Update: Stroke of Grace has become In Darkness Sing and has moved to JenniferSaake.com.

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.

Jenni 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.

Since Jenni's chiropractor carried no insurance and moved out of the country soon after the accident (thus avoiding any legal or financial consequences), if you would like to help contribute to the Saake (pronounced like the two small words, say and key) family's massive financial needs (medical expenses alone are estimated to cost between $1- and $1.5- Million in Jenni's lifetime), please visit Jennifer Saake's Stroke Survivor GoFundMe Page. (This support information has been added in direct response to several reader requests.) The Saakes sincerely thank you for your prayers and if God prompts and equips you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


In this article entitled Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, I found this great little 10-minute video by John Piper that does a great job of defining what the Prosperity Gospel is and why it is so sinister.  I loved "There are healings that happen in this world! I don't deny that. But I deny vehemently that everybody will be healed!" Also the thought that this life is so brief and then eternity! This is basically what I concluded by the end of my multi-part exploration on faith and healing earlier this year and why this reality actually brings me more comfort than a Santa-Jesus or Genie-In-A-Bottle-God.

Our 13-year-old is at an (adult) computer programing conference this weekend. If you have Facebook, please head over to https://www.facebook.com/thebanana140 and "like" his group's competition project, a Twitter based platform for startups and new companies that don't have a dedicated customer support staff. Thanks so much for taking a tiny moment of your time to make a big impact in his life!
Rick is making about five round trips around town today to have all the kids at their correct places and times through the day. I'm glad we basically limit the kids to one extra curricular each year! It's another day where I really wish I were able to help out with the driving!
It's been a pretty quiet day with my kidney. Stone must not be trying to move at all, because there is basically no pain and no blood so far today. Thanks for your prayers!
Well, I just got out of the shower, so onto jumping, wet, stringy hair and all. ;)

Day 7 of 100
You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Matthew 5:3 (MSG) 

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