Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Monday, August 17, 2009


So, I was reading in Matthew this morning and it jumped off the page at me, "an angel came to Joseph in a dream." Huh...? An angel, in a dream? I bet he wasn't expecting that! But ya'll, he listened and he believed that angel even though he wasn't watching for him/her.

I wonder if I would have believed? I wonder if I believe today when angels come to me unexpectedly. Do I even notice? And do I realize that he/she's an angel?

Is that an angel who slowed down in that loooooong stream of traffic and let me in? Was it an angel in church yesterday who told me I looked beautiful and made this aging woman feel good about the whole process of getting older? Is it an angel who, in the WalMart line, lets you go ahead because you have only one or two items? Could that be an angel who bends down and tells you that your child/grandchild is absolutely gorgeous?

Someone in the grocery store stuck a couple of coupons under the ketchup.....

Someone I know keeps a small cooler on the front seat beside her when she's running errands. She has cold water in it and when she sees someone on the street needing a helping hand she passes the water out the car window. Another person I know keeps $5 McDonald's cards in her car and passes those out.

Somewhere in Seattle someone bought coffee for the five people behind him in line. And the people behind him in line did the same for the five people behind them. And so it went.

At the airport a soldier got to the cash register to pay for his Burger King meal but someone had already paid....just to say a quiet thank you.

Yesterday out on the lake hear our house a boat stopped...out of gas. Before I could even tell my husband to go rescue them a boat stopped, handed them a gas can, waited while they poured to get the can back, and went on their way.

Where will I see an angel today...and will I even notice?

And better yet...who can I angel to today? What unexpected thing can I do for someone could be something small or something big. After all, the sky's the limit, now isn't it?


Grammy Staffy said...

My goodness Marlene, I grow to love you more each post I read. You are an angel in my life. Each post you write is a blessing to me. You inspire me, make me think, motivate me and sometimes make me laugh.

Yes, you are an angel alright...and you make my life brighter. ((hugs)) Lura

Tracy P. said...

I love this! I believe I've had some encounters with angels. I LOVE the idea of the waters and the McDonalds cards. :-)

Michelle said...

Just writing this blog post touched us, Marlene. You were an angel and didn't even realize it.
be blessed,

Meggie said...

Like everyone said in the above comments... ditto. You've just reminded everyone what a difference they can make by doing one small thing - a nice/kind thing - every day. Hey, you reminded me. So thank you! -Megan-

Joy said...

Marlene YOU'RE an Angel. Yes you are!!! You just made me smile with your inspirational post ... you warmed my heart.
Angels are definitely out there and you are one for sure :o),
Thank you :o)
Joy :o)

MARCIE said...

Love this post! Noticing angels in action is a great pass time. Being and angel in action is even better! It is a great goal!

Memaw's memories said...

What a neat thought. I'd never considered the little things I occassionally do to be angel actions.

Salem Stitcher said...

I love this. I will have my eyes more open for angels and chances to be someone's angel. What a joyful thought!

Rose Mary said...

Wonderful post, Marlene! Now you are making me think again~which is why I love your blog so much! It's so easy to get caught up in our own thoughts and problems~and all we have to do is look around a little and realize the difference a little kindness can make!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Wonderful post!!

Ever since I heard of ChemoAngels many years ago, I realized that many Angels walk among us unnoticed and they would have it no other way. And everyone one of us can Angel someone somewhere sometime! Thanks for the reminder to look for new and unique ways to be an Angel!!

Janet, said...

Very nice post. A person should always be nice to everyone, you never know, they could be an angel sent down from God. I think we should all strive to be angels here on earth, and it would be a much better place to live.

Molly said...

It can get depressing reading all the horrible news in the papers these days, but you're so right about angels!They're everywhere!