Showing posts with label Angels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Angels. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Words of wisdom about Angels




"If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."
- St. Francis De Sales

"You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give."
- Patti LaBelle

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."
- George MacDonald

"Sometimes we are like an angel with one wing, and we necessarily need the other wing of a similar angel to keep flying."
- M. K. Soni

"Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep."
- Eileen Elias Freeman

"If you can't hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry."
- Terri Guillemets

"If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of ill, it is human love."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."
- George Elliot


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Christmas Angel Quotes



”Good news from heaven the angels bring;
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.”
– Martin Luther

”Love came down at Christmas.
Love all lovely, love divine.
Love was born at Christmas.
Stars and angels gave the sign.”
- Christina Rossetti

"The earth has grown old with its burden of care.
But at Christmas it always is young.
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air
When the song of angels is sung.”
– Phillips Brooks

“While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night
All seated on the ground
The Angel of the Lord came down
And Glory shone around.”
– Nahum Tate

”A song was heard at Christmas
To wake the midnight sky:
A savior's birth, and peace on earth
And praise to God on high.
The angels sang at Christmas
With all the hosts above,
And still we sing the newborn King
His glory and his love.”
– Timothy Dudley-Smith

“Late on a sleepy, star-spangled night, those angels peeled back the sky just like you would tear open a sparkling Christmas present. Then, with light and joy pouring out of Heaven like water through a broken dam, they began to shout and sing the message that baby Jesus had been born. The world had a Savior! The angels called it 'Good News,' and it was.”
– Larry Libby

“So here comes Gabriel again, and what he says is 'Good tidings of great joy ... for all people." ...That's why the shepherds are first: they represent all the nameless, all the working stiffs, the great wheeling population of the whole world.”
- Walter Wangerin Jr.

“The simple shepherds heard the voice of an angel and found their lamb;
The wise men saw the light of a star and found their wisdom.”
– Fulton J. Sheen

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Christmas Angels



Here's what those Christmas Angels remind us every Christmas:

To seek the best in ourselves at all times no matter who is watching or not watching. Integrity is a virtue they wish to remind us to practice at all times

They act as role models to help and give to others. They constantly remind us to help and give without expectation of anything in return

Angels remind us to 'lighten up' in our lives and have a little fun. They know that families who laugh together stay together. Laughter is healing and those Christmas angels love to see the lighter side of life

No matter whether you believe or do not believe in Angels, they certainly add to the magic, fun and joy associated with the celebrations and festivities of Christmas

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Angels - few facts



When we are down and weak, God sends His angels near us to comfort us - it could be in the form of a friend, a stranger or someone else. Here are some facts about Angels

Their make:
Angels seem so ethereal and mysterious compared to flesh-and-blood human beings. Unlike people, angels don’t have physical bodies, so they can appear in a variety of ways. Angels can temporarily show up in the form of a person if a mission they’re working on requires doing so. At other times, angels may appear as exotic creatures with wings, as beings of light, or in some other form.

Appearance:
Despite the many ways they can appear, however, angels are still created beings that have an essence. So what are angels made of? Since angels have in them no matter or bloodiness at all, for they are pure spirits, they are not individuated. This means that each angel is the only one of its kind. It means that each angel is a species or essential kind of substantial being. Hence each angel is essentially different from every other angel.

Love:
Most importantly, believers say, faithful angels are filled with divine love. Love is the most basic law of the universe. God is love, and any real angelic encounter will be filled with love, because angels, since they come from God, are filled with love, too.

Intellect: 
When God made angels, he gave them impressive intellectual capabilities. The Torah and the Bible mention in 2 Samuel 14:20 that God has given angels the knowledge about "all things that are on the earth."

Strength:
Even though angels don’t have physical bodies, they can nevertheless exert great physical strength to perform their missions.

Light:
Angels are often lit from within when they appear on Earth, and many people believe that angels are either made out of light or work within it when they visit Earth.

Incorruptible:
God has made angels in such a way that they retain the essence that God originally intended for them.

Whatever angels may be made of, they’re made to last forever!



