My Choice for Women's Day

Today we celebrate women worldwide.  It’s nice to reflect on missionary Elisabeth Elliot or humanitarian Mother Theresa.  There is one woman I especially admire right here in my one-mile radius; she is the one I spotlight this year as we focus on women who change the world.

Karen changed my world.  I met her in January for the first time.  She lives down the street but due to severe autoimmune diseases, she has not been able to walk from her bed to the living room.  Four years ago, Karen’s husband strolled by my home with his dog and chatted with me as I worked in my garden.  We shared faith in Jesus and this desperate husband asked me to pray for his wife.  I stormed the heavens for that girl but every time I asked him thereafter, he replied:  “No change.”

There was something about Karen, like a connection in the spirit, when I asked God to encompass her in his arms and raise her from her sickbed.  The prompting made it easier to not give up but pray.

Just after the holidays, I heard a knock at my door.  I recognized my familiar neighbor but who was that lovely lady on his arm?  When I invited them in, Karen grabbed my hands and hugged me tight saying “Jesus healed me.” 

My breathing increased and I could barely speak as Karen excitedly exclaimed: “I had to try to walk all the way here and meet the woman who prayed and believed God will heal me.”

Karen continues to rock my world with her amazing testimony of faith in the One who heals.  She is not shy to testify about her miracle.  Recently in the Optometrist’s office, she helped me find a new pair of eyeglasses.  As they were being fitted on my face, Karen told the gal all about Jesus and how he heals today.  The staffer leaned forward and timidly whispered to us, “People just don’t know how powerful prayer can be.”

Karen called me the other day and told me she ran into that staffer in Safeway where she inquired if I liked my new glasses.  Karen shouted on the phone:  “She’ll never forget us!”

I promised to share the miracles I write about in my journal this year.  Karen is one I can’t keep to myself!  Those bedridden days are gone and now Karen and I dance to Mandesa’s “Good Morning” rap song in the living room and bask in God’s wonderful love for His women.


  1. What a wonderful story about faith and prayer that brought about a miracle in Karen's health condition!

  2. Praise be to God!
    What a testimony of your faith and the power of prayer, Mary.

    You have made a new friend, one whom God led right to you!

    Thank you for sharing this with us today, God bless the both of you ~

  3. Goosebumps! What a wonderful testimony, Mary. Praise God!

  4. That's a wonderful testimony!

  5. Nothing like a prayer offered with so much faith! Glory be to the One Who hears our prayers and never sleeps!!! That is a powerful testimony and what bond you both share. God is truly good. All the time. Thank you for this. Thank you for this wonderful lady whose testimony blessed mine. So did you sister Mary! God bless and protect you both!

  6. Oh, Mary! This is just amazing! PRAISE GOD!!!!! This is so encouraging to me. I needed this right now more than you will ever know. I know God still heals, and Jesus Christ is still the same today as He was when He walked this earth. What touches me so deeply is the way you have earnestly interceded for this dear lady and stood in the gap for her and prayed so hard. May the Lord bless you for being the faithful friend and prayer warrior you are. You are such a dear blessing to this world! Much love to you.

  7. Mary, thank you so much for sharing this with us!! Most encouraging testimony of healing that I've heard in a long time. May I please ask you to pray for healing for my knees? I'm a believer and worked in Christian ministry for many years until my knees became so painful that it's difficult for me to walk. X-rays show NO cartilage in either knees, just bone rubbing against bone! My dear husband is the only one I know who believes that God heals, and he's praying faithfully along with me. Thank you to everyone who will pray!! God bless you.

  8. He truly is an awesome God. Sometimes it will be days, weeks, later when I realize a prayer has been answered. Miracles do happen and so glad for your friend. :) Enjoyed reading. :)

  9. Praise God!! What a wonderful post and testimony!! How special that Jesus brought you and Karen together in this way!! Love the two of you dancing and praising Him, and love how you wrote Bask in God's love of His women!! Actually I didn't know it was women's day,so this was the perfect way to find out, from one of His special beloved women/daughters and with such an amazing testimony of healing and His great Love and miracles!!

  10. Oh I love this testimony!!!! This melted my old heart today and I surely needed a lifting of the spirit. Thank you for sharing sweet lady. You have such a wonderful heart for our Lord. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. What an incredibly powerful testimony Mary, of the healing power in the Lord's hands that still heals today! So thankful that He not only healed her, but brought her into your life, so that you both were partakers of this miraculous event, and how thankful I am to hear that she has become such a faithful proclaimer of the healing power of Jesus to all she meets, to GOD be the Glory!!!!!!!!!

  12. Prayers been sent up for tomorrow. Well... Each day... May the Lord bless you and strengthen you and He is there with you. Always. Love and blessings. Take care sister Mary and stay strong.

  13. Good morning sister Mary! Sooo happy to hear from you and what better way to hear from you but on the special day where we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead!!!

    "The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you..." Amen!!!

    No doubt! I know you'd do well after the procedure. Because I know Who is with you all the time. So all praises and thanks to the One Who deserves 'em. I will keep you in my prayers, for your continued healing and strength, restoration and everything. May you always be reminded to stay strong with the power that God gives. Love you in Christ sister Mary and thank you also for your prayers. May you have a blessed Sunday with your family!


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