Friday, November 5, 2010
LETS CHAT FRIDAY with Noelle Mena
(Robin) Noelle, tell me a little about yourself
(Noelle) Robin, How fun to be asked to join your nest! I am excited to do my first guest post! I have never made... ahem, allowed time to do any guest posting or speaking online. I made a decision in the last couple of months to walk through that door. That led me to finally after 3 years of being online with Take Root and Write Publishing and Christian Women Affiliate to open my own personal blog. It’s called Pliable in His Hands. Makes you think of Him being the potter and we the clay, eh? So if you visit me, will it be like you visiting my pot, like it’s visiting your nest??? That could go wrong on so many different levels. It took so long for me to come up with the domain. Pliable in His Hands jumped off a page of a devotion I was reading one morning & I knew it was the one. I am 43 yrs old, married to my hubby for 21 yrs in Dec, mother to two, Joey 30 & Isis 17. Do the math & you will either assume I was pregnant at 13 or Joey actually came as a ‘set’ with my hubby. ;) I sang professionally around the country for 3 years before I was married at 23. Lead Front woman for a 7 piece band to rock the clubs & casinos of Atlantic City. God led me right off that path & into leading worship full time. I stepped out of singing about 4 years ago due to health issues. That’s where my online life began.
(Robin) Do you have a favorite bible story, verse, song or hymn that gives encouragement when struggles come?
(Noelle) Authentic is by far the most important to me. I want that to shine through me as well. I cannot handle fake, snobby, uppity, someone who thinks they are better than others. I have always had the gift of being able to relate to a person no matter what their circumstances are. I am very empathetic. Sometimes that gift has bit me, but I still would not trade it in!
(Robin) When life seems to go crazy, what is one thing you do to bring comfort and peace?
(Robin) What is one thing about yourself you admire?
(Noelle) I do love that I can truly relate to anyone. It’s very easy for me. Not just with adults but with children & teens. When you sit down with me you will find I am very relatable as well. Even if we are very different.
(Robin) What are a few of the things you love surrounding you?
(Robin) What are your deepest passions?
(Robin) In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?
(Noelle) It’s not the song that I sing, it’s the me that I bring.
(Robin) What are you currently working on?
(Robin) How do you define success?
Noelle, I sit before you with laughter, tears and nuggets to take away. I love how God uses others to touch us in so many beautiful ways. Friendship is a gift. It is something to treasure. You are a friend that every girl should be blessed to have. I cannot choose a fav to take away today. You have given me much to ponder on. You can tell a genuine person by the words they speak, and Noelle, you sweet friend are a gem. Thank you for taking time to stop in at my Nest. You are such a sweet spirit. Please leave your thoughts with Noelle. I know she would be so blessed to hear from you. May blessings surround you and may the Lord continue to use your life as a living testimony of His love.