Credits: About.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

Guardian Angel



“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.” - Matthew 18:10

The existence of a Guardian angel is one of the most comforting news both to parents and children alike. The wide belief is that a guardian angel protects both adults and children from dangers - both visible and invisible.

The role of an angel is to represent individuals before God, to watch over them always, to aid their prayers and to present their souls to God at death.

Even though we cannot see these angels, they are still there, continuing to take care of us while in pain and death. We usually don't realize the role of angels in the midst of horrible circumstances because their work is unseen and often not felt. They don't demand recognition for their work - they complete their good deeds quietly.

When disaster and suffering come to us in the physical realm, there may be something bigger and more important going on in the unseen spiritual realm. We just have to trust our God. The fact that God is in control, that He allows all pain and suffering for a reason, is the great comfort that we need to remember.

Your guardian angel will never forsake you, because God loves every creation and your soul is valuable to Him.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Wonderful day


I had an extremely busy day starting off my new project - so much to put together in such short time.  Isn't it always like that? My task at hand is to manage a complex project and today was just Day 1 - the kick off day.

Imagine you are playing an important game of golf.  While you are all alone, what if Tiger Woods came by and stood next to you, saying, "I am here today just to help you.  Consider these factors and this is how you should swing your club."  Then imagine Woods smiling at you after you start off the game and saying, "Listen, these are the challenges you will face on this golf course and hey, feel free to call me anytime you have trouble or even a silly question about golf."

That is exactly how I felt today. I was visited by a guardian angel who was with me, helping me during all of today's events - suggesting what I should say, how I should say, and pointing out the hidden challenges. This person who came to help me today (from Dallas, TX) is a heavy weight champion - the equivalent of Tiger Woods in golf. He came for just 3 hours and every minute of it was a valuable learning experience.  I felt as if I spent 3 days with him already!!

Just don't have the words to explain it in a better language.  Yes, I do believe in guardian angels and today was one of those days.  You have to experience it, to know how it feels.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Breath of the Angels


I wish for you soft breezes blowing,
Breath of the angels across your skin flowing.
I'm falling down on my own bended knees,
Praying for things that no one else sees.

No one but you knows the pain that you bury,
The weight of these burdens to heavy to carry.
You've pushed it all down and tried hard to forget,
But you know that this nightmare is not over yet.

You know you have tried the best that you can,
The knives of the wicked have stabbed you again.
Betrayal and lies have been thrown at your feet,
Some days more than others you just feel defeat.

I'd walk in your shoes just to give you some rest,
But I can't so I'll pray that your path will be blessed.
Higher than Heaven to God's ears I'll call,
That your faith will not waver and your enemies fall.

When you stare at the darkness please don't feel alone,
For you're flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone.
I'm your friend on earth and your friend in spirit,
God's answer is coming, just be still and you'll hear it.

Each breath that you take when you can't find the air,
Is the breath of an angel as God answers my prayer.
So keep on believing even when you can't see,
I know for I've been there and God answered me.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Angels watching over



"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
- Psalms 91: 11-12


Dear Angel ever at my side,
how lovely you must be
To leave your home in heaven,
to guard a child like me.

When I'm far away from home,
or maybe hard at play
I know you will protect me,
from harm along the way.

Your beautiful and shining face,
I see not, though you're near.
The sweetness of your lovely voice,
I cannot really hear.

When I pray, you're praying too,
Your prayer is just for me.
But, when I sleep you never do,
You're watching over me.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

I am not alone


I am never alone
You are with me.
The nights may sometimes stretch long and lonely
Deep down I know
You are with me.

When things are not quite right
Life often seems like a fight
I know, no matter what
You are with me.

When I need a shoulder to cry on
Or someone to uplift me
All I need to do is close my eyes
You are with me.

There is love, understanding and warmth around me
From the moment I wake up, and especially whilst i sleep
I am never alone...
You are with me....

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My Angel


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Monday, February 7, 2011

A tear to the eye


Barbara was driving her six-year-old son, Benjamin, to his piano lesson.

They were late, and Barbara was beginning to think she should have cancelled it. There was always so much to do, and Barbara, a night-duty nurse at the local hospital, had recently worked extra shifts.

