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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 08, 2010

When God Winks.

It is not that I need another book to read - I still have 12 of the 100 books I bought at the book store 6 months ago!

However I bought two books - When God Winks New Beginnings (Signposts of Encouragement for Fresh Starts and Second Chances) bu Squire Rushnell suggested to me by Linda at Corgi Country and One Word at at Time - A Road Map for Navigating Through Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities suggested to us by my grandson's tutor.

The reason I bought the book on dyslexia is rather obvious - my grandson has dyslexia and it is so hard to understand that I thought it would be good to learn all about it - so that we know what he is going through and what he feels like.

I also bought the DVD Front of the Class about Brad Cohen, a teacher, with Tourette's
which I will explain later this week.

What I really wanted to talk about is God Winks. I'm an old blogger with lots of information in my past blogs - I don't even go back to read them (maybe someday my kids will), but I do know I've mentioned many times about my walk with God and how, even though I struggle, have bad things happen to me, and sometimes I have a lack of understanding about what he is telling me - he does these things - these gifts - that amaze me.

I'll be talking to a friend - and I'll get an email from someone that has to do with the exact subject, an uplifting quote, or I get a song forwarded to me by a friend and feel loved, I'll get a call when I'm lonely, I'll find a new friend when I need one, something will happen and I wonder how I will handle it then He gives me a way to do just that, I've met people who have the same background as I have and that makes me know I'm not crazy and I'm not alone! I have friend's that are angels. I have a wonderful sister (which is a story in itself) that has been a huge gift in my life. Okay I'm listing my blessings - but don't you ever get a signal from God - that tells you things are okay?

It happens almost daily for me. I know God is there - even though he might not answer me exactly how I want. It's hard for me to comprehend God - in some ways I wonder why does he let me suffer and then give me hope. Why not cancel the suffering to begin with and forget the hope? I know the answer - suffering changes me into a better person and the hope gets me through it.

These things I couldn't put a name to - and Linda said it sounded like a book she read called God Winks.

So closing my eyes and visualizing that - it is like he is winking - saying it is going to be okay - and then he smiles - and I feel a little better.

Do any of you understand what a God Wink is? Have you ever had one?

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.

Freddie Prinze Junior - Happy Birthday - Wikipedia

"Prinze was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Kathy Elaine Cochran, a real estate agent, and Freddie Prinze, an actor and comedian who died in 1977. Prinze, Jr.'s father was of Puerto Rican and Hungarian Jewish descent. In a 1999 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Prinze, Jr. stated that his mother is of English, Irish and Native American ancestry (adding that "My grandma and grandpa, who raised me for the first few years, were straight-up English and Irish"); in a 2007 interview, however, Prinze, Jr. described his mother as coming from an Italian American family. Prinze, Jr. was raised Roman Catholic and embraces his Puerto Rican heritage. He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and spent summers in Puerto Rico,[6] where he learned about Spanish and Puerto Rican culture from his paternal grandmother. He speaks fluent Spanish and Italian. He showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. After graduating in 1994, Prinze moved to Los Angeles to audition for television roles.

Looks like he had a couple of 'winks' from God - his grandparents.

Okay - I just finished my blog - posted it -went to my emails and received this.
It's a God Wink for me - because this week I am thinking about disabilities this week which I will be explaining later on this week. But if not given to me from God to help life my spirits - how else would I receive a video on a disability? I mean I don't want disablitites in my life - I get mad sometimes - and here he is telling me that it is going to be okay.

This is also a God wink for Hopper.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sandi Sweetie...
What a beautiful post. Yes I know about those God winks, I have been getting them all of my life.

Most recently, we had some truck issues to the tune of $300.00 (we only have one vehicle so if something goes wrong we panic ofcourse) and I was thinking how are we going to pay for these charges? I prayed about it. 3 days later I received an award at work, and guess how much it was for? Yep you guessed it $300.00 once taxes were taken out ofcourse. I have always said, when God closes a door, he always opens a window.

But yes, I see winks every day. I thank him for those winks and I always remember to wink back.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Linda said...

Sandie this is a wonderful post! I do know about God Winks! We have shared some of those moments I think. About to head out on my trip. Love you!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Great post. Wow! You got 100 books at a bookstore? I'd love to look through them. Ohhhhh, I hope I get a God wink today! Sincerely, Susan from

Knitty said...

I think sometimes we aren't quiet enough to hear God speak to us any other way. God Winks get our attention because they surprise us. Aren't they wonderful?

ClassyChassy said...

Cool post today - and God winked at you when he sent the squirrels? How fun was THAT wink!!! Say, the video was so fun - what a lucky little dog, and perhaps the invention will help other little dogs (or big dogs) as well!

Life is good! said...

i know very well what a God wink is. and i know He winks at me often, but many times i don't notice them at the time! i'm getting better though. love the post. yeah our birthday are close. mine was mar. 6th. hope yours was happy!

Together We Save said...

I love this post... I always love what you have to say and I love knowing God winks. Helps me thru the day.

You mentioned my posting on my blog I work hard at it... it is fun for me to post deals.

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Great post! I do know when God winks at me! It is always very uplifting and I treasure everyone of them that I get!

By the way, my post for TS&T is a way that God winked at me the other day.


Sue said...

Oh that video made me smile...and seeing that little guy wagging that tail...made me smile some more!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandie, that was so inspirational! I cannot get over this post. It is definitely God winking.


Sheila :-)

Twinkie Mom said...

Wow my dear.
You are a wonderful advocate for your darling grandson, he is so lucky to have you in his life.

God always knows what he is doing, but sometimes it takes such a long time to be able to appricate it.


That corgi :) said...

I don't call them God Winks, but call them a "God thing" meaning that he definitely had his hand on the situation like you mentioned with getting a call or talking to a friend, etc. Don't you love the ones when you are struggling with something and then you go to church and the pastor preaches on that very thing? its like "okay, where's the hidden microphone in my house". God sends me hawks when I need to know he's there :)

looking forward to hearing more about the things you plan to share this week. My daughter is special needs so I understand how disabilities affect families


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my fabulous! Somebody actually took the time to design something so wonderful for this special pup. He has some GOOD times ahead of him, doesn't he? What fun for Hopper.

I LOVED the book God Winks....I've had soooo many of them....God is sooo good.

Sending you huge huggies...