Thursday, December 17, 2015

God's Family

Gospel MT 1:1-17 
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, 
the son of David, the son of Abraham. 

Abraham became the father of Isaac, 
Isaac the father of Jacob, 
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. 
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, 
whose mother was Tamar. 
Perez became the father of Hezron, 
Hezron the father of Ram, 
Ram the father of Amminadab. 
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, 
Nahshon the father of Salmon, 
Salmon the father of Boaz, 
whose mother was Rahab. 
Boaz became the father of Obed, 
whose mother was Ruth. 
Obed became the father of Jesse, 
Jesse the father of David the king. 

David became the father of Solomon, 
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah. 
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam, 
Rehoboam the father of Abijah, 
Abijah the father of Asaph. 
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat, 
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, 
Joram the father of Uzziah. 
Uzziah became the father of Jotham, 
Jotham the father of Ahaz, 
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah. 
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, 
Manasseh the father of Amos, 
Amos the father of Josiah. 
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers 
at the time of the Babylonian exile. 

After the Babylonian exile, 
Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, 
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud. 
Abiud became the father of Eliakim, 
Eliakim the father of Azor, 
Azor the father of Zadok. 
Zadok became the father of Achim, 
Achim the father of Eliud, 
Eliud the father of Eleazar. 
Eleazar became the father of Matthan, 
Matthan the father of Jacob, 
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. 
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Jesus' lineage is marked by the Babylonian exile. It is a significant time in the life of God's people. Despite being away from their homeland, they still bore children and God still allowed them to be part of Jesus' bloodline. Through Jesus, we have been adopted into this family- God's own bloodline. He does not look at our past. He has allowed incest, murder, paganism, lust, new converts, prostitution etc. to stain His bloodline. If we think about it, this could be anyone's family tree.

Also if you think about it, this was Josephs' lineage and he was the foster father of Jesus.  Joseph adopted Jesus as his own, just like God adopted us to be His own. It speaks about how important the father's role is-even if he is a father by adoption only.

So what does this word mean for us? 

- Our lives are marked by our -relationship to God. we may have our own Babylonian exile days or months or years-and God marks the days until we come back to Him.

- Our past does is not forgotten but it doesn't define our future. God can use any kind of sinner to bring about His plans. He used imperfect people to bring about a PERFECT man into the world.

-I am a part of something big whether I am aware of it or not. Throughout every generation, God calls His people to Himself not just for their sake but for the sake of other souls groping in the darkness searching for the truth. 

- We are a part of God's family and we are in possession of all the grace, abundance and boundless love that God has for all His children. Hallelujah!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

In anticipation of Christmas

Only 10 more days to go!

"Maligayang Pasko" means Merry Christmas in Tagalog. Here is something you see hanging in a lot of Filipino homes, the "Parol".  It's easy to see why we love parols.  These remind us of the Star of Bethlehem that once pointed 3 wise men to the child King born in a manger.

The star was a bright light that pointed the way to the ultimate goodness of God coming down to be with us, to be Emmanuel.  

It's a challenge to each one of us to be bright lights in an increasingly darkened world.  May we let our lights shine to point the way to fullness of life, the Truth, Wisdom and eternal joy! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

God is an Abundant God

The multiplication of loaves and fish is the way that God has shown us His provision. He is an abundant God.  He isn't satisfied with enough. He wants us to have more. 

it was not enough that God came, healed, taught, forgave then gave His life for us.  He is present with us in the Eucharist. He waits for us in every adoration chapel. That is the way God gives, it is an everlasting gift.  

God loves us with compassion and understanding. He has given everything to us, and will not withold any good thing from us.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Precious Peace

Hello there,

Advent is finally here, the most magical season of all, and a season of peace.  

Since peace is in such short supply nowadays, I wanted to give you something to take with you.

This free e-book is a compilation of some peace quotes that can make us think about how we can contribute to the work of peace in the world. 

Hope you enjoy it!  

