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Stephen’s Car in Flames

20141030_100939_30528 We received a text from Stephen around midnight last night saying that he was okay, but he hit a deer and his car was in flames. It actually wasn’t his car – he was driving the company car for the Gazette. (He’s a photojournalist for our local newspaper, as many of you know.)

They hit the buck at 70mph. After being disoriented from the airbag deployment and loss of visibility due to the windshield being covered with a fluid, they were able to get to the side of the road.

Ironically, it was the reporter who took these pictures while Stephen was on the phone with 911.

He and the reporter were able to safely move all of the photo gear out of the car (while the car was in flames).

When Stephen arrived home around 3am we all gathered in the living room to hear the details. I was there physically on the couch, but I barely remember anything that was said.

We are so thankful to the Lord for protecting Stephen and the reporter last night!!!

“The Lord is gracious and merciful” Psalm 111:4


  1. Oh I am so thankful for God’s watchful care! Where would we be without him!? Praising God for Stephen and the reporter’s safety! God Bless!

  2. Thank God for His amazing protection! Are they injured in any way? Do they have to reimburse the car or something?(sorry, vocabulary block!)
    God bless!

  3. How thankful we are that our Heavenly Father is our keeper psalm 121″the Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. the Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.” What a humbling experience for the two people involved, tasting the goodness of God.

  4. so sorry for Stephen thank the Lord he’s okay.
    my cousin was killed in a car accident in 1978 southern ill. when they hit a deer.

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