Sneak Peek

 Amazing Work of God

 

Sneak Peek: Here are some small sections from the stories in “Inspired Blessings” Led by God to Inspire the World with Love, Faith and Hope.” Each of the stories is continued in the book!

. . .But then, on the drive home, I started to throw up! When I finally arrived at my new home, my neighbors were there to welcome me. They gave me very nice gifts, but I did not speak any English, so it was very hard for me to communicate. My family knew a little Korean which helped. On the second day, I became very sick and continued to throw up all week; then I started getting dehydrated. My parents didn’t know what was wrong with me and took me to the doctor. He immediately had my parents take me to the hospital and I was placed in quarantine. He didn’t know what was wrong with me either. But he did say if I would have stayed home a couple of days more, . . . .

. . .A big side note about my girlfriend Karen that I’d like to share: her story is amazing, and I mean really amazing! Talk about the power of God at work! I wasn’t going to share her testimony because of all the many other stories I have written, but I realized that I would be foolish not to share her story since the title of this book is “Inspired Blessings!” Karen believed in God, but her faith is stronger today because of her trials.

When she met her husband, he was going to seminary training to become a pastor. He shared his faith with her and through that process she became a Christian. But when they decided to get married, Satan came as a destroyer! He convinced her husband that life was better on the other side and her husband changed drastically! . .

. . . On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was exercising while my kids were getting ready for school. Nothing was different and I was going about my normal routine. It was a beautiful, clear morning and I was watching the news. But little did I know, this was going to be a day I would remember forever. This would be a day when fear and terror would rip through our nation! All of a sudden, I saw something on the news that looked like a very big accident. At first, I didn’t understand what was going on. Then I realized that a very big plane had just hit one of the Twin Towers. The devastation of that first image was nothing in comparison to the final image of the Twin Towers crumbling down. I immediately told my kids about what had just happened. Maybe I shouldn’t have told them, but at the time I still thought it was an accident. . .

. . . Eleanor started her life in Brooklyn, New York, with an alcoholic father and a mother who had mental problems that caused her to abuse her children. Eleanor had nine sisters and brothers, and life was difficult for her growing up with two unloving parents. Eleanor says that she never remembered getting any affection from them. How sad that must have been for her! It may be easy to come to see this as acceptable behavior. Parents are our first teachers—they are supposed to lead by example.

Because life was so difficult at home, Eleanor decided to leave and start her own life. When she ventured out on her own, she soon met a man who was just like her parents. He was an alcoholic, a gambler, and a drug addict. Eleanor hit the jackpot in a bad way! . . .

. . . Little did Lynn know, when she turned fourteen, that she would endure the trial of a lifetime. Then, out of nowhere, Lynn’s body began changing, but not in ways a young girl usually experiences. These changes disturbed the natural growth cycle that Lynn should have had the right to experience. She began to feel voraciously thirsty all the time. She started drinking over a gallon of water a day, but was unable to quench this new thirst. She had to relieve herself every fifteen to thirty minutes because most human bladders are not able to hold the amount of liquid Lynn was consuming. At first, Lynn did not know what was happening and did not give it too much thought. But as days turned into weeks, and then months, she became very concerned. . .

. . .Jean and her siblings grew up with an alcoholic and abusive father. He threw things all around the house and made her childhood a nightmare. As a child, Jean went to church and Sunday school, where she was able to feel God’s peace and love. She looked forward to Sundays, knowing that evil had invaded her house. For when she returned home from church, the violence started all over again. She would cry out to God with an aching heart, pleading for it to stop. . .

. . .When she was twenty-nine, God answered her prayer with Michael. She had met him before through mutual friendships. Michael finally asked her out for a date, and the rest of course, is history. They were married one year later and they knew they wanted to have children right away. Both of them wanted to be parents desperately but at that time, they did not realize the intense meaning of “wanting” and “desperate!” After trying to conceive during their first year of marriage, they realized that something was wrong . . .

. . .Most of us were guilty of daydreaming in high school: anticipating what our lives were going to be like when we graduated, wondering who we would marry and how many children we would have. Some graduated and decided to go to college, while others decided to get a job to pay for their independence. The sense of freedom can be an overwhelming feeling, and making decisions about your happiness can be hard to imagine. When you graduate high school or college, your whole life opens up in front of you. Never is there a thought about a shattered dream being stolen at such a young age! . .

. . .His father’s negative influence might have created a cycle that would have been difficult to break. Glen’s mother was nervous, wondering how she was going to financially provide for herself and put food on the table to fill her son’s belly. Thank God, she had her own mother who would help them in many ways, and who would connect with Glen and become his substitute parent. . .

. . . Growing up, Captain did not want to become a firefighter because of what he used to witness from his father’s experience. The firefighters were not just throwing buckets of water at a burning house, but heading straight for danger! They would climb to the second floor into a window that was opaque, so full of smoke that you could not see in. Captain would be watching all of this from across the street and even there, he was not able to breathe! He thought to himself, “How can my father and his men do this and survive?” Back then they didn’t even have masks available—it’s amazing that only one life was lost a month! So fighting fires was not on the Captain’s list of jobs to consider for the future. . .

. . .Since I started to write this book through the inspiration of God, I have been amazed by the stories I have been led to write. The next story I will share should make us all question our faith and whether we believe Jesus is just a myth, or the truth. I have seen my best friend search for the truth about Heaven, in the hope that her loved one was there. Then I met Matthew, who was born Jewish but was agnostic—he did not know if there was a God. Don’t get that confused with an atheist who believes there is no God at all! He had a near-death experience that I found to be very interesting and I would like to share with you. . .

. . .Rosemarie was ecstatic when she found out that she was pregnant at the age of nineteen! Everything was going well until the third month, when she started to notice rashes on her thighs, and the outer and inner part of her pelvic area. Her doctor did not know why they had appeared. He thought that it was from some kind of infection or virus. He tried to give her antibiotics, but they did not make the rash go away. Soon, the rash turned into boils and became very painful. . . .

 

*Name has been changed to protect anonymity

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