Precious Peace

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Stand Erect and Raise Your Heads

"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, 
and on earth nations will be in dismay, 
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 
People will die of fright 
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, 
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 
And then they will see the Son of Man 
coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 
But when these signs begin to happen, 
stand erect and raise your heads 
because your redemption is at hand."
- Luke 21

In this chapter, Jesus warns the Jews of difficult times ahead.  He tells them that there will be great trouble and distress, that they'll be hemmed in from all sides - and that all they can do is to flee.  Yet He also says that this is the time to "stand erect and raise your heads".

Much like today's news, many Christians around the world - in the Middle East in particular, are being persecuted. It's dangerous to be a Christian in certain parts in the world.  The other parts of the world are increasing in secularism and relativism rapidly.  God is oftentimes shoved into the backdrop and summoned only as a last resort.

People put the blame on religion all too easily ans say that more death and destruction are wrought by war than any other cause.  They want to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Christianity is unlike all religions in as it teaches us to love our enemies and the God whom we serve wants to be our friend and our Father.  It is the only religion where a God loved the world so much that He died to save it.  It's not religion, it's a relationship.

I suggest that the real harm is to say you are a Christian and not to live like one.  If being a Christian is so bad then what would you make of Mother Teresa who prayed four hours a day then tended to the poorest of the poor?  If being a Christian is so bad then what would you think of Corrie Ten Boom who saved so many Jews from the holocaust, then forgave her oppressor?  If Christianity is so bad then what would you say of Maximiliian Kolbe who traded his life to save another under Nazi Germany?  There are countless others examples -  one or more for every day of the year - to accuse of being a Christian.

Stand erect. Be who you are in today's world.  Stand amid the rising tide and don't get swept away by values that tell you something other than what Jesus said.

Raise your heads.  Look up to Christ who loved those who crucified Him and who is King over sun and moon and rain and frost and chill. 

Be who you say you are ... a Christian... and you will do a world of good.

Friday, November 20, 2015

God is Enough

God's amazing grace gets us through anything in this life.  Sorrow, sickness, sin, fear, apathy and even death.  Feeling lonely?  He is enough!  Feeling inadequate?  He is enough!  Feeling discouraged?  He is enough!  God is enough!  In fact He is even more than enough! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Give Your All

Have you ever stood out in a crowd?  Picture yourself as a commoner waiting for hours for the king to come out of his palace.  You finally catch a glimpse of his shiny crown and crane your neck to see more.  

Then suddenly he looks directly at you!  He seems to see your soul and smiles from a distance and points you out to his royal courtiers.

This is somewhat what happened in ancient Israel.  Someone seemingly unimportant and unnoticeable among the synagogue's wealthy, held Jesus' eye.

"Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44

The widow who was one of society's most poorest and most pitiable gave the most.  She didn't give the most money but she gave all she had to live on.  

I usually come across this passage when the Lord is asking me to accept more responsibility for a new role I need to take on such as when I was asked to serve the poor or when I was asked to become a pastoral leader (and other such terrifying things!)

Fear must have gripped the widow as she considered giving her last coins.  How will she live?  What about the future?  But then she must have received much from God that her gratitude superceded her fear.

I can relate.  God has been so good to me that it would seem ridiculous to withhold anything from Him.  He who has nor withheld any good thing from us, even His only Son!

God usually asked something of us that we don't have much of.  God is rich in all things, except for one thing.  He only had one Son.  But that is what He gave us, the most dearest to Him.  So it is only a fitting thing to give God not from our surplus but coming from a place of lack to show Him how thankful we are for all the goodness He has shown us!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Encouragement Sunday

Today I realized that some people are feeling the pinch of being different but don’t think you’re the only one. Everyone is. You’re not alone! Someone up there is looking out for you! #hope #youcan #inspiration

Whatever you are facing right now or whatever is haunting you from the past, know that you can overcome it and you have everything you need right now to be the best you can be and what God has made you to be!

... If you believe! 

Here’s to all of you brave souls out there! #kudos

Friday, October 30, 2015

Where it All Began

If Jesus is just a myth, how come we can stand on His promises?

A man told me today that he didn't believe Jesus ever existed. 

