Following Coach Orders

By: Gabriela Yareliz Coaches, lifestyle and career coaches alike, do it. They make you say and write things. They make you act on things. They force you to visualize and strategize. There is this thing where you write out your purpose. It’s like your own personal mission statement, if you will. It’s about who you…

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, often…

This Month’s Picks: April 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz This month has been a whirlwind. A fulfillment of many things awaited. I can say that things did not happen the way I anticipated, but better; and not by my doing, but God in His infinite mercy orchestrates amazing things in our lives. I am so blessed. God has acted in my…

Monday Inspiration: April 27, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello my friends, A lovely Monday morning to ya! Can I just say, that between Friday and today, I have learned many things. One thing being that life happens while we make plans. (This is something we know, but when it hits you ironically, then, well, I guess it’s different–it’s kind of like the…

Last Registration

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we 3Ls registered for our last set of law school classes. (I am so excited!) Graduation is gettin’ real, quick. Many of us don’t know what lies ahead, and some things may seem like detours or things that weren’t in our plans… “When God is getting ready to move you, in order…

All-Important Business

From Ellen G. White’s Testimonies for the Church, vol.2 “Seek the Lord with all your hearts. Make this the all-important business of your lives.” – {2T 178.2}

Source

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite writers, Marcel Pagnol, wrote Manon des Sources. It’s part II to Jean de Florette. It’s a story about a “source” (spring) that is blocked off, which starts all kind of trouble in a small French village for a family, and it costs the family’s father his life. The…

First Place

By: Gabriela Yareliz “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44 The passage above speaks of a man who finds treasure on a property that is not…

Ability and purpose

I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. Job 42:2 Every day, we must acknowledge that God can do everything– anything beyond what we ask or think, and that no purpose or plan of his can be withheld from him. God is in control. Your…

Purely Me: Gabriela

Warning-Ek minute: This is a personal post. If you don’t care, I don’t mind. I just wanted to immortalize the thought by typing it out. Simple. “CERTAIN THINGS CAPTURE THE EYE, PURSUE ONLY THOSE THAT CAPTURE THE HEART-“ANCIENT INDIAN PROVERB By: Gabriela Yareliz You know that love? It’s the love that makes you nervous; the love…