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.

Monday, March 10, 2014


I'm home from the doctor with a tummy bug, sinus infection, ear infection (only right, tube in left kept that eardrum looking "beautiful"), and now on antibiotics. Fluids and plenty of rest and more fluids and more rest, on the agenda.

All our kids were back to school today. They are beyond contagion, but still not back to full energy. 
I can't stress the truth of this statement enough! So very true. Even two fairly identical, medically speaking, injuries exhibit it vastly different ways, due to each person's unique brain wiring!
There are many who say, 'Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!' You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:6 - 8, ESV)


  1. Praying you feel much better very soon. I love you.

  2. That last part of your last verse...I say it to my kids every night...joining you with the blahs...

    1. Kendra, that why I put it on your quilt, dear Kendra. Something we realized we had in common even before the strokes. {hug}