To know Jesus and make Him known
I’m Lily, founder of Flawed & Faithful.
Here is a little about me:
I’m engaged to a wonderful, Christ-loving gentleman (you know the ones that open your car door and all the doors for the women in the car with you, plus don’t mind cooking and filling the gas tank for you, and can’t wait to have kids…that’s just a fraction of how loving he is. God gave me more than what I prayed for in a husband.)
I am currently completing a MS in Biomedical Science with the intent to apply to medical school in 2021.
I reside in South Florida and have been living here for the majority of my life.
I was born in Cuba, but came to Florida very young. (I am bilingual so I apologize in advance if you find errors in my writing! I do my best.)
I also have a passion for volunteering. I’ve spent years serving my church and now, I am serving the community by tutoring refugees and being an active listener for a mental health organization.
I first experienced God at 14 years old. I struggled with my identity and God showed me who He was and who I was in Him. I was baptized and it was then that I became a follower of Jesus.
I started this blog and its social media accounts at the start of 2019 because 2018 was tough for me. Things were not going well (nothing was working out for me) and I felt like a failure. I was discouraged. I kept praying for God to show me what I needed to do for Him, but I couldn’t hear from Him. He was silent.
So, I kept praying because I knew that He was listening and that He would eventually answer. I took the advice from my brother and fiancé which was to enjoy the season I was in. And that’s what I did. I relaxed (which is really hard for me being Type A and hard-working/overzealous.)
Finally, I heard from God to start a ministry for Him. And being me, I like to have confirmation from God before jumping into anything so I asked Him for more confirmation to make sure it was Him and not my own voice.
He confirmed it in multiple ways, so I started this ministry: Flawed & Faithful.
Purpose of Flawed & Faithful
At first, my reasons for this ministry was to “know Jesus and make Him known,” but I slowly became aware that He wanted more from me.
With time, Flawed & Faithful’s focus has shifted to the following 3 pillars:
- Following Jesus and living in His will.
- Sharing real life and real struggles.
- Eyes on Him Book Club: a community for readers & a wider perspective on topics.
The first pillar encompasses finding Jesus through bible study, prayer, godly relationships, etc. And growing your faith in Him to remain in His will.
The second pillar deals with mental health issues, insecurities, etc.
And the third pillar has been on the back burner for a bit because school plus focus 1 and 2 have been the priorities lately. It doesn’t mean I don’t read, I just don’t write blog posts about the books I finish due to time. I love reading. I used to read all genres, but now, I read books that lead me closer to God or non-fiction (personal growth, teaching books, real life struggles, activism, etc.).
I just want to say that I still love Jane Austen books and some fiction, but I have found that I do not like certain genres, especially (clean) romance novels, like I used to. (Maybe it’s because I am in a relationship? I’m not sure what caused the change.)
Flawed & Faithful YouTube & Podcast
One of the reasons I started a YT channel was to improve my confidence and it really helped! I cringe hearing and seeing myself when I *try* to edit the videos (because I am no video editor), but I don’t cringe as much anymore lol. I remind myself that this is for the Lord and this is who I am. I can only accept myself and improve with time. This quote couldn’t be more accurate: “The fear of public speaking wears away with practice and time!”
The other reason was to share the blog posts in a video format for those who prefer video. So far, if you see the comments on some of those videos, I’ve been able to have some dialogue about Christ and tear down some misconceptions about Him. I still pray for those people because I know God answers our prayers and that they may one day turn to Him!
The next plan in the books is a podcast focusing on those 3 pillars mentioned above and also involving relatable women of faith. This one is another feat because again: putting myself out there and finding the time to do it all (school takes the majority of my focus and time), and reaching out to people to interview (which scares me a bit…rejection, failing, etc… Feelings all too common to women.)
One thing is certain, I keep praying about everything in this ministry. I leave it in His hands what He does or doesn’t want. I ask Him to take His message on here to the right people. So far, He’s been faithful in answering!
If you can, please join me in praying for this ministry. That is reaches who God wants to reach and that the message is what He wants shared. Right now, there are people from all over the world reading God’s Word on here. Praise God for that!
And if you can also pray that God guides me to do His will: to honor Him with this ministry and that everything be Spirit-led.
I am praying this ministry will lead you closer to Christ, to read His Word, and to choose to live in His will above all.
Please let me know if you have any prayer requests by going to my Contact page.
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