Tag: symbols and signs

The Gift of Godwinks

I’ve written in previous posts about receiving signs to direct my steps on the journey or to encourage me or let me know I am not alone. I am so fortunate to have experienced these as often as I have. However, they can happen to anyone.

I believe these experiences are Godwinks. They seem like coincidences, but are really from God. This term was coined by Squire Rushnell in his book When God Winks. He has a website all about it at http://whengodwinks.com

I experience these Godwinks in many different ways. They include: finding coins and feathers; seeing license plate messages, bumper stickers, and road signs; seeing butterflies and other insects, birds, and animals as symbols; reading quotes and books that seem meant especially for me; hearing certain songs and hymns on the radio; receiving words of wisdom from others; having Bible verses come into my mind, seemingly out of nowhere; and crossing paths with just the right people and circumstances. I pray for guidance or other needs and then I observe. Some Godwinks appear obvious, but others are more subtle and require awareness as well as openness.

I am a big believer in angels–messengers of God. I believe some of these Godwinks come from God through His angels. God knows that when I see or hear anything about angels, I know I am receiving heavenly support and assurance. Having angel figurines and pictures around my home reminds me that I am not alone on my journey.

I pray that you receive all the Godwinks you need as gifts on your journey!

The Gift of Heavenly Support

One of my earliest memories is of my mother reading Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories to me and my younger sister. I heard about how when children asked God for help, He always came to their aid in one way or another. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God heard me when I prayed. I often talked to Him while walking in the woods since nature made me feel closer to Him.

So much has happened since those faith-filled days long ago. One of my deepest prayers did not get answered at the time and I felt abandoned by God. This, combined with brain chemistry, led to clinical depression and using alcohol as my medicine.

It has now been 25 years since my last drink and I have returned to that childhood faith…with one exception. God does not always answer our prayers the way we want or in the timing we want. However, He always knows and does what is best for us. He still listens and sends earthly and heavenly support to assist us in whatever we are facing in life.

One of my favorite and most-used requests is for guidance. I believe God loves and honors this prayer. He does not whisper audibly in my ear exactly what I should do, but He does gently direct my steps though signs, symbols, wisdom from others, and putting the right people and circumstances in my path.

I wish for you the same confidence that God loves you and will guide you if you ask and trust in Him. My love and prayers are with you.

The Gift of Courage

I started this website 1 1/2 years ago with the intention to follow through. However, fears and hesitations interfered and here I am today writing my very first post.

It takes courage to begin any journey, whether it is a meaningful life or a new project. Sometimes we are blessed with  encouragement from friends and family as well as reminders from heaven that we are not alone. I love symbols and signs, like finding coins and feathers, seeing butterflies, and discovering words, quotes, and books that seem meant especially for me at that very moment. Yet, when it comes down to it, the decision to begin is mine alone and I can only do it with courage.

I am a Leo. I am supposed to be a roaring lioness with all the courage I need for any journey. I’m not sure yet how I feel about the accuracy of astrology, but I reasoned early in life that I must have been born under the wrong sign. I’m more like a pet cat than a lion!

However, my 55th birthday is coming up on August 4th and I have decided to embrace my inner lioness. It’s time to let go of fears and actually do those things I have dreamed of doing my whole life. One of them is writing. I may eventually share my other dreams as we continue on this journey together.

What have you dreamed of doing that you have never given yourself permission to begin? Now is the time! We can do this together!