Godwink Stories

A Devotional
Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451678592
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Building on the themes in his popular book When God Winks, SQuire Rushnell shares real-life stories that are certain to uplift and encourage you. The stories in this book reaffirm that godwinks happen to everyone. We just need to learn how to see them, allow them to unfold, and accept them as direct, person-to-person communications from God to each of us. As you’ll see, those so-called coincidences that you’d been dismissing so easily really do mean something. And you need to pay attention. They are like unopened gifts that have been placed upon your doorstep. You will be amazed to read how every joy, every hurt, and every worry that happens to you has already been written about in the Bible. Godwink Stories simply draws upon the parallel between the stories of real people and God’s wisdom in the scriptures. Godwink Stories can be read in various ways. You can read the book cover to cover. Or follow along each week for a year. It’s also perfect to read for a pick-me-up story that fits your need of the day. Whether you’re looking for encouragement in a time of need or a story that speaks of joy, there’s a godwink story just for you. *** Godwink Stories offers weekly readings of godwinks and miracles to encourage and inspire you in every situation. These true stories— from ordinary people—provide Messages of “don’t give up” Heartfelt need for love and guidance Hope in the midst of medical crises “Just in time” moments Peace in times of sorrow Tender love stories Amazing answers to prayer

When God Winks

How The Power Of Coincidence Guides Your Life
Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108430
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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'Raising your consciousness to the 'God Winks' that often go by unnoticed, and recognising them as tremendously personal, will affirm that your existence is not random and that you have a role to play in life's grand plan' Squire Rushnell Have you ever thought about someone who hasn't crossed your path or mind in years and then bumped into them? Are there such things as coincidences? Do they mean anything? According to Rushnell, 'coincidences, like winks from God, are encouraging signposts along your universal path.' In WHEN GOD WINKS he explains that a 'God Wink' is a message of reassurance that comes our way whenever we need it and that coincidences are the best way for God to establish a presence in our lives. Rushnell shows how to retrace crossroads (a new job, a death, change in relationships) that took us in an entirely different direction, showing how to map the turning points made by coincidences that have guided us throughout our lives. Best of all, WHEN GOD WINKS shows us how to create our own coincidences and turn wishes into winks. He explains his compelling theory of coincidences through a series of incredible stories and motivational writing on how coincidences play a role in all facets of our life, including career, love, history, medicine, entertainment, sports and politics with telling comments from Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, Mark Twain, Kevin Costner and other celebrities. WHEN GOD WINKS is a fascinating bridge to self-discovery.

The Godwink Effect

7 Secrets to God’s Signs, Wonders, and Answered Prayers
Author: SQuire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501119575
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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From the authors of the popular and bestselling Godwink series comes a new and inspiring collection of true stories about people whose lives were changed by specific and extraordinary answers to their prayers. Prayer is a universal concept that anyone can do. It simply involves conversation between you and God, and oftentimes brings incredible and astonishing results. The outcomes are called “answered prayer.” Yet, with no alternative word in the English language for answered prayer, readers have begun to fill the void with Godwink, which is now making its way into dictionaries. In The Godwink Effect, SQuire and Louise, husband and wife, make the case that Godwinks and prayer are inextricably intertwined. Simply put, the first of seven secrets for more Godwinks is to pray. Moreover, when a Godwink occurs, like a pebble tossed into a pond, there are subsequent ripples that touch the lives of others. Typical of all Godwink books, this volume will be packed with amazing real-life stories about ordinary people, as well as some well-known figures, that reinforce the power of prayer in their lives and the Godwinks that followed.

When GOD Winks on Love

Let the Power of Coincidence Lead You to Love
Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781416556381
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Draws on the premise that coincidences are messages from a higher power, sharing personal and celebrity stories while instructing readers on how to map unexpected events and recognize other spiritual signs in order to enrich personal relationships.

