THIS BLOG HAS MOVED!

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Going Towards a new Venture! Please Join me over at my new blog! I hope you enjoy my new look and new inspiration. May God continue to bless you in Jesus name!

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God & the City…My Birthday!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Galatians 5:22

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Celebrate and have a good time, Amen!

Yes it’s my birthday! Thank you Jesus for another year, for my beautiful amazing Son, Husband and Family! I’m just so incredibly thankful and incredibly amazed at the Goodness of GOD.

It snowed last night which brought forth an amazing Snow day! The hubby and I get to snuggle in today :). Well it being my birthday and the fact of it Snowing, it reminds me of this same day just a few years ago when I was going through a difficult time, I was going through a break up (from my current hubby and our story is a testimony of God’s grace and when something is meant to be) One thing that had always touched my heart is my lovely mom telling me as it was snowing, “the angels are blessing you on your birthday.” So I receive it today also! HALLELUJAH!

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Last month, a couple of days before Christmas, my family lost a loved one. My beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Grandma, Fidelina Cabral. I really didn’t know how to write about her passing, I really didn’t know how to even publicize it just because, to me, it was so personal. I loved my Grandma more than anyone can know. I loved her so much, growing up I actually lived with her in the Dominican Republic, I also went to school there, I believe it was 1st grade, but only for a bit. And even though it was only a time, it was wonderful slice of time, it was my perfect time with her that I will never forget, it was simply heavenly.

I remember her allowing me to have a pet, a pet chicken, which I got by way of motorcycle, yes I was adventurous even as a youngster. (They later told me that they made a Sancocho, which is a Dominican version of Chicken soup) I also remember just enjoying my bedtimes with my grandma who taught me how to love myself. She told me, every time I kissed my self I was kissing my heart ♥. It ended up with me kissing my entire left arm for the longest time because it was the one closet to my heart, I was young & free!

I just wanted to be around her. I loved everything about her, the way I would hug her and how she was perfect for hugging. I remember telling my young and naive self that I want to be pleasantly plumped, just like her, when I get old (when you’re young old is like 30) because those are the best hugs. She always looked good and smelled nice. She had a character and a gentleness, that all I wanted to do was know more about her.

Funny, because my father tells me that I favor her in my talents, that she was good at interior design, putting things together and making them beautiful. I know that God at times passes on gifts from our family members.

Today on my birthday I just want to honor my Grandma, a woman who I loved and admired. I love you Abuela. Te amo.

In truth she also inspired me and God really did encourage me as well….In my shop you can see that I have a few pieces of knit ware. I never truly got to learn from her I only had one lesson when I was 15, but it never stopped me to pursue it because for me it’s a piece of her I get to express. I almost gave up in learning one day, it’s not easy getting your instructions from a book, but by the grace of God I can knit!

 photo DSCF1757_zpse68976bf.jpg My hubby putting up the cross in our home along with a family picture May Jesus always be in the Center of our hearts and lives.

I’ve learned that we all go through ups and downs, & unfortunately we even confront the darkening abyss of (eerie music plays) death. We all have experienced death in one form or another, whether it is a loss of a friend, or a loved one perhaps a pet or a plant. A grim truth is that one day we all will die.

My grandmother for one, has a rich past and her story is just incredible. I feel as though we all get the choice on how we choose to live this gift called life. We sometimes take things for granted or sometimes to seriously or to harshly. There are somethings that we just have to let go and learn how to bounce back from, things that may break us.

One thing that I love and hold on to that although there is a grim truth, there is also a magnificent truth that just covers you with grace, peace and love and that is JESUS.

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The only reason why I’m here, the only reason I am alive and I’m able to do what I do is because of Jesus. I can not do anything without Him and I’m so thankful that you are never alone when you have GOD by your side.

GOD’s word is completely true, there is so much wisdom and power embedded in every scripture, it brings you peace, strength and a knowledge of who you are and who loves you. Jesus.

