Entering the Promised Land

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:33

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Many times people want to remind you of who you used to be and what you use to do when in all reality your past is not who you are now, especially if you have accepted Christ into your life.

When God was leading the Israelites (who were slaves in Egypt) into the promised land, they had went to survey the land which GOD was about to give them. Many of them came back fearful, not on the bases of what they saw, but of how they saw themselves.

Christ Transforms us in a way that He creates a new thing, we are a NEW CREATION. You can either continue to see yourself on the basis of who you used to be or understand that your GOD goes before you and has instilled within you, GREATNESS.

Don’t be pushed by your past be lead by your dreams.

I’m sure you’ve seen this phrase floating around some where on the net. Sometimes the fear of our past can push us where we don’t want to go. You are more than what the Crowd is or says you are, you are more than your past. You have the strength that All Mighty GOD has given you through the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

You are more powerful than you can ever imagine.

As you go through this week, Face your fears. No matter what they are because they are based on your past not on your present, nor how Great your GOD is. You are stronger, smarter and more talented than what your past can ever say about you.

Rise up with Faith and you will see GOD open new dimensions in your life. ♥

Be Blessed!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

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Pep talk! Trusting God.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:30
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Do you love God?

We all can be afraid of the storms…

But do you understand the depth of love He has for you?

In the bible it says we should all be like children to enter the kingdom of heaven.

It wasn’t until I, myself was blessed with my own son that this registered with me.

I saw my son fearless because he knew I was there for him. He’s comfortable in doing anything because he knows I’m there for him.

I see his love for me in his confidence in me and that just bonds us all the more.

We can say ‘I love you’ but how can we display it to an all knowing, All powerful God?

When we let go of the illusion of control and start truly trusting God we will find our relationship with Him grow that much more.

Loving God is as easy as trusting Him.

Today as you go on through this week Know that GOD, creator of the Heavens and Earth Loves YOU! So why not put your trust and Confidence in Jesus.

Trust HIM.

When things seem unfair, when you can’t see whats in front of you and your past seems to be chasing you.

TRUST HIM.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

Video of the Day: I am the Lord your GOD

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Pep Talk! Have Faith.

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” Mathew 14:28

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I didn’t know, that having a child can bring about so many emotions, so many feelings and so many desires and unfortunately fears.

But it’s just like God to soothe and still the turbulent waters with a still small voice.

It’s hard, it’s hard at times to hear God through our own thoughts emotions and fears, which can get jumbled up into a mess that listening is just… so hard.

Sometimes all it takes is, trust. To trust God.

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26

As you go on into this new week be confident that you can trust God in your situation in your storms no matter how raging. You can call out to Jesus and He’ll give you all you need to walk through and on to the impossible.

Just remember in order to hear that still small voice you have to still your own doubts and fears, allowing yourself to trust in the Lord. Not in what you see, nor in what you feel, just trusting in HIS love for you, you will be amazined and surprised on how HE alone can still those waters.

Until Next Time! Ciao!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

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Top 5 Fab Fabrics of the week! Texture.

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13

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I didn’t know before, but now I know, know. We, each and every one of us is going through a battle.

These fabrics yet subtle represent this week’s inspiration, texture. You can say that texture is extremely important in our lives. Whether we love the clean lines and smooth feel of a granite kitchen, or the simplistic style of a butcher block table to the unique textures that come from enjoying a savoring bite of deliciousness. These are all textures, our lives are comprised of textures.

Looking down at my 4 month old son, with his innocent smile and excitement, his little hands outstretched to collide with the world, being enthralled with the new textures, excited to touch the ones that I present him from soft to grainy, all unique all an experience.

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You can say that texture is the salt of our touch. It surrounds us whether we know it or not. We live by touch. I believe fabrics bring an excellent element to our lives in not only sight but touch as well.

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It’s by the words of our mouths that we can distinguish the texture of our character. Are we soft? Are we coarse or grainy? They bring an experience to each one of us but is it necessarily good?

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These fabrics are each unique, each one of a kind and the underlining thread that draws each one is that they are all eco-conscious.

We all have an opportunity to decide where we want to be and how we want to live.

These fabrics represent a decision that I have been confronted by God. You may be given everything you need, but do you have the right texture? These fabrics represent an opportunity to feel yourself out. To understand where you are in life and what textures do you want to surround yourself with. Have you lost your texture? The right texture?

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We often get distracted by the problems in our lives, and often times more than not, we let time slip us by, taking little time to look into the little things that at first glance seem unimportant but, when taking a deeper look, bring tremendous impact into our lives and the world around us.

So…What is your texture and what are you representing?

Be Blessed.

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

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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!!!

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