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Find a Gem in This Tale

Dear Friend,

 

Today, as I was working on my book doing last reviews, I was reminded of one story. It brought tears to my eyes when I first heard it. It associated with my personal experience and reminded me the secret of winning the game. The beauty of not giving up. It is a quite known tale about two frogs; I will re-tell it to you.

One sunny day, by accident two frogs got into a bucket of milk. They tried to jump out of it, but they couldn’t. They had no solid ground and sides of the pail were too high. One frog said, “Oh no! This is it. We won’t be able to get out of here.” The other one exclaimed “Let’s keep swimming! Maybe someone will see us and will help us. Somehow we will get out of here.”

They began paddling and tried to jump out. With no avail. After some time, the first frog said, “Swimming is of no use. We won’t get out of here no matter how much we try!”

“Don’t give up,” the other one responded. “Just hold on. Let’s continue making every effort. There must be a way!”

But it seemed like nothing they did seem to help. After several hours of paddling, the first frog said, “This is nonsense. There’s no point of doing this, we’re going to drown anyway. I can’t go on any longer.” And then he stopped paddling and drowned in the milk.

But the other frog kept on paddling. He kicked and swam in circles. He got so tired. All he wanted was to rest, at least a little bit. But when the frog stopped paddling to relax for a few seconds, he sank to the bottom of the bucket. His nostrils got filled with milk, he could not breathe. The frog was so scared and exhausted. It seemed that there was no hope. But then, he pulled all his strength that he had left, used his legs to push off the bottom and kicked with all his might to come to the surface. And then he kicked and kicked and kicked. The little frog was so tired. He had no strength and saw no chance to be rescued. No matter how much he tried to get himself out, nothing was working. Yet, he knew he could not stop and continued kicking, and paddling and swimming in circles, believing that somehow he will get out of that bucket.

And then, something happened. The frog started feeling something solid under his feet. Instead of sinking, he could stand.

Through all kicking and paddling and turning of the frog, the milk had been turned into butter. The little frog jumped out of the bucket.

 

Your journey might come to a point when you feel hopelessness.

You might feel that your efforts make no difference.

You might have sleepless nights, thinking that what you want is nearly impossible.

You may feel tired.

You may face obstacles that prevent you from achieving your goal.

But overcome those obstacles and just keep going. No one can break you down and stop you unless you allow it. Look for the solution until you find it. You will not find it only if you believe that there is no solution and will give up on it. Believe, there is always a way. You only need to find it.

When you face difficult times, remember that you have a source of strength. Seek for the strength in the Lord, for only He is an inexhaustible source of strength.

Always know that the pen is in your hands and what kind of story will be written in your life book depends on you, not on other people or some circumstances.

Do not give up. Never give up.

Inga

 

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Amazing Testimony. The Lord Knows Your Every Need.

Dear Friend,

It’s been a while since I wrote something on this blog. Life has been very busy with work and my project of preparing my book to be published, and other things.

But I never forgot about you. And now, when I wrote one of my latest testimonies to share it with others, I rush to share it with you as well. It is an amazing testimony about how the Lord takes care of our needs. I hope this will strengthen your faith and the Lord will speak to you.

Just recently, my friend made a birthday gift to me,  a vacation to Jamaica. 🙂  So, my mom, Anzhelika, I went on our vacation. On the way to our destination, my manual wheelchair broke. Just as I began saying in my mind “Lord, why…? How am I going to move around in that gigantic resort in my broken wheelchair?” A thought came to me, “Go online and search for wheelchair rentals in Jamaica.” While we were traveling, I found a company in Jamaica that rents electric wheelchairs and began communication regarding the rental.

There was exactly the type of wheelchair that fits my needs, and in addition to the electric wheelchair for my daily use, the representative emailed me the picture of a beach wheelchair as well. I was so happy to learn they had it! When we were making reservations at the resort, we asked the manager if they had a beach wheelchair, and we were told that there was wheelchair access to the beach, but the hotel did not have a beach wheelchair. So, seeing that there was a way for me to obtain the chair to get on a beach sand was thrilling. But as I looked more carefully at the picture, I saw that due to my physical limitations it would be extremely challenging for me to get into it. Plus, the cost for both wheelchairs for a week would have been over $800.

