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Mysterious Ways
By Adam Hunter

A Scandal-Plagued Sports Star’s Heroic Redemption

God had Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis in the right place at the right time.


The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah is coming up–the beginning of a 10-day period in which we repent for our sins of the last year, and do our best to redeem ourselves before God judges us. 

Seems like a lot of our sports heroes could use a time of reflection and repentance right now. You can’t turn on the news these days without finding out another star athlete was revealed to be… well, less than role model material.

A Little Red Ball of Hope

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel shares how one reader found unexpected comfort after beloved actor Robin Williams’ tragic death.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

I was just a first grader when my grandparents took me and my brother to see Jumanji in theaters, but I still remember it clearly. Robin Williams lit up the screen in everything he starred in, from Hook and Mrs. Doubtfire to the movies I came to love when I was older, like Awakenings and Dead Poets Society.

A Hopeful View on a September Day

13 years after the attacks, our city reaches the clouds again.

Last Sunday I visited the Statue of Liberty with my wife, her cousin and his family. It was the first time I’d been to Liberty Island in 15 years or so.

Standing at the high point facing east on the statue’s pedestal, I stared out over the Hudson at the head-on view of downtown Manhattan. The skyline was different the last time I was here. Where the Twin Towers once were, One World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, now stands sentinel over the financial district.

The Book That Bonded Two Brothers

The connection between siblings goes beyond sharing a childhood, Assistant Editor Daniel Kessel reports.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

I’ve always been close with my older brother Mark, and it’s no exaggeration to say that he impacted my decision to become an editor.

The Meaning of Grandparents Day

The first Sunday after Labor Day is much more than some greeting card holiday.

I’ve never celebrated Grandparents Day. In my defense, I didn’t know the day existed when I was younger. I’m pretty sure my parents and grandparents didn’t either.

There was no shortage of happy occasions to spend with my Papa Morey and Nana Rita, Grandpa Sam and Grandma Sally, all of whom lived close by. They never asked us to honor their own day of celebration.

Three Summertime Wonders

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel shares three Mysterious Moments that wowed him this summer!

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

A Return to the Holy Land

More than four years have passed since I visited Israel. A lot has changed since then.

Tonight, I’m flying to Tel Aviv, Israel with my wife and her family. One of her Israeli cousins is getting married, so we decided to make a vacation out of it. It won’t be our first time in the Holy Land, but neither of us has been back in four years. The situation there is quite different now.

Coming Soon To Mysterious Ways

It may still be summer, but we’re ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Our staff has been quite busy this week putting the finishing touches on our October/November issue of Mysterious Ways. We think it’s our best yet… and we’re especially excited because we’ll be sending this issue out to more readers than ever before.

How a 'Mysterious Ways' Made a Difference

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel shares a reader’s testimonial to the power of these stories.

Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

Six Fateful Photos That Foretold True Love

Is there a master plan? Sometimes we catch a glimpse of the blueprint...

At my parents’ house in New Jersey, there’s a videotape, a VHS from the mid-90s of a summer my sister spent at Camp Saginaw in Pennsylvania. My sister is doing something embarrassing in a talent show, if I remember correctly. But that’s not what’s remarkable. 

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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