by SQuire Rushnell, “The Godwink Guy”
It was truly a “Godwink” that my first book of hope and encouragement was released just before 9/11, almost as if it was predestined to help a hurting nation.
The new word “Godwinks” quickly entered into the language meaning those little “coincidences” that weren't coincidence, but instead, from divine origin.
The word itself evolved while writing my first book, When God Winks. I found myself wondering, “If there’s no coincidence to coincidence, what do you call it?
My wonderful wife Louise and I talked and prayed about it for weeks. One day the new little word floated into myconsciousness⎯ “Godwink” ... it was fun and friendly like “Godsend” or “Godspeed”. .
I immediately substituted “Godwink” for every use of the term “coincidence” in my manuscript and it fit! Word of mouth phenomena took it from there and today “Godwinks” is showing up in dictionaries, has had five seasons of a monthly segment on NBC Today, and fostered enough stories to fill 12 books. Those amazing stories are now the basis of four seasons of the Hallmark Godwink Movie Series and our first Netflix Movie in 2022.
Over time our nearly two million readers have led us to a second dictionary meaning. It had never dawned on me that there was no word in the English language for “answered prayer.” Our readers began filling that vacancy by saying, “I just had a Godwink!”
The original mission of Godwinks remains unchanged: to lift the spirits of our readers and viewers with powerful and true-life Godwink stories, providing hope and encouragement.
Godwinks are truly “Signs of Hope.”