“Dark Faith”

By: Gabriela Yareliz I read a brilliant article about Mother Teresa and her “spiritual darkness,” in The Week . The article was called, “Mother Teresa sometimes didn’t believe in God. That makes her an example of faith.” Provocative. Mother Teresa recently became a “Saint.” I remember after reading her journal in high school, how impacted I was…

The Highest Place

“Without the cross, man could have no union with the Father. On it depends our every hope. From it shines the light of the Savior’s love, and when at the foot of the cross the sinner looks up to the One who died to save him, he may rejoice with fullness of joy, for his…

Monday Inspiration: March 7, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a new week! Diverse trials and perhaps exhaustion awaits some of us, this week. If you are already looking at your week, and your eye is twitching– here is a word for you: “But now, says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear…

What is Holiness?

We are called to be holy and consecrated. But what does “holy” mean? I think the following quote illustrates holiness beautifully: “Holiness is not rapture; it is an entire surrender of the will to God; it is living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God; it is doing the will of the…

Monday Inspiration: February 22, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy week, friends! I pray you are excited to live out another beautiful week of life. I know that marvelous things await us this week; Victories, love, laughter and the satisfaction that comes from perseverance– it’s coming. This week, I hope we can impart true love. I hope we feel that communion…

Tag: Day #1

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was tagged by the lovely and inspiring Cinderzena blog to do the Three Days, Three Quotes tag. Here is my Day #1 quote: “After the prayer is made, if the answer is not realized immediately, do not weary of waiting and become unstable. Waver not. Cling to the promise, ‘Faithful is…

Go Forward

“There are times when the Christian life seems beset by dangers, and duty seems hard to perform. The imagination pictures impending ruin before, and bondage or death behind. Yet the voice of God speaks clearly above all discouragements: ‘Go forward.’ We should obey this command, let the result be what it may, even though our…

Monday Inspiration: January 5, 2015

Hello all, I hope you are having a wonderful 2015. Tomorrow is the traditional Three Kings Day (Dia de Reyes), called Epiphany, by some. Children remember the Men of the East’s journey to Bethlehem by putting out boxes filled with straw for their camels. In the morning, the children receive gifts. This tradition came to…

Despite the Flaws

By: Gabriela Yareliz In the Bible, we see men and women presented with all of their flaws and beauty; in their darkest moments and in their highest points. Why so? “But seeing where they struggled and fell, where they took heart again and conquered through the grace of God, we are encouraged and led to…