She was tired. The sleet storm and icy roads added to her tension. Maybe she should turn the car around.

"Mom!" Ben cried. "Look!" Just ahead, a car had lost control on a patch of ice. As Barbara tapped the brakes, the other car spun wildly rolled over, then crashed sideways into a telephone pole.

Barbara pulled over, skidded to a stop and threw open her door. Thank goodness she was a nurse - she might be able to help these unfortunate passengers.

Then she paused. What about Ben? She couldn't take him with her. Little boys shouldn't see scenes like the one she anticipated. But was it safe to leave him alone? What if their car were hit from behind?

For a brief moment Barbara considered going on her way. Someone else was sure to come along. No! "Ben, honey, promise me you'll stay in the car!"

"I will, Mommy," he said as she ran, slipping and sliding toward the crash site. It was worse than she'd feared. Two girls of high school age are in the car. One, the blonde on the passenger side, was dead, killed on impact.

The driver, however was still breathing. She was unconscious and pinned in the wreckage. Barbara quickly applied pressure to the wound in the teenager's head while her practiced eye catalogued the other injuries. A broken leg, maybe two, along with probable internal bleeding. But if help came soon, the girl would live.

A trucker had pulled up and was calling for help on his cellular phone. Soon Barbara heard the ambulance sirens. A few moments later she surrendered her lonely post to rescue workers.

"Good job," one said as he examined the driver's wounds. "You probably saved her life, ma'am." Perhaps.

But as Barbara walked back to her car a feeling of sadness overwhelmed her, especially for the family of the girl who had died. Their lives would never be the same. Oh God, why do such things have to happen?

Slowly Barbara opened her car door. What should she tell Benjamin? He was staring at the crash site, his blue eyes huge. "Mom," he whispered, "did you see it?"

"See what, Honey?" she asked.

"The angel, Mom! He came down from the sky while you were running to the car. And he opened the door, and he took that girl out."

Barbara's eyes filled with tears. "Which door, Ben?"

"The passenger side. He took the girl's hand, and they floated up to Heaven together"

"What about the driver?"

Ben shrugged. "I didn't see anyone else."

Later, Barbara was able to meet the families of the victims. They expressed their gratitude for the help she had provided. Barbara was able to give them something more - Ben's vision.

There was no way he could have known what happened to either of the passengers. Nor could the passenger door have been opened; Barbara had seen its tangle of immovable steel herself. Yet Ben's account brought consolation to a grieving family. Their daughter was safe in Heaven. And they would see her again.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Wish

It was Christmas Eve and the lord looked down from above at all His children. It had been nearly two thousand years since the birth of His son and turning to His youngest angel the Lord said: "Go down to the earth and bring back to me the one thing that best represents everything good that has been done in the name of this day."

The angel bowed to the Lord and spreading his wings, descended from heaven to the world of man, all the while contemplating his mission. So much had been done in the name of honoring the birth of the Christ Child. For this day, wars had temporarily ceased, cathedrals had been built and great novels had been written. With so little time, what could he possibly find to represent all this?

As he soared above the earth, he suddenly heard the sound of church bells below. Their tone was so beautiful that it reminded him of the voice of God. Looking down, he saw a small church whose bells were ringing out the carol, Silent Night. As the final note died away, it was replaced by one lone voice singing inside the church. It was shortly joined by a second voice that embraced the first in perfect harmony, and then another until a choir of voices rose through the night. Enchanted by the magic of what he was hearing, the angel found himself listening until the song was finished. As he resumed his flight through the night, he was delighted to hear these sounds everywhere, from the largest cities to the smallest villages. He heard melodies from massive orchestras and in the voices of single soldiers alone at their post. And any place where he heard these songs, he found hope in the hearts of men.

Grasping a song out of the air, he held it in his hand (angels are able to do this) and thought that maybe, these songs could be the one thing that best represented Christmas. They seemed to give voice to man's greatest joys as well as hope to those deepest in despair. But, though at first glance it appeared to be the answer he sought, his heart told him that this music alone was not enough. There had to be something more. So, he continued his flight through the night until he suddenly felt the touch of a father's prayer on its way to heaven. Once again looking downward, he saw a man who was praying for his child whom he had not heard from in a long time and who would not be home that Christmas. Seizing upon the prayer, the angel followed it until it reached the lost child.