To be honest, it was hurtful to know that I would not be able to get to the beach. For many years now I no longer say in my mind “God, I wish I had my legs…” but this time it was painful that I would not be able to go on that white sand beach and see the Caribbean turquoise sea. But then, I ‘swallowed’ the pain and decided that I would focus on all other things I would be able to enjoy. The resort was fantastic, and there were other fun things to do. I did not say anything to anybody nor did I pray. I just knew the Lord knew it all.

And, what do you think?:)

Upon our arrival, on the next day, we went down to the pool area and spent few hours enjoying our time. On our way back, I looked where Lifeguard station was and I could not believe my own eyes – there it was – a beach wheelchair! Anzhelika and I came to the lifeguard and I asked if that beach wheelchair was available to use. The lifeguard enthusiastically responded, “Yes, it is! We don’t know much about it as it’s new, we’ve never seen this kind of a wheelchair. Hotel bought it and it just got here yesterday. Just let us know when you want to use it and we’ll bring you to the beach!”

The hotel, which never had a beach wheelchair, purchased it and delivered it on the day I arrived.

As I am writing this story to share with you, my eyes are full of tears of joy. The Lord knows everything. He knows your every need. He knows the deepest pain of your heart. He knows your every thought. And, He comes right on time and is never late.

Be well, and until the next time.

Inga

 

 

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Two Golden Rules that Changed My Life Experience After the Crash and in Many Circumstances…

Today I had a situation that reminded me something that I want to share with you. This changed my life experience after the crash, and it changes my experience in many circumstances.

Today there was one of those days when I was annoyed that I had to interrupt my work with my book and go to the kitchen cook a meal. The first thing I said to my friend – when the time comes, one of the first things I will do for myself – get a private chef so I would NOT have to use the precious time for cooking! (Those who know me well, know that I was never interested in cooking and don’t like to spend time in the kitchen.)

Then, my mind automatically reminded me one rule – golden rule – change the perspective. In this case, since I can’t hire a private chef ( yet :)) , I asked myself – what can I appreciate about this situation?

That same second, I realized how grateful I am that I actually CAN cook! It seems it was just recently when I was told that my left arm had a full irrecoverable paralysis due to the nerve injury in the car accident and I questioned how I would be able to live with only one hand in addition to having lost my legs, how I would be able to cook and handle the household duties with only one hand… And now I get to do it without even thinking about it!
Feeling of frustration began fading away. Instead, my heart was filled with gratitude that I get to do this meal.

Then, another golden rule came to my mind – never forget where you began your journey, what it was before you improved your life…so you don’t take for granted what you can do now.
That moment, I vividly remembered those times when due to traumatic injuries I was not able to do anything, then how I was learning to do things with one hand…how challenging it was to figure out how to cook meals, which require two hands. And today, I do those things with ease…I get to do practically whatever meal I decide to make. Now I was even more thankful that I get to make a meal!

And, then I asked what it would be like if you lost that which you have/have to do…that, which you are annoyed about?

That moment, my perspective about what I had to do suddenly changed, and I actually felt immense gratitude that I can cook! And, instead of being annoyed that ‘I have to do it’, I was glad I get to do it.
So, feeling sincere appreciation for what I was about to do, I made spaghetti with meatballs and mushroom sauce, while listening to some inspiring valuable audio, and my dinner was actually better than in the last two restaurants I had this meal. 🙂

I smiled to myself…

It’s all about the perspective, the way we view the world and things that we have to do. Perspective shapes our attitude and how we experience situations that we get to live.

When you can’t change your circumstances, change your perspective about it. Ask yourself a question that will make you look at that same situation differently, that would make you see it as a benefit for you, what you could appreciate about that situation.

It’s not the circumstances that make you feel in any particular way. It is you – your perspective and your thought focus – that shape your experience in given circumstances.

