Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm just going to jump right into it.

I just wanted to share with you guys a few point that really, really, really, really hit home with me:

* Matt.6: 22, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

This verse really opened my eyes and heart to a truth that has been working itself to my heart for a long time. We have to be on constant guard about the things we allow ourselves to see; whether it be a tv show, or a music video, a book we read, social media, the list goes on! So much of this world is fighting for our attention. We have to really be in tune with our Spirit and pray for discernment.

*"If I bind up my heart and mind with money and clothing and "stuff"--is there room for Christ?"

This hit is out of the ballpark!!!! Is there room for Christ?? My honest prayers is that the Lord will empty me of anything that is not Him, and fill me with Him.

Thank you so much for this devotional. It came at the right time! God bless you! :)

If you haven't done so already, I invite you to go to She Reads the Truth website and take part of this amazing devotional journey!

Mucho love!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A month

It's been almost a month since my last post. A month! Where have I been?...Well, to be honest with you , I've been in the midst of finishing my last semester in college (can I get a Hoo-haa!!!; whatever that is) and in the middle of sooo many other thoughts, dreams, fears, etcetera, etcetera..you know what I'm talking aboot..that moment in the day..maybe in the middle of the night, if you're like me, just when you're about to fall asleep, when BAM!!! insecurities hit, fears set in and all of a sudden is like you never knew who God was.

It's like this people, either you trust God, or you don't...and I have to be honest wit ya'..I haven't been trusting Him that well...it's dumb, ridiculous and pointless..but, alas, He knows we're dust...and He pours His grace on us, when we ask Him to. Lord, here I am, asking..pour your grace on me. I love you Lord.

I'm thinking about changing the name of this blog...to what...stay tuned.

Mucho love!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Una mezcla entre emoción y terror

A mix between excitement and terror. That's exactly how I've been feeling these last few weeks. Times are changing and change is happening. Now, I was inclined to say that change is inevitable. But, the truth is that if we don't make a conscious effort, we might just stay exactly were we are forever, never moving a foot forward, never reaching, never growing, just existing. While change is scary, I believe it's worth it.

There's a great quote that says, "Un mar en calma, nunca hizo experto a un marinero." Life is like the sea; we're in constant movement, like the waves, sometimes crashing, sometimes gliding, but we're still in the ocean, we're still swimming, soaking up the sun, going with the flow...living. And were there is life, there is hope.

So, here's praying and hoping that these times, though changing, exciting and terrifying all the time same time, will lead me exactly where God wants me to be. Because He knows better, and that's the only truth there is.


Mucho love,

J

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dibujos animados

This weekend I started drawing again. It's been a while since I've drawn, but it felt as good as it always has. Now, I'm no Degas, clearly, but drawing has a way of relaxing me when Pinterest just isn't doing it for me; cue gasp. I believe God gave me this just because He knew, He knew..isn't it awesome how He just knows exactly what we need? 


My dad's pretty awesome :) He got me this huge pack of Sharpie markers, which I've started promptly to use.
It may not seem like much, but it means something to me to be able to draw..to put something on paper, to do something creative and worthwhile.

This. My new favorite bible verse. He saw me, told me everything I'd been and done, and offered me eternal life. Now, that's love. 

Mucho love,

J

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The things we do for health.

This is my plant. 

When I drink water, she drinks water. 

If I don't drink water, she dies. 

Way to guilt myself into drinking my 96 oz of water a day. 

J. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hashtags


Hello there,

Long time no write. I've been busy, you see. I start school again on Tuesday, almost 6 months after taking a break, or as my mom likes to call it, a sabbatical. I'm throwing my net out, I'm trusting the Lord; He'll come through. I'm taking two regular classes, plus three graduate courses, plus a test. Pero, como me dijo una amiga, "...hay que tomar los cursor y hay que laborar." Lets do this God.

I've also been busy sewing a bunch! yay! :) It's been really good! Just yesterday I was able to start and finish a lot of the projects I was excited to work on. I made two pillowcases, one drawstring pouch, a wallet, and a kid skirt. Today I went and bought a lot of new fabric :) So, I'm all set for my next friday, my official sewing day. I'm not taking the second part of my sewing course, because I'll be too busy with school and it's important to me to do well this semester. I'll be, God willing, getting certified as a teacher, and the test I have to take in march is super important for me to pass in order to get certified. Pray for me.

If you're wondering why I wrote hashtags on the title, I'll explain. Why are people hating so much on hashtags. I like it. It's like an afterthought...like, when you say something out loud and in your mind you add something else because you just thought of it.. I don't know..or maybe! a title for what you wrote..#conondrum I don't rightly know..but I support it! :)

As always, here's a little collage of some happenin's...

Mucho love,

J

Love/Hate relationship right there.


Lovely cash envelope wallet using this lovely tutorial 

A drawstring pouch for our Scrabble tiles using this tutorial 


Friday, January 3, 2014

So long 2013.

I wonder, even now, if I'll even miss you. We had our ups and downs, but I must be fair, you did teach me a lot, actually; about God, about myself. Things I'd never notice if they hadn't been slightly painful. I don't regret a single day or lesson learned. "El crecer duele" me han dicho, and I thoroughly believe it. I thank God for you, 2013, but look forward to this new year with more hope than I dare voice. I even look forward to who I'll be, come next year, and what this new year will teach me, painful or otherwise. Because God has it all figured out, don't forget now. 

Mucho love,

J

p.s a picture-iffic stroll through what has been happening since last time we "spoke"



In the middle of a janeshoot, as I like to call it.

Oh yeah, thumbs up for paper towel rolls everywhere!

Graduation gift from our wonderful professor.
A little hand modeling for y'all
Tricks o' the trade for getting a straight seam
Fruit of our labor


Pinterest inspired...of course.