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As we sat and talked we were reminded of how many times God has stepped into our lives and provided a miracle. This blog will be the opportunity for us to write these down for the next generation, and hopefully inspire you in your walk with God. Come by every Tuesday for a new post.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Life changing phone call and a special patient

Ecclesiastes 3:1  To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
Part I

The year 2010 was a time of incredible growth in my life. I learned that there are no accidents or coincidences; that in fact, we experience events during this journey called life for a specific purpose. These events may trigger personal growth, increase in faith, lessons in patience, acceptance of change, love for others or building courage to face fear. I would like to share some of the amazing gifts that I have received over the past year. I pray that as you read about what God has done in my life it causes you to stop and reflect on events that some may consider just coincidental with a new appreciation.

April 26, 2010 was a beautiful spring Monday morning. It started as usual with a quick breakfast bar and a short trip to my office. I’m a nurse practitioner at a cancer center treating those going through breast cancer. I work with a physician on Monday mornings and typically do not see my own patients. This particular day I was surprised to see that a patient was scheduled to see me at 10:00AM. The morning was moving along and my patient was roomed right on time. It was 9:58AM. I reviewed her records and was ready to enter the room when my pager went off. The number was my husband’s cell phone (he NEVER calls me at work) so I quickly returned the call. Greg answered on the 2nd ring, I could tell his voice was shaken – he told me that he had just lost his job. I was in shock after 32 years of dedicated service it was over in a moment. He calmly said, “Lori, I have peace – I don’t know what the future holds but we will be OK”. I couldn’t move. I gathered my thoughts and walked into my patient’s room; before I could speak she asked if everything was alright. I couldn’t answer. She took my hands and started praying – we had never spoken about faith!
She said that she had tried to schedule an appointment for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday when I normally see patients but the scheduler insisted that the only time available was Monday at 10:00AM.

Coincidence, I don’t think so! She told me that she was supposed to be there at that specific time to pray and lift up my husband and my family – she said, “there is a purpose to every situation – God is in control”.
She left the clinic and I shook at the power of God in our daily lives. That precious Christian was there to help ME see the love of God in the middle of a life-changing storm.
Nothing accidentally!


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  1. Wow! What a testimony of God's faithful goodness. Thank you for sharing that story. May the Lord continue to provide daily for your family's needs, whether your husband has found new work yet or not.

    Grace and peace to you in Christ.

  2. My goodness. This really brought tears to my eyes. What a faith building post. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I agree with you. It was no accident.

  3. Tears are rolling down my face! God cares so much about us!

  4. This gave me chills and blessed me at a significant time in my life. What a beautiful story of God's deep love for His children. Thank you...and God bless.

  5. WOW! I need to get a tissue. I will be praying for you and your husband.
    God Bless,

  6. Such a BEAUTIFUL story!! Thank you for sharing! I too believe in miracles and there is no such thing as a coincidence! God is so good!

    Hugs, Carolyn~ Cottage Sunshine