GOD and the City…Prayer

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

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When asked, “Why did you choose that name?” All I can say it’s only by His Grace.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately. I’ve been doing a whole lotta of thinking. I’ve finally got revelation on finding my voice writing wise, but as far as design aesthetics that’s my new venture! Phew! But one thing I’ve learned is to not ever stop praying.

I for one believe in the power of prayer and to be honest I wouldn’t be where I’m at without prayer. I’m so thankful to GOD for listening to my prayers. I know He listens.

As I’m looking at my window watching a slug crawl up, yes a slug is crawling up my window as I write this I can’t help but think, Slowly but surely. Sometimes we are in such a rush in life to get to our next destination we forget to look at the small things. Such as the slug.

When will I see a slug again? Well that’s not the point the point is when will this moment, right now ever come back again?

God surely works in mysterious ways, I think we should just enjoy each moment. He knows the desires in our hearts.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5

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All though I try to stay in constant prayer, I try to enjoy each moment and absorb it all in! I’m so thankful of the Gift growing inside me that at times I want to rush to make everything ready for them.

Lately I’ve been struggling to find clothing that covers my belly and actually feel comfortable.

Dealing with… headaches. Anyone Know of any natural cures?

Cravings? Yes Turkey that my mom makes. I had a dream, it was delicious, and I called her up and said “you have to make me some!”

Pain? It wouldn’t be pregnancy with out it. Growing pains mostly ♥ I feel myself stretching. Keeping the faith in not getting stretch marks 😀

What they say… Well my sister says I’m the most happiest pregnant woman in the world. I take that as a compliment. I’m very thankful and I know this is God’s mini (huge) miracle.

Feeling? FAT! YES I dare to SAY IT! But I try to just say I’m a Hot mama! I’ve been extremely sensitive lately. I’m a bit sad I can’t work out, not that I can’t, but I just know my body is like … No. So I listen, if I don’t I will be bed ridden and that’s a no-no for now because I’m finally trying to find my design voice. It’s frightening and exciting all at the same time. Thank you JESUS!

I’m half way there people! And finally have enough energy to do what I’ve been wanting, in a way, to do. It’s funny how your mind could be wanting something and your body is like, “NOT TODAY! Linda (or your name) NOT TODAY!”

Until Next time may you be blessed!
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I’m still one hot mama. Yea. Don’t judge me 😛 ( I was actually wearing heals in this picture…why? Why did I do that to myself? Ce’ la vie)

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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One Pocketbook at a Time… Rachel’s Tote

After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:12

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Hallelujah Praise GOD Thank you Jesus!!!!

I can’t praise the LORD enough! He’s so amazing, so encouraging and full of LOVE! Blessed!

It’s great to find an ease in the atmosphere. It took a while, lil bit to get here :P. I can’t imagine my life with out Jesus, and in all seriousness I’m extremely thankful.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4

How this verse just makes perfect sense. It was a struggle to actually learn how to be patient. During the construction of this wonderful Handbag I had time to reflect on my life. Not the whole scope of it but what I’ve been going through lately.

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Almost everywhere I have turned I’ve heard the term “consistency”. But it could be, because I’m focused on being constant and I haven’t really held up that standard. (I’m trying! Pray for me)

I guess it’s almost like you’ve just bought a new car and then all of a sudden you see the same car you bought everywhere, it’s like everyone has bought your car? Or Here’s another one that my husband and I have been noticing lately, is it just us or does everyone have kids lately?

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8

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I guess that’s how life is at times. They say you attract what you mostly think, I believe this to be true. But I also believe you become more aware of what you focus on. If you focus on the positive  you will see positive, if you focus generally on the negative, that is what you will mostly see.

Unfortunately we only see what we want to see.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthews 6:33

This verse I have been meditating a lot lately on it. I want to be successful and I want my business to be successful but I don’t want to be successful at the cost of only seeing what I want to see and not what HE wants me to see.

