Mysterious Ways
By Adam Hunter

A Glasswork Miracle

In Stillwater, Oklahoma, two glass plates led to unexpected blessings for assistant editor Daniel Kessel and his mother.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

Have you ever given, or received, a gift that was meant to be?

Last week I wrote about my vacation in Oklahoma and the strange voice that urged me to take a later flight home. I was so mystified by the experience that I didn’t share something else that happened on the trip. The story of two glass plates that brought me and my mom–and some of her closest friends–one unexpected blessing after the other…

The Ghost Racer

Can a videogame be a spiritual experience? One game provides some surprising comfort from beyond.

I play way too many videogames, according to my wife. I think that sometimes, she wishes she could just throw my Nintendo Wii out the window (I know, that system’s so 2008). But I don’t think she’s ever considered that a game can be a spiritual experience…

The Perfectly Timed Flight Delay

"The silly voice that said to take the later flight?" writes Daniel Kessel. "Not so silly after all."

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

I sat in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, anxiously checking my phone. 4 PM. I’d been in the airport since 9 AM. Would I ever get to leave?

A Brief Tour of the Eternal City

We got the most out of 48 hours in Rome… beginning with one unexpected, breathtaking day.
 

We got the most out of 48 hours in Rome… beginning with one unexpected, breathtaking day.

The Miraculous East River Piano

Sometimes we find unexpected beauty–like a grand piano–in surprising places.

On the back page in every issue of Mysterious Ways, we share our favorite "Secret Spaces," photographs of the little-known places that inspire us and open our eyes to hidden beauty and wonder in the world. Places like these bring us out of our day-to-day doldrums and get us to think about a higher purpose for our lives.

A Heaven-Sent Toothache

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel explains how twin girls, diagnosed with a rare syndrome in the womb, survived thanks to an unexpected complication.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned while editing stories for Mysterious Ways, it’s that sometimes, what we think is a bad thing can actually help us out in the end. Just when our problems go from bad to worse, it’s often that "final straw"–the thing that brings us to the tipping point–that saves us.

Take the story of Lauren Lawton from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.

An Ode to Hoaxes

Some news stories may prove false, but there's an inspiring aspect to our reaction to them.

Earlier this week, Charlie Bothuell, a father in Detroit, Michigan, pled for the public's help finding his missing 12-year-old son.

Six Ways God Rescues Us on the Road

Mysterious Ways assistant editor Daniel Kessel shares incredible stories of endangered drivers who found help on the highway.

Today’s guest blogger is Mysterious Ways assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

Have a road trip planned this summer? Chances are you’ll bring your car to the mechanic for a tune-up, stock a cooler full of drinks and snacks, and create the perfect playlist to listen to as you cruise along the interstate. But what about those things you can’t prepare for–those unforeseen dangers on the road?

Family Miraculously Survives Tornado

A funnel cloud descended on their home. What happened next was a miracle.

In the movie The Wizard of Oz, a twister comes and picks up Dorothy’s Kansas farmhouse, transporting her somewhere over the rainbow. She lands safe and unharmed; the wicked witch wasn’t so lucky.

An Amazing Encounter

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel shares how a deaf seven-year-old got an unexpected message from his favorite baseball mascot.

Today’s guest blogger is Mysterious Ways assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

According to the story of the Tower of Babel, we all once spoke a common language; the gaps of understanding among people of different cultures didn’t exist. Today it’s not so easy, but sometimes we get a little help communicating in Mysterious Ways.

Adam Hunter is a senior editor for Guideposts magazine and Managing Editor for Mysterious Ways. He’s edited Mysterious Ways since October 2006, and is continually amazed by the astounding stories shared by readers. Follow him on Twitter: @MMysteriousWays

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