His words took me back decades ago when I was a college freshman. I thought to myself then -now was the time to find out for if God was really real- not to simply believe because my parents believed:

I made a silent prayer. I said "God, if you're real, I will serve You all my life but if You're not, I will be an atheist. Then I started seeking the truth. I attended prayer meetings and went to mass and asked questions. Some people made a significant impact on my" investigation'' because they said things like "God told me" this and that. I realized that these people were so joyful, which I wanted. Then I realized they were really good people to be around.

It was not long after that I started sensing Gods' presence. I felt an inexpressible joy and peace I've never known in my life. In fact l've always had short fingernails due to nail-biting but at that time I was able to grow them long because I wasn't on anxious anymore! 

One desire I had was to hear God speaking to me-like I would hear the other Christians speak about!  It didn't really happen right away. I would have regular times of prayer (and that in itself was grace) but still no booming voice from above.

Then I went to a retreat.  At the start, the retreat master said "Some of you who are here are wounded with scars from the past." as I heard that I thought to myself "Thats' not me. I wonder who that is?".

Then we had time for personal reflection.  We had guide sheets with bible verses to read and think about, but suddenly it seemed like God was right beside me. He spoke in the depths of my heart saying, "You are the one with the master was talking about. You have wounds I want to heal. 

And I said, "Lord, what wounds?  What scars? I am the happiest college kid here!" (with pride) and He said, "Your parents didn't plan you but I planned you."  Once I heard that I started crying.

It all came to me in an instant. Yes, being the youngest in the family, I was an "accident". I was the 5th child to arrive and the 3rd girl, so if ever they wanted another child, they would have wanted a boy.

I didn't know I had an issue but apparently I did - and God showed it to me!  Then God told me not to be sad because He said its even more wonderful if He plans things. He said I had a special mission. So that greatly comforted me.

I felt so loved and amazed at how God was dealing with me so personally and imagine that, I didn't need to pay a shrink!  God did all the work! 

I was a changed person after that retreat.  God showed me that I needed to be healed and restored fully so I could be free to love Him and others better!  This was only one of many instances when I've sensed God speaking to me, expressing His boundless love for me and how He is truly my best friend and Saviour!

He has "fixed me", forgiven me and embraced my heart countless times. He is truly the lover of my soul and I cannot imagine journeying through life without Him, my North Star!  He is a personal God and He wants to give us fullness of life. What else can we ask for?

I sincerely pray that all of you reading this will experience God's love in amazing ways! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

God's Everyday Gifts

Today I was thinking about how we have a God who loves us so much that He blesses us and gives us gifts even when we don't ask for them.

When we wake up in the morning, the new day is a gift we don't always thank Him for.  Our every breath comes from the Lord.  Each family member is a gift from Him, whether we realize it or not.  Our abilities, our fruitfulness, our opportunities are all gifts from Him and He gives these freely whether we thank Him or not, or even if we believe in Him or not.  

Just today I was reading the story of a woman whose body was bent for 18 years.  Just imagine not being able to sit properly or look up at the sky or just look at people you were taking to for such a long time.

But this woman, instead of sulking at home, came out to hear Jesus preach.  When she got there, she didn't call attention to herself and neither did she call out to Jesus. Here's what Jesus did...

"Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, "Woman, you are set free of your infirmity." He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God. .." Luke 13:10

Jesus called out to her.  He gave her the gift she was afraid to ask for or probably even hope for. After all this time she could now stand straight painlessly!  Nothing less than an awesome miracle! 

What does the woman do?  She glorified God!  What do we often do when we get an unexpected blessing?  Do we do the same as she did?  I sure hope I do.  Sometimes I forget that God works 24/7 even when I'm not praying and asking Him for things.  Indeed our whole life is best lived out wholly in gratitude!

I once asked a man in his 70s what he thought was the best way to live and his answer was, "say thank you, thank you, thank You God!"  Simple and yet powerful words to live by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Free Bath Labels


Sharing with you all, free downloadables for your bathroom!

It's a way to add some charm to your home and at the same time, make everything look organized and coordinated.  

These labels are in my freehand writing so there isn't any font that can duplicate these.  They're just for you so use them and have fun!

*Please take note that these are only for non-commercial purposes.  I know I can trust you :)

How to Use These Free Labels:

1.  Save the images by right-clicking and use "Save as..." option.

2. Print out on short or long bond paper.  The third set is in black ink so you can color in the spaces with markers or watercolor.

