A New Meaning for Tea-Totaller!

We had visitors for the weekend.When one of the women arrived, her right hand was curled and very painful. She had long scars on her forearm and more on her upper arm where surgeons had tried, in three operations, to fix the unexplained nerve damage - without success. She was in constant, chronic pain.I felt so sorry for her. Pain changes everything in one's life.So I asked if she'd like us to pray for her. She was a lapsed Christian, having left the church some years before and I wasn't sure she'd be open to it - but she said [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00August 27, 2018|Miracles by Design|

Miracle on Father’s Day, 2018

So we’ve just had a huge Father’s Day miracle!! Yesterday when Morgan and I arrived at granddaughter Bethany’s in downtown Toronto for a happily-anticipated visit, she and her husband Michael, a music producer, had just discovered that his backpack containing his laptop, backups and other irreplaceable work-related items had been stolen. The loss represented months of work and many thousands of dollars. It was absolutely devastating. It meant he wouldn't be able to proceed with his lineup of new work, but would have to recall the artists back into the studio, rewrite music and redo productions in both Canada and [...]

By |2023-02-24T02:12:24+00:00June 19, 2018|Miracles by Design|

The Miracle of the Face Cozy

I'm thinking this morning about that weird prayer I prayed, asking God to give me an invention a couple of years before I met Morgan. Then I just forgot about the prayer until, one day, I was so frustrated by the strap marks I had on my face every night from wearing my glamorous CPAP mask (following my diagnosis with sleep apnea) that I started fooling around with fabrics and designs to make something that would alleviate the problem. When I figured it out, I called the result the "Face Cozy" and got Donna Irwin to help me make some [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00August 29, 2015|Miracles by Design|


This will be brief – and I warn you before you begin reading, that it has no ending - yet.About two weeks ago, I was working at my desk one evening in my office. There was no music on - no radio or TV playing - nothing through which a voice could speak. I was alone in my home in Uxbridge. No one here.Suddenly - out of nowhere, a male voice said, "Five." That's all. Nothing more - just, "Five." The voice itself was unremarkable - just an ordinary male voice - although if I were asked to describe it, [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00February 18, 2013|Miracles by Design|


"Somebody has to pay." It's the natural response when someone suffers loss at the hands of another. Justice is the expected cry of the wounded heart.Last night, I wept, thinking of all that has been lost in my life as the result of actions of another person. Today is Easter. It used to be a joyful time of family celebration when all would gather in a home filled with love for each other – and now it's a painful time because what it once held has been scattered to the wind. It's no longer possible for us to gather around the [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00April 8, 2012|Miracles by Design|

Forgiveness – The Real Deal

Yesterday, I heard Oprah say that forgiveness is all about you - it's not about the offender. It's a tool for setting yourself free from any negative feelings that bind you to the offender and then simply walking on and moving forward with your life, oblivious to whatever may be happening with him or her. It has nothing to do with condoning the hurtful actions of another. It's all about you and moving forward.I bought into it at first, because the struggles of those around me who have tried to deal with horrible situations of offense would seem to merit [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00March 28, 2012|Miracles by Design|

Another Day of Grace…

This will be brief tonight because I'm exhausted – but I cannot go to bed without giving God the glory He so richly deserves.Sometimes I hesitate to tell about all God does in my life because it so often concerns His divine supply and I think people must get so tired of hearing about my constant financial stresses – even though they're told about them only when God has, once again, proven Himself faithful. I don't know why it has taken me so long to get back on my feet, but the reality is that it has. I often feel [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00March 1, 2012|Miracles by Design|

I Almost Missed It!

What an interesting day today!Let me go back a bit...Ever since restarting my life six years ago, my desire has been to find a way to make an income without deserting my first love - which is to serve God and really make my life count for His Kingdom. And so, in the development of my business, byDesign Media, I've done graphic design work for ministry organizations, produced Christian magazines (The Crossroads Compass and 50 Plus), published Christian books and served on the Heart to Heart Marriage and Family Institute Board. Making money from secular endeavors was something I tried [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00January 30, 2012|Miracles by Design|

Off-Track for 2000 Years????? Oi Vey!

There are some things that haven't been adding up for me.Let me go back a bit. I was raised in the home of a Baptist minister – a wonderful home in many ways – not perfect, but filled with wonderful memories.  The one thing that made less and less sense as I matured, was the total devotion to a God who didn't seem to do anything anymore. He seemed to be taking a 2000 year vacation after all that healing, delivering and miracle making. Involvement of Him in one's life seemed to me to be akin to building one's life [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00December 6, 2011|Miracles by Design|

The Ladder

I had a very interesting insight into the workings of God this morning.The past two weeks have been particularly difficult, not only prior to my healing from macular degeneration, but with some unexpected challenges. A few nights ago, my friend Jane Anne (who some of you are getting to know through reading this blog!) was praying. After asking God for wisdom, she distinctly heard Him say, "Intercede for thy sister." (Although she and I have different parents, we are very close and feel we are spiritually related through the blood of Jesus. Like sisters, we have a lot of fun [...]

By |2023-02-06T16:06:58+00:00December 2, 2011|Miracles by Design|


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