Mysterious Ways
By Adam Hunter

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.

What Do You Want to Know About Heaven?

We’re speaking to Proof of Heaven author Dr. Eben Alexander tomorrow. Send us your questions!

One morning in November 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander awoke with an intense headache.

Within hours, he would be admitted to a Lynchburg, Virginia, hospital and diagnosed with a rare form of bacterial meningitis, which was eating away at his brain. While he was in a coma for seven days, his colleagues questioned if he would ever regain consciousness.

Balloons from Heaven Bring Unexpected Blessings

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel shares how a trio of balloons comforted three grieving children.

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

A few weeks ago, three children in Moreno Valley, California, released a trio of colorful, helium-filled Mylar balloons into the sky. Attached to each was a handwritten, heartbreaking letter.

“Hi Mom, I miss you,” one letter read. “I hope you come and visit me soon because I have questions to ask, like why you had to leave...”

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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