An Ode to Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz SUMMER IN THE CITY [Inspired by: New York City] Despite my autumn fever, yesterday’s 68-degree morning, and leaving the house with a jacket today, it is still officially a tourist-crowded-sidewalk NYC summer. People’s addiction to ice cream does not seem to be waning. I am slightly traumatized from last winter, and IContinue reading “An Ode to Summer”

Summer Cleaning and Mental Spillover

By: Gabriela Yareliz Summertime cleaning is here. Euro fashion bloggers are out in Ibiza and Napoli tanning. Unconsciously, the rest of us are wondering how we can get to Ibiza in the first place, someday. I know, it’s about being happy with our own unique blessings and realities. We believe this, but at the sameContinue reading “Summer Cleaning and Mental Spillover”

Selling the birthright

By: Gabriela Yareliz Quotes by Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2 There is a story of two very different twins. One who had a birthright (he was the firstborn son, named Esau), and he didn’t really care about it. The one who didn’t have the birthright, Jacob, wanted it bad. One dayContinue reading “Selling the birthright”

It came upon the midnight clear

By: Gabriela Yareliz This may be a bit cryptic and philosophical, but I will share anyway. (And now worries, it has nothing to do with my fabulous law school.) I think everyone has something that tries to trap them. Something that has been a part of one’s plan or hope maybe one’s entire life; whetherContinue reading “It came upon the midnight clear”

Sparkles

By: Gabriela Yareliz 1] A moment in a memory I still feel sparkles of it in my heart; like glitter left falling in the air. 2] Desire “Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withheld the request of his lips. Se’lah” Psalm 21:2 3] Shallow pursuits I think every woman has a beauty orContinue reading “Sparkles”

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is approaching. I thought I’d rewind the clock. Before there were roses, diamonds, and for some, disappointments, there were the paper bags that everyone would prepare. Teachers looked on cringing as we made a mess with glue and glitter. The pink and red construction paper grew thin and wet with excessive glue. As weContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”