And yes.. never forget where you came from…where you were before you improved your life. So often we get used to the blessing and stop appreciating it, taking it for granted. We forget how fragile we are and it’s so easy to lose it all.

Life feeling grateful for what you have and what you can do completely transforms your life experience!

Blessings, Inga

 

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Make Your Life a Masterpiece

Now, as my major event is over (one of my duties at work is organize annual fundraiser), I am happy to be able to focus again on editing and improving my book “Unstoppable”. As I was editing my last chapter of the book, which summarizes many experiences and lessons about choices, I was inspired to share a part of it with you. 🙂 I hope you will enjoy it. Please leave me your feedback, it is truly very valuable to me.

 

…I don’t understand many things. But what I do know that it’s not what happens to us and not really what people do to us what determines the quality of our lives, but how we respond to it and what we choose to do about it. Sure, we don’t have a choice of what happens to us or what other people’s choices are, but we always have a choice what we are going to do afterward. We always have a choice to complain, blame and spend our lives in misery and regret. But we also have a choice to get up and shake off the dust, accept the responsibility and relentlessly move on creating the life we desire. And that will make us either a victim who blames someone else for the unhappiness, or it will make us the unbreakable fighter, who gets to fulfill our intention in spite of all because we never stopped and never gave up.

I do know that we can achieve anything we set our minds to, if we truly desire it, do whatever it takes to achieve it and have unshakable faith that we are going to succeed. I do know that all things are possible with God if we believe. I don’t understand how it works out that way, but I’ve experienced this countless times and now I do know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are chosen according to His purpose, just as it’s written in the Bible. This has taught me a great lesson not to be stressed or terrified when things don’t go my way; all works together for good – even problems.

I also know that our own daily choices and decisions create subsequent events and ultimately direct our destiny one or another way. Sometimes, our one choice – ONE Single Decision – can literally direct our life journey one or another direction. Painful ad even devastating mistakes have taught me to be very careful with decisions I make. Also, our daily, weekly, monthly choices compounded deliver their results as well.  They may seem quite insignificant, and even they may not even appear like choices. But they are. And, those little choices repeated on a continuous basis over time soon will deliver its fruit.  Every time we decide to do something or not is a choice. We stand at those crossroads many times in life. They might not even feel like crossroads; yet, they are.  And the choice of which path we take literally directs our destiny.

 

You may make numerous mistakes yet and will fall down, but it’s not your mistakes what show who you are. It’ s whether you choose to get up each and every time and learn from your mistakes that show who you are. It’s what you choose to do with all that happens in your life that will make your life worth living or miserable.

Don’t waste your precious time for things that don’t matter. This way you will only create the life that doesn’t really matter. Use the given time to design a purposeful and fulfilling life. Make your life count.

Lay a firm foundation for yourself that you will always make a choice that will align with your purpose. You will always make a choice to overcome and do the best you can under any circumstances. Make a non-negotiable decision that you will never give up, no matter what it takes for you to take another step.

 

Remember, it’s all about the choices you make. We all have choices, and we are going to have what we choose.

 

I have learned that our destiny will greatly depend on whether we choose life according to the Lord’s will or life according to our own ways. What I do know is that living in a righteous way before the Lord God and trusting Him wholeheartedly at all times is going to bring a much more secure, fulfilling and purposeful life. And after all, we will have a joyous life that will last the eternity for our soul’s existence does not end the journey here on the earth. By bringing you my experience, I want to inspire you to choose wisely. Our Father God has His will for us and yet He has given us a freedom of a choice.

15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, 18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

 

So, I invite you to take a deep breath with me. Let’s you and I choose life. Let’s continue on creating the lives that the Lord has called us to live.

Life is not a rehearsal. You get to do it only once.

Life is like an art.  Your decisions shape and consistent daily actions create this unique piece of art.

Make your life a masterpiece!

Inga

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Incredible Testimony of the Power of Prayer and God’s Mercy and Grace

I want to tell you one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had in my life. It is not some exciting achievement or celebration, but it is the most sacred and special experience, which touched me at the core of my being. It has taught me great lessons and has shown me again God’s mercy, grace and the power of the prayer.

