God often gets blamed for the bad stuff that happens in life, but once in a while I have to say, “Only God could have done that!”

~Check This One~

At 6:45 AM every Thursday, Dave picks up Jim to go to a men’s Bible study, followed by breakfast with the guys. While they’re eating, Ron’s daughter calls, wanting her dad to fetch a horse from down near the Cape, for her Derby Talk Riding Academy—a long way. Jim asks to go along. Sure, says Ron, and off they go, horse trailer in tow.

Before they leave, however, Dave calls. just to make sure it would be okay with me. Sounds really good, as Jim badly needs this sort of outing. Then I remember: Aaaugh! I have a PT appointment at 10:00 and depend on Jim getting me there! WAY too sad.

I tell Dave, and he thinks a moment, then asks, “Is your appointment with Joe at Recesso?”

     “Yes!” I say.

“That’s…ten o’clock???”


“I have an appointment with Joe at 10:30!”

WHOOEE!!! Who’d a thunk?

We get there at 10 and tell Joe the story. He says, “Did you guys work this out ahead of time??”

     “Nope. On the spot.”

Joe praises God with us.

After a 285-mile round trip, Ron and Jim get back, hauling the new horse. Everybody is happy!


My times are in your hands. (Psalm 31:15)

In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. (Psalm 37:19)

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. (Nahum 1:7)

Prayer happens, even at riding academies!


Have you had times of unexpected deliverance? Tell me your God Thing.
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