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God Winks Cause Divine Alignment

By John Graham

July 2nd, 2012

I just happened to watch the TV Show, Starting Point on CNN this morning (Monday, July 2, 2012) and saw Soledad O’Brien interview a friend that I had met while on a trip to Martha’s Vineyard, Squire Rushnell, author of God Winks.  Having turned on my TV at the exact moment the interview began is what Rushnell would call a “God Wink moment.”  Squire was sharing his new book Divine Alignment (pictured on the left) which he says is the idea behind God Winks — how God Wink moments guide our life’s journey.  It is the idea that all people are interconnected God Wink to God Wink, person to person — we are all “divinely aligned” together.  He says these God Wink moments are really our GPS — God’s Positioning System.   In the book he shares the pain of being “fired” from ABC where he was an executive but that turned out to be a good thing, because it got him out on his own where God could really use him to touch others through his first book, God Winks.  He says if we recognize our God Wink moments, we will see them happening in our lives more and more.   He said we all come to the place of being empty on the inside until that void is filled with the love of God. The interview was a very upbeat one considering we are talking spirituality on national TV.  Squire sent me a more complete interview which appeared on Fox & Friends.  You can by clicking –  Or go to Rushnell’s Facebook page at  Better yet, buy his book to read his 7-step understanding of God’s G.P.S. — God’s Positioning System.  The name of the book is Divine Alignment: How God Wink Moments Guide Your Journey.  I believe you will be blessed.   

Sara Moore