One of my favorite life verses! Have a blessed day! :)
Thursday, September 8, 2016
|PHOTO CREDIT: JRV PHOTOGRAPHY|
This is me on the day of my wedding, remembering my mom as I fiddled with her earrings. She was no ordinary mom, and I felt like she was with me as she was in all the important moments of my life.
Mom must have whispered to God as soon as she set foot in heaven as I met Patrick only 3 months after mom passed on.
Before she did, she imparted to us all the love, wisdom, talent, resourcefulness, pragmatism (and much more) that she had. She taught us to create with care, and to bless others with the work of our hands. So off I went and thought to make as many elements of our wedding as I possibly can.
|THIS OR THAT? SAVE THE DATES IN DIFFERENT SHADES|
Patrick and I have been blessed to have similar tastes. The first church we considered was Eastwood's John Paul II's Holy Family Chapel. Once we went in, we both loved it and no other church compared. Motif was a similar matter. We based our ceremony on Luke 5:4 so the colors of the deep blue sea it was.
I can be pretty indecisive at times (this IS the only time I'm doing this) so I made 7 designs for my (now) hubby to choose from. He liked almost everything and said I can make even more, one design per guest! He is hilarious!
|PUT OUT INTO THE DEEP Luke 5:4|
Couples don't usually choose "Put out into the deep" as their life verse but it is ours. Our priest obliged us by agreeing to have it as the Gospel reading too. If not for this verse, we wouldn't be together today. That is another story for another day.
To satisfy my craving for all things chalkboard, I made this stage backdrop for the reception. It introduced everyone to the important members of our now-joined families.
|OUR BACKDROP IN CHALKBOARD STYLE|
|PINK SUGAR'S CORNER|
I must put a word in for our excellent dessert buffet by Pink Sugar. They really stole the show! Good thing we put them near the stage as the different types of dessert not just tasted good, they looked good too! My brother gave the cake as a gift to us and it was so exquisite to look at.
I guess this photo was a lot closer to the end of the event as you can only see a bit of the center piece items. We had a festive look with flowers, a jar for wisdom and wishes, candle bottle and book table number.
I put together a lot of jars with beribboned brooches and had all the guests give us their thoughts and well wishes.
The little jar above isn't finished yet - I took out the lid, sprinkled white snowy glitter and put wire flowers around it to make it look dainty.
The book table numbers were fun to make.
Pouches with unisex scents were also a delight to put together. I made labels for men and for women. The monogrammed pouches were actually supposed to all look alike but I think it turned out better (less boring)!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the DIYs I made for our wedding. All the details made the day all the more special.
Now I'm reading a book "Three to Get Married" by Fulton Sheen. Try to get a copy as it is put together so beautifully and it reminds us how God must be at the center of our marriage (or any relationship for that matter).
We are off to a good start as we embark and put out into the deep in this matrimonial adventure journey!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
What can I say? Owls are just so cool! I thought of making it easy to insert owls into our letters and put a bit more character in the process.
I hope you enjoy these cute critters! Technically this is what's called a dingbat and NOT a font but anyways just have fun with it!
Remember this is 100% free for personal use only.
Dreamed up by Christina Alejandro Burke at 11:52 AM
Sunday, July 24, 2016
I've been mulling over these two words that have been echoing in my heart recently. Despite the fact that it has a pleasant rhyme to it, it's what I'm called to now.
No matter what other people do - break their promises, let you down, break you down or sometimes just be plain mean to you, be faithful and be grateful.
Faithful in bringing forth good in the world... It's hard to so sometimes when you think the world isn't too happy with you.
Faithful to who you are - the son or daughter of the living God! He wouldn't want you lashing out when you're having challenges. Be faithful to your Father.
Faithful to the people who you love. Even when they aren't perfect (and I'm sure they aren't), be faithfully loving them anyway.
Be grateful for this life. This life is so beautiful. It's filled with great triumphs of the soul and boundless grace. The day is truly not long enough if you started counting your blessings at the start of it.
Let's be grateful for the people God has given us. They are signs of His love and faithfulness in our lives. Let's be grateful that we are that sign for them too.
Let's be grateful for the past, our present and our future! Our future is one full of hope!
Let's be faithful and let's be grateful!
Saturday, July 16, 2016
"The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place. Many people followed him, and he cured them all... " Matthew 12:14
The pharisees connived against Jesus and He left all alone to a lonely place-away from their evil plots.
The people who would soon be part of the mob went to Jesus to be healed and knowing they would later turn against Him, Jesus still healed them.
I know that in sin, we connive against God. We sin and we give the excuse that the Lord has abandoned us. But He hasn't. He indeed is with us.
Despite our faithlessness, He is faithful. He loves us so much and He saves us from our unbelief.
To him whom much is given, much is expected. The more we have seen God's goodness, the more faith we must have.
Lately I've been experiencing a lot of faith testing. One after another, God answers my prayers and then another trial comes along. What to do in times like these? Trust! Trust that God will save me in all these and give me victory!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Jesus said, "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. " John 16:12
The spirit will guide you Into all truth!
We are no longer slaves but sons and daughters! God has adopted us into His family and has given us His all!
His divine life, He let us have- with power from on high'. In turn, He took on our humanity and our frailties and left it at the cross.
Therefore all things are possible for us who believe! He has called us from our lowliness to partake of His life- fullness of life! He gave His life for us - will He not give us all things?
" Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you."
Dreamed up by Christina Alejandro Burke at 7:40 AM
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Do you say a prayer before driving? I do. Believe it or not but the rare times I get into accidents, were the times I fpgot to pray.
My late mother (bless her soul), used to pray before she took her first step on the stairs).
Here are prayers we can say everyday!
They're really phra-yers or "phrase prayers" you can whisper in the middle of school, work or chores.
Dreamed up by Christina Alejandro Burke at 7:57 PM