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Part 5 of the Wicked 7 Part Miracle (52 Books in 52 Weeks)

Time for the 5th miracle relating to Wicked! Are you ready, because it’s a big one! The last week of January 2002 I was desperately seeking a “career”. I had done a lot of different jobs which gave me a smattering of experience in several different fields. I had over the course of several days sent out resumes to a dozen different job openings, each of which I was qualified for and each of which would have set me on a very clear job “path” different from the others. I was tired and desperate and my husband still had a year-and-a-half left of law school. My mom called me early one morning and said that she had been praying very intensely and telling God that I needed to know what I was supposed to do. She told me that God had said that I would hear about a job that day and that was what I was supposed to do for my career. I said “great!” and proceeded to wait for some form of communication.

 

Later that night, around eight p.m., she called and asked, “Well, who did you hear from?” I told her no one. There hadn’t been a single call all day nor any kind of letter or anything. She was adamant that somehow I was still going to get that communication because God had told her it was happening today. I said okay and decided not to go to bed until the day was over.

 

At 11:55 p.m. I received an email from Nancy out of the blue. She was swamped with book deadlines, needed to turn a manuscript in at the end of the week, and was willing to pay me if I could write a chapter for her in twenty-four hours.

 

God had promised Mom He’d give me a job that day that told me what my career was going to be and at five minutes to midnight, He told me I was going to be a writer.

I ended up writing almost two chapters and all but one of the poem chapter headers for Wicked: Witch in the next three days. This miracle was the culmination of just under two years of miracles and God pushing me into the right place. People told me to go to the Retreat and Conference. My parents paid for me to go. A teacher had to cancel at the last minute and Nancy came in her place. I was put in Nancy’s class. She recognized that we had similar writing styles (which is why in January of 2002 she realized that she could do a bit of revising on whatever I sent her and it would still sound like the same voice). We kept in touch. Seventeen months later she asked me to help her out and God used that to send a very loud, very clear message. The message? HAVE FAITH THAT GOD HAS A PLAN AND KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING.

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