Ticket

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have this olive green dress from Target that I love. I’ve had it since 2009. It stands out because it’s sleeveless and has deep pockets. It’s made from comfortable light material. Perfect for a summer day. I took it to France with me the summer of 2009. In the process ofContinue reading “Ticket”

The Presence of Greatness

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s not uncommon to desire and strive for greatness. *Cue Kanye West’s song “Stronger” /Bow in the presence of greatness/* One of the Battle Ready podcast conversations discussed how we often fail to recognize greatness and scoff at people who have accomplished things we can’t even dream of. We can be soContinue reading “The Presence of Greatness”

March Madness: Relentless

“Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more.” Tim S. Grover By: Gabriela Yareliz People tell you who they are in how they do their work, their dynamics with others, how persistent andContinue reading “March Madness: Relentless”

Sunday Girl: July 30, 2017

By: Gabriela Yareliz I know several of you have commented on my long absence, so I thought I would do an update post, and just sort of let you know what has been going on lately. The following is exactly that. XOXO I was hoping this would be witty and short. Now that I sitContinue reading “Sunday Girl: July 30, 2017”

Thread

By: Gabriela Yareliz 6:00 am: Woke up. Ate my two gummy vitamins. Watched some Stephen Colbert, after morning prayer. 7:00 am: On the train with three magazines stuffed in my bag for comfort. I don’t open the magazine I was reading the day before. I am not particularly interested in reading about the Egyptian presidentContinue reading “Thread”

Reflections Before Bedtime #82

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was sitting on the train. I had a window seat. I saw a woman carrying her newborn, and, presumably, her husband, walking beside her, pushing the empty stroller. He looked a bit tired. They were close to the stairs. I was thinking, ‘Oh man, he has to carry the stroller upContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #82”

Monday Inspiration: March 28, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz From a productive weekend to, what I hope will be, a productive week. Happy week. We begin anew. Last week was absolutely dreadful and draining. Not sure how I survived it, but by the grace of God and my mother’s wisdom, I am still standing. It was a loud week; a headache-inducing,Continue reading “Monday Inspiration: March 28, 2016”

Reflections Before Bedtime #69

By: Gabriela Yareliz To be. We aren’t talking about “to have” or “to do,” but “to be.” I was talking* with someone recently, and we were discussing how we always celebrate what people do (selectively), but we don’t exactly celebrate who people are. We’ll celebrate a football player who body slams another, but he couldContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #69”

No Fear

By: Gabriela Yareliz Those of you who read my random musings know I am all about self-improvement and growth. I believe that truly living out God’s purposes for our lives means combatting our fears and moving past our comfort zones. Yesterday, I was deeply moved by a verse in scripture that I have read manyContinue reading “No Fear”