Thursday, March 6, 2014

PASSING IN TO THE ARMS OF OUR LORD

This is exactly as I had it pictured in my mind.

Notice how the old woman is gazing back at the life that
she is leaving...then passes through the veil of death into the open arms of the Savior.
The "Come Unto Me" bronze sculpture took more than a year to make its first appearance.
Unveiled in the 2000, the original life-sized bronze monument stands in the grand foyer of the
Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George Utah. 
It has become a scenic attraction, in addition to a comfort to countless families at a most tender time
of their lives.It portrays the spiritual journey from mortality to immortality: an aged woman's body, returning to its
prime, and back to the arms of our Savior.
Death is not the end.

We all have an eternal destiny, as "Come Unto Me" portrays."For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."John 3:16  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Miss You Mom



Today is the sixth anniversary of my Dear Mother's passing
We all miss you Mom. I think about you so often. These thoughts keep you with me. Times I have thought I want to call you to tell you something. I just look at this photo of you that sits on a shelf in front of my desk and I talk to you anyway. I wish I could do like my sweet little niece said on the day you passed "Just send Grandma Great a Text in Heaven"
Love you forever Mom

An Art Competition

Digital Whisper is having an Art Competition. You are invited to come over and submit your best art for a chance to win a cash prize. Please check out the Main page for details.

Thanks and Happy Creating !

Friday, February 7, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA INGALLS WILDER

Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder! Did you know she didn't start writing the books until she was in her 60's?!?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quench My Thirst

This piece was inspired from my bought of sickness this weekend and into yesterday.
Food poisoning? Not sure. Could be the flu but what ever it was it left me dehydrated, weak and with cramping legs. This is where the title
Quench My Thirst" came from. A butterfly is thirsty for the sweet nectar of a flower just as I was thirsty for the sweet taste of anything that would stay down.
I am feeling better today and getting ready for the first anniversary of the day I reactivated Digital Whisper
I would love for you to come join Digital Whisper and join the fun. There will be contests and competitions throughout the month.

The following piece of art was created in Photoshop using a new Chalkboard Bundle that includes background textures and brushes plus a tutorial. Lots of pretty things in there.
It is by 2lilowls Design Studio

 Quench My Thirst

Monday, January 13, 2014

Congratulations to my Grandson Vinnie!

 Last week I had a nice visit here in Coos Bay, OR with my grandson Vinnie

and his girlfriend Alyssa from Monroe, WA

They are on a road trip around the United States.
He told me he had planned on asking Alyssa to marry him after they left here and headed for the Redwood Forest. He showed me the ring and was so excited.

He did it! He ask her to marry him in the Magical Trees. She was so surprised but she said YES!
So happy for them and to see my family grow. I love Alyssa and I welcome her with open arms.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Heart Attack and Water

Here is some very interesting and important information I wanted to share with all of you.




HEART ATTACKS AND WATER ! How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night. 
Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting....... Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. 
This then ties in with the last statement! I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist! Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack I can also add to this... 
My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse. Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame. 
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar). Please read on... Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks. There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. 
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently. 
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. 
Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ...DO NOT LIE DOWN! 
I urge you to share this with others.