When God Winks at You

How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence
Author: Squire Rushnell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418538558
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Those extraordinary little events in your life happen for a reason. A coincidence-sometimes a silly little thing-changes the course of your day . . . or even your life. Is it chance, or is God communicating with you? When God Winks at You is packed with true stories demonstrating that God does communicate with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people-including Tim Conway, Rudolph Giuliani, Billy Graham, and Don Knotts-you will begin to recognize the godwinks in your own life, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life, and help us keep the faith. When God winks, He is reaffirming that there is absolutely nothing about us that He does not know-our every hurt, our every desire. And that to me is very comforting. -SQuire Rushnell God Winks® is a registered trademark of SQuire Rushnell

Divine Alignment


Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451648577
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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It’s happened to you. You received a phone call out of the blue; or you bumped into someone who led you to a new job, a new relationship, or opportunity that totally changed your life. You probably even said, “Wow, what a coincidence I met so and so.” But did you ever stop to ask what caused that person to be right there, at that exact moment, in your path? It was Divine Alignment: the arrangement of coincidences into a pattern of alignment so astonishing they could have come only from a higher source. In this inspiring new work, SQuire Rushnell shows readers how they can navigate life’s thorniest hurdles, rediscover the deep meaning and impact of personal prayer, and develop the individual conviction and wherewithal it takes to reach their full potential and fulfill their most ambitious dreams by honoring the book’s seven easy-to-follow steps. In his charmingly avuncular and wonderfully optimistic voice, SQuire shares moving stories from his own and others’ lives to show the awesome strength inherent in what he calls God’s Positioning System, or GPS. All of us, he assures readers, can use our own personal GPS to grow more closely aligned with God to become vastly more effective, successful, and fulfilled in our relationships, careers, and everything we do. *** DIVINE ALIGNMENT offers a comprehensive approach for living our lives in harmony with God—every minute of every day—offering a whole new paradigm for understanding the mysterious connections between people and events, challenges and solutions. GPS STEP 1: Speak with the Navigator GPS STEP 2: Listen to Your Own Inner Compass GPS STEP 3: Mapping Your Destination GPS STEP 4: Unshackle Your Baggage GPS STEP 5: Step Out in Faith and Believe You’ll Arrive GPS STEP 6: Read the Signs, Recalculate, and Accelerate GPS STEP 7: Gratefully Arrive with a Full Well Within

Couples Who Pray

The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman
Author: Squire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418536733
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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WARNING: This book will change your marriage! Yes, it’s true. The most intimate act between a manand a woman is prayer. And praying daily with the one person you love more than any other takes you to a level of joy and satisfaction that you simply will not believe until you try it.Author of the bestseller When God Winks at You, SQuire Rushnell, and his wife, entertainer and talk-show host Louise DuArt, know firsthand what praying together as a couple can do. They were amazed at the happiness and harmony this simple act brought to their relationship. With the confirmation of groundbreaking, never previously published research from Baylor University, SQuire and Louise developed The 40 Day Prayer Challenge and, step-by-step, have guided other couples through this process.Those who bare themselves before God in prayer for a minimum of five minutes a day for forty days have achieved extraordinary results: Spousal communication elevates. Respect rises. Agreement becomes the norm. Happiness is a way of life. Satisfaction in lovemaking soars. Inside this book you also learn how to compare your test scores to the national average. Couples Who Pray has everything you and your partner need to begin a more intimate, rewarding relationship, including simple tips that can make your marriage thebest it has ever been! Couples Who PrayTM and The 40 Day Prayer ChallengeTM are trademarks of SQuire Rushnell.

When God Winks on New Beginnings

Signposts of Encouragement for Fresh Starts and Second Chances
Author: Squire Rushnell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418580228
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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The best is yet to be . . . "GodWinks" are the so-called circumstances and that are delivered directly to you, one of nearly seven-billion people on the planet, at particularly needed moments in your life. Like the wink you received from a loved one as a child that meant, "Hey, kid, I'm thinking of you right now," . . . GodWinks are messages of encouragement from above. With more incredible-but-true stories about how God communicates with us through everday circumstances, SQuire Rushnell delivers another powerful book geared toward people at a crossroads in life—a time when these winks are most needed!

