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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. Anna,

    Loved the football analogy. Everyday there are miracles happening all around us. We just need to open our eyes & slow down long enough to witness them. In these times we need miracles. We need people to call/text us at the right time. There may be times when I have been someone’s miracle & didn’t know it. Mostly because I like Jesus was just doing “my thing”-feeding people, checking in on them, praying for them, sending cards or texts. It’s the little things we do in life that can make a big difference to someone else. Today I plan on taking food to a co-worker for lunch. She has been dealing with her aging dad’s health issues (in hospital), friend sick from second shot & his sister in hospital. That in & of itself can be a miracle. Let’s all slow down open our eyes & see the wondrous miracles around us.

    Blessings 🙂

  2. Reading your selection, I thought of the many times God has been there for me and for my family with His ten-second miracles. We simply have to stop, listen, think and remember. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the photo of your beautiful children. They are precious.

  3. Anna your kids are so beautiful a merical on to God and a beautiful merical from God too you and your Husband. In all the seconds we live in this beautiful world we live in that God has given us to live in. Despite all that is going on at the moment to do with Covid. We have alot to thank God for. As Psalm 118 verse 24 says. This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. Yes let’s rejoice and be glad in it. No matter what we go through. I have so many things to thank God for. I wake up to enjoy another day in his beautiful world. As I used to take seizures. Before I had Hysterectomy. Because my periods used to throw me into seizures. My hormones would then go up the left. Then I would take seizures. You could find me at the bottom of my stairs. But thank fully to God I never broke any bones. As I got no worring to say when I was going to take a seizure. So God was good since my operation I only had one tiny tiny one. That is 3 years ago. So in all the seconds of life we have so much to thank God for. I praise God for every day I am alive. Every day he give me to live. I pray for you all incourage. Even though I am living the other side of the world from you all in Enniskillen in Co.Fermanagh. I love the work you do for the Lord. May he richly bless you all. Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx

  4. This is so beautiful. I could just weep from the joy we have of sharing, encouraging and being able to see with the eyes of faith that can only come from the lover of our souls. Thank you for sharing this….May God bless you abundantly

  5. What a beautiful way to begin my morning. I sit here early in the morning with my cup of coffee and am blessed to be connected to women of faith. Thank you for your comforting words.

  6. Here in Maine the snow is falling like fairy flakes, each one different, sitting on limbs of pine trees. Birds come to breakfast on the feeders, each taking turns. I have eyes enough to see, ears to hear lovely classic music coming from my radio. Today, let us rejoice in the day the Lord has made. Thank you Anna for reminding me.❤️ Be blessed.

    • It was a beautiful day here, wasn’t it! I was happy to see another Mainer commenting on here– God bless you!

  7. Anne, I loved your reminders here. Sometimes, we just need to look outside of ourselves to see the ways God shows up in our days. And, I loved reading about how passionate your boy is for football. I have one of those too. As a 16-year-old boy-man, he actually chose to watch the Superbowl with his parents rather than his friends. It kind of made this mama’s heart happy. Each moment our teenage sons want to talk with us and share their hearts? I call that a bit of a miracle.

  8. I just loved this. My dad was a Vikings fan as my parents divorced and he landed in Minnesota. Thank you for reminding me of him and the miracle I was when my parents had me. Being a child of divorced parents, I always felt I was a nuisance and a burden. Thank you for changing that. Enjoy your coffee.

  9. Praise God for his miracles. Thank you God for your miracles. I am a miracle. Thank you for sharing this awe inspiring miraculous word.

  10. Thanks for sharing your story. It made me smile ! I love in courage me. It sets my day and reminds me to turn everything over to God.

  11. Thank you for this reminder. I’m not a football fan, by I did get teary watching that “miraculous” play you shared.

  12. Beautiful reminder of all the miracles that surround us daily. May we pause for 10 seconds, take them in and live them out. Blessings to you and your precious family. Your children are adorable!!!❤️❤️❤️

  13. What a great reminder that God’s timing is not always ours. In fact, it rarely is. BUT, it just takes a moment for a miracle. For that unannounced check to show up in the mail, that oxygen level of a loved one to level out, that spouse to finally agree to counseling and that friend to say yes to Jesus. Let us be patient and let God do His thing. And let us testify to His miracles.

  14. Love this!!!! i needed it so much today! Thank you and blessings to you and your family!
    Go Vikings!

  15. This piece resonates with me so deeply. I too struggled with infertility for years. Looking at my precious children, I see the hand of God and His amazing miracles. I pray we will always take time to clearly see the miracles around us.
    God Bless.

  16. This was a wonderful article. It made me stop and think about all the little miracles that happen everyday. Sometimes we just don’t think about it as a miracle but it is and we just take it for granted. Thank you for a nice reminder.

  17. Oh Anna! This is so lovely. It’s like a warm hug and a cup of hot coffee rolled into one. Love to you and yours from the frosty northeastern corner of Oregon! Driving back to the northwest corner this morning, after a visit with two of my three daughters and one granddaughter. All miracles!

  18. Dear Anna @(In) Courage,

    Your “10 Second Miracle,” article is GOOD! AND I NEED SOME MIRACLES RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
    I would appreciate if you folks and whoever would, would Pray for me!

    Thanks and Blessings! Jana

  19. I am a miracle. Father, thank You for creating me. Thank You for being the Creator of all things. Thank You for being our Sustainer and Provider. Thank You, Lord.