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My lost wedding ring: God’s heart for the lost

On January 3 of this new year 2022, I lost my wedding ring.  I was doing laundry downstairs and hanging a pair of wet white jeans over the drying wrack, when suddenly I heard a small clanging noise.

I looked down at the floor (in our basement, so it’s concrete on that side of the house) but didn’t see anything, so I continued doing the laundry, because, ya know, endless laundry is just what wives and moms do. 

Later when I went for a Sonic run, I noticed as I ordered a cold drink on the app on my iPhone, that my diamond wedding ring was missing from my finger. My other two rings that I usually wear were on my fingers. I had recently lost a little weight, so I figured that my wedding ring had just fallen off somewhere!

diamond wedding ring

diamond wedding ring

My beautiful ring resembles the one in the image above, which I found by googling “diamond wedding rings images.” (Is “googling” an actual word? Inquiring speakers/writers want to know.)  After getting my Sonic drink, I went home and began looking everywhere  for it. All throughout the house, my car, the trash, dresser drawers, my jewelry stand, my wallet, outside our house, and in the garage.

Sonic drink. Image source: passionforsavings.com

Sonic drink.
Image source: passionforsavings.com

Losing things is not uncommon for me. In fact, it happens a LOT. My bank’s ATM credit/debit card, my driver’s license, my keys, money. What happens is that I lose the very important thing, freak out, text my husband Ray, our daughters, and my sister Maria to PLEASE PRAY!!!, and desperately look everywhere for it. 

Usually I find the thing at the bottom of my purse or backpack, underneath the seat of my car, or in my coat pocket.

backpack

backpack

Then, after almost panicking, and searching like the woman who lost one of the 10 silver coins in Luke 15:8-10, I rejoice with my family and my friends that I found it! My husband Ray and my family sigh in exasperation that I lost something again, but are relieved.

It’s January 14, 2022 as of this blog post. I still have not found my wedding ring. 

I posted about it on Facebook on the day that I lost it. So far, there’s 53 comments from my family and my friends who are praying that I still find it. I really like my wedding ring, so this is not just some calculating ploy of mine to get Ray to buy me some new, expensive bling. (If I was going to “buy” anything new, it’d be a trip to Destin Beach, Florida, for at least a week!)

I believe that the natural parallels the Spirit. God is teaching me some things through this situation. The most important lesson is that God’s heart is for lost PEOPLE.

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Do you need a miracle? My 2022 one word

beach with sunset

beach with sunset

Do you need a miracle or two? I know I do! Don’t we all?

A miracle is defined as:

  • a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency;
  • a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences;
  • an amazing product or achievement, or an outstanding example of something;
  • a wonder; a marvel;
  • an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause;
  • such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.

2022

At the end of each year, I reflect on that year and pray about the coming new year.

For the last several years, instead of making new year’s resolutions, I ask God for a “one word” and an accompanying Scripture for the year.

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My new Christmas Kindle eBook is ready now! Jesus is the KING!

I’m so excited! My new Christmas Kindle eBook is ready now!

It is called, He’s Not A Baby Anymore: Jesus Christ Is The KING!

He's Not A Baby Anymore: Jesus Christ is the KING!

My new Kindle eBook!

Its available on sale for only $3.99 at Amazon.

It will encourage you and me that Jesus Christ is the LORD. He is all-powerful, even over all the dark, scary things happening on the Earth right now.

The cover has an image of a roaring lion. He’s coming soon as the Lion of Judah and the King of Kings!

You can find out more about it at the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NV3V6DP/

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