Screenless

By: Gabriela Yareliz First, I just want to say that I believe everyone should get a spring break. Now that we have that out of the way, I come to my thought on windows. The other day, I sat down to watch a chunk of a movie just before bed. I hadn’t showered yet, andContinue reading “Screenless”

Honor

By: Gabriela Yareliz May the symbols of this great nation and its ideals always mean something deep to us. May we feel their weight. Moreover, with that responsibility, may we always work to evolve into a better community, always moving toward the ideals that make this country unique and rich in opportunity. Let us loveContinue reading “Honor”

Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights

By: Gabriela Yareliz I love a good biography. The more unconventional the life, the better. I think there is something powerful about learning from other’s experiences and also expanding your world beyond how you were raised and conditioned. I was fascinated by Greenlights, as it lays out philosophies intertwined with McConaughey’s life experiences. His voiceContinue reading “Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights”

Freedom

By: Gabriela Yareliz “Deep down we all know that freedom is a choice, yet so many of us don’t feel that truth.” Beth Kempton, Freedom Seeker: Live More. Worry Less. Do What You Love. This season is made for reflection. As the year 2020 was ending yesterday, I saw an overview of the year thatContinue reading “Freedom”

Be True

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thérèse Desqueyroux. Does that name ring a bell? Thérèse Desqueyroux is François Mauriac’s most respected novel. It was turned into a film with the brilliant Audrey Tautou starring as Thérèse.  Indulge me. Spoiler and storyline breakdown (it was published in 1927– so if you haven’t read it by now— *eye roll*): It’sContinue reading “Be True”

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”

Referendum: Kurdistan

September 25, 2017, referendum. I support a free Kurdistan. Wishing the best for our Kurdish brothers and sisters. May you vote with your hearts, for a brighter tomorrow. “What Being Kurdish Means to Me,” by Sazan Hendrix “So you see, this referendum is more than just a vote for yes or no. My vote willContinue reading “Referendum: Kurdistan”

Set Free

“Through the Redemption, God undertakes to deal with a man’s past, and He does it in two ways: by forgiving him, and by making the past a wonderful culture for the future.” Oswald Chambers, in Run Today’s Race By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I read something that moved me deeply. You see, lately, I have beenContinue reading “Set Free”

Truth Commission

By: Gabriela Yareliz In my study of human rights, few things fascinated me as much as truth commissions, also known as reconciliation commissions. They are known as commissions (and essentially tribunals) that look at and investigate wrongdoing by governments and individual actors in situations like civil wars, genocide and mass atrocities. To be honest, oftenContinue reading “Truth Commission”

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, DECEMBER 10

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are celebrating Human Rights Day. It’s a cause worth fighting for. I know Humanitarian Day is August 19, but I want to honor humanitarians and missionaries on this day, too. They are, day-by-day, fighting for people’s basic needs all over the world; they spread hope, joy and love. There is still much toContinue reading “HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, DECEMBER 10”