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I Knew We Shouldn’t Go

We witnessed a miracle. I didn’t even think about it until my mom texted.

Well, not true, we thought about the small one months ago, but listen to this.

In 2019 we signed up to take my mom, dad and aunt on a trip with @mrdavebutler and @emilybellefreeman to the Holy Land. It was going to be an amazing tour and the dream trip for each of us. It felt good and wonderful, and I paid for it all right then and there.

The man on the phone explained over and over that I understood they do not do refunds, like at all. I yes’d the heck out of him and hung up on cloud nine.

It was happening.

We were going.

May 2020 would be one to remember.

I Knew We Shouldn’t Go

By that night I was uneasy, but I was the only one. By the next day, I felt over and over the same thought and feeling that we shouldn’t go.

By the next day I was convinced that we were not only not supposed to go but that there was a reason why.

I talked to Cade in tears and he said, “if you’re feeling that, let’s cancel.”

I was just beside myself about calling my mom. I’d prayed and prayed and there’s no one more faithful and supportive and loving than her but this was her dream trip!

I gently explained, “Mom, you all can still go, but I feel we should cancel.”

She said, “Carrian I’ve been feeling uneasy all night. I’m not sure what’s right, but let your dad and I pray about it.”

By the end, all 5 of us had the same feeling to cancel, and so I called with my tail between my legs and knowing we wouldn’t get our money back, it would just be a credit and we would have to eventually book again.

The Miracle

A woman answered and I explained that I just had this feeling… she pulled up my account… put me on hold not once but three times and finally came back and said,

“I don’t know what happened. I see your payment and all of the information but for some reason nothing has gone through and you haven’t been charged. I’ll cancel it and you’re good to go. It’s so crazy, I’ve never seen this happen before!”

But I knew, we all knew, it was a miracle. It was only the beginning.

Hello COVID 19, I see now why we were to stay home. Listening to small things helps us tune in and eventually we will #HEARHIM for real.

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4 Things You Should STOP Doing When Grilling!

About the authors

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Hmmm…. I tried… unsuccessfully to share your Dream Travel Story on FBook…. no matter how I adjusted my screen…. the ‘Post’ button was too low… ;-(

    I did very much enjoy the miracle you experienced… 😉

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    • Well dangit! That is so strange! Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Trust in the Lord.

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    • Amen to that!

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  • Our God is faithful and cares for His children. Thank you for sharing His faithfulness.

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    • Amen to that Donna! Thank you so much for your support!

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  • You were very lucky, it’s too bad you couldn’t make the trip, but I’m sure you made the right decision

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    • We will get there someday! It definitely worked out for the best!

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  • Amen!
    Another answered prayer!
    Glory be to the Lord !

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    • Wow that is so wonderful when are prayers are answered and we feel the relief and the power received. I’m glad you listened to the still small voice. I also love getting your recipes. My book is getting so big I’m going to have to start a second book. We are all on a low carb diet. Thanks again for sharing about your trip and your recipes. I pray your family will be blessed.

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      • Thank you so much Jo! Your support means the world to us!

    • Thank you so much Marjorie!

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  • This is the first time I’ve commented on your site. I usually read, save recipes, read comments and move on but this? This, I had to comment on. Thank you for sharing. You have no idea how much this helped me this morning.

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    • Thank you so much Tracy! So glad it helped you in some way!

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  • imagine taking a global pandemic and making it about yourself.

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    • It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him and knowing that He is aware of each of us.

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4 Things You Should STOP Doing When Grilling!