Posts Tagged ‘sign from God’

Thumbs Up!

October 2, 2013

We all ask the heavens to give us a sign from time to time. Rarely, however, do we get the precise response that Kelly Mahony of Charlotte, North Carolina, received.

Kelly’s story 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.

Worried after her doctor called her in for another sonogram, an expectant mother receives an unlikely sign of reassurance

Kelly Mahony and family

Kelly Mahony and family

On Halloween afternoon, I sat at work, daydreaming: little Liam dressed up as pumpkin, going door to door in his stroller, my neighbors saying, How adorable…

I stole a peek at the sonogram photo I kept in my purse, still finding it hard to believe that this blurry black-and-white peanut was my son. For nearly two years, my life had been consumed with infertility treatments, pills, nightly injections, and surgeries.

Even at this point, there was a high risk of losing the baby. My doctor monitored me closely. But the day before, the start of my second trimester, my husband, Brian, and I had learned our baby’s sex: a boy!

We had the name picked out. We were still waiting for more test results to come back, but I couldn’t help dreaming: Christmas morning, Easter egg hunts, his first day of school—I couldn’t wait to do it all with my little Liam.

The phone rang, a number I recognized. The doctor. I hesitated, afraid, then grabbed the receiver.

“Ms. Mahony, I’m calling about your results,” a nurse said. “The blood work came (more…)

Horse Is Where the Heart Is

January 18, 2011

This sweet little story by Charlene Holeda of Ashland, Ohio, was in the January 2011 issue of Guideposts. I like stories involving signs from above. Coincidence? You be the judge!

I needed a sign from God to really be sure we were getting the right horse for Megan. A specific sign . . .

My 14-year-old granddaughter Megan loved horses. She’d been riding for four years, but when her mother told me they were getting her a bigger horse I worried. Horses are temperamental creatures. What if this new mount was hard to handle?

My daughter tried to reassure me when I stopped by one day.

“Mom, we’ve made a list of the qualities we want in a horse and the price we can pay,” she said. “Megan, her dad and I are praying over that list. God will hear us.”

That night I said my own prayer just in case. Lord, I need to be sure they find the right horse for Megan. So I’m asking for an unmistakable sign: a white (more…)