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Coming into this New Year, working on my new website, my new collection and gallery show I have a decision. I can choose my perspective on how I should see this time in my life. I can either allow the impossiblness of it all to over whelm me, or I can rise up with Christ. Don’t get me wrong, I have felt a few times that maybe I have bitten off more than I can chew. Not only am I building the new website, which I feel it in my spirit, by the grace of God, that its going to project me to the next level, which I’m totally excited about; it will be my blog & shop integrated in one domain name which is so AWESOME! (www.lindamendible.com It’s under construction so please me patient) Then I have a Gallery/Bag Show which I am currently preparing for and will be presented in March with a reception, awesome I know. ♥

Let me tell you though, building the bags for my new collection is not as easy as I thought it would be post baby, if you feel me. And I don’t regret not one minute of this struggle, not for a second, to be perfectly honest I know my baby boy is a gift right from GOD and God’s timing is genuinely and incredibly Perfect! My son is such a blessing and I feel as though he just makes me that much more better! Thank you LORD for this time in my life!! Hallelujah! Thank you for it all! ♥

I’m currently just relying on GOD, asking GOD to multiply my hours, to give me the wisdom, discernment, understanding and all the fruits of the spirit to me and my family, because I want to use everything I have for GOD and I want to do it how HE wants me to do it, because that is the vision.

Many times I feel misunderstood, like people just don’t get what I’m doing and yea it can hurt and sometimes I lose but I’m always a winner when I’m in Christ and one thing that He’s told me from the beginning deep deep down in my spirit and just in a beautiful way that I will not ever forget or so help me JESUS, is that no matter what, He’s got my back.

On this Glorious day 🙂 I want you to know, that no matter what difficulty you are going through, no matter what others are or not saying when you have Christ in your heart, honey He gives you everything! HE’s got your back no matter what! Be encouraged to know that what ever you do for the Lord does not go in vain.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36

Inspirational video of the day: The Chinese bamboo

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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God & the City… Rainy Days.

 He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45

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Hellllllo and Good day! Phew! So much has transpired since the last time we’ve interacted 🙂 I just gotta take a praise brake!

HALLELUJAH!

Rainy Days? Well today where we’re  at, it’s a snowy day. It snowed last night! Isn’t that awesome! Thankful that North Carolina does not snow like Upstate New York! I praise you Jesus!

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As you  may have read in my previous post I’m going through a Re-brand of Natural True Beauty, and it’s not without pain.

There are moments we can feel that we are doing everything we believe that is required by God to live a blessed life. We may even look at the other side of the fence and ask God, “Lord those people live in sin, why is their grass green and mine hasn’t even started to bud!” hehe or something in that form. Or “God, they don’t even go to church and you gave them everything I asked for!” Or “Why…Lord haven’t I received my blessings!!” (and you shake your fist, or not)

We all get the benefits of basking in the sun and going through the storms of life. We all live and go through life! Yes we can rely and hold on to the promises of GOD, but we can’t sit on our high horse and judge the grass on the other side. When we don’t know what they have sown, where they are in their lives or what they do behind the closet. (maybe pray?)

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:7-9

One thing I’ve learned the hard way,

You can’t look at whats going on, on the other side of the fence.

You have to tend to your own garden, guided by the grace of GOD! If not your grass will not be green let alone bud.

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Mathew 7:25

No matter what anyone is doing or not doing, remember when you wait and trust in GOD you are building your House on the ROCK!

I loved this verse:

“Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? Job 38:2-5

We can’t begin to understand GOD, nor His plans for us but we certainly can rest and be assured that HE loves us so much that He’s written it down for us, He’s sent His son to die for us and He’s suffered for US.

So stop looking at the other’s house, because you never know when a rainy day will come.

Question GOD? What if God questions you?

Be Blessed. ♥

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

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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God & the City…To be honest

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48

 photo DSCF1611_zps413e7fa6.jpgThe hubby took this at Redress Raleigh Fashion Expo that took place November 16th!

This past few weeks have been a handful, or should I say this last past month of November has been…Whoa.

Not only with the excitement of Doing a fashion show, but also with all that comes from having a start-up business, a little one and a family.
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Yes I was and am thankful that God provided a way for me to do and be apart of something amazing. Not only have I been blessed to partake in this endeavor but I have also been blessed to use my gifts and talents to honor God.

 photo DSCF1614_zps25c46590.jpgIt was amazing for me, after receiving so many no’s. That people actually wanted to work with me and be apart of something that I am doing even if I talk a lot about Jesus and so much about GOD.

I was flabbergasted, that not only was I able to do a cool show that I was also able to hook up with Molly

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from Still being Molly

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and Dani with King BMX,

To praise GOD with Hillsong, like right after the event on November 18th!