First, I want to say my most sincere thank you to my fellow followers of Christ from San Francisco “Hand of Help” and “Russian Gospel Temple” churches, Sacramento “God will provide”, Santa Rosa Calvary Chapel “The Rock”, Modesto church as well as my friends and co-workers at Disability Services & Legal Center. While my Dad was on a verge of death and I was flying back to Europe to see him for the last time, you together carried me through this most difficult time for me.

While this was such a horrible unexpected turn in my life, those several weeks were incredible at the same time. It still brings me to awe when I think of it. I want to share this with you so it may serve you, strengthen you and your faith.

 

In November of 2015, I received news from my family in Lithuania that due to serious heart issues my Dad was driven to the hospital by the emergency. My father has had numerous issues with his heart, and I thought this was one of those cases when after some treatments he would return home. This time, however, my Dad did not return home. His condition appeared to be more serious than we could imagine. After some time, when Mom told me he was already able to speak, I called my father on his cell phone. During our conversation father told me the truth – Doctors told him that his heart was beyond any chances of improvement. He could die anytime, and the only way for him to extend the time of his life was the heart transplant surgery. I asked him what the predictions were of how long he would have to wait for the new heart.

“I don’t know Inga…”, my father helplessly sighed. “Doctors don’t know exactly. They say maybe two months, maybe ten months, maybe two years… it’s unpredictable”

Right that moment I knew exactly what I was going to do. After our conversation, I immediately got down on my knees before the Lord my God and prayed asking Him to give my father a new heart soon to extend the days of his life. I could not see myself losing my father; besides, he was not saved for the life after death, and I pleaded with my Lord to give him more time to have another chance to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord. I felt strange to make that kind of request because it meant someone else had to die. But I knew Heavenly Father is righteous and just God, and He does not make mistakes determining who and when needs to go. I trusted the Lord. Fully realizing that only the Lord God has the power to extend the days of his life, I surrendered my request to Him.

Next week I received a phone call from my Mom.

“Daughter”, I heard Mom’s trembling voice. “Our Dad is already with the new heart. It was very unexpected. The donor’s heart came in quite unexpected in the middle of the night and they did the operation on the emergency basis.”

“What? Already?!”

I could not believe this. Even though I prayed for it, it was hard to realize this was really true – after the prayer my Dad received a new heart in less than a week!

We all praised the Lord for the miracle, which brought many in astonishment, including my father. Being excited about this beautiful miracle and a gift of a new life, my Dad and my Mom and brother made every effort toward Dad’s recovery.

 

However, bewilderment came upon their hearts watching how first significant improvement started going backward: Dad’s other organs were failing and he would refuse to eat. When he was driven back to the ICU, medical specialists started doing again all kinds of tests to understand what was going on. Not long after, I received my Mom’s phone call. Barely holding tears, she told me the news – Dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, stage 4. He would not be able to go through another surgery and besides, cancer was at a stage that was beyond chances to win the battle. Later it turned out that cancer was there already for a while; only it did not manifest itself drastically. However, when Doctors gave my Dad medications to reduce the immune system in order for the body to not reject the new heart, it created perfect conditions for cancer to spread its tentacles. And now, the question was just a matter of days.

Fatal news just paralyzed me. I did not know what think and what to do. I couldn’t see myself continuing my life without seeing my father before he passes on, but I did not have any extra money to travel across the globe to my homeland, and I did not see how this could possibly happen. For a moment, it felt I again appeared in a hopeless spot. Yet, throughout the years the Lord my God has taken me out of the most desperate situations numerous times and opened up opportunities where there were none. He has turned the impossible into possible time and time again. So, the very first thing I did was I went on my knees before my Lord.  I prayed in tears to my Heavenly Father that I wanted to see my Dad, and asked Him to arrange circumstances somehow in such a way that I would see him  before he leaves this life. I beseeched the Lord not to take Dad’s life until he knows Jesus, which was my prayer for many years and so He keeps him alive until I see him. I fully surrendered myself and the whole situation to the living God.

