Unity Starts in You and Me

[Image from Heidi’s Bridge] By: Gabriela Yareliz People often talk about unity. We talk about power in numbers. We discuss causes for which we should “band together.” Yet, when you see how people live and lead their individual lives, they don’t strive for unity, even on the individual relational level. I don’t mean this inContinue reading “Unity Starts in You and Me”

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”

Coming Of Age

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sitcoms like “Boy Meets World” or “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” chronicle the daily lives of their characters. It is a series about watching people mature and reach some level of adulthood or maturity, with some laughs thrown in, in between. I think life is very much like that. We all have ourContinue reading “Coming Of Age”

In Other Words

“…avevo bisogno di una lingua differente: una lingua che fosse un luogo di affetto e di riflessione.” —ANTONIO TABUCCHI [Jhumpa Lahiri as featured in the Wall Street Journal] By: Gabriela Yareliz I finished Jhumpa Lahiri’s book, In Other Words. She brought many interesting things to mind. She filled me with the nostalgia of what it’sContinue reading “In Other Words”

“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 wasContinue reading ““Dark Faith””

“Open Arms”

By: Gabriela Yareliz /So now I come to you with open arms Nothing to hide, believe what I say So here I am with open arms Hoping you’ll see what your love means to me, open arms/ Journey   This week had a dream come true. I almost feel cheesy saying that because this wasn’tContinue reading ““Open Arms””

Reflections Before Bedtime #35

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, when we are making an important decision, we sit and weigh our options. I do this a lot. In the light of the current decision I must make, Moses came to mind. Hebrews 11:23-29English Standard Version (ESV) 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents,Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #35”

Road Trip

By: Gabriela Yareliz The family is going on a road trip, and naturally, I am coming along– bar books, camera and all. It will be quite the adventure. By the end of the summer, I will have probably visited at least eight states (?), with my departure and destination points being the same. Life isContinue reading “Road Trip”