Lou from Much Ado About Lou here.

I love a good fiction novel. They are what I read 99% of the time. Every once in a while a non-fiction book will catch my eye.

When GOD Winks at YOU

When God Winks At You


I do believe a Godwink brought this book into my hands. We had been running around for a week solid and somewhere along the way I lost my Kindle (purple case in case you run across it ;) ). I also just happened to be putting up something on our bookcase in the entry way and When GOD Winks at YOU caught my eye. I pulled it out and started reading…and I love it!

When GOD Winks at YOU is a collection of stories of “coincidence” that are truly amazing. The author, Squire Rushnell, calls these coincidences godwinks.  This book resonates with me so much because I have had many godwinks over the years…and a blunt, slap-you-in-the-face one recently.

You see, I am a work at home mom of a two-year-old and an infant. That means I am overwhelmed most of the time. I stay up late working and get up early with the kids.
This particular day both kids had been in a crying mood from the moment they woke up. That afternoon my son, Ryder, needed changed out of his naptime diaper and into his big boy underwear. He was not cooperating and Iyla, my infant, was screaming.
I was sleep deprived and at the end of my rope. So I cried out to God in a small voice, “God, I can’t do this! I need help! Please!”
A moment later, Ryder, who loves Veggie Tales, looks at me with a huge smile and says, “God made you special, and He loves you very much!”
The thing is, he has NEVER said that to me before and hasn’t repeated it since even though he watches and reads Veggie Tales all the time. I know that it was a message directly from God that He was with me and would help me through my exhaustion to be a good Mom to my kids.
My story is special to me, but in the grand scheme of things very small compared to the many incredible stories that are included in this book. I highly recommend it.
The stories included in When GOD Winks at YOU will lift you up and make you smile. And you just might start looking at the little things in everyday life differently.

Lou from Much Ado About Lou

I'm the wife of Michael and mommy of Ryder and am just walking through this life step by step focusing on enjoying the little things in life. I am in awe of the many blessings big and small I


  • Carol Williams

    I think that’s how your faith is grown. I wonder how many times God tried to get my attention, in my younger days, but I wasn’t listening. Your story made me smile, because I was remembering the first time both my kids were crying at the same time and I didn’t know which to go to first. Soon all 3 of us were crying! In my prayer group we talked about how stress and worry are sent by satan, and are indicative of a lack of trust in God. I hadn’t considered that and ever since I’ve tried to “lean not on my own understanding”. I hope you enjoy your kids. Mine are all grown up and I enjoy them more every day, really. :)

    • Lou from Much Ado About Lou

      I agree Carol! Learning to trust God and trusting in the knowledge that He is always with us and never leaves us is hard but so worth it! It has helped me to enjoy my life so much more!