ACWM: When Gratitude Unlocked a Miracle

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Last week, I wrote about giving thanks in the middle of trouble. Little did I know just how much I would need that message on the very day the blog published.

A few months ago, several of us at Alaska Christian Women’s Ministry began praying about having a vendor table at a local homeschool convention. The topics of womanhood and women’s discipleship had been forefront in our minds. We were approved to teach a class about those topics at the convention.

I cannot tell you how much prayer went into the preparation. I can only tell you that it was a LOT!! We prayed for the women who would attend our class. We asked God to use our class to set women free from false beliefs, to open their eyes to life-giving truth, and to release God’s favor over their lives. Our goals were big and we believed them to be God-given.

The day of that class was the same day that I published the blog about gratitude. I planned to attend our middle child’s school concert that morning before heading to the convention at 10:00. As my husband and kids were about ready to head out the door for work and school, our youngest (we’ll call him Buddy) suddenly had severe pain in his side. Thinking it was constipation or gas bubbles, I told him to go the bathroom. When I checked on him, he couldn’t stand up. I had to pick him up and get him re-dressed. He couldn’t walk, so I carried him down to our couch. Read more…


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