The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Unlocking the Power of Partnered Prayer
Author: SQuire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501127071
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt have practiced daily prayer together for sixteen years. Now they offer readers step-by-step advice on why and how to pray with another person. The 40 Day Prayer Challenge answers the question they hear from readers daily: How do you pray with someone else? The authors also explain how Partnered Prayer—which sounds like a new idea, but comes from ancient biblical promises—restores relation­ships and revitalizes families. Supported by the testimony of dozens of praying partners who themselves became empowered by taking The Challenge, the authors explain how a couple, a mother and son, or two close friends can pray together for five minutes a day for forty days and experience phenomenal outcomes. SQuire and Louise show how churches, small groups, and individual partners can participate in a groundbreaking national initiative called historic—a first-ever empirical study by Baylor University—while personally measuring their own Partnered Prayer progress.

Hope Heals

A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love
Author: Katherine Wolf,Jay Wolf
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310344557
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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When all seems lost, where can hope be found? Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family. On April 21, 2008, as James slept in the other room, Katherine collapsed, suffering a massive brain stem stroke without warning. Miraculously, Jay came home in time and called for help. Katherine was immediately rushed into micro-brain surgery, though her chance of survival was slim. As the sun rose the next morning, the surgeon proclaimed that Katherine had survived the removal of part of her brain, though her future recovery was completely uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through 40 days on life support in the ICU and nearly 2 years in full-time brain rehab, that spark of hope was fanned into flame. Defying every prognosis, with grit and grace, Katherine and Jay, side by side, struggled to regain a life for Katherine as she re-learned to talk and eat and walk. Returning home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chanceby embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined. In the midst of continuing hardships and struggles, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find...hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls. An excruciating yet beautiful road to recovery has led the Wolf family to their new normal, in which almost every moment of life is marked with the scars of that fateful April day in 2008. Now, eight years later, Katherine and Jay are stewarding their story of suffering, restoration, and Christ-centered hope in this broken world through their ministry Hope Heals.

Power of a Positive Teen GIFT


Author: Karol Ladd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439122785
Category: Religion
Page: 236
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Organized into seven power principles such as "The Power of Confidence," "The Power of Integrity," and "The Power of Responsibility," readers gain the individual perspectives of the three coauthors as well as their combined wisdom. Throughout their discussion, scripture is the guiding force in helping teens live more positively though the shared views of a mom and her teenaged daughters. Imagine getting the shared views of a mom and her teenaged daughters as they all grow together. That's the unique vantage point the Ladds bring as they explore ways for adolescents to truly add something positive to their spheres of influence. Organized into seven power principles such as "The Power of Confidence," "The Power of Integrity," and "The Power of Responsibility," readers gain the individual perspectives of the three coauthors as well as their combined wisdom. Throughout their discussion, scripture is the guiding force in helping teens live more positively. Parents and teenagers alike will appreciate the real-world discussion of topics such as money and time management, handling peer pressure, survival tips for dating and creating harmony on the home front.

One Perfect Word


Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439195307
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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In the tradition of One Simple Act and God’s Guest List, perennial bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber reveals in inspiring, moving stories that the simplicity of one perfect word can become profound. In the tradition of One Simple Act and God’s Guest List, perennial bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber reveals in inspiring, moving stories that the simplicity of one perfect word can become profound. When Debbie took the time to intentionally focus on a single word—such as prayer, trust, or surrender—for a whole year, this act changed not only herself, but those around her. “The surprising thing is that when we decide to focus on one word for the year,” Debbie writes, “God takes part in the choosing. That’s why the word is perfect for us. We may not see it at the time, but as we look back we see that it all worked together—our word, our life, our journey.” For example, the year she chose the word balance, her career moved to a whole new level. The pressures on Debbie to speak, promote, and practically live on the road were overwhelming. It was her yearlong focus on that all-too-difficult word balance that helped her refine her schedule. As you read Debbie’s and others’ stories, you will be inspired to find your own word and will see how one perfect word can make all the difference.

