Posts Tagged ‘fate’

My Friend Russ Is Alive Today Because of a Drunk Driver in WWII

November 8, 2011

In an earlier post, I explained how I wouldn’t be here today if not for the death of my great-grandfather’s wife. My good friend Russ Blixt has a similar story, which I am privileged to share below.

Russ Blixt

As a supply officer in WWII, my dad was provided with his own jeep and a driver. He oversaw twenty trucks that brought ammunition, food or gasoline to the front lines and brought back either wounded soldiers or prisoners of war.

In my early twenties, I accompanied my dad to one of his 305th Tank Battalion reunions, which was essentially a chance for them to sit around, get drunk and tell war stories. I cornered a couple of his buddies and asked, “What do you remember about my dad?” They said, “Oh, Klink?” I said, “What? His nickname is Klink?” They said, “Yeah, your old man was always carrying (more…)

Your End of the Boat Is Sinking

April 13, 2011

The law of attraction is hyped as the way to fulfill your own personal desires, but it also applies to groups. When enough people share a mindset, the combined power of their thoughts can alter their physical environment as well as their collective emotional well-being.

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
Lin Yutang

That is why Neale Donald Walsch wrote in Conversations with God, Book 1 that “fate” can be viewed (more…)

Just a Lucky Car-incidence?

March 2, 2011

I love stories where two people inexplicably come together at just the right time in a way that defies logic. Case in point: This story by Elizabeth Pettigrew of Germanton, North Carolina, which was featured in a Guideposts e-letter. Click here to sign up for Guideposts‘ free Mysterious Ways newsletter. You’ll also be able to download a free e-book, Mysterious Ways: 9 Inspiring Stories That Show Evidence of God’s Love and God’s Grace.

I had to pay off a loan but where was the money going to come from?

I lay in bed one sleepless night tossing and turning. For months now I’d been trying to figure out how to pay off a personal loan of three thousand dollars. The only thing I could come up with was selling my ’98 Volvo station wagon since I no longer needed it. But I hadn’t had any luck with a buyer.

Now here it was past midnight and I knew I wasn’t going to sleep a wink, what with worrying. Lord, I begged, please help. I need to sell my car. But even prayer didn’t give me peace. I lay there wide awake, watching the time go by. Around 1:30 am my phone rang. I looked at the caller ID. (more…)

Collaborating With Fate

July 5, 2010

Live with greater reverence and you begin noticing subtle evidence of divine guidance at work. You bump into an old friend who had popped into your mind an hour before. You receive an unexpected check that is precisely the amount you need to get your car repaired. A chance encounter in a restaurant leads to a terrific job opportunity.

When I’m trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
Shakti Gawain

Taken separately, these happenings can be dismissed as happy coincidences. Yet as your (more…)