Writer’s Desk with Gary Miracle
Gary Miracle is a Christian advocate and motivational speaker. Michigan-born and Florida-raised by a close-knit family, Gary’s life would forever be changed by two events: First, the day he placed his faith in Jesus Christ, and second, the phone call he got to work with MercyMe, the Christian band that brought the world, “I Can Only Imagine,” as their merchandise manager. Both his relationship with Christ and friendship with the band would have an eternal impact.
Gary is the biological dad of three boys and the adopted dad of a forever Colombian daughter. Their family is rounded out by Ecmo, Gary’s service dog.
In December of 2019, Gary fell ill, his body in septic shock after an advanced case of the flu. In the days to follow, he survived a number of life-threatening moments including coding and being revived. After falling into a coma, Gary’s family had to make the unfathomable decision to attempt to save his life by agreeing for the doctors to amputate both his hands and feet. Through his long and arduous recovery, Gary had to make the difficult, daily choice to discover a new life that, today, he believes was always waiting on him to experience.
A two decades-plus friendship with Grammy-nominated Christian band MercyMe was the catalyst for them to introduce Gary’s story to the world through the music video for their hit song “Say I Won’t.”
Today, when Gary isn’t at home with his family in central Florida, he is out on the road sharing his story to churches, conferences, and conventions of how he discovered the life God always had waiting on him, in spite of personal tragedy and trauma.
Gary invites everyone who hears his message of grace and hope to profess, “I will have no more bad days! Say I won’t!”
“At the end of the day, I’m going to be okay. I’m going to have hands and legs again. I’m going to be playing with my kids. I’m going to walk my daughter down the aisle. I’m going to be able to do all these things because we have a really really good God. And if one person gets to go to Heaven because of anything I go through, then bring it on!”
More about No More Bad Days
Gary Miracle’s life was forever changed by an infection that caused him to lose his arms and legs. He could have given up, but he chose to live and share his story, helping others respond to their own setbacks.
When tragedy struck, Gary Miracle could have given up. Instead, he chose a different perspective, discovering depths of grace and heights of hope he had only ever heard of before.
At first, he thought he had a bad case of the flu—some kind of bug he’d caught from one of his kids. But Gary Miracle’s illness turned out to be an infection so severe that the only way to save his life was amputating both arms below the elbows and both legs below the knees.
The loss of his limbs was not the only challenge Gary had to face. Excruciating difficulties marked his family life as well. In 2020, the Grammy-nominated Christian band MercyMe shared Gary’s story with the world through the music video to their hit song “Say I Won’t,” and he emerged as a powerful voice for the grace of God.
In the spirit of Romans 8:28, understanding that God works through all circumstances, Miracle has responded in faith by helping and encouraging others who have faced personal challenges. Today, he travels the world, sharing the hope-filled message that, through Christ in light of eternity, there are no more bad days. Regardless of your circumstances, every day can be a new beginning.
If you have suffered loss, experienced trauma, or been forced to rebuild your life from the ground up, this book is for you. Gary Miracle invites everyone who hears his message or reads this book to profess, “I will have no more bad days! Say I won’t!”
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Q&A with Gary Miracle
TG: Everyone always asks for an interesting fact, we’re going to flip the question. What is one boring fact about yourself?
GM: I would give anything to lay in bed all day and watch Judge Judy. 🤷♂️
TG: Why did you write No More Bad Days?
GM: I’m committed to not allowing Christ’s plan for my life to go in vain so if something I went through can encourage someone or point them toward Christ, I’d write 100 more books!
TG: Did you have any surprises or learning moments while writing No More Bad Days?
GM: Not really. This title came to me during a vacation with my kids in New York and I was having a rough day and told my kids I didn’t want to have any more of those.
TG: What do you hope readers take away from your book?
GM: That Christ didn’t make a mistake on you or didn’t mess up on you and that you are the exact you that needs to be here right now going through what you’re going through.
TG: Do you have any habits or rituals as a writer?
GM: Voice text everything as I think about it and get back to it to prayerfully develop it.
TG: What habits would you encourage others to take up to be a more productive writer?
GM: Use Siri as much as possible.
TG: What do you snack on or drink while writing?
GM: My fancy Fiji water and cliff bars.
TG: How do you overcome writer’s block?
GM: Prayer. I don’t want to say or do anything unless I feel Him leading me.
TG: Are you an “edit-as-you-go” writer or do you wait until the very end before you do any editing?
GM: As I go chapter by chapter.
TG: What would you say is the most common mistake new writers make?
GM: Rushing to get something out.
TG: What is the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?
GM: Write like you’re sitting at a coffee shop talking with a friend.
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