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Jimmie Rodgers: Power of Prayer

Thank you, commenter Linda Sue who gave us a link to Both Sides Now Stereo Chat Board.

This is the update from that website:
Miracles do happen and one happened this morning.

The surgery began this morning with a group prayer with the Dr’s and family.

About four minutes after beginning, the Dr’s pulled back the scalp to reveal the plate. When they did that the plate literally jumped up away from his head. The Dr’s, five in all a Neuro Surgeon, Two Plastic Surgeons, Two Stem Cell Specialists and the rest of the team began to clean the plate and lift it away from the head. It released itself and came away clean. On the video we could hear the Neuro Surgeon say Oh my God look at that. How did that get there?

Under the plate was revealed a complete and intact skull bone where three months ago there was none. The entire hole in the bone which was an eight inch by six inch oval had grown completely closed with a new skull bone which was smooth and shaped to match the existing skull. It was perfect in every way and was the same thickness as the other bone.

The Dr’s said that in 35 years of surgery they had never seen anything like it. They did not need to recreate a new skull bone at all. Dad was completely healed and made whole again after 40 years. The stem cell Dr’s sprayed a stem paste made from Dads blood over the skull bone and onto the skin flap and the Plastic Surgeons closed him up. The stem paste will keep him from swelling and will encourage skin growth onto the bone.

The entire procedure took about 28 minutes and after one hour in recovery Dad walked out of the room on his own. He is coming home tomorrow. It was an amazing day. Prayer is so powerful.

Much Love to you all,

July 1, 2007 Posted by | Biography, Family Issues, Friends & Friendship, Health Issues, Spiritual | 3 Comments

Update: Teacher Detained

My niece, Little Diamond reports that the following story has been pickd up nationally by Reuters and has gone world-wide:

KUWAIT (Reuters) – The United States is trying to help an American
teacher to leave Kuwait after the Gulf Arab state imposed a travel
ban on her, the U.S. embassy said on Saturday.

The case of Katherine Phillips has made headlines in the local press
after the teacher posted on the Internet a letter, asking for help
after she fell out with the family of a student she had suspended
after a fight.

Philipps, a former vice-principal of a private school in Kuwait,
said that the authorities had slapped a travel ban on her at the
request of the son’s family who had been angered by her decision,
according to the letter posted on the Web and quoted by the Arab
Times daily.

The U.S. embassy confirmed in a statement a travel ban had been
imposed on her, adding its consular section was in contact with the
authorities to help Phillips leave Kuwait as soon as possible.

Kuwait, a staunch U.S. ally, was the launch pad for the U.S.-led
invasion of Iraq in 2003 and is home to several thousands of U.S.

Reuters My niece speculates that this was the official version of the US Embassy, as it is very much positive on their “actions.”

July 1, 2007 Posted by | Bureaucracy, Communication, Crime, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, News, Political Issues, Social Issues | 12 Comments

More Souk Mubarakiyya Art

There’s just something about this market that feeds the photographer’s soul! I love the public art . . .


Whoda thunk that the butcher would be wearing glasses? I love the quirkiness of this art.

The flag the man is carrying says “Kuwait” (for my non-Kuwaiti readers).I think this one has to do with the liberation of Kuwait, but I am not sure . . . anyone? I remember from reading Jihan Rahab’s book on the Invasion of Kuwait that the market was totally trashed and at least partially burned, and a lot of damage was done out of sheer malice.

I have this thing about ships!

Just look how CLEAN this place is. Every time I go into any of the markets, I think of France. These markets in Kuwait are cleaner!

July 1, 2007 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Hygiene, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Middle East, Photos, Shopping, Social Issues | 11 Comments