God & the City… ReBranding!? Wha!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

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First and foremost I just gotta Praise HIM!!!!

HALLELUJAH!

Thank you JESUS!!

YUP. Yes. Certainly. Why Not?

Is what I am saying to re-branding my current company,  Natural True Beauty where I specialize in doing custom handbags for the discerning customer.

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I feel as though God test’s us. In many ways I feel as though Natural True Beauty LLC was God’s test to me.

Ever since I had decided on what name I would re-brand Natural True Beauty as everything, and I mean everything just made sense and clicked into place. Not only is it going to be a smooth transition, but I truly feel down in my Spirit that this is it.

I found…me.

If that makes any sense. Which it will once I reveal the name.
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Yes, it’s truly me, haha. I’ve noticed that I have changed sooo much. From a single girl, to a happily married mom.

In these last few weeks I have been really calling out to God asking Him what and who does He want me to be. For so long I have been trying to hold on to this image of who I thought I was.

But once Emanuel, my son, came into my life I totally and completely have changed.

I’m not going to bore you with some sob story of how I decided.

But to be perfectly Honest I have been asking GOD for some time about Natural True Beauty and if I should just give up, I’ve been praying and calling out to Him because quite frankly, I began feeling very uninspired. I couldn’t see.

Don’t get me wrong I’ve been thinking about using my Name for quite some time now. It wasn’t until recently for the first time when looking down at my son I began thinking, ‘he’s just him. He doesn’t really care about what you think of him, he doesn’t really care about what other babies are doing or wearing. He doesn’t care that mami & daddy are very tired and he just wants to stay up, no no no, nor how loud he is (he’s very talkative by the way. He likes to voice his opinions). He just does him.‘ It hit me, I have to throw away the old mentality and embrace what God is trying to show me through where I’m currently at and where I’m going.

Once I totally committed to the re-brand,  everything just clicked. I was given a new passion a new vision and most definitely something I thrive on, the creativity that always lets me know that GOD is with me.

I’M BLESSED!!!

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I can’t help but be immeasurably thankful! It’s like I hit a wall and I broke through it.

Lately I have been asking my self, who am I, when in truth I should be asking GOD, and once I just waited on the LORD, and moved with his promptings GOD has opened New Doors and a New Year! That I can finally say, YES!

Yes to my blessings, yes to my dreams and yes to my family.

Being a woman is hard work, imagine being a woman on top of being a wife and add being a mom, oh yea and times that by hand-making bags and running my own online business. Time is precious, it’s priceless and it slips by so quickly.

So to save on time I had to throw away my old mentality, that I had to confront because let’s face it, the truth sets us free.

The Old mentality that I thought I could separate the Natural True Beauty from Linda Mendible, keeping up with all accounts etc. trying to “keep up with the Jones” trying hard to be “professh”. It’s just so easy and simple to have my Twitter, pinterest, instagram, etc all under my name. And I just don’t want to project one image and then a whole other image keeping it all the same but different? It just didn’t make sense anymore and I decided that I’m going to do me.

I had to throw away the old Linda and become Linda Mendible. Meaning I had to be true to me at all times. Time is very important to me, stressing about what I’m pining, what I’m posting and what I’m “marketing” logging out from one account to login to another, is to much time wasted. This way I can definitely just be Linda Mendible, I can just be me, and who ever doesn’t like it can bite me, j/k can suck a lemon pop. ha ha.  All jokes aside I finally got my peace, love and everything I need in Christ.

Honey, once I did this I was overcome with peace and empowered! To God be the Glory!!

It’s not easy going through the different seasons that life seems to take us through, but when we confront ourselves asking for the guidance of God, we begin to come out of our cocoons. Natural True Beauty for me was just a shell, a cocoon of what Linda Mendible is going to come out of and soar.

I believe it & I receive it, in Jesus name!

I was so afraid, so so afraid of the judgement of others and what others may think of me and what I’m doing that I fell into a wilderness that I was not at peace and my creativity was stifled. Now, with the guidance of Jesus I saw my fear. And I saw my son, how fearless he was, how unashamed he was to express himself not caring what ‘society’ deems appropriate or cute or even baby like. Haha. So yea I’m letting it all Go because I saw how it was weighing me down.

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3

In truth I’m going to do me. What ever happens happens, but I will make sure to stay in Gods peace and grace because it’s the only way I want to live. Its the only way I can live.

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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ON VACATION! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Lord willing, See you all next year!

Blessings,

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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PEP TALK! Have Faith…

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:23

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In life we can decide whether or not we truly believe GOD. Not only in the great things but also in the small. When we remain faithful in our walk with GOD allowing every detail of our lives to surrender to the Holy Spirit we truly start to commune with GOD in a unique way. Letting go of our pride and letting God’s whispers touch our hearts allowing our selves to be moved by His grace. It is only then we start to truly see and come to total surrender.

Today know, as you read and think of the areas you need to cast down on to Jesus, understand that just that small desire is of great worth in God’s sight. That driver you let in on your lane, that smile you gave to someone who seemed bitter. All these things you deem small GOD notices them. Including the sacrifices you make on a daily basis to come closer to HIM. Know that you are not alone and He’s with you in every step. Have faith that God’s got your back no matter what. ♥

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 6:9

Until Next time! Ciao!

Video of the day: The Power of One

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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My Point of view…Relationships

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12

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You know, before my hubby and I were married, I was a single non-christian girl. It’s a different world out there, and I’ve learned a few things.

