Sunday, August 9, 2015

Choose Life


It's been a heavy weight on my mind recently.  The issue of life.

If you've watched any one of the Planned Parenthood videos, you'll know what I mean.  

I saw it first on a friend's post.  I saw it next tucked away in a small corner on the CNN website.  Being a graduate of Broadcast communication, I know that this news is big.  It affects 1 in 3 Americans (and possibly more than that figure).  It's relevant to everyone and should be at the forefront of the news simply because it makes a statement and that statement is that human life is worthless.  

But it's a false statement and I believe everyone in their right minds will still agree with me.  It's society that has chosen a certain life over another just because this other voice is small and silent and not so visible yet.  With all the technological advances, people have made the mistake of thinking they are the creator of life.  They are co-creators with God but no one can even cough up a tree.  Joyce Kilmer knows that only God can make a tree. 

So I'm an ocean away from all this hullabaloo but I'm still enraged.  What if I was the product of rape, incest or a teenage pregnancy, do I lose the right to live this beautiful life that God gave me?  If I were an unwanted orphan, will I want to die at birth?  Don't make that call for me.  

I've heard of rape victims who have not aborted the baby from that unspeakably horrific crime and instead of remembering the trauma, the baby helped to heal them.  I've heard of babies who were put up for adoption and who went on to lead blessed, productive lives and were able to love and be loved and they are forester grateful to the person who did not abort them.

Why do we never hear of the women who have been broken and scarred because they chose to abort their babies?  They are there.  They didn't know it would be this hard.  They didn't know it would cost this much.  People should hear their stories.  

Human life is so precious.  It's not ours to take.  It's not ours to sell and get rich on.  These are simple truths that shouldn't have to be even have to be said! 

Choose life!  


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Free Printable Bookmarks

Hi!  How are you doing?

I've got a DIY project for you today and I really hope you like it.

We all know that today's world is extremely fast paced and most everyone faces the challenge of stress every day and we most certainly have a great need to recover and unwind.

My project will shoo your worries away (while you're doing it) and it will help you regain that carefree spirit of childhood!

So get your crayons or colored pens ready!

I suggest you print these bookmarks on plain, thick paper so they last longer.




Color them in with the hues that express your present emotions.  You will see how relaxing it will be.  Have some chill music in the background too!

Here's to a refreshed you!

*Please take note.  These images are for not for resale.


For more cool projects, visit the papemelroti crafts page!  It's also got links to scrapbook materials, kits and components you can use and they ship worldwide too!  Have fun!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jesus' Names


Jesus has over 200 names in the bible.  Isn't that just mind blowing?  

My favorite is Emmanuel as it means "God with us".  The creator of the universe is with you.  He is with me.  In fact people probably think I'm from the nuthouse because I often "chat" with God while I'm driving.  I tell Him what I feel (and trust me, it isn't always good) and He tells me how to look at it.  Oftentimes I would complain about something (which He patiently listens to) and and after seeing what He is telling me about that issue, I feel it's a blessing after all! 

Names are so important in bible times as well as the present time.  I'm so glad my name is Christina as I get to have the Bread of Life's name up there too!  I feel serious about it too as anyone bearing that precious name cannot at all be unchristian! 

What's your favorite name of Jesus? 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Free Printable Borders


Border designs have been seen on artwork dating back to the 7th century and they still enthrall us today.  Each masterpiece deserves a good frame.  The same applies to putting borders.  They make a lot of things more special.  A picture, a sign, a jar label - all of these look fancier with a border design.

Here are some you are free to print and use as you wish.  I made them all just for you!  You can use them as book plates, scrapbooking tags, gift tags, kitchen or toilette labels, crafts, wine and more besides!


Choose the borders you like the most!




Calligraphy Border


Maharajah Border




Flower Bush Border

Curly Curve Border


Carnival Border


Dots Border



To save on your computer, just click on the preferred border and select the Save option.  You can resize the border here.

You may use these in personal or commercial projects.   For things you want to sell, kindly just send me a photo of your finished product (just to make my heart happy).  That's all I ask.

If you would like to see more freebies and have any suggestions, just drop me a note below!




Saturday, June 13, 2015

Angels


There are angels among us.  There certainly are.  And I don't mean just the ones with wings.  

We Are Meant to Be


I did this graphic yesterday, June 12th for Philippine Independence Day.  

We really are meant to be free!  Free from poverty!  Free from corruption!  Free from so many of life's oh my's and oh no's.  If we aren't yet, take heart as that time will surely come.  We just have to wait and watch and hope. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Work Heartily


If we are trying to please everyone, we will still disappoint and feel bad that our efforts have been wasted.  Even the most perfect, blameless man, Jesus, who walked this earth into eternity ruffled not a few feathers.  We have been given this beautiful life to please our Lord and in so doing He will teach us the best way to live and love.

The Holy Spirit





Friday, May 29, 2015

The God Shaped Hole

Inspiration for Today

God has a master plan for your life and it's the best possible plan.  You cannot even think or imagine what God has in store for you!  If only you believe and let Him take you there.


Have you ever used one of those pocketbooks where you choose how the story goes by choosing for the protagonist? Well life is a bit like that except you have the option of having the author of the book Himself choose the best ever ending for you! 


God's plan for you includes not only your good but the good of others!  He has intricately woven a complex roadmap for significance and meaning. Let's have faith! 

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