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 photo DSCF1627_zps867c681a.jpgI was over joyed and knew this was all GOD!!!! I have no idea what GOD has in store for me, for those around me and my household. Praise God, thank you Jesus!!

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him–” 1 Corinthians 2:9

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It was a full house ya!

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It wasn’t until 2:30 in the morning feeling over whelmed with business, home life and thinking of my precious gift from God (my currently 3month baby boy) that I received revelation and God gave me peace.

After throwing myself in His precious alter of grace, clutching my bible and sincerely begging Jesus to help me the same words that I had given my anxious friend, God had given to me.

When Jesus speaks of being perfect, He doesn’t mean by our own works. When we accept Jesus into our hearts, God doesn’t see our sin, He sees His son JESUS, perfect and blameless. We have Christ within us. We become a new creation!

It dawn to me, what exactly is picking up the cross? And what did Jesus mean with “willing to lose his life

Another verse that God had graciously given to me was “we will reap a harvest if we faint not.

Those words I have been repeating to myself daily because to be honest it has been hard.

Not only was I overwhelmed with my first fashion show, which God had given me His amazing Grace to do and complete, Not only was I able to go to see Hillsong live (which is so awesome and incredible) with amazing Ladies in Christ. I also was hit with having to do a re-shoot because one of the photographers equipment had sadly been stolen. After thinking I can rest a bit. O_O

 photo DSCF1677_zps6c3ed68a.jpgIt was a blessing in disguise to meet these beautiful ladies of Roguemark photography

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I had a mini conversation with God.
I asked Him. “Lord, I have heard it said that you can either work in the flesh or in the spirit, I’m tired and overwhelm, does this mean that I’m working in the flesh?”

Then God had given to me this verse “you shall reap if you faint not” and with it it’s revelation.

This verse wasn’t put together for those who are rested. It was put together for those specifically who are tired as a reminder that if they do not give in they shall reap a reward.

It was almost as if God was saying to me it’s not going to be easy and you are going to have moments that you want to give up that’s why it is written the way it is because any one doing work will feel like giving up and it’s just a reminder not to.

Then I was rejuvenated by His love and how He just brings everything into perspective or should I say a different perspective.

Sometimes we can get to caught up in being in the situation and the pain. Losing sight of the truth and why we’re doing what we’re doing.

It’s all for His Glory, and yes you are going to feel days that you want to give up that you think you can’t go on. But remember you will reap a reward if you faint not.

Until Next Time! Ciao!

Give me Faith

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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GOD & the City…Recap of @RedressRaleigh Runway and other stuff :)

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

 photo IMG_7554_zpsf83dd3b3.jpgBackstage at Redress Raleigh Fall Fashion Expo, I call it the Designers Lounge. Where we prepared our looks on our Models.

I can’t help but praise HIM! It’s amazing how GOD can turn around a situation and make it better than it would of been. I’m so excited to see what GOD is doing. Thank you Jesus!

HALLELUJAH!

 photo IMG_7497_zpsb47f1953.jpgI took some pictures of the Runway, This was the Vintage Show. The beginning to something Great!

Sure I make mistakes, I’m not perfect and I never said I was. I hope to be humble and stay humble. I just know that I can’t do anything without Him, seriously.

 photo IMG_7485_zps6fa14223.jpg I decided to dress in Black and white. To be honest these colors are always my go to colors for a big event. Baby sis did my Makeup.

I know it’s been a while and it may seem as though I took a bit of a sabbatical, or so for me it seems like it. I’d just like to say, thanks. Thanks for your patience for the follows and for the ones who truly do look forward into reading what I write. Thank you.

 photo IMG_7489_zps32dfcad5.jpg My Son also dressed up! I got this outfit specifically for this event. He’s a born baseball player hehe. (Googly Moogly He’s so cute!)

On Saturday November 16th God had given me the grace and opportunity to do my first ever fashion show. It was amazing and at the same time I was nervous. Looking back I have no idea why I was so nervous. It’s the type of nerves that just comes out of nowhere that you really can’t control. It didn’t hit me the day before, or when the models where getting ready. It hit me back stage lined up ready to get on that Runway. That’s when it hit me, “This is For Real!“.

 photo IMG_7493_zpsd9c97e99.jpg          This was the vintage Show which had started before the Designer show case

I was at an event called Redress Raleigh Fall Market & Fashion Expo.