 

Lord’s answer showed up right on the next day – after finding out what was going on in my life, my sister in faith Viktoria called me and asked me if I would not consider going home to be with my Dad. I responded that without any doubts I would go right on the next day if I could, but I did not have financial resources to travel to Europe from California and I did not see how this could be possible. Viktoria firmly encouraged me and even urged me to go. She added “Don’t worry about finances. We all within the church will collect it and will ask friends in Sacramento church to help you with this. Go ahead and look for the airline ticket and get ready for the trip” And, she started reaching out to brothers and sisters in Christ raising funds. My other girlfriends posted my need on Facebook with my PayPal account, asking people to support me during this time to help me obtain the ticket to go home. After I told my Mom that I was going to fly back to Vilnius, she urged me to come as soon as possible.  Dad was getting weaker with every day.

I started looking for the airline ticket to get on the flight as soon as possible. What a surprise it was when I started looking for the ticket – normally the roundtrip tickets at this time are $1,500 – 1,800 and above, and I found the roundtrip airline tickets for $1,169! After Doleris.com made the discount, my total ticket price $1,145! Since there were only few available seats left for the date I needed to go and funds were still in the process of being raised, my friend Svetlana offered her credit card to purchase the ticket for such a low price.

To my astonishment, in two days enough funds were raised to pay for the ticket.  Furthermore, my friends Svetlana ad Viktoria took further initiative and continued reaching out to raise more funds. Thus, in few more days more funds were raised and I was able to give substantial amount of money to my Mom and brother to help them with the funeral costs when the time comes. Upon my return, I received even more financial blessing from my fellow Christians from the local church I go to and few other churches in San Francisco and Modesto.

I was just in tears watching how my friends and even people whom I personally did not know showered me with love, care and so much needed financial support.

They carried me through this difficult time and through them my request was fulfilled –

despite how impossible it seemed for me to go back to EU, after the prayer trip arrangements started happening immediately on the next day, and four days later I was on the airplane flying back to Lithuania to see my father.

During 23-hour trip, I had a lot of time to think, and I was observing and analyzing the latest events. After the prayer, it seemed like circumstances took life upon themselves and started changing in my favor. Observing how after the prayer my situation turned around just in the matter of several days, it taught me again the lesson – fight your battles first of all on your knees. Because it’s the Heavenly Father who has the power over all circumstances and people’s hearts. The living God can get you out of the most hopeless situations, and He can open any doors you need no matter how impossible it may seem at first.

I will never forget how shocked and pleasantly surprised my father was when I showed up at the doorstep in the hospital. He had no idea I was coming, as I wanted to make him a surprise. After I told him how I was able to come, my Dad was deeply touched by the kindness of people and asked me to thank each person who made it possible for me to purchase the airline ticket and come visit him. Therefore, using this opportunity I want to thank again each and every one of you who did not pass by my need, but responded and helped me to see my father say goodbye.

 

And now, I want to share with you what struck me the most. I have experienced so much mercy and grace of God in my own life and I heard many stories about it, but this one touched me at the core of my being.

When I arrived and on the next day saw my Dad, along with my joy of being able to re-connect with him I was deeply emotionally struck. My father was always my rock and it was unbearable for me to watch him now so helpless and in pain. When I returned home from the hospital, I immediately went on my knees before the Lord my God feeling broken and confused. I prayed in tears asking Him to explain to me – if my Dad already had cancer and he was going to die from it, then why all this heart transplant surgery was needed, why the Lord answered my prayer and did such an incredible miracle by giving him the new heart in less than a week…what’s the point of all of this. While I was praying, a thought/feeling came to me “Remember your prayer” .

