Raleigh, NC: Pregnant Woman Shot and Killed, Baby Survives

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What a tragic news story I have come across. The miracle child inspired me to write this poem.

Pregnant woman killed
Baby survives
Two shots to the back
Yet the child’s alive

6 months when delivered
Most not until 9
Some killed at 3
But that’s a blurred line.

Could we need anymore proof?
Fully formed in the womb
This beating heart takes a breath.

Alive since conception
No matter your perception
Anything after this moment is death.

An Amazing Story of Facebook and God Colliding

This past weekend, I received an amazing message from my 10th grade History teacher. I hadn’t spoken to him in almost ten years when he reached out to me on Facebook this past weekend. See his message below.

I remember years ago, being in his class and feeling called to write him a note of encouragement. I never heard from him about the note that year, so I assumed it didn’t mean much to him and frankly, as time went on, I forgot about it. Little did I know, God had plans for this note that were far greater than I could have hoped at the time.

This is an amazing testimony to why we must answer God’s calling at the moment we hear it, whether or not we can foresee any positive results. His timing is perfect!

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Here was my response…

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God Speaks Isaiah 41:10

It just occurred to me that I have never shared this story before- and it’s a good one.

After the accident, I was so angry with God that I refused to open my bible for over six months (I’d been reading it daily prior to).

When I finally did, this was the page/verse I had left off on. Isaiah 41:10. Is that incredible or what?

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Stars and Us

If you look at the millions of stars stretched out above you, you realize how small you are.

It’s a good thing to be reminded of. In the grand scheme of things, you’re tiny. A mere blip.

But you’re also irreplaceable, invaluable, and miraculous. Truth is, those stars ain’t got nothing on you! 😉

Jesus Chose You First

It’s amazing to think about it. Jesus chose you first. He chooses you and then, you choose Him. God puts the Holy Spirit inside of you and then, in a moment of miraculous grace, He gives you the faith to call out to Him. And thus, begins your life long (and life altering) relationship with God.

Let’s not forget how it is in this way that we came to be in relationship with God. When you acknowledge this, you begin to grasp the depth of His love for you. You are chosen by God! Unconditionally loved by Him. You are special. Dwell in that. Let God be your valentine.