All posts tagged: faith

Journey to Marriage: Moments of insecurity.

Imagine an emotional roller coaster— one moment you feel like you’re being looked at like you are the most beautiful woman on the planet & another you’re as insecure as can be. I wasn’t scared that the man I was falling in love with was talking to someone else or was considering another person, rather that I wasn’t being validated the way I wanted. You see, it took him 2 years before introducing me to his parents. That was honestly the most painful part. I grew up in a very family-oriented home and I was taught by my father that there is nothing more important than family. Just put yourself in my shoes… I was a wreck. The enemy was putting thoughts in my mind that had no place being there. “You’re not good enough to even meet them”, “if you where really ‘the one’ you would have met them by now”. What I didn’t know at the time was that Amners internal struggle became mine. He had no place in being in a relationship at …

Journey to Marriage: How we met II

As I mentioned in part I of “Journey to Marriage: How we met”, Amner began preaching about delaying gratification… To condense it for the sake of the post it was mainly about how we spend our short lives here on earth always wanting things NOW and how waiting upon God for those desires is ALWAYS worth it. This preaching was a foreshadowing for our future relationship and what I was going to entail. Looking back at it now, we both agree it was God who was literally warning us from the beginning. He is amazing, right? Anyways, after Amner preached, he invited me out to eat with his two cousins. He gave me a ride to the location and this is where our friendship began to unfold. We spoke music, life experiences and the tables began to turn. Amner was fascinated with the way God spoke to me and called me out and I was admiring his various spiritual testimonies and encounters. I remember it like it was yesterday, the night took over and we …

Journey to Marriage: How we met.

Lets go back to 2011, it was my junior year of High School. With that said, this so happened to be the school that the Lord led me to. It was truly special. Its where I received a christian education, learned how to read the word, worship and sooo much more. This school hosted an annual home-show, where the acrobats (a team I became a part of the moment I stepped in) would preform and showcase everything they learned in a uniformed manner for their friends and family. Anywho, I was in the midst of running back stage after my scene ended as the “ring-leader” of the “circus” part of the home-show. I remember changing and peeking through the curtains to see how my team mates where doing. I was focused and ready for the next part of the show and I heard a mans voice behind me, “You’re hilarious.” I didn’t know what to say expect “thank you” and walk away. Mind you, at this point I didn’t know who this guy was… He …

Journey to Marriage

The Journey to Marriage has been highly requested by our friends and family. This will be a seven-part series all about the process that my husband and I went through & the process to come. Our hope for this series is to bring comfort to our readers and demonstrate how God glorifies Himself through this journey. The process from meeting and courting, engagement and marriage, ALL come with various trials. We think it is important not to disillusion people by thinking its all happiness and rainbows. It’s not all about the ring, wedding & house. Its sooo much more than that. The series: PART 1: How we met. & How we met II. PART 2: Moments of insecurity. PART 3: Season of separation. PART 4: Discovering courtship. PART 5: Season of engagement. PART 6: Marriage 1-6 months in. PART 7: First year of marriage. Expect there to be testimonies, stories and lessons we’ve learned. Expect each part to have advice on things we would have done or handled differently. We pray that this series may help …

ER Order 1 & 2

As some of you can already tell, I’ve been on a nontoxic journey. Ditching & switching away!!! With that said, I’m going to work on posting my monthly orders/ ER purchases from Young Living. ER stands for Essential Rewards which is an optional monthly subscription service that YL offers exclusively to their members, this loyalty subscription is packed with benefits. For example, if you buy more than a certain amount you can get 3-4 free essential oils with your purchase. Also ER gives back by allowing you to earn points toward future purchases with every order. With that said, if you spend 50$ you can get $5 back toward your future purchases. (10%) As your months subscribed to Essential Rewards increase, so do your rewards! 6 months is 20% I’m almost there!!! Ahhh! 🙂 Any-who! Lets get into my first E.R purchase:   Orange EO Clove EO Cedarwood EO Christmas Spirit EO Citrus Fresh Vitality EO I chose this random blend of oils because I was looking for complementary diffuser and roll-on blends to my …

Fall in Miami?

Yeah, yeah… I know. We don’t have an official Fall season in Miami, BUT that won’t stop me from getting my Fall-fix. I just moved into my first home, and its LITERALLY under construction. As you can imagine, its not easy to decorate when you don’t have furniture yet, not to mention there is of dust everywhere! HOWEVER, I’m grateful I have a home and a place to sleep. Plus, my kitchen island is ready for business so I will start here! Mind you, I’m a newly-wed so I told myself yesterday “Michele you have a $30 decor budget! Think Wisely!” so I did! You’re probably thinking that my budget can probably only get me 3-4 little things & YOU’RE TOTALLY RIGHT! Now think about it, its all you truly need. Just a little bit here and there. Here is what I got: A Cinnamon-broom Stick $7.99 (Trader Joes) 2 Mini Pumpkins $.69/each (Trader Joes) Decorative Wooden sign $8.79 (HomeGoods) Flowers $6.30 (Local Grocery Store) Not only did I accomplish being under budget,  but my …

Getting back into the Word

Heavy title, right? Some of you know this feeling. Its like you know you need to get back to it, but you allow exterior things to get in the way of something that will benefit you the most on this earth. Reading the bible becomes difficult when we look at it as a task. Like exercising (at least for me, LOL) We need to pray and ask the Lord to change our perspective on this. BIG TIME. The Word of God is MORE important than food. Its more important than water. Have you ever had that feeling where you’re sooo parched that you could drink a whole water bottle in less than a minute? Well I have. In fact, thats where I got my inspiration for this post. Today I was at a photo session shooting and this OVERWHELMING physical thirst came upon me. I didn’t feel like I had time to go anywhere and get myself some water so I was willing to wait another 2 hours without drinking. Thankfully my client graciously offered …