One Pocketbook at a Time….Oh-La-La Africa!

And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27

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As I write this, I’m in Tears. Yes Tears! No, not sad tears but tears that acknowledge and know GOD is Here. GOD is with you. WOW!


In the making of this unique one of a kind “Tailored Expressions” I had a chance to reflect on Waiting, Patience and Frustration. One thing that comes to mind is the phrase:

“Nobody told me”

In the bible, GOD tells us EVERYTHING we can expect with Life.

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This bag is a reflection and a revelation of the verse Luke 14:27. At the end of the completion of this bag these words hit me hard. Before going into creating this bag, I really didn’t understand this verse and I remember questioning what does it truly mean? I had many ideas but no revelation.

I just kept moving forward.

There’s just this unique peace that comes with Christ, so when you’re in the beginning stages of meditation on what Luke 14:27 reflects, it’s hard to grasp.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7

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As I began the process of ordering materials chosen by my awesome client, by the way the GORGEOUS fabric was my Clients fabric who had Gone onto a Missions Trip to Africa and came back with this rich fabric! Amen! So honored that she confided in me to rip apart this fabric an create something Gorgeous. Thank you Molly, so much for the Opportunity! Amen.

In a nutshell, seriously speaking, we’re like clay in the hands of GOD, in my case it was like this fabric. We all have our own story, history and our own journey and once we allow GOD to get a hold of us! WATCH OUT! HE will certainly transform us if we trust Him,  HE can lead you into rising up to be your true self. Who you always were meant to be. There’s going to be moments that are a burden that feel heavy and you wonder…WHY?  Just as the fabric cannot see it’s self nor it’s future burden (the camera that will be gracing it) it only sees what it’s losing, the pain of the transformation and maybe the few things it gains. But if we just keep our eyes in what we lose in the past, how can we function with the capacity GOD has given us presently?

Oh and an important point also, You have to keep your mouth —- zipped, meaning no complaining, whining and TRUST in HIM! HALLELUJAH! Because to be honest Everything HE does He does it for your good. ♥

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Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

You see there’s a process.

You have to learn how to wait…and not just regular waiting its the waiting that’s done with affirmation that the Creator of the Universe has your best interest. It’s the waiting that hurts the most but you can’t complain because you’ll just be going backwards.

Think about this…

We want things NOW, in Our time. We get frustrated when it’s not done our way. We really need to just give it all to Him, take the focus away from ourselves and cast it all on Jesus. This life is really not about you, it’s not about US, its about GOD. Bask in His Glory, delight in His strength and enjoy the fruits of the Spirit.

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There’s an awakening that takes place in each one of us but it only happens when we’re seeking. When we’re searching, when we’re aware because when you do, you are tapping into that Universal POWER. You are tapping into GOD and allowing GOD to live and dwell inside you, to guide you.

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To the Owner of this Tailored Expression:

Let this camera bag, not only be a reminder of the sacrifice of your Missions trip you took with faith and a cheerful heart, but let it be a reminder of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for you. Let you constantly rejoice and be comforted by the weight of your bag and it’s contents, you know what you carry is your love for what you do and it’s worth the weight it’s worth the burden.

It’s the burdens we may carry when getting rid of ourselves and truly doing it all for Jesus, all for Love, that are truly the most rewarding. Remember Jesus Rose up the third day to take His place on the Throne! You’re reward is always just around the corner when going through anything with faith, with silent love and calling out to GOD. When following your walk with GOD, with JESUS you’re going to go through trials & tribulations. That’s a given, we all know this, that’s life, but there’s a burden that we carry when we truly are following His example, there’s a heaviness. That heaviness is us carrying the cross, that burden is the Crucifixion of our flesh. The dying to self to rise up to Jesus. So what ever opposition you face because of your savior JESUS CHRIST, that’s your cross. Praise Him! Because you know you’re gaining Ground from the enemy! AMEN! Stay in His peace.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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For More on this Tailored Expression Go to my FB page: Natural True Beauty

Let’s Bask in His light…

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,


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