Nov 16 2010

The Pieces Fit ... Stephanie's Story

If you ever had doubts about how much God loves you ... or if God is in the details ... and if God can really heal and transform ... read Stephanie's amazing story of hope and restoration ...

Here is my awesome WOW story in which GOD truly spoke to me about my marriage. This happened about a year ago:

My husband and I were going through a very rough moment in our marriage. He hurt me in a way that I never expected, and I was questioning our future. So much that I had him go stay at his brothers so I could get my thoughts together. I have always believed in God, but am closer to him now more than ever, thanks to my church. So I decided to give it to God. (Which is a new concept for me, I tend to try to control everything myself and be strong willed) But I realized this was much bigger than I could handle on my own, so I gave up control of the situation and just prayed and waited.

On Saturday I went to church at 5:15 at Toledo campus, and it was a service in which each person was given a piece of a puzzle, which related to the message that week. (Which, by the way, spoke to me immensely). Well my husband, decided to go on Sunday to the Perrysburg campus at 10:45.

Sunday afternoon, he came home briefly to cut the grass, and to talk. I had set my puzzle piece on my dresser. In passing by my room later that day, I noticed another puzzle piece attached to mine. It fit together!! I was so shocked! I must have stared at it for about a half hour in amazement. It turns out it was his piece that he had gotten from the service he went to.

Later, during one of our many discussions, I asked him about it. We were both in such awe! I told him that was definitely a sign from God that spoke so loudly, that we just "fit" together and we would be OK. I've held on to that through all of this and we are taking the steps to building our marriage stronger than ever now. It is still a daily battle, but I have forgiven him, and now it is framed in our house as a constant reminder to our covenant to each other, what God promised us! (That if we lean on Him, and if it is HIS will, all will work out for the better, in HIS time)

I was later told that they had purchased 3 of the same puzzle. totaling 4,500 pieces!! We had gone to two separate service on two different days, two different times and two different campuses. What are the odds?

Stephanie would later share with us that even though they've had some ups and downs the past year, God has done some incredible things in their lives and marriage - including blessing them with them a baby girl in the past couple of weeks, Alayna Grace .

 

 

 

Nov 14 2010

A Yummy AND/OR Healthy Thanksgiving

Lisa is looking for wonderfully delicious things to eat this Thanksgiving that are also healthy for you and your family.  

Eric says he's not going to read any of these recipes, but if you're going to share, he says share the yummiest - with the story of how you got the recipe.

Share your recipes here!  Healthy.  Yummy.  Or maybe, the two combined!!

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Nov 11 2010

This May Make You Cry (in a good way) ...

Nov 10 2010

Wow, God! The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven

 

Wednesdays are a day for you to share your "Wow, God" stories! This morning we hear the "Wow, God" story of Kevin and Alex Malarkey

In 2004, Kevin and his then six-year-old son, Alex, suffered a horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex —and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think that Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share.

Learn more about "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven" by checking out the video on this page and by clicking HERE

And share your "Wow, God" story with us!