Unfaithful Wife

September 22, 2017
The Power of Prayer

If you aren't into the spiritual stuff just move on. Don't bother to read this. I only talk about this because it "coincidentally" involves the same grandson who I featured last week.

It was last Friday, approaching midnight, when my wife got a sobbing call from our daughter. She was at the hospital because our grandson "K" was fighting for his life. This is the same grandson whose photo I shared last week. Seven hours earlier "K" was playing in a public facility and forgot to wash his hands before eating. He caught a very aggressive virus that spread to his system. My daughter was in deep sleep when she heard gurgling sounds from "K" who was sleeping beside her. He was stiff and convulsing. He was foaming at the mouth and his eyes rolled back. His lips were blue and he had a 104 degree temperature. The paramedics were called and he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

What do you do in a situation like this? What CAN you do? Immediately, I started texting all of my Christian friends, asking for prayers. In a few minutes a chain of prayer warriors were activated despite the wee hours of the morning. The doctors were doing their job and we had done all that we could. A friend from Texas asked if there was anything else that she could do and I realized she was texting me at 3 AM (her time) and told her to go to sleep. "God has already heard all our prayers, it's in His hands now" I assured her.

You can pray and cross your fingers and hope for the best or you can pray and be assured that (whatever comes) will be what God thinks is best. Big difference. One hopes for luck, the other understands the power and love of God and trusts His intervention.

By morning, "K" was transferred out of the emergency room and he was hungry and was asking for french fries and chicken nuggets. That's when we knew the worst was over and God favored to bless us.

Years from now, "K" will probably forget that day but we certainly will not. Because it was the day, "K" could have gone home to the Lord.

Lessons learned? Wash before eating. Share your burdens. Pray without ceasing. Accept God's decision. Life is a precious gift that comes with an expiration date.

Thanks to all who prayed and thank you God for more years to enjoy my grandson.

TGIF people!

All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
--- Acts 1:14

Married Life
Contributed by Don of Kelowna, B.C.


TGIF Videos

Don't Park in Handicap Spot
Sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

WARNING: This may make you angry

This video is a little vindictive so this may not be suitable for some people. Apparently, this tow truck driver has quite a following and has several videos of her doing her job.

Lightning Strikes River
Sent by Terry of Santa Monica, CA

If you have any doubts about the power of nature This video is of DRY Thunderstorm lightning that causes the majority of Forest Fires. It appears that the video was filmed from a stationary remote camera. Notice where the lightning strikes the river bank, then into the river and downstream. Also note how the lightning actually dug a trench, evidenced by the roiling brown water.

Future Transport
Sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

How cool is this? Even traffic congestion will not prevent these vehicles from getting through.

Parting Shot
Thanks to Naomi of North Hollywood who provided this photo



Add me to your prayer chain, Raoul. My faith is strong. God has been by my side my entire life.

My daughter was in the critical cardio intensive care unit for almost 3 months in late 2015 to early 2016. Her ejection fraction was at 10%. I cried, I railed at God. I wasn't angry, but my heart was breaking. Hardest time in my life. I wasn't ready to lose my daughter. A huge prayer chain was in started - from friends, family, loved ones and strangers. My daughter is still alive today. Her ejection fraction has minimally improved. She had a defibrillator implanted in April last year and is on a plethora of meds. She has been stabilized. I am grateful for every day I have her. I don't know how long God will bless me with her presence on earth, but I thank him everyday she wakes up. She leads a modified normal life. I am blessed. So yes, add me to your prayer chain.

Have a good blessed weekend.

A. of NYC

Thank God he's alright!
Anything I can do?
You got it.
I will prayer for him.

Mike of NYC

So happy that "K" is doing well.
Thank you for sharing
Have a blessed weekend

Laura O of Whittier

A very good word to all of us Raoul.

Thank God your grandson is doing better. That was a very scary moment in your lives. Blessings to you and your wife!

—Lee, Arizona

Happy to hear your grandson is doing well.Prayer always works.

Thank you God

Pat of Whittier


Indeed , sooner or later, our lives do have an expiration. My brother’s step son past away just a few days ago to be with the lord from an epileptic attack. He was in his late 30’s.

Have a good weekend.

Art of La Habra

Thanks for sharing this, Raoul!

I whispered a prayer for K, your daughter and the whole family.

Blessings to all what you’re doing for Him!

Jonathan, Whittier

Happy TGIF!

No comprendo...Where is Larry's Bar?


Raoul, thanks for the good laughs. Hope all is fantastic!

Sanela, La Habra

I'm so thankful that your grandson is fine now. I'm so sorry that you had to go through all that trauma and am glad your prayers sustained you.

That story got me thinking. I have always been opposed to children sleeping with their parents, because I think it keeps them from growing up and it's not fair to the parents. But if your grandson hadn't been sleeping with his mother, she may not have known that he was in distress. So I guess there are arguments in favor of little ones in their parents' beds.

Lois, Whittier

Wow! That is so very scary! I am thankful that 'K' fought and that God blessed 'K' and the entire family. Poor little boy and his parents, grandparents, and all that know and love him dearly. I prayed and thanked God for giving 'K' the blessing of life and the the love of his family.

Thanks Bro for sharing this story. It reminds me how precious life is and how much we love Him, our family and friends.

Take care,

Rick ol Chino Hills

I was reading last Friday's TGIF and am relieved to know your grandson 'K' is okay after his life threathening ordeal last weekend. Praise the Lord and the Power of Prayer !!

Debbie of Moreno Valley

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