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Coincidence and the God Wink

Updated on July 2, 2013

Weekend with a Book and a Bike - Godwinks, by Squire Rushnell

During the Summer, most people are outdoors doing fun things. In Phoenix, Arizona, that can be quite a challenge.

On most days from May to October, it reaches 100 degrees or more. You really don't want to go outside unless you really need to . So people in Phoenix spend more time indoors during the Summer months.

When asked what I do on a weekend, I usually reply that I like to use the computer or read. Seeing that I am not a perfect specimen, I feel the need to exercise and riding a bike outdoors is not an ideal form of exercise.

Because of this, I have an indoor exercise bike and while riding, I read my Kindle and listen to my IPOD. While you think that the music and the reading would conflict, it doesn't with me. I find that I can think better with music on in the background. When a good song comes on, I put down the Kindle and sing along. When I am wearing my Bose headphones, I am sure that my singing is not perfect to anyone in my vicinity.

This weekend, I decided to read a "God Winks" book by Squire Rushnell. It is about the divine nature of coincidence and if you have never read any of his books, you would probably enjoy them as they are filled with real events told by real people.

Please enjoy this website and let me know if it was inspiring to you.

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Exercise Bike, IPOD, Bose Headphones and Kindle!

Exercise Bike, IPODm Bose Headphones and Kindle!
Exercise Bike, IPODm Bose Headphones and Kindle!
Dog Wink
Dog Wink

What is a God Wink and what do they Mean to You?

No, I didn't say "Dog" Wink

Have you ever had a coincidence? Do you have a lot of them? I tend to have several a day. Most of them are small, but there are several that are larger and more mind-boggling.

Most of these occur when two things are going on at once. For instance, while working on your laptop, you type the word "liquidate." At that same exact time, someone on television says the word, "liquidate." You shake this off until it happens again at a later time.

I was told once that it was because I was just more perceptive than others but now I tend to think differently. I believe that God is with me and it is his way of communicating with me.

Squire Rushnell, author of the "God Winks" series says a God Wink is a sign post along the way, telling you that everyone is okay. It is God's way of saying, "Hey, I'm here, you're not experiencing things without me."

Perry Stone says that if we were to see Angels or heavenly beings, we would be so scared that we wouldn't be able to take it. He says that God speaks to younger men through visions, and older men through dreams.

He does speak to us in other ways and a God Wink is one of those. It can be an answered prayer or just a coincidence, either large or small.

If you are going through rough times, know that your prayers are heard by God, even though he answers them in His time. A God Wink will let you know he is there. You are not alone in your journey.

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God sign

God Winks and You

Did you know about "God Winks" before reading about them here?

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When God Winks - by Squire Rushnell

When God Winks: How The Power Of Coincidence Guides Your Life
When God Winks: How The Power Of Coincidence Guides Your Life

The original book that started it all.

Those little coincidences are for a reason and this book shows how God put them there to help and guide you. We are supposed to be here and God communicates with us, if we only listen.

Truly inspirational and even Oprah had a copy on her nightstand.

Highly recommended as as you get older, you need reassurance that God is with you.

 
Boy at computer
Boy at computer

My God Wink Journal

I have had God Winks for many years and remember some of them, but not very many.

Most of them occurred while I was at work or on my way to or from work. I would pray and then a God Wink would occur.

Recently, I started a journal to record my God Winks. I leave my computer open to the journal and when one occurs, I type it out. Even though most are small, I have them recorded. I wanted to keep a record of them to show how much God is in my life and His presence is important to me.

It is a very joyous feeling to have one; you know that He is with you through thick or thin. If you have God Winks, you should record them like I do. It gives you a very good feeling to know that God is present.

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God Winks on Veterans - An amazing story

When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life - by Squire Rushnell

When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life (The Godwink Series)
When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life (The Godwink Series)

It is no coincidence that you found this website or are reading this description.

Our actions and behaviors were known long before we were born. If you want God to speak to you, he is there. Sometimes you may or may not know it but you are never alone.

It is amazing to me how God has the time to let me know he is there, several times a day. This book also talks about Godwinks in the celebrity realm. These celebrities include Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner, Tim Conway and Barbra Streisand.

