Update: The In Darkness Sing blog at JenniferSaake.com is experiencing prolonged technical issues, so I'm temporarily posting back here on my old Stroke of Grace blog.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes via vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office, including brain stem and cerebellum bleeds, in Oct. 2011. Jenni remained hospitalized for nearly 2 months and was not expected to live (near death experience) nor recover, but if she even survived, she was slated to live out her days in a nursing home or, best case, to maybe come home but wheelchair-bound and needing 24-hour care. At 5 years, 7 months God showed how He was writing her story from the beginning.

Jennifer is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Stroke of Grace became In Darkness Sing in early 2018 and has moved, along with all five of Jennifer's active blogs, to one location at JenniferSaake.com. (Please see above temporary update note above!)

Friday, April 19, 2013


Today I'm trying this challenge. "Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt “After” with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing." We shall see what happens. :)

Start time:

After... Life after strokes.

This morning my husband woke up too sick to drive himself to work or our son to school. I called my parents (pre-aranged that they would be our back-up drivers if ever needed) at 6am. They were here by 7 to pick up our son.

They will be back in about half an hour to take me to the dentist, because, stroke or no stroke, life moves on. This afternoon we go back to pick our oldest up from school.

I am so very frustrated by this not being able to drive thing!

Stop Time
 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5: 6-7


  1. I love the short and sweet simplicity that speaks so much volume. God bless you this day and rejoice in the small and simple today. Life doesn't stop going when you do. Rest in the blessings that others are able to give you.

  2. Love your post! I'm so sorry about your struggles, but you have what it takes to pull through... faith that God has your back. God bless.

  3. Jenni, it seems you have a real "keep at it!" positive attitude. May God bless your family today. I hope your husband is well soon!

  4. Bless you dear, praying for you.