This Week’s Picks: June 9, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello dear ones, I am in a new city for the summer…ahh, yes, summer intern. I am in an Ernest Hemingway kind of mood this week. Despite my dislike for his storylines, he has always had something valuable to say. Take wisdom, and run with it. Of course, along with Hemingway areContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: June 9, 2013”

Good Friday

The spotless Son of God hung upon the cross, His flesh lacerated with stripes; those hands so often reached out in blessing, nailed to the wooden bars; those feet so tireless on ministries of love, spiked to the tree; that royal head pierced by the crown of thorns; those quivering lips shaped to the cryContinue reading “Good Friday”

As a nation

By: Gabriela Yareliz As a nation, we must come together and pray for all of the families who lost loved ones, not only today (in the school shooting in Connecticut), but in all of these terrible and recent tragedies, shootings and suicides. President Obama sums it up so well. Our prayers are with you. InContinue reading “As a nation”

/I saw your sky/

Excerpts from Poem, “A Soldier’s Prayer” Look God, I have never spoken to you But now I want to say, “How do you do?” You see, they had told me you didn’t exist And like a fool I believed all this Last night from a shell hole I saw your sky I figured right thenContinue reading “/I saw your sky/”

My Choice

By: Missionary and martyr Bill McChesney I want my breakfast served at eight With ham and eggs upon the plate. A well-broiled steak I’ll eat it on And dine again when day is done. I want an ultramodern home And in each room a telephone; Soft carpets, too, upon the floor And pretty drapes toContinue reading “My Choice”

Memorable remark from a pastor and his loss-stricken heart

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I heard a testimony of a young pastor whose wife recently passed away. They weren’t even married much beyond their first year, I believe. Her strength and faith, and his peace and love have captivated many hearts. Something he shared today (quote from memory): “I have not and will not, ever,Continue reading “Memorable remark from a pastor and his loss-stricken heart”

Shadow Men

Jason: “Only a God can save us”? Archie: I didn’t say some preacher could. But what a story. Jason: Story? Archie: The Jesus thing. God, the Creator of the universe, becoming a man, suffering worse than any person suffered, suffering an injustice worse than any of us can suffer? Incredible! I forgot that’s what ChristiansContinue reading “Shadow Men”

Selena Forever

By: Gabriela Yareliz On March 31st it has been 17 years since Selena’s death. I am probably one of the biggest Selena fans. I know practically all of her songs, and I’d kareoke to her all the time. So this is for the anniversary. I remember getting ready for Sabbath when I was young cleaning the house withContinue reading “Selena Forever”