CategoryMiracles

I love how God works

This winter, our lawnmower died. Monday we picked it up from the shop. Tuesday, Stephen mowed our lawn for the first time this spring. Today, Stephen started it and the engine completely locked up. He called a mechanic friend of ours to see if he knew anyone selling a motor that would fit our mower. Our friend just “happened” to have one at his house. He said he’d been trying to sell it for two years and hasn’t been able […]

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The most expensive Valentine’s gift yet

Stephen got me the most expensive Valentine’s Day gift he has ever gotten me today. What was it, you ask? It was the gift of running water. Last night our well pump stopped working. Stephen had just put a load of dirty diapers in the washer, and supper was on the table. That was when we noticed the hot water heater was making a strange noise. It turned out that the pump in our well had stopped. We have had […]

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God is so good!

We have such adventures with vehicles. Last Tuesday, 45 minutes before my first piano student of the evening was supposed to arrive, Stephen called me. “My car just broke down on the highway. I called AAA and they’re sending a tow truck, but you will need to go get a babysitter.” I loaded the kids into the van as quickly as I could and rushed to go pick our sitter up. We weren’t even back at the house for five […]

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Just look what God has done for me

This morning the kids and I stopped by our local crisis pregnancy center. I counseled there years ago, before Samuel was ever born. Everyone knew we longed for a baby. I left when we started the adoption process. I stopped in today just to show what God has done for me. He sent us Samuel, then as a bonus, allowed us to have Caleb and Anna too. But I couldn’t help but think of how God used a tiny little […]

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Fleece hat for Anna

We’re driving to Michigan next week, and Anna needed a warm hat. It was a perfect excuse to use my new sewing machine (which surprised me by arriving on Christmas Eve!). We weren’t planning on going, but God provided the money for us to go in a rather unexpected way. We’re thankful, and really excited to be able to go!

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Received a new crib

Miss Anna outgrew her bassinet, so we made a point to get our pack and play from Stephen’s mom’s house Friday night. We had left it there when Anna was born so that they’d have a place for Caleb to sleep, but hadn’t taken it back home yet. Well, God provided another crib for us yesterday. It’s beautiful. It’s a white sleigh design. I love it. I was completely prepared to use the pack and play as her bed (we […]

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Lots of leftovers

Stephen just returned home from his parents’ house with a ton of leftovers. When Dad called earlier, he said he had some BBQ plates, but I wasn’t prepared for what Stephen would bring home. 30 BBQ plates, 7 subs, and an entire cheese pizza. Nearly all of it went into the freezer. I’d say we’re set with ready-to-eat meals for a while. I love it when God provides for us like that!

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Bible College Miracle #1

God has provided our first Bible College miracle today. We’ve been trying to sell our old van for a long time now, and today I got a call. “Is the van still for sale?” After I said yes, they said that the buyer would be by our house in the next 10 minutes or so. Wow! Less than three hours after that phone call, the buyer had paid us and was back here to pick up the van. What gets […]

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We have heat!

Oh wow – I am SO thankful right now!!!! Almost a week ago, our heat and a/c unit quit working. I didn’t notice it right away – it wasn’t until it was almost 80 in the house on Wednesday that I realized that the air conditioning hadn’t been kicking on. I mentioned it to Stephen when he got home and decided to be thankful that it was going to be a cooler weekend. Then the weekend came, and along with […]

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New clothes for Stephen

God answers prayers in the neatest ways sometimes. Today the phone rang. “I have some clothes here that might fit Stephen. You can come look through them and see.” We all hopped in the van and headed over there. It was so pretty today that the drive was a lot of fun in itself! While we were driving, I prayed for one thing – a white dress shirt in Stephen’s size. He’s been needing a new one for a while, […]

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