3. Glue on to your bath containers.  You can also print these on sticker paper to use more easily!

Teal Blue Labels

Thursday, October 15, 2015

JOY Jesus Others You

How does one love best?  

Where does love come from?  Where does it begin and does it have an end?

In today's world, a popular way to think of love is a feeling one can get in an out of.  One can be "in love" and "fall out of love".  It is feeling like you're on top of the world one day and feeling "what was I thinking" the next.  But is this really what love is?

To love best, one must find the true meaning of love.  Is it to find someone we are attracted to because they have a bright smile or long lashes or run fast or cook well?  What then when they lose their teeth, when their lashes fall out, when they slow down or get too lazy to cook?  Is love really as fragile as a butterfly that is here and then gone the next day?

Maybe it would be better to look at love that is constant no matter what happens.  The love that is there through thick and thin.  This is the kind of love we hear at weddings, "for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness or in health".

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 1 Corinthians 13:4

So if we all agree that this is really what love is, then we must acknowledge that God's Word is truly the authority on love.  It says that God Himself is love, so this is actually the basis we have in loving others.

If we do not start with loving God, we cannot love others.

Love comes from God alone.  He is love and He is the author of it.  He taught us to love by loving us first.  Therefore, only by loving God can we love like He does and not the kind of butterfly love the world teaches about.

When we love God, we will want to do what He tells us - and in so doing, we take on His mind more and more.  

Once we love God with our all, it is a natural progression to love others for we will love who God loves. We will learn to see people with God's eyes rather than the eyes that look towards selfish gain.

When we have learned to love others, and express that love freely, then we will love ourselves. 

We can only love the self that gives and cares about others.  We can only run away from the self that is isolated and self-serving, the self we can't bear to look at in the morning.  

When we love God, He transforms us to love others and ourselves in a much deeper way.

We can only love ourselves if we first love others and we can only love others if we love God with our all.

If we start the other way around, gratify our selves first then others and God last, we won't get past just looking out for ourselves.  We will get stuck there, and in the end, won't be very happy just caring for ourselves.  We were made for communion with God and with others.

So if we want to love others and ourselves better, love God first of all.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sweetness in the Seed

My dad asked me an interesting question today.  My dad, who is way smarter than me, had this to pick my brain, "why does the mango start out as bitter and then afterwards turn so sweet?"  (He asked while happily sampling a ripened mango.)

Why do fruits in general turn out sour anyway?  Well here's the thing.  Im not thinking botany and chemistry which explains that when a fruit's seeds aren't ready yet, the fruit is full of acidity, making it sour - which is a natural deterrent for birds and other critters to eat it before it's time.
I know that God has some lesson for us among the seeds and the sweetness.  
In the Good Book, sweetness is associated with God's Word.  
"How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth." - psalm 119:103

In the same way, we who don't "wait upon the Lord," will not taste the sweetness. When we aren't patient in meditating on the Word of God, we don't find the bible's words appealing.  

If we wait too long, it can scar us for life!

My dad, in his youth, but into a rotten tomato and now avoids it like a plague.  It is too unpleasant to ever try again.  When we wait too long to respond to God's Word in our lives, it jolts us and we can hardly take it In anymore.  We become like the seed that fell into thorny ground - too busy to attend to our spiritual life and so His Word is distasteful.  

God's words are "sharper than a two edged sword".  If we are not living in the light, and have been in the darkness too long, we get blinded when someone opens a window.  God's Word can cut to the heart.  Ouch! 

But as we grow closer and closer to God, we learn that His laws aren't meant to strangle us but to bless and protect us.  They become a delight to us.

"When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is sweet into your soul." - proverbs 2:10

I think God also want to teach us about timing.  Ecclesiastes impresses upon us that "there is a time for everything under the sun." So, if we are waiting for something, maybe our prayers to be answered, we need to know that God is still making the outcome sweeter as we wait and hope and dream.  

"My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off." - proverbs 24:13-14

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ask and You Shall Receive

God's graciousness is inconceivable. He is a loving Father who desires to give all the good things to His children. 

