I Believe in Miracles<< All Articles
People sometimes ask me if I believe in miracles. My answer is an emphatic YES. Over the years I have seen God’s hand in my life literally dozens of times. Probably one of the most profound moments had to do with publishing my first book. I’d received a devastating rejection–the editor told me to throw my manuscript away–that no amount of rewriting would make it publishable. Choosing to ignore her advice I wrote a query letter to a different publisher and waited for a reply. When none came I grew frustrated and decided I didn’t care if the publisher wanted to see that book or not, I was mailing it off. On my return from the post office I stopped to pick up the mail. Inside was a reply to my query letter. The editor said DO NOT MAIL US YOUR MANUSCRIPT. Too late. I’d already sent it to New York. Three weeks later that publisher purchased my book, Heartsong. If I’d waited a half hour I would never have mailed the manuscript. Yes, I believe in miracles. My first book sale was one.