Shoot like a Girl | Miracle (#31days)

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Day 3 | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

When I first visited the children at Little House of Refuge, the walls of the orphanage were exposed and molded cinder block, electricity was unstable and inconsistent, and the greatest need  was milk for the 50 little ones who hadn’t had it in months. People said it would take a miracle to make things better.

Have you seen miracles lately? Some are flashy. Some are breathtaking. People have always chased after them, hoping to get bragging rights to the beyond belief.

But what if the most powerful miracles are right here, taking place slowly while we go about our business as if nothing extraordinary will ever happen.

There is so much extraordinary just waiting to reveal itself. Slow miracles are profound and beautiful. Maybe our heart sees them even if our eyes don’t. Maybe they’re what gives us hope to carry on.

Little House now has lights that shine brightly, lush vegetable gardens, and livestock giving fresh milk daily. Every visit reveals a new miracle in the making. That’s why I keep returning – because I believe in miracles. And the hope that they bring.

And this bracelet now lives in a small village in Romania. A precious deaf girl wears it as her sign of hope. This summer, she spoke and was heard when God sent a woman from the United States who knew sign language. She wept joyfully because for the first time, we was really seen.

Slow miracles. Best miracles.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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3 thoughts on “Shoot like a Girl | Miracle (#31days)”

  1. We look for the “flashy” miracles, not knowing that we need only look in the mirror. We are the miracle people are needing. Walking, talking, loving, praying miracles.

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