Mysterious Ways
By Adam Hunter

Inspired by God's Canvas

You never know what miracles you'll discover when you take a moment to look up, writes guest blogger Daniel Kessel.

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

Four days into the month and February has already shown itself to be just as chilly and snowy as January. Each morning I strap on my gloves and dream of a return trip to sunny San Diego–or at least a dry city sidewalk.

Bigger than the Big Game

Let the Super Bowl distract you... but not from what’s important.

I’m a football fan, and I live in New York, about 12 miles away from where the Super Bowl will be held this Sunday.

So Super Bowl mania is unavoidable. They even closed off a good portion of Manhattan to create something called Super Bowl 48 Boulevard. Ever want to toboggan down Broadway? Well now’s your chance. What does sledding have to do with football? I don’t know.

Love Is in the Air

If God takes the time to make even insect love stories beautiful, writes guest blogger Diana Aydin, surely he works wonders on us humans too.

Today’s guest blogger is Mysterious Ways associate editor Diana Aydin.

The other day, I received a letter from one of our writers. You can read her amazing story–about finding love in the most unexpected of ways–in the next issue of Mysterious Ways magazine.

Something at the end of her letter really stuck with me. “God has such a sense of humor,” she wrote. “And he designed romance!”  

The Grandma Code

Can you help unlock a nearly 20-year-old mystery?

See this card full of letters? Do you know what it means? Take a moment to look at the letters carefully. The ones on the front and the ones on the back.

Think about what they could stand for. Is it a cryptographic cipher? Some sophisticated code? Just completely crazy? Do you see any patterns, or meaning at all?

The Mysterious Ways of Love

Know a mysterious story of star-crossed lovers? Tell us how God played matchmaker!

Watching the Golden Globes on TV last Sunday, I found that one couple in the star-studded audience drew my attention more than anyone else amid the glamour of the evening. Apparently, these two lovebirds caught the cameraman’s interest too–I must have counted at least four cutaways to the smiling pair: Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana.

A Picture of Dr. King's Dream

In this guest blog, Daniel Kessel reveals how a 50-year-old photograph reaffirmed one woman’s faith.

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

At the 1963 March on Washington, 12-year-old Edith Lee-Payne stood among the crowd, taking in the larger-than-life events around her.

She’d traveled with her mother from Detroit to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. speak. Holding up a “March for Jobs and Freedom” banner, she listened to Dr. King’s words with awe. He spoke with such integrity; he stood up for what was right.

Connecting with Grandma

I’m struck by how mysterious it was: two people, with limited skills in each other's languages, communicating so perfectly.

Today’s guest blogger is Mysterious Ways associate editor Diana Aydin.

This past weekend I got a chance to spend some quality time with my grandma. She’s been sick the past few months and spends weekends at my parents’ house so they can keep an eye on her. The moment I walked through the door on Saturday, she showered me with kisses.

“I missed you, Nene,” I said, even though we’d seen each other two weeks earlier.

The Miracle on the Major Deegan

An emergency landing could have put everyone in danger... if not for an extraordinary coincidence.

The Major Deegan Expressway is one of New York’s most heavily trafficked roads. Running north-south through the Bronx past Yankee Stadium, it’s a major conduit linking Westchester and upstate New York to the city.

Unexpected Blessing from the Basement

Guest blogger Daniel Kessel stumbled upon a mysterious object that offered a glimpse into the past.

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

It’s always sad when you realize the holidays are over. The house is suddenly empty, and you’re left with the mess of the holiday season past: crusty pie dishes in the sink, Christmas-tree pine needles on the floor, New Year’s confetti everywhere.

A Wonderful Welcome to a New Year

An unexpected visit from some graceful creatures greeted me on the first morning of 2014.

For the past week, my wife, our friends and I rented a house in the Poconos, seeking the perfect escape from the craziness of New York. The contrast between the cramped environs of our urban apartment and the wilderness of our getaway was clear from the get-go.

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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