It has taken
almost 3 years online forever for me to take the time to step into my own blog. It also took a long time to decide on a domain. Pliable in His Hands is what I have tried to be for as long as I can remember. To stay pliable in His Hands is all I want to do. He is continually wanting to stretch us, mold us, shape us into who He wants us to be. We must remain pliable for His shape to take place.
Hey, I am Noelle!
Born and raised in Florida, where it’s just way toooooooo hot, we started renting a place in Nashville about 3 years ago. Today, like all days, no matter where I am at, you will find an insulated glass of decaf iced Jasmine tea, sweetened with stevia in my hand. Or, at least close by. My 24 year marriage brought me immediately into full time motherhood at the age of 23 to a phenomenal 9 yr old son, Joey Mena. Enjoying every second of the journey, I finished my 12th year of homeschooling with our daughter Isis Danae in 2011. Today I am in the midst of the most difficult time of my life as that marriage has ended. I have not written about getting divorced here on my blog, but I am sure it will find it’s way on to the pages.
Being ever so present for each new season God brings into my life. Being flexible & flowing, open to any direction He leads.
This Personal Blog, is really just that, personal. Although, yes, I have obviously put it out here for all to see. 🙂 I will not hold back what I want to say or how I want to express it. You might not agree with me, relate to me, or at times, approve of me. But I am inviting you in. Take me as I am, including the way I decide to design my blog.
As a teen I journaled every aspect of my life. Becoming a Christian at the age of 14, the journals really became my main communication to God. I held nothing back when writing to Him in those journals, they were my, ‘pray about everything’. By the time I got married I had well over 15 thick journals full of my life experiences. Even though I was a christian, up until I left the road from singing professionally around the country in 1988 my experiences did not reflect the path I should have been walking. None the less, nothing was left out of the journals. After all, God knew it anyway. Who was I to act like He didn’t? Not bringing these journals into my marriage in 1989 was a decision I knew I must make. I carried all of them to a dumpster and threw them in, never to look back. And I never have. Unfortunately, every attempt I have made since then to write in a journal has left me with an office full of empty journals. There is a void. I’m ready to change that. (note: as of April 2012, this has still not changed) (note: it is
April 2014 September 2014 and I am trying again)
Does that mean I will post my innermost thoughts, prayers, encounters??
Well, no and… yes! I will when it comes to some topics. Keeping it real and every way. But this blog will also be about topics I love. You will get an idea when you see the tags and categories. I am pretty eclectic in every area of my life. So should be a little something you could relate to here.
I hope you will come back and peruse, and be sure to subscribe via feed or email! You can do both through that link.
A Verse I seem to come back to a lot…
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust.
One of My Favorite Quotes…
A Year from now, you will have wished you started today.
Honesty, REAL people, Sleeping in, full moons on a midnight sky, sunset at the beach, Hike in Sedona’s red rock, Spas!!! Music, surround me with it 24/7. Designing something from nothing. Simplicity, beauty in things people would never consider. Working late into the night. Watching God at work. Listening to my girlie sing for The Lord. Looking at my sons art with awe.
Not much love for…
Early rising; Mornings are for sleeping! Housework, hot weather, having autoimmune Thyroid disease, along with my 21 year old daughter. Selfishness, Fake, Competition, Uppityness, putting God in a box.
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