How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It

By: Gabriela Yareliz Wishing you all a merry merry Christmas Eve from my little candle-lit apartment to your home and heart. It has been a year that we have survived together, and I don’t blame you if you aren’t in a very festive mood tonight, or tomorrow or on New Year’s Eve. We’ve been onContinue reading “How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It”

Merry Christmas

“The Christian story is precisely the story of one grand miracle, the Christian assertion being that what is beyond all space and time, what is uncreated, eternal, came into nature, into human nature, descended into His own universe, and rose again, bringing nature up with Him. It is precisely one great miracle. If you takeContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Home

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, Atelier Doré announced its theme for the month is ‘coming home.’ Ahhh, the classic holiday move of returning to family and familiar grounds. For so many of us, home means two places: where our family lives and where we made memories, and also, the place where we lay our heads toContinue reading “Home”

Merry Christmas

“Christmas is for freedom. Freedom from the fear of death. Jesus took our nature in Bethlehem, to die our death in Jerusalem, that we might be fearless in our city. Yes, fearless. Because if the biggest threat to my joy is gone, then why should I fret over the little ones?” John Piper Wishing youContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Monday Inspiration: November 27, 2017

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Monday, my lovely friends. I wanted to start off the week with the following thought. I was listening to a podcast on the train, as I often do. It was The Skinny Confidential, featuring guest Melissa Wood-Tepperberg (of @melissawoodhealth). She was sharing information about her health journey, past eating disorders, plantContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 27, 2017”

Come Walk With Me: Ponce

By: Gabriela Yareliz We visited the Castillo Serralles, the plaza, and we strolled around as the sun was setting. The sky turned a beautiful, bright cobalt blue. Near the plaza, there was the best little ice cream shop, with natural fruit ice creams (I got guanabana). Also near the plaza, is the best souvenir shopContinue reading “Come Walk With Me: Ponce”

How Many Kings?

By: Gabriela Yareliz Oftentimes, we feel alone in our wandering through this human journey– alone in that we feel God doesn’t understand our pain or our struggles. We see God as distant, far– and yet, this season reminds us that God left His throne to assume flesh. He became man and faced our nature andContinue reading “How Many Kings?”

Tuesday Badinage: November 29, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s raining in NYC, today. Christmas decorations are up. The city looks beautiful and glittery, like the movies. I had a hectic morning. Lost my metro card, missed my train, almost didn’t make it into Court on time because of the weather and the long security line wrapped around the building. IContinue reading “Tuesday Badinage: November 29, 2016”

Merry Christmas

Dear friends, I am wishing you a warm and beautiful Christmas. May you find the peace that only God can give. I am sending you love from sunny Florida. May your Christmas be all about Jesus, family, forgiveness, love, grace, truth and hope. xoxo, Gabriela Yareliz May you embark on a beautiful journey where the aweContinue reading “Merry Christmas”