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I’ve written a few times about it. (If you’re new you can go ahead and search it on the right hand side before all of the pics 🙂 )

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God hands us opportunities.

It’s up to us to acknowledge these opportunities and try with all our hearts and might to meet the deadlines that GOD sets.

I don’t think my self as owner, founder or even a boss which that’s kinda boss. hehe, I’ve always had and still have in my heart that Jesus is my employer. Jesus is my Boss. Amen.

 photo IMG_7483_zpse8ce99a7.jpg          (This is Mouna She was one of the make-up Artists who got my look down in what I wanted the models to Rock along with my accessories. Loved working with her!! You can follow her on facebook: Faces By Mouna She had come all the way from Fayetteville to be part of this event! God Bless her!)

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 photo IMG_7864_zps9d98892b.jpg           She had done 3 models Make up for the Runway, and By the Grace of God Redress had partnered me with, Paul Mitchel The School to do all hair and the rest of the Models make up! It was Amazing! And so was the atmosphere.

I’ve learned you can’t depend on people, not for a job, not for self assurance or any of that, I mean you can but I’m telling you. People will inevitably, disappoint you. (No one from the show disappointed me I’m writing in general 🙂 ) But that’s not the reason why we shouldn’t  depend on people. The reason is, you need to have GOD as your Top, you need to have GOD as your assurance as the one you are depending on for anything and everything because when you do things for people (For the flesh) you will run out of energy, you will feel unappreciated, you will feel so many other negative emotions it’s not even funny.

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And that’s where we make our mistakes. We want to please our families, we want to do things for our children and leave a legacy, we want to do things for OURSELVES. I’m not saying your selfish, but if the shoe fits. hehe, I Kid, I Kid…

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Basically, Reassess why it is your doing what your doing.

For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:16

 photo IMG_7515_zps72de5ac0.jpg           All the Models where lined up to take white background shots of the Models, side note: this was the photographers who’s equipment was stolen (Sadly after the event a photographers car was broken into and equipment was stolen along with these amazing pictures 😦 Silver lining, we’re doing a Re-shoot and the Runway footage is still intact. HALLELUJAH!. Join my Newsletter to be in the know with side notes and other what nots: http://mad.ly/signups/56068/join

I heard a sermon about LUST & LOVE. (Get your minds out the gutter people! Lust doesn’t have to mean sex, fyi) A person in Lust does the same thing as a person in Love the only difference is that a person in Lust will get bored. While a person in Love will always thrive.

 photo IMG_7507_zps9120dcdd.jpg         You can’t help but look fabulous in Natural True Beauty accessories. There should be a warning label. CAUTION: May cause unnecessary Awesomeness and Fabulousness

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4

 photo IMG_7504_zps82c522ae.jpg Some of my Models practicing their walk and stance. Amen

When you place your dependence on worldly things, you are placing your heart there also because,

“For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you” Proverbs 23:7

You know after my event I felt like the prophet Elijah who after doing something immensely powerful for GOD had gone into the wilderness and wanted to die because he was afraid.

Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:3-4

Yup that was me, Elijah I totally know how you felt. Like really. I don’t believe Elijah was afraid at the one who threaten his life, I believe he was fearful of the unknown. Fear just came over him.

But one verse that kept whispering into my spirit was

And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38

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After all the hype, the show was done the music and all that jazz…

I wanted to give up, I wanted to say “That’s all Folks” The End! I still had my etsy shop to build and I still had, and have so much on my plate it is rediculous, redonkulous, crazy, ridiculous. Especially in the degree that I should do it. And that’s with my All.

I don’t believe Elijah shrunk back, on the contrary I believe he then started searching for GOD.

Jesus has given us great power to do amazing things and sadly many people just stop at a certain point. I believe it’s because they have placed their dependence on things that fade away.

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:31

I wonder what Jesus meant by saying this?

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As my father likes to say to me at times, “It’s for me to know and for you to find out!” Haha. I pray that GOD grants you Revelation and Grace, In Jesus name! AMEN!

Don’t stop when you only just begun.

Until Next Time. Ciao!

Music of the day: Lord of All (Yes you Guessed it! This was the song my Models walked to at the Runway, it was AWESOME!)

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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