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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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

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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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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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PEP Talk! Have Faith!!

When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Mark 5:27-28

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In life we have two choices. We either allow the situation to guide the course of our lives or we get up with Christ and call ourselves Blessed. Allow yourself to lift up the shield of faith. The woman who touched the garment of Jesus didn’t get healed because she touched His garment, she was healed because she was obedient in searching for Jesus. She had FAITH that Jesus could heal her. In life we constantly make a daily decision on where we put our faith. We can either put our faith in what we see or we can put our Faith and trust on Jesus. The choice is yours and yours alone.

Until Next time! Ciao!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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