‘Is God For Me?’ Interview

The realest. Brilliance. I never tire of listening to both of these men separately. So cool to hear them together. “I’ve never been afraid to die. I’ve been afraid to not live each day fully.” Erwin McManus

Autumnal Asks

Doing this fun tag from the fabulous Tumblr platform. It’s making the rounds, and it’s a rainy, cozy, autumn Sunday. So, why not? Let’s do it. [Image via @kendalljenner]   lantern – how did you meet your best friend? What were your first impressions of each other? High school. She sat behind me in EnglishContinue reading “Autumnal Asks”

Those New Year Vibes

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”¬† By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s freezing, guys. Seriously. Like, it feels like -14F. The snow cyclone almost blew me away, yesterday. Literally. But I am still here. *grin* I was exhausted on my walk from the train to my apartment. I almost knelt in theContinue reading “Those New Year Vibes”

Autumnal Asks

[Image from Tumblr] Because tomorrow is the first day of fall– let’s celebrate! autumnal asks lantern – how did you meet your best friend? What were your first impressions of each other? I met her in high school. We were total opposites. She was always talking in class, and I was the quiet one inContinue reading “Autumnal Asks”

Heavenly Interviews

By: Gabriela Yareliz Those of you who have been reading for years may remember my journalism studies days. (An old ¬†comical blog post is linked for your enjoyment). I would wander around trying to find a quiet place to interview people. One recent Sabbath afternoon, my friends and I were talking about what heaven wouldContinue reading “Heavenly Interviews”

The Gates of the Forest

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, Elie Wiesel passed away, at the age of 87. Most of us remember his memoirs and the Night Trilogy. That death march in the book Night is one that few forget. I have been fascinated by Wiesel’s writing and thoughts on religion. Being a survivor of the Holocaust hints to theContinue reading “The Gates of the Forest”

Are You The One?

“Are you the one who is to come? Or shall we look for another?” Luke 7:19 By: Gabriela Yareliz Those were the words spoken by John’s messengers. John the Baptist, that is. Yes. I know what you are thinking. John the Baptist, the same guy Bible movies portray as a lunatic caveman, with hair thatContinue reading “Are You The One?”

Reflections Before Bedtime #51

By: Gabriela Yareliz Delilah just played “This Gift” by 98 Degrees. Nick Lachey greatness. I have realized that the more I live, the less I understand about how some things in life turn out. [Speaking of understanding, does anyone understand this album cover?] Some questions include: Why does it sound like only older white peopleContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #51”

Noticing the Details

By: Gabriela Yareliz While walking home, I opened my new textbook on criminal activity and the law. I always look for book dedications. I am that kind of person. Even though I was walking, it didn’t stop me from shuffling through the pages for the dedication. Even textbooks get dedicated to someone. Inside was aContinue reading “Noticing the Details”

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”