Hello there!

My name is Joscelin and I am 23 years old. I have been in the Lord going on 3 years now [Feb. 2016] and it has been such a wonderful ride with Him. It’s been full of His faithfulness, mercies, and promises. I am a walking testimony of what it looks like to have Him as my Daddy. I currently work as an intern at a Behavioral Health Clinic with children with Autism. I am also a Hawk at the University of Houston Clear-Lake. I am working on my Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences.

My heart is to write whatever the Lord has in store. Whether it be to share what He is doing, has done, or an encouraging Word for my brothers and sisters in Christ. I absolutely continue to pray for intentionality as I write! I’ve decided to name my blog “Beauty for Ashes” as a representative of many things. First and foremost because it’s the perfect depiction of what God has done in my life. He picked me up from the ashes and turned me into something beautiful. What seemed unredeemable, He redeemed because that’s who He is and what He does. He takes the driest bones and gives them new life, He takes the toughest hearts and turns them into hearts of flesh. When I think of beauty for ashes, I think of a dead flower coming back to life. If you think about it, it’s tough enough to bring a dead flower back to life, especially if it’s been uprooted from where it originally bloomed. The beautiful truth is that only He can do it because He did it for me and He will so do it for you. He took my deepest wounds, darkest areas of my life and created something beautiful. I now have the honor of abiding in Him so that He may abide in me. God is GOOD and I don’t take that statement lightly… He’s been more than good to me.

I pray that everything shared here will be a blessing and encouragement to those who read it. Remember that Jesus absolutely loves you to death (literally…).

In His Love,

Joscelin

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