Posts Tagged ‘coincidence’

Same Song, Next Verse

December 25, 2008

two-smiling-girls-by-tree

This wonderful story, by Judy Loggia, of Paramus, New Jersey, is further evidence that coincidence is just God’s way of remaining anonymous. It appeared in the January 2009 issue of Guideposts.



My ten-year-old, Donna, burst through the front door. “Mom, I made a new friend at school today,” she said. “Can she come over tomorrow?” Donna was a shy kid and I had been praying for her to make some friends to bring her out of her shell.

“Sure, honey, that sounds great,” I said, thinking back to my own best friend growing up.

Lillian and I lived across the street from each other in Washington Heights, New York. We met at age ten too, and were instantly joined at the hip. Like my daughter, I was introverted, but Lillian drew me out and boosted my confidence. She was one of the friendliest people in school. And beautiful too—with shiny black hair, so shiny it was almost indigo, and a mile-wide smile. I knew we would be best friends forever. (more…)

Well, THAT Was Interesting!

September 18, 2008

personal-healing-caroline-myssOn my way to a restaurant last night, I partially inserted a Caroline Myss tape (Personal Healing recorded at St. James Palace in London) into my car’s tape deck so it would be ready to play when I wanted to listen to it.

Later that night, a few minutes after I drove away from the restaurant, I was going to turn on the radio, but then I remembered I wanted to listen to Caroline’s tape. At that precise moment, I heard the tape slide in and it started to play.

Whoa. I didn’t even come close to pushing it in. That (more…)

Coincidence and Caroline Myss

August 31, 2008
Caroline Myss

Caroline Myss

In December 2006, I was writing a paragraph about Caroline Myss’ concept of symbolic sight, a process that included paging through her groundbreaking book, Anatomy of the Spirit. As I was finishing, I heard the beep of an incoming e-mail. Guess who it was from? Yep, Caroline just happened to pick that ten-minute window to reply to an e-mail I had sent her more than three weeks before. I couldn’t help but laugh. Nothing she does surprises me anymore. She is the most remarkable person I know.

Caroline was kind enough to (more…)

Wait For It . . .

August 18, 2008

god-bless-you-mr-rosewater-coverEight years ago, I drove to Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park to see my friend, Joe, who was battling liver disease. When I walked in his room, his girlfriend, Beth, was standing over him, sprinkling water over Joe while she said a prayer.

I asked her what she was doing and she said she was blessing Joe with rose water. I couldn’t help but smile. I reached in my briefcase and pulled out the book I had brought to read in case Joe was sleeping.

It was . . . wait for it . . . (more…)

Coincidence? I Think Not!

August 17, 2008

rotary-phoneAbout ten years ago, I was at the airport, looking forward to spending a weekend in Denver with my old high school buddy, Tom, and his wife, Sandy. When I found out my flight had been postponed from 1 PM to 6 PM, I hopped on a pay phone and called their home number. When Sandy answered, I gave her the message and she called Tom at work to tell him not to leave for the airport yet. She caught him just in time; another few seconds and he would have been out the door. He was an hour away from the Denver airport so he would have been stranded there; after all, it wouldn’t have made sense to drive back and forth twice just to get another couple hours of work in.

What’s cool is that when I got to Denver, Tom told me (more…)