In this episode Jazmin and I mentioned:
Jazmin's brand, Made For Greater (CHECK IT OUT)
Steubenville conferences (LEARN MORE)
Pope Benedict XVI: "The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness."
PAL Campaign (LEARN MORE)
The Creation Project (LEARN MORE)
Be A Heart (LEARN MORE)
Blessed Is She (LEARN MORE)
Paul J. Kim (LEARN MORE)
St. Faustina and the image of the Divine Mercy (LEARN MORE)
I remember following Made For Greater way before I started the podcast. I have always loved the Pope Benedict XVI quote that is attributed to him, "The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." It's a powerful reminder that we are made for so much more than mediocrity. Made For Greater was one of the first accounts of this nature that I really resonated with and followed, and I am incredibly thankful for all the reminders that I gained along the way from it.
I would have never guessed that years later, I would have the opportunity to connect with the founder of Made For Greater, Jazmin De Guzman. Through the podcast and then through an invitation to the very first The Creation Project session, I was introduced to a whole network of Catholic creatives from all over North America. It was an even greater privilege to meet Jazmin and get a glimpse behind the brand: who she is, her faith journey, and the deep conviction she has to share this message with everyone.
Listen to our conversation here:
Read and download the episode transcript here:
"You were not made to just be where you're at, you were not made to be comfortable, you were not made to be just sitting here and just doing the same thing. you were made for more, you were made for greater." — Jazmin De Guzman
Meet Jazmin De Guzman
Jazmin De Guzman is a Filipino/Korean American born and raised in Southern California. She currently works as a barista at Starbucks where she brings all your TikTok drinks to life. When Jazmin is not working, you can find her using her creative juices by producing graphic content, shooting portraits of others, and managing her own brand, Made for Greater. After serving 7+ years of ministry at her home parish, Jazmin knew it was time to move on. She left ministry to continue pursuing her degree in Graphic Information Technology at Arizona State University. Meanwhile, she still felt the call to serve but didn’t know where the Lord was calling her. After a long discernment process with the Lord, He finally revealed the “sign” of what she was called to do. Inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s quote, “The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness”, Jazmin started her brand, Made For Greater. This quote is a huge inspiration to her because it helped her get out of a stagnant phase of her life. She is reminded that through these moments of comfort and complacency, she is not meant to stay static. With the guidance of the Lord, Jazmin continues to use Made For Greater as a reminder to everyone that we are meant for greatness.