According to the NFW Daily News, 28-year-old Mary Ester was driving down a road in Fort Walton Beach, FL, on July 7 when she failed to observe a stop sign, drove through an intersection, and plowed into the wall of someone's home. When the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office questioned her about the accident, she told them her eyes had been closed during the whole event because she was praying.


She quite literally "let go and let God," and God reminded her that He steers those who steer themselves. She tried to back out (no word on whether her eyes were open then) but was stuck in sandy soil.

This has to stop being a phrase until people learn what metaphors are.

Question 1: It's possible to pray with your eyes open, right?

Question 2: What was she praying for? An excuse to buy a new car?

She was cited for reckless driving with property damage, but, thank god, neither she nor anyone in the house was injured. It's a miracle!