 

Amazing God Wink Videos

My God Winks
My God Winks

What Are Your Thoughts on God Winks?

Do you believe that God speaks to you through God Winks?

When God Winks at You: How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence

When God Winks at You: How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence
When God Winks at You: How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence

More coincidences in this book and explanations.

Celebrity coincidences include those by Billy Graham, Don Knotts and Rudolph Giulianii.

Those little coincidences mean a lot to God and are a way for Him to communicate with you.

 

An Amazing Video on the Star of Bethlehem - Not a coincidence, set into motion at the beginning of time

The Bible Code - Not just a coincidence

More God Wink Videos

Was this website interesting to you? Please let me know!

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      Onemargaret LM 4 years ago

      Your lens is cute and it is very positive.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thanks for the visit, compliment and blessing!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I liked your lens a lot - if people are open to Godwinks, life is a lot more interesting. Blessed!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @TwistedWiseman: Ha!

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      I helped you get that thing out of your eye, Are you ok?

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      Very informative and interesting lens. Thanks!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I enjoyed reading this lens. Blessings and added to my lens Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @anonymous: Thanks for the compliment. I'll just tell you like I tell my other friends who are non-believers. We all must die someday and it is better to believe and get there and find out it's true than to not believe and find out it's true! Just a thought!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      An interesting topic. I'm an atheist but I enjoyed reading your lens :-)

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this fascinating lens!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Gayle Dowell: That is great and I really appreciate the visit and the blessing!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @LiteraryMind: There are more than one! Read them all after you purchase them right here! ha!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Celticep: It certainly does make you think! Thank you for visiting!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @karMALZEKE: Thank you...and I enjoyed making it. Thank you for the visit.

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      karMALZEKE 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this.

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      Celticep 5 years ago

      Fascinating and very intriguing too, thanks for sharing

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very interesting. I think I will read the book. You piqued my curiosity.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      God winks lens needs an angel blessing for sure!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @justmelucy: Your comments are very funny. Great minds....

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      justmelucy 5 years ago

      Very Interesting and will be returning to read some of the linked stories. Great Lens.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Echo Phoenix: Thank you. The thought and occurrence of God Winks has really changed my life. It has also made me open my ears more to God speaking to me. Thank you for visiting my lenses!

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      I had not heard the term God Winks before yet it is comforting to think of these incidents in this way, God letting you know He is with you and hears your prayers:) I like this, and your lens!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @dellgirl: Thank you for the visit as always, my friend!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Thanks for the introduction. I'd never heard of God Winks before and/or I simply called them coincidences. I will be more cognizant in the future, thanks to you.

      Congratulations on making Popular Pages - Featured Lenses.~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Rosetta Slone: I am glad that God speaks to you also. I was happy to learn about them and has made me more conscious of his voice! Thank you for the visit.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @JodiFromFlorida: Thank you Jodi!

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      JodiFromFlorida 5 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      Rosetta Slone 5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      I'd never heard of the term 'god winks' but what a perfect way to describe those moments. I think it was all those winks that led me to live where I do now so I'm very grateful to have paid attention to them!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @anonymous: Always the sweetest person on the internet. As Forrest Gump would say, "That's about all I have to say about that."

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How inspiring and encouraging....and this is a God Wink to many, a word in season to brighten days...its more than the stars being in alignment. How very refreshing...and blessed!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @octopen: Thank you for the visit!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @LaraineRoses: Thank you Laraine, as always.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Joeyyip: After I have heard about them, I experience more of them every day. I guess God has always been there, I just didn't notice. Now, I do!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @writerkath: Thank you Kathy. I am glad you stopped by and for the compliments. I liked the "sign" also. I thought it was very fitting for this. God Bless!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @bossypants: Thank you for the visit and yes, they make me feel right also!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @DLeighAlexander: My sentiments exactly! I really appreciate the visit and your compliments AND blessings!

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      Yes, this website is very interesting and truthful. I am encouraged and blessed by the "God Winks" I experience often. There are no coincidences when you come to know that God is in control and always watches over His children. He is a loving Father to those who seek Him.