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You see we can get stuck in this box, in this world of our own doing. I believe GOD, JESUS calls us for more. He wants us to see His Kingdom. I love the Lord’s Prayer…

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“ ‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

10your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us today our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation,a

but deliver us from the evil one.b ’

One line that has always gotten to me, “On Earth as it is in Heaven“. Wow… I don’t know what that means to you, but to me it registers as, I can be living in heaven here on earth. WA! YEA! God you’re amazing. But what’s important to note is “Your will be done

We can’t get stuck on what we want…

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:24

This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy yourself or you can’t have fun, on the contrary. This verse signifies a freedom, a separation of only seeing what you want. A separation that keeps us from Enjoying God’s Best. All of Jesus.

When you want something, you believe it fills a void or a whole somewhere inside you, like you will be complete as soon as you receive a chocolate chip cookie, you know anything noun or verb, that you want. The truth is, to crucify the flesh is to let go what it is you think you want and be truly filled by the Holy Spirit.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6

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To The Owner of this Beautiful Tailored Expressions:

This is my Gift to you, may it be a reminder of How precious the BLOOD of the Lamb is and His Sacrifice  May you always fall deeper and deeper in LOVE with Him. Always meditate on His WORD and focus on Jesus. He shall not ever leave you astray. Blessings to you and yours in JESUS Mighty NAME! Amen! Don’t ever forget to cast your cares on Jesus, so you wouldn’t think of what hinders you from seeing/stepping into His Kingdom. Amen!

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Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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At The Shop! Cosmetic/Make Up Bags!

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9

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Wow, God is so incredible, He brings tears to my eyes. Hallelujah! PRAISE GOD! Thank you JESUS!

This life is a fight! A fight between Love & what ever else you would like to call it. So many things ring true in Love and War. I can’t help but reflect and look back at broken hearts.

I for one know what it’s like to be broken, crushed. I know.

I know what it’s like to try to come up for air and take just a shallow breath if you’re lucky. Being held in the depths of  a dark sea. Yes I know.

I also know that there is Hope. That the battle is not ours.

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15

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During the construction of these wonderful Cosmetic/Makeup Bags I wondered and I’ve pondered. Then I waited, and while I waited I remembered….

“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Many of us have a facade, a mask of false emotions the brushes and powder formed by the lingering feelings we’ve received from others including ourselves. One that we take the time to put on each day. Some mastered by years.

How many times are we going to rely on others? For our self worth? Our beauty or lack there of? How many years are we going to let this powder weigh us down. Allowing others to be in control of our good days or bad.

When Jesus has done it all for us. He’s torn down the veil and revealed to us the truth.

So many of us are our on prisoners behind the bars of our feelings. Feelings of guilt, loss, pride and we always point the finger. Whether to ourselves or others we blame everyone including ourselves when the truth is….

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He’s washed away our sins. Why do you rather hold on to the mask then let go and see the truth. No, that wasn’t a question.

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

To the Owner of these Cosmetic/Makeup Bags:

I for one love to put on makeup now and then. But I’m not taking about the outside. I’m taking about the inward man;

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

Let these Makeup bags be a reminder to let go, to let go of the feelings that are holding us back and to embrace JESUS Christ and all of His Glory,

We are Righteous Redeemed, FORGIVEN!

Don’t forget, YOU are a NATURAL TRUE BEAUTY… male or female you don’t have to be a chic to be Beautiful ♥

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Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Change? Is it Possible!?

He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.” 1 Samuel 15:29

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As I’m sitting here, eating my pregnancy craving of Lucky Charms, mmm so delicious, I’m feeling AMAZING!

THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST. HALLELUJAH!

Lord knows I’m changing!

They say you don’t know what you got until it’s gone. Well since the time I knew I was pregnant my whole world flipped 180 degrees. From full of energy to Fatigue. From Meetings with others, to Meetings with the couch. I know, what can I say. CHANGE!

One things for certain the Laws of physics never change!

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19

That’s why GOD is GLORIOUS! Seriously we can truly lean on GOD when changes come our way. PHEW!

