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Plot Twist: I Didn't See That Coming!

Plot Twist

Earlier this month, I saw the movie, A Man Called Otto. The book, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman was in my top five books last year. (Shared in this article.) If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie yet, I won’t give away the plot twist at the end.


Have you read or seen Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens? This is another fabulous book-turned-movie with a plot twist so spectacular, you’ll walk around your kitchen stammering to yourself, “How did… or But wait… what?”


Don’t we all love a good plot twist—unless, of course, the plot twist occurs to us?

We don’t like plot twists when they show up as:

  • Muscular Sclerosis, Cancer, or Dementia

  • Death of a Loved One

  • Job Loss

  • A child born with special needs

I am kicking off 2023 with a new series called Plot Twists! Why? Because we can all relate to the didn’t-see-that-coming-moments in life.


If we’re not alert to God’s presence in the twists and turns of our life, it might tempt us to question God and His character.


Are you in the middle of a plot twist?


Me too.


Here’s what I’ve learned—Plot twists are an invitation to cling to the right hand of God’s authority and hang on for dear life.


My plot twisted when my health, life, and plans were hijacked. If you’re new or perhaps you don’t remember my story, you can read more here and here.


Now available on AUDIO! Destination Hope: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart is now available as an audiobook on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon!


This past week, I had the privilege of speaking about Plot Twists at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Consider me (or me and Marilyn) for your next speaking event or book club. You can reach out to me here.


Next month—The Plot Thickens with a guest post from Briane Pittman Kearns. Brian with an "e" takes the boring out of Bible study. She has an amazing double-twisted plot story you don't want to miss.


“Plot twists are an invitation to cling to the right hand of God and hang on for dear life.” —April Dawn White

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