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  2. We talk about this often – how God has reached down and changed the course of our lives in clear and evident ways! Gabe shared at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures how in one weekend he was ready to turn away entirely from God, but instead, chose to go to church in a strange town and on that very day we met. Good stuff!

  3. Recently, I was planning to go to a party at a friend’s house in the evening. I’d planned to leave by 6:00, but I was running a little late and was anxious to get out the door. My then-3-year-old came running, insisting on more good-bye hugs. My little mental voice grumbled, but I turned and hugged him for a minute or two. I called my friend to let her know I was running behind, but was on my way, and I set out. As I was driving, I noticed a police car getting ready to make a U-turn onto my side of the highway, so I got over into the right lane, in case I needed to pull over and let him pass. Moments later, a car came speeding past me in the left lane, and I started to see smoke and sparks. I pulled over immediately and watched as police cars converged on that part of the road. Turns out that was a police car stolen by someone who’d robbed a local drug store – he’d forced an employee of the store to drive it, and she’d intentionally wrecked the car. Had I not stopped for those hugs, that speeding car could have taken me out with it. I cried and prayed and thanked God that I’d been those few minutes behind the schedule I had in mind. I never made it to the party, but I made it home safe and sound. Thank you, Lord!

  4. I love you shared your Look Back. It helped me to recount some of my own. 🙂

  5. There is such power in writing “our stories” and sharing them. I’ve been working through this process in a class I’m taking. It is amazing to see the hand of God throughout our lives.

  6. Cheri, God truly has blessed! Keep clinging to Jesus because He’s got even greater things in store for you!
    Beth 🙂

  7. Patricia Mortley says:

    cheri what a wonderful blessing you are. Thank you for making me look back and remember all the times God has provided for me and my family.One time I can think of I know in my heart God was there for me and my family we were on our way home after parking the car my sister,myself and my son went up stairs after we opened the door shots were fired from a car parked on the block killing my neighbor. I thank God that night for getting us in the house before the shooting started.,I know he provided safety for me and my family. This happened in 95 and I remember this very clear and often think back and thank him all the time.

  8. Tina Oneal says:

    My husband & I almost separated years ago. We had been discussing it calmly, when we would do it and how. I had resolved that it would be a failed marriage not by my choice. I was devastated but ready for my new chapter. We were a couple days away from the actual date and I went to go to work and my car wouldn’t start. Not knowing what to do, I called my husband. He was at work, but had some one help me. He called me that night to say he was sorry but he changed his mind and really wanted to work on things and the car breaking down on me was a trigger to him of how he wanted to be the one to save me. So we worked on our issues and got much closer as a result. I am certain that God put us back on the right path together and am so thankful for that.

  9. When my son was set to start kindergarten, our school system only offered half day kindergarten. My husband and I both worked, and our son is an academically gifted child. WE needed him to have a full day, and HE needed a full day to stimulate his little mind. We found a private parochial school. It wasn’t any more expensive than having him in day care half a day each week. We fell in love with the loving teachers and environment at the school and have added another child to the mix. Yep, we were smitten with the love of God in our school. Every year our tuitioncontinues to cliimb, and every year we begin to panic in February thinking ‘where is the money going to come from’ to keep our kids in this God loving school. We no longer can pay for the entire tuition at one time as we did with just one child, so we pay it monthly, but I can tell you God does provide! Each year, SOMEHOW we get two or three thousand dollars to pay down the tuition, so that we aren’t totally strapped. He reminds me each year to trust in HIM! I know that this is where my children belong.

  10. Kris (OBS Small Group Leader) says:

    I love your look back, too!! It’s amazing to realize things that we thought were devastating at the time really turn out to be blessings in disguise. God always has our interests at heart!!

  11. I love your “look back” at the trials that turned out to be blessings! We should all take the time to do this little exercise 🙂

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