You know what? Just the other day I had a pity party, sorry for not inviting you, but I’d just like to say although embarrassing…

…truly eye opening. Let me explain…

You see just the other day during my unique moment, (yea cause I’m sure you never had one, Sarcastically written!) I actually just dived into it, I let it all go and I didn’t look in the mirror mind you. Don’t you hate, excuse me, Dis-like when at the exact moment when you’ve achieved the impossible (I’m possible) of pulling yourself together, you know, self assuredly saying to yourself ‘I’m not going to cry, God is good’ you receive a phone call from a person. Not just any person, a caring one. Who, ironically enough, NOTES you are not sounding like you, yea, beautiful moment because that’s when the fireworks start off again, babbling and taking forever to answer the question “What’s wrong?”. Hey I’m pregnant and venting and yes I shall milk this pregnancy!!!

I digress, you see I’m going through a life altering change and I understand why some wise verses include a pregnant women or pregnancy. It’s funny when men say it. Now that I’m actually going through the motion and as a women this is one experience that a man will not ever know. Just for Mom.

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A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. John 16:21

But right after the great rain (um me crying ehem), I began to connect the dots. Or so GOD graciously allowed me to see something that was hidden from me. Which was, GOD is in control. Sometimes we just can’t make sense of whats going on  until…

Seriously it all makes sense NOW, &  TODAY I thank the LORD up in Heaven for these days of reflection. Although at times difficult because it was a fight between what I wanted vs. what GOD had planned and actually protected me from.

I finally received what I’ve been thirsty for, vision.

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he Proverbs 29:18

They say that a person changes every 7 years. What they mean by this I have no idea. Maybe we reach different phases, such as adolecent teenager, young adult and so on. But I believe a person changes whenever they see the truth. When ever what was hidden is revealed and it can only come by asking the LORD.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us 1 John 5:14

Many can argue that a man and woman mature at different stages. Some say change is inevitable. But why do we change?

Did you know that the human body is capable of staying young forever but we age and science is still baffled by it. To me that makes sense in reading of folks in the bible who have reached 500+ years.

I mean change… why is it that we have to change? If you want to stay current you have to change this or that, when life is unpredictable, when the weather is snowy or sunny or rainy. CHANGE.

We all go through it and some of us don’t at all. Frozen in time with their own pride.

I say, Hold on to JESUS CHRIST, when going through the motions of life and appreciate each moment because Romans 8:28 Holds true. All things truly work for the GOOD of those who Love GOD.

LOVE JESUS, and you will open your eyes to a whole new world.

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Finding my way…

For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. Pslams 1:6

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Have you ever felt Lost?

I have, actually to be honest I feel a little lost right now. Now this doesn’t mean that quizzically I won’t make it to my destination aka Destiny. But there are forks in roads, turns we don’t know, choices we must make and also traps may inevitably be along our paths. After all there is an enemy…

But all though on this road that seems to have more surprises and more expectations of ones self, what do you do?

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I like how the bible says…

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

It doesn’t say your word is a light on my whole path! It says a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. Meaning we sooo Gotta stay in the word to actually see our way through.

Faith plays a major role. And I’m pretty confident that although I may feel a bit lost does it mean that I’m lost? I’m still enjoying everyday life. The company of my loving husband and the days I type away or spend in my home with the light of the day illuminating my home. Peace. Yes I do have it. SO does this mean that I’m lost?

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Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

There are moments in life that seem like a mountain of choices, filling our plates with so much. Some of us are so concerned with the way others may view us, or the way “people” may treat us, that we hold ourselves back from truly enjoying the meal, the banquet of life that GOD has graciously provided and set before us.

Do you feel lost? Are feelings real?

You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. Matthew 5:43-45

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Feelings unfortunately are undependable and although I may Feel lost, I’m holding on to GOD’s faithful words and letting them illuminate my path.

I have said this before and I will go over it again, there are just some things that NO ONE! NO, not one person can take away from you, and that’s KNOWING. That’s BELIEVING…Those are the things that GOD places in our hearts. When all you can say, “I just know…”

For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. 1 Thessaloninas 4:14

I hope and pray that although you may feel one way, Know that it’s your choice that made you to feel that way, sure there are feelings that seem you just can’t shake them off and that’s where you should dig in to GOD’s precious word, written especially for YOU.

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Well I hope you all enjoyed the Pictures and the Story inspired by the pictures! Hasta next time ♥

Enjoy the Journey ♥

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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