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents

Hope for Your Prodigal. Help for You
Author: Robert J. Morgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476740682
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Are you waiting for God to work his plan in your child’s life? This inspirational collection of powerful stories and prayers offers comforting advice to concerned moms and dads. HOPE FOR YOUR PRODIGAL . HELP FOR YOU Worrying about our loved ones is the worst kind of worry in the world, espe­cially when it’s our children for whom we’re concerned. From the moment they’re born, our youngsters have an unrivaled place in our hearts, and we feel an unending burden for their welfare. We do our best to provide for them and to protect them. But sometimes, like the prodigal’s father in Luke 15, all we can do is entrust them to the Lord, love them, and give them time to find their way. Nothing is more difficult. Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents offers hope for your prodigal and help for you. In more than a hundred brief readings, Robert J. Morgan offers doses of hope—encouragements from Scripture, effective prayers, true-life stories, promises from God’s Word, timely quotes, and helpful hints for coping with yourself and your child in difficult times. God specializes in being gracious, and prodigals have a way of coming home. Don’t despair over your wayward ones. The Lord hasn’t given up on them. Nor on you!

Proof of Angels

The Definitive Book on the Reality of Angels and the Surprising Role They Play in Each of Our Lives
Author: Ptolemy Tompkins,Tyler Beddoes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501129201
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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From the collaborator of the blockbuster bestseller Proof of Heaven comes the definitive book proving angels are real, all around us, and interacting in our lives every day. In March 2015, millions worldwide were captivated by news reports of the dramatic rescue of an eighteen month old girl, Lily Groesbeck, who’d somehow survived fourteen hours in an overturned car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river after her mother apparently lost control of the vehicle. A voice the four responding officers assumed was the child’s mother still trapped inside spurred them on: “Help me, help me.” Yet, once the two victims were recovered, it was clear that the voice could not have come from Lily’s mother: she’d been killed on impact. New York Times bestselling author Ptolemy Tompkins, with the help of Tyler Beddoes, one of the responding officers who helped rescue Lily, will explain this modern-day miracle and the existence of angels in our world. Proof of Angels weaves real-life stories into a rich narrative, exploring the history, nature, and significance of angels in our lives. With an introduction by Colleen Hughes, the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth magazine, Proof of Angels proves that the barrier between the spiritual and the scientific is less certain than we often think. Not only does Tompkins offer a highly entertaining look into a universally fascinating topic, but he also delivers a fresh and deeply reassuring message: we are not alone.

Moonlight on Linoleum

A Daughter's Memoir
Author: Terry Helwig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628668
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Now in paperback—in the bestselling tradition of The Glass Castle and The Liar’s Club comes the captivating memoir of a young girl forced by her mother’s instability to care for her siblings. Even if others abandon you, you must never abandon yourself. This simple truth became Terry Helwig’s lifeline as she was forced to grow up too soon. Terry grew up the oldest of six girls in the big-sky country of the American Southwest, where she attended twelve schools in eleven years. Helwig’s stepfather Davy, a good-hearted and loving man, proudly purchased a mobile home to enable his family to move more easily from one oil town to another, where Davy eked out a living in the oil fields. Terry’s mother, Carola Jean, a wild rose whose love often pierced those who tried to claim her, had little interest in the confines of home and motherhood. In Davy’s absence, she sought companionship in local watering holes—a pastime she dubbed “visiting Timbuktu.” She repeatedly left Terry in charge of the household and her five younger sisters. Despite Carola Jean’s genuine attempts to “better herself,” her life spiraled ever downward as Terry struggled to keep the family whole. In the midst of transience and upheaval, Terry and her sisters forged an uncommon bond of sisterhood that withstood the erosion of Davy and Carola Jean’s marriage. But ultimately, to keep her own dreams alive, Terry had to decide when to hold on to what she loved and when to let go. Unflinching in its portrayal, yet told with humor and compassion, Terry Helwig’s luminous memoir, Moonlight on Linoleum, explores a family’s inner and outer landscapes of hope, despair, and redemption. It will make you laugh, cry, and hunger for more.

