Necessary Rage

“Forgiveness to me is not me forgiving you. I don’t have any godly power. Forgiveness is a gift that I give myself because if I would live in hatred today, I would still be a prisoner, and we are the prisoners of our own mind. The concentration camp is in your own mind, and theContinue reading “Necessary Rage”

A Word On Prayer

By: Gabriela Yareliz A lot of resources and messages have come together for me pertaining to prayer. I feel this is no accident. It’s like God is trying to teach me something new in this season. Something more effective. A better connection with the authority and power of Heaven. Throughout the week, the phrase “takeContinue reading “A Word On Prayer”

Interview with Brianna Cerrito

Today, on Women’s Day, I am excited and honored to share this interview with Brianna C., an interesting and lovely young woman I met on Instagram, as all cool meetings happen, these days. In typical Gabby fashion, when I meet someone interesting, I want to know more, and here is the result of those inquiries.Continue reading “Interview with Brianna Cerrito”

Fuel

By: Gabriela Yareliz At any given moment, we have a million different lives and outcomes within our reach. The choices we are faced with are terrifying and empowering, all the same. Where does the time go? The pandemic has made it feel like life is just passing by. Maybe, I told my dad, we fillContinue reading “Fuel”

Leaving Burnout Behind: Lessons Learned

By: Gabriela Yareliz I once heard a conversation between Erwin and Aaron McManus on Battle Ready, where they were discussing the concept of burnout. Basically, what was expressed is that burnout doesn’t typically stem from having too much to do but rather by not finding fulfillment in the work you are doing. I found thatContinue reading “Leaving Burnout Behind: Lessons Learned”

I Was Fine Before

By: Gabriela Yareliz Love can sneak up on us. We can fall in love with someone we didn’t expect. Sometimes, it’s someone who has been in front of us for a while. Today, we are looking at when love seems to show up as a divine interruption, via Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You.” TheContinue reading “I Was Fine Before”

Sensible

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are bopping today to Gwen Stefani’s “Misery,” and don’t let the title fool you. I am keeping my promise. This is not a sad song. This is not a song about her ex-husband. We left that behind us, and now we have a Gwen who is starting over. This song isContinue reading “Sensible”

I Don’t Know Why I Cry

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at the last sad ballad (the last songs we will look at are happier– Happy Gwen). If our previous post was on “Early Winter,” we’ll call this one the late winter ballad. After the demise of her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale due to his apparently multiple infidelities,Continue reading “I Don’t Know Why I Cry”

You Make Me Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song is a No Doubt classic, “Underneath It All.” We start out with Gwen Stefani admitting that she sometimes thinks she needs someone more like her, but then she says that despite their differences this special person is lovely and loves her, “underneath it all.” This person sees the colors inContinue reading “You Make Me Better”

When the Simple Life Gets Complicated

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I thought we would dive into a No Doubt song few of us understood fully when we were young, but it’s timeless: “Simple Kind of Life.” This song is about expectation, and I truly believe women in or close to their 30s who are unmarried and don’t have children feel itContinue reading “When the Simple Life Gets Complicated”