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!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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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!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Pep Talk…Its never to late.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

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We can often be deterred by what has not been done, by our mistakes and by time. Take heart, it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve fallen or the time that has gone by as long as you continue to strive to do what is right.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; 2 Corinthians 10:4

We’re not meant to stay the same or continue to stay stagnant. Look at the world around you. Many say that the world itself is a reflection of who we are. The truth is, we are WORLD Changers. We cannot allow our mere circumstances nor what the world says about humanity to determine who we are. Because the Creator of the Universe has gone before us in the name of Jesus to let us know who indeed we are meant to be. Allow yourself to be transformed by the renewing of your mind towards who GOD says you are, not who the world says you are, nor those around you. Because in the end we all give an account for our lives, we don’t go in as a group or a team effort. Remember what happened to Adam & Eve when they blamed others for their mistakes. With God all things are possible, and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Don’t blame others for where you are or where you’re not. The truth is no matter what time has gone by, it’s never to late to be Extraordinary.

Keep your head up kid, you’re beautiful!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Top 5 Fab Fabrics of the Week! Losing?

And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44

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You gotta be willing to lose, to win.

Jesus was willing to lose in order to win.

Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it Matthew 10:39

You have to be willing to lose to win.

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I didn’t understand this verse at first glance but this has been the verse that God has put on my heart and I now know what it implies.

In life in order for us to truly be able to have something truly, be it a relationship be it a business or any dream or aspirations. Some form or another we have to be willing to lose in order to gain.

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You see what usually holds a person back from accomplishing their success or obtaining their reward is the fear of loss. The fear of losing because sometimes you have to lose, but only for a moment to actually win.

I know it doesn’t make any sense when you think about it in a worldly sense.

“Because if you aint first your last!”  Hahaha Just Kidding (If you know who Ricky Bobby is then you shall understand that quote. But I digress)

Have you ever heard the quote:

“If you love something let it go & if it comes back then it’s yours”

In Life you’re going to face setbacks, you’re going to face difficulties that you, yourself may believe that you can’t. That you can’t take it, that you can’t handle it.

Take a look at Jesus and when His hour had come. Before He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities and confronted with what was to come, He prayed earnestly for the cup to pass from Him.

But HE was willing to Lose.

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I love How Jesus says,

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 10:18

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I chose these fabrics because they are from the Lost  & Found Collection of Riley Blake. I thought they were beautiful and fitting for this message and the inspiration I have received this week.

Sometimes you can face fear, you can be afraid of whats to come. But it’s part of the process it’s something you have to go through.

In John 10:17 it says, “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Jesus never asks us to do anything that He Himself hasn’t already done. He is truly the example of how we should live our lives.

We can not forget that we are made in His Image. He felt emotions, Anger, Sadness, Temptation, including grief and perhaps fear? I imagine He also laughed.

But because we feel these things doesn’t mean that anything is wrong. In fact it means you are alive. These emotions are indicators of what’s going on in our lives. In order to win, sometimes you gotta take the loss. Sometimes you have to pick up your cross go through the fire, the ridicule “Oh you’ll never amount to anything” or the “You can’t do that your too ‘weak’ your to'(Fill in the blank) ” But if you go through the testing of your heart, you will find a reward there.

Jesus rose up on the third Day. Your Day is just around the corner.

Until Next Time! Ciao!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Top 5 Fab Fabrics of the Week! Linear, GOD says GO!

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9

The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24

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Phew! Has this been an eventful week for me or what! With a new baby, gearing up for the fashion show and taking in new clients Life is a BLESSING! HALLELUJAH! Truly a Joy!

Today is my Hubby’s and I Anniversary! Amen! 3years Married. I know for some 3 years is sooo short. But to be honest in 3 years you either have a horrible marriage or one blessed by the Most High! JESUS!

And to tell you all the truth We are immeasurably Blessed. Jesus continues to be in the center of our Hearts, Lives and Marriage.

This week I’ve decided on these Linear Fabrics as a reminder that Life is filled with ups and downs. Sometimes we may think it’s a straight shot to where ever we may think we are going and then are surprised at the detours God may give us.

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I’m truly thankful for the goodness of the Lord. How He doesn’t give us what we want usually, but what we are in most desperate need for.

I believe are ups and downs are given to us because they are what we need. They are truly a gift and are exactly what we need to have a heart that is right with GOD. Another reason why I am a God fearing woman!

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They say it’s not the destination it’s the journey. I’d say it’s both.

I’m reminded of when GOD told Abraham Go. He didn’t even know where He was going! God didn’t only tell Abraham to go to some random place, He also tested Abraham’s resolve by asking him to leave his safety net, to leave the place where he may have been most secure in, which was with his family.

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Because of Abraham’s bold faith and how he left only having faith on the one who was leading him. God showed him many wondrous things and also communed with him. Abraham had faith in God.

I guess that’s how we should approach our dreams. Our dreams are in an essence a “Go” from God. We may not know exactly where we are headed to, but He surely directs our steps

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What is God telling you to do? Where is He pushing you out of and pulling you towards?

Many times we get stuck in our “secure” places where we are most comfortable at. Little do we know that if we remain in these areas we become stagnant. Have you ever been to a pond that is just stinky? Well it’s called stagnant water. No bueno, is all I can say.

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It is when we are in a place where the current is always changing and where we are challenged that God brings out the best in us. That we become more alive and exhilarated by the many aspects and experiences that this life has to offer. God doesn’t want you stuck in one place. He wants to take you on an adventure and show you His wonders.

The wilderness is usually where you see the Glory of God manifest. Go out and camp out with GOD! He’ll take you under His wings, show you the starry sky and bless you beyond wonders. The question is…Are you faithful?

Until Next Time! Ciao!

Video of the day: Your Love Never Fails

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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