Saturday, May 8, 2010

Divine coincidences

The more I get to know God over the years the less I believe in coincidence. The longer you walk with Him the stranger things get. Perhaps some things are coincidental but many things are not - they get too bizzarre and happen too often to be seen this way. I always called them God-grins because I am very fond of God's sense of humor, but from reading other blogs I often see the term God-incidences used. I am seeing God's hand at work constantly of late. I know many theologians or scientists would laugh at this but (luckily) since I'm just a plain old Jesus freak this gives me great freedom in my posting. I can post to my heart's content about miracles, God-grins, and the strong guiding hand of my Father in heaven. I read a lot of blogs and am seeing how often these God-incidences show up in the lives of others, too. Sometimes I'm  a bit embarrassed to leave comments on the stricter, by the book (though I don't know which book, it's not in my Bible or Catechism) blogs because I look like an idiot :) The blessing here is least I'm God's idiot. Yes, I've been slammed a few times but I still stick to my guns on the God-incidence issue because they happen too often. I might as well admit how far this idiocy goes so everyone can be sure where I stand:

Yes, I think there are various apparitions occurring throughout the earth. I don't just believe it - I'm sure of it:)
Yes, I think miracles occur more often than we think :)
Yes, I think a lot of coincidences are the Hand of God :)
Yes, I can actually feel God's love :)
Truthfully, if I must be honest I can feel God's love for others. I'm tired of pretending otherwise. I think I'll let the theologians fight with the scientists and just be who God made me to be. Do I believe all the apparitions are true? No. I'll give an example of a God-grin though:

The week before my healing I had 4 dreams. In the first dream I was running (I never ran, it hurt), in the second dream I was riding a bike, in the third dream I was slain in the Spirit, and in the fourth dream Jesus grasped me by the hands, pulled me up and embraced me. The healing service was the following day. All I had to do was get in my brother's car. He just "happened" to have taken that day off from the music ministry at church before he even knew about the service. He felt "led" to go and felt "led" to ask me to go. A month before the service I had gotten a book about Father DiOrio at a used bookstore. When I opened the book at home a prayer cloth blessed by him fell out and I started carrying it around with me. Theresa, who went with us was certain that I was going to be healed (she also has a healing gift and many others). When I walked into the chapel I was surrounded by peace. You all know the rest. I was healed of a rare disease that even the priest hadn't ever heard of. Everyone knows of my devotion to the Divine Mercy, St. Faustina, and that I was in the presence of Jesus' Divine Mercy many years ago.God woke me up for years at 3:33 to pray the chaplet. I call myself Mary333 because of this and page 333 of St. Faustina's Diary. The name of Father DiOrio's Apostolate?
The Apostolate of Divine Mercy and Healing. I think this qualifies as a God-incidence, don't you? Even my URL is from St. Faustina's Diary. And last night "coincidentally" there was a lady who works for Father DiOrio's ministry at the Life in the Spirit Seminar that I recently started attending who heard about my healing and gave me her e-mail so she could send me info on who I should send my testimony to.

Praise you Jesus for Thy Infinite Mercy!


  1. You know..I'm still thinking about your healing! I can't get it off of my mind! I wonder why it is that some don't see God's miracles for what they are. Your healing was a gift from God...and He was clearly preparing you for it for some time! You are a blessing to me, Mary. Thank you!

  2. Miracles do happen very often these days. The trouble is many people are not prepared to believe in them.

    Visions and apparitions too. God is real. Jesus is alive and with us each day.

    God bless you.

  3. I don't believe in conincidence, I never have. I am a true believer in what is meant to happen just happens. I believe as hard as God works so does Satan and we all must be very careful as Satan can mimic any and everyone.

    I think your healing is wonderful Mary, may you continue to be blessed by God and all the Saints, I am so thankful for my faith and all the ways God has used me to help others.

    Happy Mothers Day my young friend......:-)Hugs

  4. Thank you for sharing your testimony.

  5. I agree with you completely. It is amazing how the Holy Spirit is pouring out graces through these beautiful blogs. I admit it has taken me a long time to work up the courage to jump in and start blogging and actually begin commenting on other blogs, but already in just a short time He has spoken exactly what I needed to hear through blogs I never would have known about had I not taken that first step of faith. Thank you for your encouraging posts and for building our faith by sharing your testimony of healing. I am so honored to be able to be one of the first ones to read about it! God Bless you!

  6. I do not believe in coincidences either. They are all God-incidences. God bless!

  7. Colleen,
    Yes, I have noticed how many of these God-incidences happen in your life, too :) Yours was one of the blogs that I was talking about. Clearly the hand of God upon you. Every blog that I follow is for a reason - it's as if God leads me there. I learn different things from different people for God's gifts are many. It is easy for me to see the Holy Spirit's work in many people and I can see this very well in your life :) Well, at least the part you share. God bless you, Colleen.

  8. Mary, I think we are all God's idiots - even the theologians and scientists. Don't be intimidated by anybody's learning. What really counts is what is in our hearts and you have a good heart to share. I love hearing your stories of how God has touched you. It inspires me. I also like to read other people's comments because I always learn something and feel the richer for it.

  9. I came back here to tell you that I just found information on diseases linked to gluten intolerance and celiac disease. One of them was Myasthenia Gravis. In case Michaela shows any symptoms I thought you might like to know as gluten intolerance can be inherited. I don't know if you had this problem or not, but I wouldn't want anybody to suffer needlessly. Still on a high about your cure.