      Thank you for making this lens~Angel Blessed :)

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Although I didn't know they were called God Winks, those times when things line up have always made me feel like things are right in the world. Nice to hear what others think!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I think this is a terrific page! I love listening to people's stories - it is inspiring, and helps strengthen faith as well! Blessed by a SquidAngel! :) (PS: I love the photo of the billboard where it says, "Well, You asked for a sign... God" LOL! Perfect!)

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      Joeyyip 5 years ago

      Oh my god, I totally didn't know anything about God Winks, you captured my interest, thanks for sharing! Thinking, recalling, I've quite a number of them, omg..! Liked!!

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      Joeyyip 5 years ago

      Oh my god, I totally didn't know anything about God Winks, you captured my interest, thanks for sharing! Thinking, recalling, I've quite a number of them, omg..! Liked!!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Most interesting! ;) Blessed ;)

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      octopen 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens, thanks.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @MartieG: Thank you very much and for the support!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done ~~~Blessed~~~~

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @JoshK47: It is really cool stuff...the more I think about it, the more it happens. Thanks for the blessing!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @whiteskyline lm: Yes, they are very interesting. Thanks for the visit.

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      Very interesting, and there is nothing like hearing actual stories. I am not one to start reading too many books, since I have my own things I do as rituals and they do me well, but this does sound intriguing!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Quite a fascinating read - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Lynda Makara: That's amazing! I think it is incredible how God can be everywhere, all at one time. Thank you for the blessings and the visit!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @goldenecho: It is very interesting how God speaks to us. I think all we really need to do is just look at the magnificence around us; how else could it have gotten there? Thanks for the visit.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @siobhanryan: Thank you!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Angel Blessed-very good

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      Gale 5 years ago from Texas

      So funny to come across this today. I was just thinking last night about how God speaks to people. I've known of several Muslims who came to believe in Jesus through a dream or vision. I don't know of any athiests or agnostics who came to believe this way...but then I thought of the people I knew who had been unbelievers and came to Christ, and I know they wouldn't have trusted a vision or dream if God had spoke to them that way. They needed a different calling. God speaks to each of us differently.

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      I'm reading this book right now. How's that for a GodWink! Angel blessings to you.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @kgdunst: Thanks for the visit!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      It doesn't matter what things are called. We all know the feeling...

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      Very interesting lens. Blessed!

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      Yes it was, Very nice lens on a great topic.

      Thanks for sharing this cool info on God Winks.

      Liked and Blessed.... and Winked. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your lens was just another God wink for me.. I've bookmarked it so that I can attend all the polls.. :)

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      kgdunst 5 years ago

      Wink, wink!! It was, thank you buddy.

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      thememorybooksh1 5 years ago

      nice lens.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Gayle Mclaughlin: They are cool aren't they? Thanks for stopping by!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Ardyn25: Thank you, it was very nice of you to visit and comment!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Ann Hinds: I would suggest for anyone that wants to know more, the books are a wealth of knowledge. Thanks for the compliment and visit!

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      I have often thought about doing a page on God Winks but yours is wonderful so I will just recommend it instead. Great job on the subject which can be difficult to explain. Blessed

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      A blink back at you...thanks for the great share!

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I had not heard of this expression--I call them God things! I have experienced these strange coincidences many, many times.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @BarbaraCasey: When you get a chance, watch the video on this lens that is about the Star of Bethlehem. It is interesting how God set all this in motion at the beginning and knew the exact time when Jesus would be born and the star (or convergence of planets) would appear.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Sara Krentz: The universe is guided by God! Thanks for the compliment and the visit!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @BLemley: Thank you! Y'all are making my day!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Wonderful blessings! Squid Angel blessed! B : )

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      I frequently notice the Universe trying to tell me something or point me in the right direction. Very interesting lens!

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      Another way I say this is, "The Universe is conspiring in my favor." Love the signs that tell me I'm heading in the right direction.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @JohnSmith86: You're welcome! Thanks for the visit.

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      JohnSmith86 5 years ago

      How cool! Thanks so much for sharing!