Those words were like the lightning that brightens up the dark sky – that moment I understood everything: for many years, my prayer for my father was asking God to give salvation to my father and not to allow him to die until/unless he knows Jesus Christ and has the eternal life with the Lord. Knowing my father, if he got to know earlier he had cancer, I know he would be angry and bitter and there is no way he would have listened about the Lord. So, the Lord did not allow my father to learn about cancer no matter how many tests were done few years ago and now before the surgery. And now, when my Dad started having serious issues with his heart, the Lord God gave him a new heart sooner than he could have ever expected, even though chances to receive a donor’s heart soon were so minimal. Thus, the living God extended my Dad’s life to give him another chance to receive salvation for his soul, and this way it was a personal experience of God’s love to him. Receiving a new heart in less than a week after the prayer was an astonishing miracle to my father as well as to everyone else, and, this time, my Dad was not laughing about God or the power of the prayer; in fact, he agreed that it’s a divine miracle.

 

When I learned the news about cancer and few churches in the Bay area started praying about my Dad’s salvation, at the same time my brother in Vilnius started seeking arrangements for someone from the church visit my Dad to talk with him and pray for him, hoping that Dad would accept Christ and prepare his soul for the eternal life. All circumstances were arranged in his favor, and a brother in Christ, who does the ministry of Evangelism sharing the Gospel with people, agreed to come see my father on the next day. While my brother was arranging this meeting, he had one concern – there was no privacy because there was another patient in the same room where Dad was and besides, doctors were constantly coming in and out. He could not imagine how this would work out, but he also could not even foresee what a surprise was ahead! Brother said he could not believe this himself – on the day when the Minister was available to visit my father, the other patient was taken out to the operation room for many hours and doctors ‘somehow’ also stopped coming in like they normally did, and my Dad had full privacy for as long as they had the conversation! And, after few hours of discussion and finding answers to questions, my Dad asked if they could pray for him because he wanted to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  My brother and Mom shared that after that prayer my Dad became so much more at peace.

When I arrived, I found him already saved and at peace. On the second day of my visit, after my prayer the night before, I told my father that the true reason why the Lord God gave him a new heart was different than we thought – all of it was done to extend the days of his life so he would have more time to accept Jesus Christ.  Dad looked at me with this deep look and calmly said

“Yes… I know. You are absolutely correct.”

Dad added that he was wondering at times if he was dreaming or this was all true that everything suddenly turned around to good. I confirmed with him that everything was real because that’s how much God loved him.  We started praying together again. I surrendered him to the Lord’s care and asked Jesus to let my Dad know that he’s going to be well and give him peace about what’s ahead. When at the end of the prayer I opened my eyes, I saw my Dad looking up and around as if he had seen and observing something, and then he looked at me. His eyes were full of light! I’ve never seen this brightness in the eyes of my father.  He looked at me so deeply and said,

“All will be well. All will be well. And, I will not worry about you anymore either.”

He said it as if he had a firm awareness that he was going to be well and that he did not have to worry about me because I was being taken care of. I reassured him there was absolutely nothing to worry about for the Lord God watches over me and protects me. He peacefully sighed. And, that moment I understood that this was my last conversation with my Dad.

And so it was …

On the third day of my visit, he was no longer able to speak and have a conversation. My father passed away three days after I left Lithuania.

He crossed the bridge into the eternal life just a few weeks after he received salvation for his soul.

 

I cannot even describe you how much better and at peace I feel that I got to see him. Lord is never late. I arrived on time, while he was fully present and able to hold the conversation. We had the opportunity to talk, and hug each other and pray together…  While it’s heartbreaking to not have my father here physically, I thank my Heavenly Father in tears for He heard my prayer and fulfilled my request.

My Dad’s last sentence that I heard was “I am glad it’s all coming to the end, and that it’s such a good ending”

How can a dying person say this?

He was talking about his soul because he knew he was going to a good place to be with the Lord.

 

Having gone through this experience, I want to encourage you to pray for your loved ones. I know it can be discouraging to continue praying for them, especially if they laugh at it or reject you for your faith. I sure did feel discouraged a times, because we want to receive the answer to the prayer soon and see the difference quickly. However, this taught me how important it is to continue praying for people regardless whether we see the answer quickly or not, because the Lord God is faithful to His word, and He will save the person according to our prayers. My father used to laugh and be sarcastic about prayers and reading the Bible, and at times his salvation seemed to me like a hopeless idea. Yet, I put my trust in my Lord that He could do the impossible and my hope was in Him. And, my Lord answered to prayers which He heard countless times – He did not allow my father to die before he knew Jesus and had the eternal life with the Lord.

