These stories are used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God


He supplies our needs

However, I found myself in a predicament as I questioned how I was going to be able to afford to get through my nursing degree. My mother had kindly paid my first semester's fees but after that I was on my own.

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Royal status

Research into my ancestory had revealed interesting information. Other people have also gleaned information about their families from documents and certificates located from the archives.

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He remembered

I opened the book to the month of April, 2001, and re-lived a traumatic period in my life. I was overseas, alone and pregnant.

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God is faithful

However, as the months progressed, he became disillusioned and began to consider whether he wanted to continue working in heavy industry. Over the years, an interest in computers had been sparked by the operation of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machinery and he had enhanced his knowledge of computers by taking classes in his own time.

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Work under construction

One of my earliest memories is of God saving me. On this day, God found me on a roadside in Hong Kong, praying.

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God spoke in a watermelon patch

It was during the Depression that a young pastor by the name of Tom Bradley knocked on the door of a farmhouse, about 12 kilometres from Parkes in New South Wales. Tom was wearing the typical garb of the pastor during the depression years--a well-worn dark suit, whitish shirt and tattered tie.

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A very odd letter

My husband decided that the most sensible solution was for him to get more training--then people might want him. I decided there was nothing I could do about my gender, so I didn't have any ideas at all.

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Watching God

My newly-wed husband and I bought a van that we honeymooned in, travelling around New Zealand before we finally arrived in our new town. We expected it to be easy to find a place to stay but we couldn't have been more wrong.

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God's quiet goodness

I have had more than my fair share of "miracles" or seemingly "impossible coincidences," and they are certainly amazing--but the things that are harder to explain are the miracles that are intangible and hard to quantify. These intangibles are probably more common in all our lives and are vastly important.

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My wonderful Father

Some years later, newly engaged to be married, a thought came to me that God might have something better for me. Interested, I wondered what it was.

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