#GRACEIS | Tiffany Mayberry

I am a Jesus lover, but for a long time I was so focused on religion instead of relationship. It wasn’t until the summer of 2012 after a month of darkness I cried out to God and our true relationship began. That’s when I accepted His true grace. That’s when I feel like I really gave my life to God. Let me take you back. I was born and raised in Austin, TX, I was baptized at 13. I was raised in a single parent household until middle school. My mom got married, and that is when I really got to know church and Jesus. After graduating high school I enrolled into the University of North Texas, which was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. When you go to college, and want to be on fire for God. You don’t get the “true” college experience lol. No partying, no drinking, no craziness. Of course, I made some mistakes, but I didn’t do the norm. I was involved on campus, I was an active member at a local church, which is where I met some of my closest friends. I just wanted to be all about Jesus lol. I’m not saying that to say that life was perfect, and I had it all together. Girl, I was a mess lol. I’m still a mess lol. I just knew that I wanted to depend on God, and not the things/people around me. Now as college graduate, young professional I’m just trying to balance life and my faith. I am still involved in my local church. I’m a Fashion Show Director for a nonprofit that serves the Denton Community, and I’m also a freelance personal stylist. That’s how “blessingsanddresses” came about. I wanted to showcase my gifts, but at the same time represent Jesus. I don’t just want to be the cute girl that dresses nice. I want to be the woman that loves Jesus, serves people, and looks good while doing it.