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Mysterious Ways
By Adam Hunter

Wonder-Filled News

With the sheer number of depressing stories in the media, how can we keep a positive attitude in our day-to-day lives? Assistant editor Daniel Kessel offers some mysterious, and positive, alternatives.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

The Twister That Caught a Thief

Tennessee police solved a crime thanks to unexpected help–from a tornado.

He was probably thinking he got away with it… and he would have, if not for a force of nature.

Jerrod Christian of Kingsport, Tennessee, was already in jail, charged with disorderly conduct and threatening a police officer. But there were some things the cops didn’t know. One of Jerrod’s neighbors had reported multiple thefts of tools and equipment from his barn, items worth well over a thousand dollars. And Jerrod may have had more than a good idea where those missing items ended up.

A Glasswork Blessing

In Stillwater, Oklahoma, two glass plates led to an unforgettable experience for assistant editor Daniel Kessel and his mom.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

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?

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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