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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Top 5 Fab Fabrics of the week! Grace.

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10

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It’s a new year and a new day. I would like to start this year with my first blog post! Yay!
These are my Top Fab Fabrics, they are not just any fabrics but these amazing fabrics are truly unique and mean so much to me.

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I think it’s amazing how God guides and leads our steps and the steps of those around us.

Grace…

I not only found favor with a kindred spirit but I also saw kindness and the grace of God to be working around me. When God is in it, there is no limit.

I’m thankful and blessed to have these at times quiet and peaceful days, of exercising my creativity and shining some light to God’s Word, to be moments of reflection and beauty. Although I’m in uncharted territory with this vision that God has instilled in me, I find myself loving each and every precious moment and appreciating each person and each gift.

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Take it one day at a time, is what I tell myself and what I’m reaching out to also tell you.

These fabrics are not only beautiful, unique, individual but the thread that aligns these pieces together is from my current client who has been so extremely patient and graceful. I can’t imagine continuing on this year without the people who encourage me, and up lift me.

Thank you so much for donating these and a whole lot other fabrics to Natural True Beauty, Shenine. You can find Shenine blogging over at: http://timelesstreasures4ever.wordpress.com/

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And can check out her amazing site: http://www.treasures4ever.com/

Shenine, with her precious personality and uplifting spirit has shown me the depths of God’s heart and love in such kind gestures that it is just incredible. I have to give honor where honor is due.

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7

Shenine, I honor you and pray to God that He continues to bless you and anoint you with this amazing Grace that He has over you. Thank you for being a blessing in my life.

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No one says life is easy, no one says that we wont face trials or trouble. As Jesus puts it,

In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. Matthew 5:45

This year is not only a new year, but a new start a new beginning. Taking the good and letting go of the bad.

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These fabrics not only inspire me to go boldly towards this New Year, but to thank God for the Grace He alone gives us that blesses those around us. This year take note of the abundance God has for you and live each day truly, honestly and fully!

Thank you all for your support, love, prayers and Thank you Jesus for it all!

HALLELUJAH!!!

P.S. This Little guy turns 4 months today!!!!

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Until Next Time! Ciao!

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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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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 photo DSCF1692_zps1e2bc522.jpgThere were so many creative individuals in this one place it was redonkulous. Serious. I saw the director of CAM among others. Crazy, crazy creative.

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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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