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Actress Reflects on Signs from God: ‘My Eyes Were Open’

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Actress Reflects on Signs from God: ‘My Eyes Were Open’

By Movieguide® Contributor

In a new video for Great American Family, Jill Wagner shared her thoughts on signs from God and the personal signs she’s received from Him through the years. 

Wagner said she started to have a “real” relationship with God in her “mid-to-late-30s.”

“It was like my eyes were open all of a sudden,” she shared. 

“I started to see signs all around me, and God was talking to me every single day, whereas before…I didn’t have the lines of communication open up there,” the actress said. “But they’re there.”

The Movieguide® Grace Prize® nominee then shared some personal stories about signs God has given her over the years. 

“I used to ask God, ‘Give me a sign if I should do this thing, or not do this thing,’ which I’m sure we all have done,” she said. “One particular time, I said, ‘If I’m going to be okay, I need to turn on the radio and hear ‘Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay.’”

She continued, “I kid you not, this actually happened to me when I was in college. I don’t know if I even expected to get a response. It kind of just came out. And I remember, I turned the channel, and it was ‘Sitting’ On the Dock of the Bay.’”

“Every time that song randomly comes on, for me, it’s like seeing a rainbow,” Wagner said. “It’s like a little wink from God to say, ‘You’re going to be okay.’”

Wagner reminded her viewers to look for God’s signs in their lives. 

“Signs don’t always have to be objects like a song or a rainbow,” she explained. “I feel like they can be people coming in and out of our lives.”

The actress also shared her favorite symbol of God’s presence: rainbows. 

“Every time I see one, it makes me feel like somehow everything’s going to be okay in this crazy, crazy world that we live in,” Wagner concluded.

Movieguide® previously reported on Wagner:

Actress Jill Wagner recently opened up about her thoughts on motherhood, including how viewing the world through her children’s eyes keeps her young. 

Wagner spoke about her daughter Army, who was born in 2020, and how she is starting to understand what being a mom is. 

“In the last couple weeks she’s really started asking me questions like, ‘So, Grandma Juju is your mom’ — my mom, Judy,” Wagner explained. ”It’s just the joys of being a mom and seeing them grow.”

Her youngest daughter, Daisy, has just started talking and the actress called the milestone “an amazing thing.”

“[It] just such a short amount of time,” Wagner said of her daughters’ childhoods. “I mean really, if you think about it, my stepdaughter Leah, she’s getting ready to be a teenager soon and it seems like the little girl that I once knew is gone.

“And I know what’s going to happen with my girls like that too,” she added. “It just seems like you only have this short amount of time with them that they’re really really yours, you know?”

The Movieguide® Grace Prize® nominee continued, “It’s such a beautiful time. And I don’t know, I just feel so lucky that I get to experience this in my lifetime because I didn’t know if I was going to…because I had my kids late in life.”

Wagner spoke about how happy she was that her husband David already had a daughter, 11 year-old Leah, when they got married so that she could “experience” motherhood. When she found out she was pregnant with both of her daughters, Wagner was overjoyed, calling them “a gift from God.”

“It seems like I’m getting ready to live a whole [other] life through them,” the actress shared. “And you know, they always say…kids can age you but I don’t know why! I think they can keep you young because you get to experience all of this stuff again. …

“What a blessing,” Wagner concluded. “I just feel so lucky to be a mom.” 

Wagner was nominated for the Grace Prize® for Inspiring TV performance at the 28th Annual Movieguide® Awards.

Her movie, CHRISTMAS WISHES & MISTLETOE KISSES, won the Epiphany Prize® for Inspiring Television Program at the faith-driven awards show.

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