His mom Kelly suggested a puppy, but could never imagine, that the puppy that came up to Landon would be a DOGWINK ... causing her little boy to say, "Look Mom! He's just like me..."
Driving to her first year of college, Liz Pennycook worried about leaving her childhood dog behind.
As a six-year old Liz had named her best furry friend GINGER. The Golden Retriever/Irish Setter had a ginger-colored coat and sweet disposition. But now Ginger was 14 and...
Every Christmas Louise wrote D-O-G at the top of her wish list. She knew it was a long shot … her mother had a terrible fear of dogs.
One day Louise made the mistake of asking again; her mom had a migraine headache. She snapped, "The only way you'll get a dog is if someone leaves it to you in a will." But ...
Taking in a LARGE HUSKY was out of the question. But her military son, about to be deployed, sadly said,
“Mom, I have no one else I can turn to”.
Today, Stephanie will tell you that decision was a LIFE-SAVING Dogwink/Godwink ... (read more)
A 110-year-old willow tree COLLAPSED. Arborists arrived and removed everything ... leaving an eight-foot stump.
We felt a deep SENSE of LOSS ... even held a memorial service in honor of our fallen friend ...but imagine our SURPRISE when...
NFL Kicker Ryan Succop was OUT OF WORK most of last year tending injuries from a difficult season with the Titans the year before. He began to DOUBT HIMSELF. Was he FINISHED with football?
He landed an interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At his hotel the evening before, he PRAYED... then looked in astonishment...
“Very hurtful words caused me to hold a grudge against my mother for years. I mean I held a grudge!
When Mom began to have serious issues with dementia a nursing home seemed to be the best option. But, then Covid-19 happened ... I was barred from seeing her … tormenting me for 8 months.
The NOTS that are in my mind, my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots,
The can nots and the do nots ...
“My husband had been OUT OF WORK for a long time ... my prayers were becoming more URGENT.
On my morning walk I heard an inner ‘Voice’ say, ‘BE STILL and know that I am God!’ ‘But... but...’
I sputtered, and heard again …
I was feeling so sad, mourning the loss of my mother. I looked out my back window and saw two BLUEBIRDS. But when I opened a package from my sister you'll never guess what was inside.
Congressional representatives, for weeks and weeks, had hurled bitter invective and harsh words of calamity. Could anything restore harmony? Was there any hope for a peaceful nation? An 81 year old man with flowing gray hair and wire spectacles stood up...
Sammy was a sociable little Westie. If dogs could whistle, that’s what he was doing. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah. Like in a movie about New York City in which he was the star.
GRRRR…GRRRROWL! Sammy bolted! Helplessly lost in Central Park.
Then a voice spoke in a foreign language ... this time Sammy ran to familiarity.
I’m writing this blog while sipping my hot cocoa in front of the fireplace watching another Hallmark Godwink Christmas Movie! What’s not to love? The magic of Christmas brings us back to a time and place that warms our hearts like a down comforter on a cold day.
On the day after the premier of “A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love” ...we are very grateful!
It was a blessing to see such an outpouring of positive reaction from all of you.
A GODWINK CHRISTMAS II - MEANT FOR LOVE by Louise DuArt-Rushnell.
Godwinks bring together Alice and Jack, strangers who have given up on dating. Prodded by her mom (Kathie Lee Gifford) to go to an event, Alice (Cindy Busby) bumps into Jack, (Ben Hollingsworth). They discover that the next day they're both heading for the same wedding ... their cousin's ... six hours away. Godwinks!
One of my favorite stories in our newest book, GODWINK CHRISTMAS STORIES, due in October, is that of Jonna Fitzgerald.
As a seven-year old, Jonna could consume hours parading across her front porch pretending to be Miss Texas. And, the day her mother took her to a concert by the reigning Miss Texas, the fiddle-playing Judy Mallett, was truly a day emblazoned into memory.
On the anniversary of his birth, Valentine’s Day, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Col Leo Thorsness was given a hero’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Perhaps you remember the sweet story we told about him on NBC through the eyes of a former 16 year old cheerleader Jane Ellis in Mount Pleasant, Tx.
Jane’s heart wept when she heard about the Prisoners of War but jumped at the opportunity to buy a $2.50 bracelet with the name of one of those POW’s on it.
“My POW was Col. Leo Thorsness. And, from that day forward, Leo was like a member of my family. I wore his bracelet, and prayed for him daily.” (More: click photo)
Sometimes God uses each of us as GODWINK LINKS—unwitting messengers of a Godwink to someone else ... to comfort them, and to let them know that they are not alone.
Actress Roma Downey, was divinely aligned her to be at exactly the right place, at the right time, to bring light to a young woman in desperate circumstances.
Just weeks before America needed hope and encouragement from what was about to happen on 9/11, my first When God Winks book was published, introducing a new word to the English language.
"... what you’ve called 'coincidences' ... are Godwinks ..."