“I’ve only recently started to explore my creative side and I find it hard sometimes not to compare myself with others. I have often stopped pursuing a project because I felt it wasn’t good enough. It’s been a journey for me and I’m taking it one day at a time.”
- Valeska Hernandez
- From Brooklyn, New York
- Writer and founder of the Sincerely Vee Blog
Tell me a bit about your life journey so far and how your walk with Jesus has shaped it? I grew up in a very abusive environment. I didn’t have anyone whom I could look up to and learn from. So I grew up very insecure, confused and lost. Not having anyone to lean on was very hard, but the day I met Jesus all of that changed. He brought me out of a really dark and lonely place into a life filled with tons of love. I am currently learning how to love myself the way Jesus loves me and I feel like this is something I can help others with.
Why did you start the SincerelyVee blog? I started ‘Sincerelyvee’ because I felt that the Lord was leading me to start the blog. I felt the tug about ten years ago, but was too insecure to do anything about it. I always dreamed of being a successful blogger, but I didn’t think that I had it in me. Now I do it for the Lord despite the number followers I have. It gives me a great pleasure to obey the Lord.
What book (excluding the bible) would you recommend every living soul to read and why? ‘Compelled by Love’ written by Heidi Baker. First of all she is my all time favorite person in the world. I have heard a lot of speakers, but this woman is the best representation of love and sacrifice. This book is perfect for those who really want to learn how to love others. It really taught me how to stop and focus on the person in front of me, and to love them to the best of my potential. (Check out Heidi Barker’s testimony here).
What social cause in the world pulls at your heart’s strings? Anything to do with children. I would adopt and feed every homeless child in the world if I could. I hate seeing sick, starving children.
What legacy do you want to leave behind at the end of your life? I want to be the one who followed and trusted God like Abraham. I want my children to know me as a woman of obedience.
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God Bless You!