday. It was greatness. When I saw the photo of the team players together in their blue and orange uniforms, it brought back memories from my Gator Cricket…

Dreams & Oceans

By: Gabriela Yareliz Soundtrack to the post: Britt Nicole’s “Set the World on Fire” I’m thinking oceans. I’m thinking sunshine. I’m thinking warmth. We are growing up. But at this point in the game, some of us have to realize that we can’t keep thinking about the adults we want to be; we are adults,…

Sick-Day Sabbath #2

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have sneezed so much, I am afraid I am going to sprain my neck or something. Unfortunately, I am sick, and fortunately, trapped indoors. Today, I was sneezing at a symposium (the photo above is from today–the one moment I was not sneezing). The symposium talked a lot about John Milton’s…

Reflections Before Bedtime #10

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am sick, sick as a… I’ll spare you the simile. It’s freezing cold. The wind bites; that is how cold it is. So, I stay indoors sipping on tea and kale juice, and sucking on vitamins (because they are too big to swallow *kidding* but they really are too big). Downstairs,…