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, April 4, 2016


After just sharing my vent about a nasty message I had to deal with today, I want to remove personal information while sharing the heart of a very sweet note that landed in my inbox and greatly encouraged my heart today:

Your posting has meant so much to me... The fact that you're writing from a Christian perspective is every thing to me. I found many blogs, but only one that gave me hope. It's particularly difficult when our pastor and church members don't understand why I'm not healed... 

There are some cruel people in this world, ugly at heart. There are also some kind and beautiful soal who take the time to edify and bless those around them.

I thank God on a day I had to deal with something so hurtful, God also already had prepared a reminder of His grace to quiet my heart.


  1. Oh, honey, if they only knew your heart. Forgive them for their ignorance.
    (That's my paraphrase of what Jesus said on the cross).

    1. And block them too. (That's the having good boundaries part also!)

  2. Oh, honey, if they only knew your heart. Forgive them for their ignorance.
    (That's my paraphrase of what Jesus said on the cross).

  3. I will forgive them for hurting my girl, Debbie. But I hurt for her. This wonderful person healed my heart as well as hers.

  4. So glad she came to you, Jenni. God will give you the words of comfort.