This is our story
My name is Ces (short for Cesar) I grew up in Mexico City among many taco stands, alley fútbol matches, and love for culture. After some life-changing circumstances I moved to California to study Biblical Counseling. It was during this time that I held a video camera for the first time, which led me to add Film Studies to my curriculum. I quickly realized that I have an obsession in the observation of human nature and how stories come to be, which is why I pursued both majors.
After graduating I dabbled in working in a few Hollywood sets. I also thought it would be a fun adventure to start my own production company on the side... so I did! I successfully ran my business for 5 years, while I also had the privilege to briefly work for RED Digital Cinema and in a few movies you may have seen in a theater near you.
In 2015 I made a bold life change, I dropped everything and moved to Kansas City to help out a church in ministry and their media needs. After all, I could freelance my production talents anywhere. As a business move it was a terrible choice, but my life took a delightful unexpected turn... Two years later I met my Lindsey, and in 2018 we got married! Now I get to pursue this great adventure called life alongside her. We get to hear and tell these great stories (your story!) together.
When I'm not adventuring, you will probably find me wandering in my own crazy stream of consciousness. I guess these stories have to come from somewhere right? You'll also find me in the kitchen creating and indulging in delicious food, studying the Bible, or watching a good film.
I’m Lindsey! I’m a Nebraska native but now call Kansas City home. I’m an extrovert who enjoys bringing life and adventure to any situation. I’m a dreamer, so I’m constantly exploring new ways to create and grow as a person. My heart is full when I’m surrounded by people I love who are pushing me to be a better version of myself!
My journey to becoming a storyteller is anything but conventional. I’m a free spirit so nailing down a career path was a challenge for me. I’ve studied music, philosophy, psychology, sociology, international culture and ended up with becoming a nurse. The common thread of all these choices is my genuine love for people. I want people to know they matter. I want people to know that their story has been heard. I want people to know they are understood. Every person has a unique story and I’m so grateful when they entrust me with it.
In 2018, I decided to take the journey of nurse turned freelancer. It all started when I met my dreamboat of a husband, Ces. When our eyes met, it was NOT love at first sight! He was in what I know now as his focused “work mode” but what I knew then as grumpy old man. My impression couldn’t have been further from the truth! Many months after our first encounter we started dating and here we are married and working together!
When I’m not dreaming, you will probably find me drinking coffee, talking to someone, or dreaming up my next adventure with my hubby! I’m currently trying to master the art of brewing my own Kombucha. It’s been a process! I’m a lover of Jesus! If you love these things too, lets be friends!
The Meaning Behind The Name
Before we get into it, you may be wondering how to pronounce it...
Think of the word "poem"
Followed by "as"
Poem as in Poemas! (read this sentence fast and when you get the hang of it, remove the "in")
Barro is easier, if you are thirsty you might find yourself wanting to go to a "Bar" and if you want to give that bar some latin flair, you may call it "The Bar-o." And there you have it! "Poem-as-The-Bar-o" (I hope it makes sense, but if you still want more spanish lessons, let's meet!)
Ok! Now let's get into the story behind the name. Poemas de Barro is spanish for "Poems Made Of Clay."
There's a verse in the Bible that is very special to us, Ephesians 2:10, which says:
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."
The word "workmanship" in the original greek is the word "POIEMA" which as you may have already figured out, is the greek word for Poem. Basically, this verse says we are God's Poem, or His Masterpiece, and has created us for His good works. This is SO encouraging to us! That God would love us in such a way!
There's also another verse you may be more familiar with, Isaiah 64:8:
"But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand."
In a nutshell, God is molding us as clay and shaping us into something beautiful through Christ Jesus, His Poem, His Masterpiece... How awesome is that!
As we walk with this encouraging knowledge on our day to day lives, we realized we want to do the same thing for the great people we get to work with, mold their story into something unique and beautiful, That every story we tell will be like beautiful poetry, that we would shape it into a beautiful masterpiece, hence...Poemas de Barro.