Mysterious Ways
By Adam Hunter

5 Reasons to Be Grateful for the Dark

The stories we’ve uncovered at Mysterious Ways give reason to be thankful for the darkness.

I had a nightlight when I was little. Chances are you did too–maybe you still do.

It’s only natural to fear the dark; when we can’t see what’s around, we imagine the unseen dangers that could be lurking in the shadows. That mugger in a ski mask. That monster hiding under the bed.

The Inspiring Bond Between Brothers

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel tells the story of a coincidence that reunited long-lost brothers–and answered a mother’s prayers.

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

Do you believe that siblings share a powerful, even inexplicable bond?

I know whenever I’m with my brother, we can finish each other's thoughts and rehash inside jokes with a single word or phrase. It’s almost like we have our own secret language.

Messages from the Past Can Change Our Future

A late birthday card, a message in a bottle, a lost letter... delivered right on time.

My favorite scene from Back to the Future II happens at the end of the movie, after Doc’s time-travelling DeLorean is struck by lightning and disappears, leaving Marty McFly stranded in 1955 (sorry for the spoiler, but the film came out in 1989).

A dark figure in a raincoat approaches Marty and thrusts a letter into his hand–a letter from 1885. The letter tells him that Doc is OK and gives Marty crucial instructions on what to do next so he can return to where he belongs.

How a Facebook Post Saved a Girl's Eyesight

This family is seeking your prayers. We already know their pleas for God’s protection are being heard.

Like any proud parent in the digital age, Tennessee mom Tara Taylor frequently posted photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Rylee, to Facebook.

After Rylee did up her own hair with colorful ribbons and bows, Tara snapped a pic and uploaded it to show her friends. Rylee was adorable! It was just too bad the camera flash reflected in her eyes. Every amateur photographer’s nightmare: “red eye.”

Rainbow in the Clouds

Noah is arguably the original Mysterious Ways story; assistant editor Daniel Kessel explains why.

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

God speaks to us in mysterious ways, but how can we be certain that we've understood?

That's one question that Noah, in director Darren Aronofsky's new movie, grapples with. Last weekend, inspired by Jessica Toomer's excellent review, I went to see the movie with my family.

We're All Miracle Chasers

The latest issue of Mysterious Ways is out now, and it highlights why we do what we do.

This week, subscribers began receiving the April/May 2014 issue of Mysterious Ways. Those are poppies on the cover. No, we’re not covering the Afghan opium trade, but we did choose the photo for a reason.

Notice the viewpoint–it’s a sight most of us would never see, unless we lay flat in a field of poppies and wedged our head somehow underneath a thatch of them.

A Mysterious Find

Mysterious Moments can happen anytime, anywhere, as a friend of assistant editor Daniel Kessel's discovered.

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

A few months ago our managing editor, Adam Hunter, asked: What’s your Mysterious Moment? You, our readers, have stepped up to the plate.

Beating the Odds

Do you know your chances of filling out a perfect NCAA bracket?

Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world—and he didn’t get there by making bad bets.

So when his company, Berkshire Hathaway, announced they would award $1 billion to the person who correctly predicts the outcome of every NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game, you can be reasonably sure they knew they’d never have to pay out.

The chances of filling out a perfect bracket? 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to one.

A Lucky St. Patrick's Day

Guest blogger Daniel Kessel’s grandmother was worried. Little did she know he’d gone to just the right place for Saint Patrick’s Day.

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

What’s the most unusual place you’ve celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day? The year after I graduated from high school, I took a “gap year” and taught English in Argentina.

I’d studied Spanish since middle school and always wanted to do a cultural exchange program. So when I found a trustworthy program, I was thrilled.

The Mystery of Flight 370

How you can help find the missing flight, as we continue to pray for all those involved.

The strange disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not the kind of mystery we typically explore at Mysterious Ways, true stories from people who have seen evidence of a hidden hand shaping their lives. In this tragic situation, that can be hard to find.

But all of us here at Mysterious Ways–and many of you I’m sure–have been following the news about the missing flight over the past week, wondering if a miracle might be possible.

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

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