#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


I Have a Dream

Today, we celebrate the courage, honor and foresight of a man who knew what we all must eventually learn, if we are to survive. Learning to treat others with kindness, dignity and respect is not optional. It’s life or death, for us, and for the whole planet.

The Reverend Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech might have been expressed in another, older way: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

I have a miracle to report, too. A very big one. On Saturday morning, I was sitting right here at this table in my kitchen, sipping coffee and thinking about what I would do with the day, and the telephone rang. Low and behold, it was my friend Vicki, calling to say hi and report on her husband Larry’s progress following the monumental surgery I’ve mentioned in recent blogs. There was a silence on the line, and then–it still makes me tear up just to think about it–I heard a slurred voice say, “Hello, Linda.”

It was Larry! Larry, whose tongue was removed. Larry, who might have been able to speak, thanks to a grafting process, after months of therapy. Truly, the Master stood with His hand on Larry throughout the surgery. Only one words suffices here: HALLELUJAH!!

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