Have you ever felt like you needed a miracle?
There are days when we all need hope, or feel inadequate.
If that’s ever been you, then you’ll want to take 33.5 minutes to listen to this podcast episode with my friend Dr. Cindy Anthis.
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You’ll hear about Usman. This is the image with the barbed arrow in his heart before surgery.
Below are the spear and arrow that were removed from his chest.
This is Usman after his surgery, with the Anthis family and the hospital chaplain.
Below is the Anthis family. Joel and Cindy have been married over 25 years, and these are their four children at their son Austin’s wedding last summer.
Cindy is the doctor on the right. They are transporting a young Haitian boy that lost a limb in the earthquake.
This is the helicopter that Cindy said was terrifying. She’s living proof that you don’t have to be brave or adventurous to be a part of God’s plan, just willing and available.
DON’T GIVE UP.
Does your marriage look hopeless? Does your wayward child or addict relative seem like they won’t come back? Are you depressed or anxious and have battled it for years? Keep on praying and persevere. Joey and Lauren are living proof that God is still at work doing miracles. Just last year I posted this video from our friend Brian Haynes’ church. It encouraged me in a dark time when I was feeling very down about my own circumstances.
Over the last couple of weeks, I went with my husband and two kids to Israel. Guess who was on the trip, too? That’s right, Joey and Lauren. It took me a day or two of trying to figure out where I knew them from, and it was this video! If you are contemplating divorce, take heart, God can work in the hardest of hearts. Just ask Joey and Lauren.
Joey and Lauren seated together on the right
If you need a miracle, I hope that you’ll be encouraged like I am by Joey and Lauren’s story. It’s not just a story, it’s a reality that I had the joy of seeing lived out in front of me for two weeks as I hiked with them and twenty-something others in Israel. They are real, authentic people who are in the process of loving God and loving each other. It is beautiful and a joy to see!
This is the repost:
Today’s text from our friend Brian Haynes will speak for itself: God moments happen all around us all of the time. I love that God is constantly at work in people, in marriages, and in churches. If you need hope for your life, your family, your marriage or your church, take 6 minutes to watch this short documentary. It is a God story.