He is gladdened when His people hope in Him and trust in His infinite goodness. He delights to give us more than what we ask for or imagine!  He is an amazing God and He can never be outdone in generosity.

So we are asked to ask!  And we shall receive!  What will you ask for?

God always gives us His best for our greater good. Thank You Father God.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Secrets from the Fish Belly

Jonah prayed in the pit- in the whale's belly where there was no light. He probably asked for forgiveness for running from God. 

It took him 3 days to get right with God and decide to go to his enemies and preach to them. 

When we disobey God, we are cut off from blessing, from our mission, from others, from the light of day.  Just as Jonah tried to run away from his purpose, he was alienated from people, and literally got eaten up by the situation.

It could have been the end for Jonah but we know it's just the beginning.  He realizes he can't run away from his destiny and his God.

He prays and at that moment, he is conveniently catapulted into land - and he then knows he must do what he must do.

Sometimes we find ourselves in darkness and though we are paralyzed by fear of what's to come, we somehow know what we need to do (but somehow don't want to do).  Just like Jonah, we can pray, and be empowered.

Until we do what we were created for, we will be in this deep, dark hole of nothingness and our future can be as bleak as someone who is in a whale's belly.  All we need to do, to find the strength to "just do it" is to pray and put one foot in front of the other knowing that "all things are possible for him who believes". (Mark 9:23)

God's Mercy

If Nineveh can be forgiven, then so can I. 

Nineveh was a place just like Sodom. It was a very ungodly place. 

But the story of Jonah is a prefigurement of Christ's coming.  

Like Jonah, Christ was in the dark depths 3 days, and afterwards, His saving grace allowed us to repent and come back to God. 

Jonah had to save those who oppressed him just as Christ did, and just as you and I are called to do. 

We are surrounded by people, and people can unwittingly hurt us. Let's love and serve others even when they've been a source of pain for us.  This is one of the secrets of this story.

Meet Hailey

Meet Hailey!

She's my new kitty.

She actually chose her own name!  Being somewhat indecisive, I told her to come to me if she liked the name I called out.  I think I must have called her 50 or something names.  She didn't like any of the,.  I was getting desperate so I thought she seemed to respond to "kitty" so I ran through the list again, this time, putting a "y" at the end of each name.

Snow became Snowy.  Fluff became Fluffy.  Ash became Ashy.  Hail became Hailey.  Hey, she is running toward me!

Then I thought to myself, what kind of a name is Hailey?  I looked it up and found it was a word to describe "a beautiful girl who is lively, friendly and fun."  That was perfect for her! 

My other cat Midnight pretty much named himself too.  Midnight was the name I thought of and it was at the end of the list so how happy I was to see him coming toward me when I called it out!

Hailey has a sister.  Her sister's name is Bailey.  Isn't that cute that she picked a name that rhymed with her sister's?

Hailey is so so so sweet!  

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!  

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Heavyweight

I recently talked with some people who carried heavy weights… a single mom raising her children without the support of anyone, a small child whose mom died giving birth to her, a leader of a community rallying for support due to a lack of volunteers, families who have recently lost a loved one.

The world is full of lack and it’s been this way for thousands of years. 

"I cannot carry all these people on my own; the weight is too much for me.”  - Moses, Numbers 11:4-15

If you’re feeling the strain of providing for your family, you’re not alone.  Moses complained to God because the people were crying out for food.  

Even if God parted the Red Sea for the Israelites, they still complained and wanted to go back to Egypt.  When God gave them manna, they said they were still hungry and God gave them meat.  

Sometimes we can be like them in forgetting all that God has given to us since the start.  We can forget His faithfulness and start worrying and complaining.

But we all know that despite everything, God provided the people with manna in the wilderness and despite their roundabout way of getting to the promised land, they still got there.  

God is a God of abundance and He was allowing the Israelites to mirror our own faith journey of trusting in God for His provisions.  We are on our own journey from darkness into light and we shouldn’t ever forget what God has done for us in the past.  If we obey Him, He will bring us to HIs perfect will for our lives and that includes being free from every need.

If we feel like our load is too heavy, we know that He is the most able Heavyweight who will carry it for us!

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!


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