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”

Gonna Get Me A Kilt

By: Gabriela Yareliz Guys, I saw a trailer for a TV show on Starz the other day, and it stayed on my mind. It felt fun and exciting and looked like life. (Something that feels a bit foreign to those of us who have been locked up in our rooms like the girl from TangledContinue reading “Gonna Get Me A Kilt”

Erwin McManus: The Futurist

By: Gabriela Yareliz Erwin McManus is one of my favorite thought leaders. He is a pastor, philosopher, writer and futurist. I identify so much with how he communicates Jesus and authentic faith living. Born in El Salvador, McManus has overcome so much. Christ found him, and since then, he has dedicated his life to sharingContinue reading “Erwin McManus: The Futurist”

The Strength for Some Madness

By: Gabriela Yareliz My boyfriend is very gifted and artistic— it really shines when it comes to food. He makes things that are so delicious but also knows how to present them on a plate. He can make sparkling water next-level, you know what I mean? He found this show on Netflix called Chef’s TableContinue reading “The Strength for Some Madness”

Emotional Undercurrent

By: Gabriela Yareliz This morning, I was speaking to friends of mine, in my home church in Florida. We send a text on Saturday mornings, when we pray for each other and our families. He and his wife are two of the most amazing people I know, who live their lives in full ministry— God’sContinue reading “Emotional Undercurrent”

Studio Update 6

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have been following the situation in Italy pretty closely. I watch little Italian news clips, and I watch some of my favorite quarantined Italian celebrities’ videos, thanks to Instagram stories and the live feature. Today, while I was listening to a video, I realized that I understood every word in Italian.Continue reading “Studio Update 6”

Ch-ch-cha-changes

“Why are you subjecting yourself to this? Is this really the environment you were made for? … Our adrenal glands can handle only so much before they become exhausted. … Every time you get upset, a little bit of life leaves the body. Are these really the things on which you want to spend thatContinue reading “Ch-ch-cha-changes”

My God is Alive

By: Gabriela Yareliz When we feel discouraged, let us remember that God is not dead. God is alive. God is working in every earnest heart that is humble and ready to receive Him. When confusion rages– we must remember that there is a movement of people that is on its knees. A movement of peopleContinue reading “My God is Alive”

Two Reminders

By: Gabriela Yareliz In recent days, I have been reminded of two important principles we should always keep before us: 1. Discomfort Before Change I was doing my morning Pilates practice, and the instructor was talking me through how to get into a position that requires a lot of balance. It was hard. It feltContinue reading “Two Reminders”

Choice

“It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” Madeleine L’Engle By: Gabriela Yareliz I was reading Essentialism this morning, and in the book, there was a powerful reminder to remember our power to choose. “The ability to choose cannot be taken away or ever given away– it can only be forgotten.” pg. 36Continue reading “Choice”