The Preface from Some Miracles Need a Mom
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Who am I to write a book? About miracles, no less!
I am a simple woman who stood her ground and fought for her family when…
- Natural tendencies and dreams for my children’s futures were not matching up.
- Experts predicted bleak outcomes.
- The long road toward raising and then releasing adult children out into the cold, big world to live thriving, successful lives seemed so, so impossible.
I am a mom who ultimately realized she could not fight this battle alone and needed someone to fill in all her weaknesses.
And he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” [2 Corinthians 12:9]
Let me boast: I have many weaknesses! But despite them all, my Lord, by his grace, used me to accomplish more than I ever dreamed possible for my family.
Another mom that was passionate about her family was Mary, the mother of Jesus. This book is also about her. Her loved ones ran out of wine at a wedding—and she did something about it. This story is not about the wine. It’s about the pursuit of a miracle.
Mary knew what she could do, because she knew what her son could do. She knew she could ask for a miracle, because, I believe, she had witnessed miracles in her own home, where the Son of Man was raised.
Turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana wasn’t Jesus’ first miracle. This was his first public miracle.
Miracles at home are private miracles—until someone tells you about them. In this book, I’m telling you about them. The miracle at Cana never would have happened without Mary. And I believe the multiple miracles in our home never would have happened without many prayers, leaning in closer to the Lord, and being obedient to his directives. Does that sound boastful? Perhaps. But imagine a mother bear fighting for her cubs. She doesn’t care what her roar sounds like! And neither do I.
As you read this book, I pray you find the guidance and courage to fight like a momma bear with faith like Mary.
Please know that I did not come up with the concept for this book on my own. I felt strongly drawn to John 2:1-11. I found myself reading it over and over again, until finally, I called out: “What do you want from me, Lord?” I had already been directed, previously, to Jeremiah 30: 2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.’“ This book is a result of hearing and obeying what I believe the Lord asked me to do through these texts.
Honestly, it was easier to give birth five times, collectively, than to give birth to this one book. May you labor far less intensively as you read it. May this book empower you to boldly stand firm and fight for positive futures for your family. May you never feel hopeless. May you always know what the next step is to keep your family together, walking toward better futures and toward Jesus.
And may the pursuit of miracles be an ordinary part of your daily life.
For your family,
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