Mysterious Ways

True stories of unexpected and wondrous experiences that reveal a hidden hand at work in our lives.
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God's Grace

Her Mother With Dementia Suddenly Realized She Was at Her Granddaughter's Wedding

Those suffering with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia sometimes experience a mysterious moment of lucidity.

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God's Grace

Her Mother's Prayers Kept Her Safe

When her building in New York City was robbed, her room was miraculously skipped. 

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God's Grace

A Chance Encounter Solves the Mystery of a Missing Vietnam Soldier

For decades, she kept a bracelet with the name of an MIA soldier. She finally found out what happened to him.

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God's Grace

Her Dog Detected Her Breast Cancer

Why was her greyhound continuously shoved his nose into her underarm? She soon realized he was trying to tell her something.

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God's Grace

How a Mislabeled Can of Corn Saved the Day

She had planned a big party, but forget the main ingredient for her signature dish. Then a mistake turned into a small miracle.  

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God's Grace

Exploring the Makings of a Modern Day Mystic

During a day of silence, a Guideposts editor learns to open himself up to hearing from God.  

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God's Grace

The Big Question: What's the Difference Between Miracles and Magic?

The Bible is full of incredible feats—Jesus turning water to wine, the many loaves and fishes, the resurrection of Lazarus. While not as grand, we’re still surrounded by little wonders every day. Some call them miracles. Others may call them magic. And, what’s the difference between the miracles and magic? It’s a question we asked pastors, authors, and even a few magicians.

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God's Grace

Mother Knows Best: Mystical Mother-and-Child Experiences

Anyone who’s tried to hide something from their mother knows that “mother’s intuition” is no joke. If I’m having a bad day and my mom calls, she can tell as soon as I say “hello.” Immediately, she’ll ask what’s wrong. Every single time. I’ve asked her before how she can tell. I can hear my own voice—I know I don’t sound any different than usual. “It’s just a feeling,” she always says.

But it may be something more.  Research suggests that a mother’s connection to her child goes far beyond the “ordinary” and into the “extraordinary.” Here are eight incredible Mysterious Ways stories that illustrate the powerful connection mothers share with their children.

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Dogs

5 Rescue Dogs Who Rescued Their Owners

Sniffing out breast cancer, saving them from a devastating fire and more. These rescue pups were exactly where they needed to be.

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God's Grace

How a Boat Named 'Amen' Saved Their Lives

Two teens prayed for safety while nearly drowning at sea. Then a boat miraculously appeared.  

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