The Powers That Be

Theology for a New Millennium
Author: Walter Wink
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307575456
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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In our fast-paced secular world, God and theology are second-class citizens. Money, politics, sports, and science seem better suited to the hard realities of our world. As the church steeple has been eclipsed by the skyscraper as the centerpiece of the urban landscape, so has the divine realm been set aside in favor of more immediate human experience. One sad consequence of this shift is the loss of spiritual and theological bearings, most clearly evident in our inability to understand or speak about such things. If the old way of viewing the universe no longer works, something else has to replace it. The Powers That Be reclaims the divine realm as central to human existence by offering new ways of understanding our world in theological terms. Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience. He helps us see heaven and hell, sin and salvation, and the powers that shape our lives as tangible parts of our day-to-day experience, rather than as mysterious phantoms. Based on his reading of the Bible and analysis of the world around him, Wink creates a whole new language for talking about and to God. Equipped with this fresh world view, we can embark on a new relationship with God and our world into the next millennium. From the Hardcover edition.

Godwink

On the Wings of Butterflies
Author: Bridgette Hester,Terri Lang
Publisher: CrossBooks Publishing
ISBN: 9781462723911
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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The death of a spouse is one of those life events that can completely derail someone from his or her life's path. What was once expected, even taken for granted, no longer exists. Reality for the surviving spouse is forever altered, and he or she can be left feeling lost and abandoned. Godwink: On the Wings of Butterflies is author Bridgette Hester's story of her walk from grief to grace after the tragic and unexpected loss of her husband. After years of wandering away from God, Hester felt an assault on her faith after her husband's passing. This memoir chronicles her journey back to God and to a life filled with love and joy. Through her own story, Hester hopes to provide others with proof of happiness after tragedy and the truth about the one true God. "Godwink will speak volumes to people who have lost a mate, to those who struggle with step-parenting, and to those who know that in their heart of hearts they need to commit their lives to God." -Barbara Eubanks, author of Humorous Happenings in Holy Places, And the Angels Laughed, Laughing with the Lord, and A Web too Tight

Waking Up in Heaven

A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again
Author: Crystal McVea,Alex Tresniowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476711887
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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An inspirational memoir of near-death experience, rebirth, divine mercy, and faith from first-time author Crystal Leigh McVea. On December 10, 2009, McVea, a thirty-two-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital for a routine procedure. While undergoing treatment, her face suddenly turned a dark shade of blue, then black. Her mother screamed for help, and a nurse tried to revive her…to no avail. Today, Crystal does not remember what happened in that hospital room during the nine minutes she was unconscious and unable to breathe on her own. She has no memory of the panic and the rushing nurses and the loud cries of “Code Blue.” She only remembers drifting off…and waking up in heaven. This unexpected meeting of a self-described sinner and skeptic with her God changed everything. Raised Christian, she had left her faith behind after childhood abuse and the subsequent struggles and suffering of her troubled teens and early adulthood. She longed to believe but felt abandoned, broken, and undeserving. A moving autobiographical testament to the power of divine love and forgiveness, Waking Up in Heaven shares the message of hope, healing, and compassion McVea brought back from her brush with God. This brave, honest account of years lost to shame and guilt will inspire those who’ve stumbled along their own spiritual journey, with the uplifting reminder that no one is beyond the reach of grace and redemption, and that, in the words of the author, “God is real. Heaven is real. And God’s love for us is the realest thing of all.”

Lead Like Jesus


Author: Ken Blanchard,Phil Hodges
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1400314208
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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The author of One Minute Manager, one of the world's most popular management methods, introduces principles for effective leadership that focus on Jesus as a role model, aligning four internal and external domains--the heart, the head, the hands, and the habits.

Four Paws from Heaven

Devotions for Dog Lovers
Author: M. R. Wells,Kris Young,Connie Fleishauer
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736949526
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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A delightful collection of short dog tales and inspiring human stories provides entertaining and valuable lessons of faith, loyalty, and joy gleaned while walking through life alongside a furry companion. Original.