1. There is nothing better than a GOD fearing man.

2. GOD is always first then everything else and..

3. Have FUN!

Sometimes, many times we take life to seriously and yes somethings are detrimental and we need to make, on a frequent basis, decisions that affect our daily lives.

But one of the best things in following Christ is totally relying everything on Him. Casting those burdens upon Him.

Knowing Romans 8:28 and establishing, His word on our hearts.

As a woman within a relationship I have found that GOD gives us wisdom on so many levels and on so many different issues that may arise.

But this post is not about Marriage it’s about Relationships. I know what you are thinking, what’s the difference? Well relationships first start with ourselves. To be quite honest I’m tired of seeing woman who are in unhealthy ones.

Let me clarify…I have had the great honor and pleasure of consoling women through breakups, through relationship related decisions, etc.

One thing that I find many women suffer from is the fear of being alone. I think this is a very unhealthy view of relationships in General. Because the most important relationship is the one with You.

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If you’re afraid to be alone, YOU have to confront this issue. Because once you face the fear of being alone you are free to be…well, not alone.

I’ve found that many women may think they know how they should treat others but forget how to first know how they themselves should be treated, especially within a relationship. Any type of relationship.

Too many women look towards a man or the relationships they have with others, to dictate their self worth. This is a distorted perception of self worth and it must be addressed.

Exhibit A: Once I got rid of the fear of being alone and actually learned the hard way, that it is better to be alone than to be with someone who does not love you, I began to appreciate myself more, in turn appreciating others more.

I began to have peace with the thought that ‘being alone is not the worst thing in the world’, which reflected in my decisions especially with the opposite sex.

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I hope that we, as individuals are looking to develop healthy relationships.

I hope as you take this journey in life that you accept who you are in this moment because GOD accepts you no matter what. Learn to be and deal with your own self in a loving and kind manner and you will find that you will have relationships that are more healthy and you will also have the confidence to say “No, I will not allow to be treated this way”. You will be able to not accept certain relationships that can deteriorate you that prevent you from having healthy relationship, because you have a healthy relationship and viewpoint of yourself.

Let go of the fear of being alone, because with GOD, with Jesus you are never alone.

Just my point of view,

Until Next time! Ciao!

Video of the day: Kim Walker – Pursuit 

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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God & the City…

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  1 John 4:7
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I can’t help but meditate on the goodness of God. We all go through trials, some more difficult than others. I’ve recently began to look at these moments as ‘God is working something inside of me.’

I remember, when a situation just didn’t make any sense and I just couldn’t see past the bad, I would say “Lord, help me I can’t see the good in this, but I know all things turn out for the good for those who love God Romans 8:28″.

These days although I can’t see, I walk by faith. I used to think that the “Good” that God is doing will manifest itself in the physical. But As I become more mature in my walk in GOD, sometimes it’s not in the physical that we will see the good, but within ourselves.

Before we actually see the good in the physical it will first begin within us, in the Spirit.

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

It’s true when someone says, be kind, we are all going through a tough battle. Life may seem unfair at times but to be honest I Hold on to Jesus Christ. If I didn’t I don’t know where I’d be. Honestly.

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Last week I met up with a friend who has a beautiful growing lil baby girl, I believe shes 8 months, and going through the screaming phase, which quite honestly really isn’t that bad, and we decided to fellowship over a cup of coffee. we went to Starbucks.

Let me tell you, we were not received with open arms sadly. 😦 I don’t understand what goes through people’s minds when they see parents out and about with their child. I believe they should be applauded. Seriously! People should just have confetti and awesomeness in their pockets to throw up in the air in celebration that these parents finally made it out the house, with a side of handshake and a pat on the back. I’m just sayin!

Do you know how long it takes to prepare a child baby to go out? The load one must bare called a “diaper” bag! It’s like, extremely heavy.

I used to wonder how a mother can carry her baby like its nothing with one arm, all day long. This mystery no longer eludes me, but I digress.

The thing is, my point is, what I’m trying to say is, why are people so mean? Wait let me stop, let’s be real here why are women unfriendly to one another?

At the coffee shop the mean looks were mostly from women, if not all from them. The men at the cafe actually acted like it didn’t phase them. And a few complimented my friend on how adorable her little girl was.

Only by the grace of Almighty God did we smile and just continued to talk on the goodness of God and the wonderful blessings He’s doing in our lives. One thing I have learned is to pick your battles and this was not a battle that would of represented Christ well, if we decided to make a scene, complain or directly speak with these women. Unless it was a sincere “God bless you.” Added with a smile.

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22

Thank the LORD JESUS CHRIST!

Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:2

So, that being said I’d like to add that we have to be lights in this darkness. Believing that in loving one another is the greatest weapon we have against the enemy. That Prayer is a way we can break these strong holds. Although they may not know what they do, it is through our love and prayer that people in the dark can be reached by the light.

The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29

On that note, pray for me also, tomorrow is my 6 week appointment, and if you have been keeping up with my journey, I haven’t had any Chills or fever since the last and I pray to Almighty God that I am healed in Jesus name. Pray for me ya’ll!!!

I’m a great believer in prayer. I have seen God move mountains because of prayer!

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

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My Thrifty Chic

Until Next Time! Ciao!

Video of the Day: Bridge of Light (Because that’s what I’m watching with my lil one)

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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