She was standing on a corner, in a quiet snowfall, looking very small in a very large city. Across from her was an old city bar, the kind that only the lost seemed to know how to find. The patrons of this establishment rarely looked up from their drinks and so seemed not to notice the young woman. Now, the bartender in this bar had been working in there longer than anyone could remember. He believed in nothing except his bar and his cash register. He had never married, never took a vacation and as matter of fact, had never been seen out from behind his counter by most of his patrons. He was there when they arrived and he was still there when they left. He gave no credit and for seventy-five cents, served shots of un-watered whiskey to people who used their drinks like a moat around their lives. For them, he provided a safe, unchanging world.

Suddenly, the door opened wide and into this world walked a small child. The bartender could not remember the last time that a child had been in this place, but before he could ask the child what he was doing there, the child asked him if he knew that there was a girl outside their door who could not get home. Glancing out the window, he saw the girl standing across the street. Turning back to the child, the bartender asked him how he knew this. The child replied "That on this night of all nights, if one could be home, they'd be already there."

The bartender looked back toward the young woman as he reflected on what the child had said. After several seconds of thought, he slowly went over to the cash register and removing most of the money, came out from behind the bar and followed the child across the street. Everyone in the bar watched as he spoke with the girl. After a few moments, he called over a cab, put the girl inside and told the driver: "J.F.K. Airport."

As the cab pulled away, he looked around for the child, but the child was gone. And what was stranger still, even though his own tracks leading from the bar were still clearly marked in the snow, the child's were nowhere to be found. Returning back inside, he asked if anyone had seen where the child had gone, but like himself, no one had, for they also had been watching the departing cab. And then, some would later say that the most miraculous thing of all happened, when for the rest of the night, no one paid for a drink.

Later that night, the angel returned back to heaven and placed in the Lord's hand the wish of a soul for the happiness of another. And as the heavenly host looked on, the Lord smiled.


Credits: Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Who's the angel of the Month


January - Gabriel

February - Barchiel

March - Machidiel

April  - Asmodel

May - Ambriel

June - Muriel

July - Verchiel

August - Hamaliel

September - Uriel

October - Barbiel

November - Adnachiel

December  - Hanael
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Angels of the month


The Angel of January - teaches us to look within, to take charge of ourselves and our lives.

The Angel of February - is the angel of patience.

The Angel of March - brings us stamina and courage.

The Angel of April - is the spirit of rebirth.

The Angel of May - brings promise of spring. This angel of spring reminds us that this is a time of awakening the seed within ourselves.

The Angel of June - helps us flourish and grow strong.

The Angel of July - brings a season of leisure, a time to play and replenish our energy.

The Angel of August - is the angel of perseverance.

The Angel of September - helps us prepare for the harvest at hand.

The Angel of October - rejoices as we reap the harvest of what we have sown in life.

The Angel of November - is the angel of humility. November's angel urges us to acknowledge and appreciate the supporting roles others have played in our lives

The Angel of December - is the angel of generosity. This angel leads us to join hands with people of all races and religions, recognizing that we are children of the same creator, and we all share the responsibility of bringing joy and health upon the earth.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

About Angels

It snows because angels are having pillow fights.

When a raindrop falls on your nose, you've just been kissed by an angel.

It thunders when the angels are bowling.

According to an old American folk saying, babies smile in their sleep, when they are listening to the voices of angels.

There is an old saying that says...you get freckles from angel kisses

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

Angels don't blow their own horns, it makes living too noisy.

Angels don't want to impress you, just bless you.

Angels always know where to find you...even when you are hiding.

Dolphins are considered to be angels of the sea...

August 22 is "Be an Angel Day." On that day, people do special and anonymous favors for one another.

October 2 is the "Feast day of Guardian Angels." It's a time to thank your angel for all the help given to you.

Guardian Angels never take vacations.

A Strawberry mark, is called an Angel Kiss

An Angel is someone you are always happy to bump into.

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