Welcome to my blog! My name is Jayla Martinez and I’m a Journalism student at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. I love words; they are so important and I believe we take them for granted. We don’t realize how powerful our words are. We can create realities with our words or we can destroy them. God created the universe with His words and He created us with a desire to know the power of His word through Jesus Christ.

I appreciate the simple things in life: front porch views of the sunrise, a stroll through a park, gardens and food that comes from the ground not a factory. I’m really laid-back and easy to entertain. I laugh a lot and I love to use my Merriam-Websters dictionary app on my phone to learn new words every day (eek, nerd life!).

I have this huge fascination with communication and what makes us human. There are endless possibilities to the potential we possess. Even in a dark, broken, hurting world, I would like to believe that we have greater power in proving goodness then settling for injustice. Let’s explore the truth of God’s word and love together. My hope and prayer is that He will show us creative ways to respond in love, to the perils surrounding us with deep conviction and compassion.