A friend of a friend

Living in SE Alaska can be challenging at times, many places wont’t ship their products to Alaska without charging lots for shipping. We do have a hospital in Ketchikan, but for major things it’s often better either to fly toSeattle (1 hr 40 min) or to fly to Anchorage (about a 5 hr flt). The other day my wife said that she was having trouble with one of her eyes, so I called the local eye clinic, explained that she had a area of blackness in her sight of one eye. They wanted her in to the clinic instantly. About a half hr later we were there, they did an exam and said that she had a tear in her retina and needed emergency surgery or would loose vision in that eye. A friend at our church made a phone call to her friend and explained the situation, turns out that our friend’s friend also went to church and believed in the same Bible that we do. This friends friend picked us up in Anchorage at the airport, took us to my wife’s eye exam appointment, her and her husband opened their house to us, as if we had been friends all our lives. My wife’s surgery was scheduled a few days later as they didn’t do surgery over the weekend. The husband of my wife’s friend friend took us to the surgery place today. I am writing this from the surgery waiting room, as my wife is in surgery now. It has been said that you don’t know what you don’t know, which is true, but I would like to change it, you don’t know your friends friends often, but when you have a chance they can be a true answer to prayers and the strength and blessing that you may need in times of distress, times of trials and troubles. I also believe maybe when FB started that’s why it would recommend your friends friend as a possible friend to you. If you get a change meet some of your friends friends expand your people circle, there are many good people out there.

The Banqueting Table

Have you ever been to a real feast, where there was more food then there was time to consume it? If you believe in the bible, then one day we will feast with Jesus. He said that where he went, He went to prepare a place for us. There is a Christian song that talks about God’s love and having us at His table. That song kept resonating in my mind and in my heart. I started a animation with that concept. It’s not finished, need lots more food and more people, but its a start. I used DAZ 3D, IClone, Character Creator Premier Pro to help with creating it.

Jesus appears in the sky

The word “Rapture” does not appear in the Bible. What is it? many online sites define it as “Jesus Christ appearing in the sky calling all of His believers to Heaven”. I made 1 picture about 5 years ago, but, believe it or not I couldn’t really find a picture of Jesus, that I could use. So since I have recently got into 3-D modeling I decided I needed to make a better image of Jesus instead of using the Brazil statue of Him. So here are the two scenes that I created, using Photoshop, DAZ 3-D and Digital Juice.

This is downtown Ketchikan Alaska.
This is a beach near Ketchikan Alaska.

Some shirt designs

So I’ve been using some spare time to start creating some shirt designs and after months of waiting, was finally able to be approved to start to market them on Amazon, by using their “Merch on Amazon” site. If you have plans on trying this yourself, be forewarned that it usually takes a few months to be approved. So here are the designs that we’ve come up with so far.