Doctors were absolutely shocked how come they did not see he had cancer. They all stated that this was the first and the only case in many years of their practice when they did so many tests prior the heart transplant surgery and did not notice such a serious thing like cancer. They firmly stated that if they had seen the least sign of it, there is no way they would have performed heart transplant surgery. Yet, they did not see cancer which was at stage 4! Why? Because it was the will of the living God to give my Dad a new heart to extend the days of his life and give him one more chance to receive eternal life with the Lord.

You know, when he and I prayed, my Dad’s request to God was not about his health or anything else; he said the only thing he wanted to ask God was about other people so that others would have this kind of chance as well, just as he did.

 

With that, I want to say  – may his prayer be fulfilled. And that is my wish for you and for people you love and care about. I want to encourage you to pray for your loved ones. May the discouragement will not be stronger than your commitment to fight for your loved ones, so they also find the most precious jewel of this life and spend the eternity with the Lord. None of us are guaranteed to have tomorrow. Pray for your loved ones until you receive the answer.  Base your faith not on the experience how and when you see your prayers answered, but lay your foundation on the Word of God. Faithful is the Lord and He fulfills His promises. We only need to put our unshakable faith in Him.

 

I hope this was a blessing to you.

Trust your God, and… Be strong. Be determined and persistent. Be unstoppable.

Your Inga

 

 

 

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My Interview on the Radio Show “Magnificent Mind” with Steven Campbell

Happy New Year to you! I hope and wish that this year has started well for you.

As the new year just stepped in into my life, today I had a pleasure to be the guest speaker on the Radio show with Steven Campbell on KOWS 107.3 FM (Sonoma County, California)

A lot of times I get asked “What helped you overcome your tragedy?”, “Where do you get the strength and tenacity?”In this interview I answer those questions and share some practical tools, which will empower you to break through difficult times.

Here is the link to the audio of the interview.

Enjoy it, I hope you will find something that you can apply in your life.

Make 2016 to be your outstanding year!

Be strong. Be Determined and Persistent. Be Unstoppable.

Till next time 🙂

Inga

 

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Interview postponed. Link to my other audio to Inspire you

My dear friend,

The interview which was planned to be aired on December 16, 2015 due to some reasons was postponed. New tentative date is Jan 6, 2016 9:30 – 11 am PST. Some people told me they tried to tune in to listen, but did not hear my voice.  Please accept my apologies.

I received a last minute surprise myself, but I believe that All things work together for good – even if at times they seem to be not good.  I have so many experiences, which proved me this. The most astonishing were times when I realized that years of pain, frustration and even despair, actually played a very significant role in my life AND they were for the better. At times it was hard to admit it, because the cost of emotional anguish was so high that I could never imagine this to be for the better. To my surprise though, the more I was analyzing and seeing where those tough experiences brought me to – I had to admit that it was truly only for my benefit. Today I am so thankful for those times, truly. 🙂 I share about it in my upcoming book “Unstoppable”. So, I trust that this time it was for the better as well for whatever reason. So, for now we are planning for Wednesday January 6, but I still will confirm it yet.

The content that I have prepared for this radio show aims to inspire you, strengthen your faith and also to equip you with some practical tools, which you could use when facing challenging situations. I still plan to do that on the upcoming show, and I look forward to that!

Meanwhile, as I was thinking what I could replace the Radio audio with, I thought why don’t I share the link to my last event where I was speaking for the same purpose. On the radio I will go more in depth about what empowered me to face and conquer despair and difficulties, and what practical mind management tools I use to overcome daily challenges. However, in this audio you may find something of value as well.

Enjoy listening, and would you please share it with others, if you know someone, who might enjoy it and benefit from it?

Merry Christmas to you and abundant New Year of 2016!

May this Holiday Season be joyous, inspiring and filled with wonderful experiences, which later would remain unforgettable memories to you.

Blessings, and till next time!

Inga

 

 

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