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 itContinue reading “Parachute Ready”

My God is Alive

By: Gabriela Yareliz When we feel discouraged, let us remember that God is not dead. God is alive. God is working in every earnest heart that is humble and ready to receive Him. When confusion rages– we must remember that there is a movement of people that is on its knees. A movement of peopleContinue reading “My God is Alive”

Love Goes Deep

A lot of Christians out there say they have given up on the concept of the church. But what does that mean? They haven’t given up on the building and chairs. They are saying they have given up on people. People are flawed, and they will disappoint you. No matter what your personality type is,Continue reading “Love Goes Deep”

The Hours: July 30, 2016

The most random, memorable pieces of conversation from the day. Because sometimes, people say things that make you *double take*. – Gabriela Yareliz AM 11:15: “Who is your hairstylist? You have to give me the details! She cuts gorgeous… Don’t stop going to her!” (E) 11:24: “What are you doing in that closet?” (T) 11:24:Continue reading “The Hours: July 30, 2016”

The Hours: July 23, 2016

(G sent this song to A at 7:24 am because she was inspired by it) Thoughts that floated around today (these were all brought up by different people): AM 9:42: “You see Jesus did not tell the woman who had been caught in adultery a conditional promise of ‘go, be good, and then I willContinue reading “The Hours: July 23, 2016”

Douce France

By: Gabriela Yareliz Tonight at church, we had an amazing spoken word and music night. I heard the music and testimony of a young man who found God, hope and music in the midst of his chemotherapy and anguish. He was so vulnerable with us tonight. It was beautiful. Tonight, we were pained to hearContinue reading “Douce France”

What’s in a Church?

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite things to do in New York is visit churches. Many of them are old and filled with exquisite beauty and detail. This post is about how I recently found one of my favorite churches in the city. I was walking the Highline Park some weeks ago, and IContinue reading “What’s in a Church?”

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”

#Pray4Togo

Hi Friends! The pastor is still being held in prison in Togo. 😦 Please: Join the Seventh-day Adventist world church in prayer and fasting for two Adventists imprisoned in Togo. Pastor Antonio Monteiro and church member Bruno Amah have been falsely detained for eight months. Even though there is no evidence of guilt, the menContinue reading “#Pray4Togo”

In the place where my fears have no voice at all

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, may you find Jesus. May you find cleansing and eternal salvation; may you find forgiveness and healing; may you find resurrection, joy and peace; may you find wisdom and knowledge; may you find fellowship, love and light; & above all, may you find Truth, a King, a Savior. (Added to theContinue reading “In the place where my fears have no voice at all”