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DIVINE MERCY AND MY MIRACLE

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday!  Even though I have been a Catholic all my life, I just found out about Divine Mercy about 3 1/2 years ago.

Over 3 years ago I had a heart attack.  I thought I was having heartburn.  However, the heartburn was becoming more frequent and wouldn’t go away unless I went to sleep.  Luckily, I decided to go to my doctor and found out it wasn’t heartburn I was experiencing but a heart attack.  As soon as he did an EKG he told me you need to go to the emergency room and be admitted to the hospital. He wanted a cardiologist to confirm his findings.

It was a duration of 10 days that I was experiencing this heart attack along I thought I was having severe heartburn.  The cardiologist confirmed my doctor’s suspicions.  I was having a heart attack and they set me up for an angiogram for the next day.  I was admitted on Thursday so the angiogram was set up for Friday.  The cardiologist went in to do the angiogram.  He was telling me that my one artery was 70% closed and I had an artery that had been 100% closed for a long time.  He asked me when I started feeling these pains and I told him about 10 days ago.  He said this other artery just became 100% blocked.  If I had come in 10 days ago, he could have put a stent in it.  He told me I had too much blockage and he couldn’t give me any stents but was referring me to a Heart surgeon.  I would need by-pass surgery since there was so much blockage.

I cried all the way back to my room.  Both my parents had by-pass surgery and I remembered all their pain. There surgeries were over 40 years ago and I know medicine has come along way in 40 years, but I was still petrified of the surgery.  My nurse could tell I was upset and tried to help me.  I told her I just needed time.  All I wanted at that point is to have time with My God.

That night my cardiologist came back to see me.  He told me that he talked to the heart surgeon and was told that any of my other arteries that he could use for by-pass were too small.  Surgery was out of the question.  My only option left was to put a stent into the 70% blocked artery and try to do what he could with medicine.  Obviously living with 2 blocked arteries and only 1 that would be open wasn’t a positive outlook.  They also had done a echogram which tells how much of my heart was damaged.  It came back at 45%.

It was Friday and they didn’t do angiograms on the weekend;  I had to wait until Monday before he could put the stent in my artery.  When I was admitted to the hospital, I had requested for a priest or Eucharist Minister to visit me so I could receive Holy Communion.

On Sunday night a Eucharist minister came to visit me and gave me Holy Communion.  He gave me a pamphlet called “Divine Mercy” and explained it to me.  I told him I did not know anything about Divine Mercy.   The chaplet to Divine Mercy is a powerful prayer.  In a vision to St Maria Kowalska in 1935, the Lord revealed a powerful prayer that He wanted everyone to say –The chaplet of the Divine Mercy—-and He promised extraordinary graces to those who would recite it.  I read through the pamphlet and recited the chaplet of the Divine Mercy that night.

On Monday I was scheduled for my angiogram.  My cardiologist started the angiogram, he was putting the stent into my artery.  As he was working on my stent, he told me that he was starting to see some blood trying to get through my newly 100% blocked artery.  He said: “I am going to see if I can get a stent into this artery”  PRAISE GOD AND THANK THE LORD!   It was a success.  I now have 2 stents inside of me.

I believe I received a miracle.  This is why the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is so special to me.  I try to say it every day especially at the 3 o’clock hour, the hour Jesus died on the cross.  I went through all my Cardiac Rehabilitation but I needed to find a Cardiologist that was closer to me.

I had all my medical records transferred to my new cardiologist.  He wanted another EKG, echogram to see how I was doing.  He said he didn’t understand why the surgeon said my arteries were too small for by-pass surgery.

My EKG came back good and my echogram shows my heart working at 100%  He told me that the angiogram that was done also showed that the artery that was 100% closed a while ago, made its own bypass.  So that I have all 3 main arteries open.  MY MIRACLE that I am thankful every day to God.

When you get a chance, get the pamphlet for the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy and read it and pray it.

 

 

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REVAMPING LUNA’S STORE

I am in the process of revamping my store Luna’s Love of Life Gifts.  I have decided to concentrate on my store at Zazzle.  It has awesome printing and they keep adding lots of different items which I can place all my designs.  I still do have my 2 stores on Cafe Press.  I have been doing more research on SEO, tagging and good descriptions to help my designs to come up on top.

I went from one store on Zazzle to 3 different stores.  I have tried to narrow each store by theme.  One store is geared to nature, landscapes, beaches and the ocean.  My second store is dedicated to animals.  Wild animals and our dearly beloved pets.  My third store is inspirational and religious items.  This is my way to spread the good news of Jesus.

I changed Luna’s Love of Life Gifts store name to Luna’s -Nature-Landscapes.  Obviously by the name of the store this one will carry the landscapes and nature items.  Zazzle is known for their personalizing of many of their items so I have set up many items that can be personalized but which doesn’t fit in any of my store’s theme.  Since Luna’s-Nature-Landscapes is my main store I have put these items in this store.

I do have personalized items that pertain to pets which I have put in my second store, Kims_Animal_Kingdom.  This store will have everything related to wild animals and pets.

My third store is IvyBella_Spiritual_Love.  All items in this store will be related to God, inspirational and religious merchandise.

I am continually adding more items to my stores.  There are so many products on Zazzle that it does take a long time for just one design.  I am one who needs to be organized so I am doing a small group of products at a time with each of my designs and then I will pick another set of products.

My main reason for starting my store was to raise money for canine cancer research!  As my “about” page explains my reasons for starting this store.  My precious Luna girl (golden retriever) lost her battle to cancer within 4 months time in 2011!  So I am still determined to make this store a success to raise money for canine cancer research!  I will donate 10% of my profits to the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study!  All the profits from the “canine cancer” section in my main store will be donated to Morris Animal Foundation.

LUNA'S LOVE OF LIFE GIFTS IN MEMORY OF LUNA

Luna and her socks

luna beach 1

I am also getting into the Zazzle Affiliate Program which will result in more profits allowing me to give additional money to the program.  That’s why a lot of my posts will be showing other designer’s designs along with my own.

TERROR IN PARIS!

PRAYERS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN PARIS!

My prayer is that all countries ask God to bless their country and end this HORRIBLE EVIL OF TERRORISM!

Terrorism has nothing to do with any religion or God!

IT HAS TO DO WITH EVIL AND THE DEVIL!

We can send bombs and kill their leaders but until everyone starts praying to God to end this horrible Evil it will just continue!  No matter what your religion, pray to God to END THIS HORRIBLE EVIL!

We must all pray for God to send Satan back to Hell where he belongs and Pray for God to protect us all from Evil!

As St. Paul put it, we fight “not against flesh and blood but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness” (Eph 6:12). With God’s help in prayer they can all be overcome.

St. Michael, the Archangel is our defender in battle against the devil!  We should all start saying this special prayer to help us defeat this HORRIBLE EVIL IN OUR WORLD TODAY!

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Divine Power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.