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Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. WOW…great, just great! I know how you feel, I know my dream came true when I met and married my wife…that was a true miracle.

  2. Wow – what a question to ponder first thing this morning…. I guess after my son died I realized that miracles don’t always happen, even when you pray with all your heart. So I believe in a great and loving God who can perform miracles, but who in His wisdom doesn’t always choose to. And for me the final miracle will be seeing Jesus face to face and seeing my son again someday.

  3. What a romantic story, gifted to you by the Great Lover of All.
    I love stories like yours that showcase God’s mysterious ways. Our God is full of surprises!

  4. Beautiful post Bonnie! Loved this part, “The One who knows you can bring a kiss to your soul, like the one you’ve always longed for and forgotten about.” I want to live a life believing in miracles… every single day!
    Thank you for this today!

  5. Beautiful and inspiring. I thought I found my prince but things got really messed up and my prince has abandoned me. It’s nice to know that maybe I don’t have to give up my dream, maybe God can heal me and make my dream come true, it will just look a little differently then I thought.
    Thank you for your beautiful love story. I’m a romantic and loved it.

  6. Just when I’d given up on ever being married and decided (for real this time) that I was content with it just being me, the Lord and my son…..God sent my very first boyfriend back into my life. So..I already believe in miracles, but this was a GREAT story!

  7. I dont know when I stopped but…stop I did. But its coming back to me…slowly but surely. I see them in my boys. I see it in the sky. The tree’s. The sunshine…endless proof. But mainly I see it in the love shared between others.
    thank you for this…

  8. What a beautiful analogy for what God can do! And I, too, got my first kiss at 17–except I thought it was gross! 🙂 However, my first kiss from my husband was all the magic you described!

  9. Bonnie. Bonnie. Bonnie. I have no words. This speaks deep. I started reading thinking I knew what was coming, and God picked it up and turned it around on me, as He always does when I read your writing.
    Thank you. Thank you, thank you.

  10. This post brought tears to my eyes. It was pretty much the perfect thing to read for where my heart is right now. Thank you SO much for sharing it.

  11. Thank you for this post, Bonnie. It’s exactly the type of encouragement I need right now. I need to believe in miracles and know that God has a wonderful plan for me.

  12. Debbie G. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve lost one baby (miscarriage), and my dreams for a “normal” family (two of four daughters have developmental delays and mental illness). I think loss gives us the ability to appreciate the truly miraculous more than we’d ever even think to notice before…
    Bonnie – love how you described your husband’s intentionality in getting to know you. My husband instantly set himself apart with that same trait – I tell him he was the first Christian MAN I had met, among lots of boys in the world…. Although he wasn’t my first kiss, I was his. That was so precious for me!
    Thanks for your post!

  13. What a beautiful story! As for miracles…I’ve seen so many and some have passed and I only noticed their effects as they silently passed. He moves and is among us transforming our lives in so many ways as we invite Him to intercede. Thanks for this real life love story!

  14. What a sweet post!!! I loved it 🙂 So beautiful, and filled with so much tenderness and hope. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Bonnie, what a lovely heartfelt post this was! I loved reading of your love story. I saw the comment your sweet hubby left on your blog post about Father’s Day. I knew that he certainly was a gem and I’m so glad the Lord brought you two together.
    I’ve lived much longer than you and have more history in the kissing department from way back when. However, I’ve been married to my husband for 25 years now and have never kissed anyone else. And that’s the way I will keep it.
    As for miracles, I’ve recently been praying the Scriptures. I’ve also been pleading God’s promises. And yes …I’m awaiting a miracle of faith for those I love.
    Blessings and love,

  16. Does heart ache always go hand-in-hand with a miracle? Can you have one without the other?
    Wonderful post with romantic analogies!

  17. You hit me right between the eyes with your question. As we age and go through hard seasons, it’s easy to start believing things just aren’t possible. It creeps in without us realizing it.
    Thanks for reminding me.

  18. Loved this post – so timely with a certain movie coming out this week that gives us the lie once again that human love can satisfy us deep in our soul – the way that only Christ can.

  19. that was bEaUtIfUl! =) Made for the movies (but better)! thank you for sharing your inspirational true-life story! =) very inspiring…

  20. Bonnie, I the first girl I kissed after getting saved was kind of like this. I was terrified and overwhelmed and wanted to kiss her all at the same time. I had missed several opportunities to do it and had even written a post about it. I’m such a ridiculous man sometimes.

    It was a big deal because I wasn’t a good guy at all before meeting Jesus and the sanctifying process He brought me through really did make things like kisses matter again.

    Your story is wonderful, friend!