Unwanted Gifts from God

Has God ever given you a disguised blessing? I received an unwanted “gift” from God recently. The blessing in disguise came in direct response to my own prayers, but I didn’t recognize the blessing. Probably because I ended up in urgent care. I wrote about my miraculous healing testimony in a previous Mid-Week Miracle titled,…

Prepared Like a Professional

Don’t you love getting hugs from heaven?  A couple weeks ago, I testified to the fact that obedience pays well. The miraculous timing of God’s provision described in that testimony isn’t the only heavenly hug I’ve received since my husband, Steve, and I poured ourselves into producing my audiobook, which is now available on Audible, Amazon,…

Making Sense of Cryptic Phrases

Ever notice that God likes to speak in cryptic phrases? For example, my girlfriend Andi told me that once during our worship gathering, she heard the words “feed my sheep” drop into her spirit. She had been praying and seeking direction from God, and all she heard was those three words. What does that mean?…

Obedience Pays Well

Financial hardship teaches dependence on God.  I once heard a Bible teacher query her students from the platform. “Do you trust your checking account balance more than you trust God?” Ouch! As the one who manages the books for my husband’s company, I continually monitor the contents of our checking account. It’s my job. And…

When God Laughs

A magnet on my refrigerator says, “We plan. God laughs.” I restarted blogging regularly on St. Patrick’s Day, and committed to sending you weekly emails that testify to the miracle of God’s tangible presence. Then circumstances sidelined my plan, and I learned (again!) that God loves laughter. The magnet on my fridge beckons me to…

Seasons of Life

I can finally type without pain. Hallelujah! My hands are still a little swollen and I’m not supposed to grasp and lift more than 5 lbs., but that restriction won’t keep me from sending a little bit of encouragement your way. While quite remarkable and worthy of praise to Jehovah Rapha, my speedy recovery from…

God Is Never Overdue

This morning I moaned in frustration to God. Another Wednesday had arrived and I was still in no condition to type and send a Mid-Week Miracle. I didn’t want to say anything to you about my hands because I just told you about my hip surgery and what happened when God didn’t heal me. But… I had…

Trespassing on Holy Ground

In November 2013, my mom treated my sister and I to a guided tour of the Holy Land. One day, while we were in Jerusalem, I broke away from the group to spend time with a friend my daughter had met through a discipleship training program she’d attended in California. Josh has dual citizenship in…