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Then Along Came an Angel

True angel stories touch the heart and uplift the spirit. Please enjoy the stories and feel free to comment and/or pass onto other people who might need some encouragement today. Julie Bonn Heath is the compiler of the book, "Then Along Came an Angel: Messengers of Deliverance", which includes almost 50 true angel stories. You can order the book at online bookstores order from your local bookstore. It makes a great gift!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Kids on Angels

I only know the names of two angels, Hark and Harold.
-Gregory, 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it
-Olive, 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to Heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree To wear those angel clothes.
-Matthew, 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.
-Mitchell, 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
-Henry, 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
-Jack, 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
-Daniel, 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado.
-Reagan, 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
-Sandra, 6

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.
-Jared, 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it.
-Antonio, 9

My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.
- Chuckie, 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.
-Vicki, 8

What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.
-Sarah, 7


Friday, December 26, 2008

True Angel Story: Angels Save the Day

Angels Save the Day
by David S. Milotta

I felt the three distinct rivulets of sweat trickling down my back under my clergy shirt, as they joined forces, and streamed south. It was a hot August Saturday afternoon for my first funeral service with my new congregation. The Lord had placed me in a multi-ethnic, neighbor island church in Hawaii, in the middle of a rural sugar plantation community.

“We really need a fan up here,” I muttered, as the sweat dripped into my eyes. The men in the congregation were sweltering in their shiny, well-worn, funeral-only, suits. I was wearing my obligatory white clergy robe with Hawaiian motif stole on top of my black clerical suit and collar (minus the jacket).

The service was going well with touching family testimonies and colorful stories recounted by fond friends. My turn came, and as I mounted the pulpit, my eyes swept over the congregation. Among the supportive smiles of members I could also see the old time samurai types who were forced to attend out of family obligation. They were watching me with neutral faces, but their body language, with arms firmly crossed over inflated chests just shouted “Try to impress me, newcomer.”

“Lord I place this service into your hands,” I silently prayed and proceeded to hold forth with an evangelical message worthy of the old missionary preacher, Rev. Hiram Bingham himself.

“Nobody knows when death may strike.” The words were barely out when an elderly gentleman in the center of the third row just keeled over. I was stunned, not knowing what to do. The organist rushed over to him rendering aid. A deacon headed for the office phone.

My first thought was, If you’re going to die, just have the decency to crawl out to my office and die. But don’t do it here, in the middle of my well-planned service.

My brain sort of snapped back and I saw the people in a commotion as pews were moved to make room for him on the floor. I knew I had to take action. But what kind?
Feelings of helplessness and desperation overwhelmed me as I was losing control of the crowd.

“Oh Lord, help me now,” I nodded my head and prayed.

I looked up and suddenly, to my unimaginable surprise, I saw two giant angels in the back corners of the church, standing from the floor to the ceiling. I was totally mind blown. These were not gentle cherubs. These were experienced warriors. I instantly knew they were angels of the Lord, the very same who slew the one hundred and eighty-five thousand Assyrians recorded in Isaiah 37:36.

These angels radiated power, influence, control, experience, and authority. I got the impression that they had their glory turned down like on a dimmer switch for a light. They could go to full blast at any moment and kill with their blazing presence. They stood on watch with their arms folded. The angels looked like men in armor that the Israelites wore. They had swords, beards, and helmets. If they had wings, I did not notice any. They were greenish and not bright. I understood that their muted appearance was an accommodation for me.

I felt transformed by the angelic presence, like I had been supernaturally given the ability to take command of the situation. I immediately led everyone in prayer. We prayed for the afflicted man as well as the deceased. The church organist was a nursing instructor and knew how to help the stricken man. Thanks to the quick-thinking deacon’s prompt call, by the time I finished the prayer the nearby fire department had arrived with oxygen. It turned out that the man had fainted because of the heat and he didn't have a heart attack. He wasn't admitted at the hospital and went home later that same day.

Many people returned home thinking how well I handled a difficult situation. Only I had seen the angels in the back of the church that had strengthened me with supernatural poise and leadership. When I was in a desperate situation God answered my plea for help. God doesn’t always answer our prayers in this dramatic fashion, but for me, his angels saved the day.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who helped make this tour a success! Your help is very appreciated and your posts were wonderful. I do hope that the book also touched your heart as you read it. If you might be so inclined, please consider also posting your review on Amazon for the book.

Congratulations to the winners of the angel book tour!

BLOGGER EXTRAORDINAIRE- This huge gift bag goes to Kailani from An Island Review for 136 comments before her 7 day cut-off. That's totally amazing. Great job, Kailani!

Runner-Ups who also get a mention are All Because Two People Fell in Love with 69 comments and MomStart with 38 comments. Great job, ladies!

HEAVENLY COMMENTATOR- This gift bag goes to Wanda, who commented on Sage & Savvy.

Thanks to all of you for the help!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

True Angel Story: A Kitty Named Sly

Last summer was a rough time for our family. My dearest aunt died after slipping into a coma for three days and our favorite kitten suddenly got Lymphoma and passed away within two months.

After my aunt died, I dreamed that she was sitting under a cabana having some wine. She was happy and relaxed.

"How are you feeling now?" I asked her.

She said better but she was still just a bit cold. I wanted to comfort her with one
of the crocheted blankets that she had made for me over the years but she said, "No you keep the blankets."

In the distance I heard a mournful cat crying and crying and woke up. I felt agitated by the sadness of the cat's wailing but comforted by the connection with my aunt.

Two weeks later my kitten, Sly, developed cancer. We tried everything to heal him including expensive vet visits, medicine, herbal products, love, and prayer.

I would let him sit on the special blankets lovingly crocheted by my aunt and he seemed comforted. He would sometimes stare up at a small picture of Jesus I have above my bed.

My husband even had the people at Mass pray for Sly. A week before we lost him, I saw the tiniest of white angels fluttering outside the window in our redwood tree. I held Sly tightly, afraid they were taking him that day.

Another week passed and I again saw the tiny white angels tapping on the bathroom window as if to say, "Come on Sly-it is time to go to heaven." Sly was a fighter just like his namesake, Slyvester Stallone, and hung on for a few days longer.

But a few days later when we were driving to the vet, I sensed what I needed to do. I held his paw and said, "You can go now if you need to go". He gasped and peacefully died right as we drove over a bridge.

I didn't see the tiny angels again but this experience convinced me that angels come to us in our dreams as well as our waking life. I felt somewhat comforted by my encounter with angels.

(c) 2008 Terry Haugen

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Four Day Countdown!

The angel tour starts in (yikes!) four days! Are you ready? I am excited and I hope that you are as well. And now, I have a horrific confession to make. This week, my computer crashed and one of my losses is the spreadsheet that has all the blogger's information on it. Yes, indeed! Your name, addresses, posting date (although I think that I got all of you on the online schedule here-if not, please email me asap), and more! Such a treat! Although I did back most everything up a couple of months ago, I could never back it all up (too much), there were some very important recent documents that I lost and that was one. Dell can't ship my new one until 12/23 and I am scrambling to find a rental as this particular loaner is very limited and I can't even post to many of my blogs. (Or Twitter) So I appreciate your patience with me as I have three blog tours starting in a couple of days and may be re-asking you at some point for your information. My apologies...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Tour Prizes Announced!

I had no idea that procuring, cataloging and organizing prizes would take so long but it was totally worth the effort. What a ton of fun. I am so looking forward to actually getting prize winners and sending out the goodies. If you haven't yet done so, check out the prizes for the Chat. And here, without any further rambling, are the prizes for the angel blog tour.

(with the most comments on post by the 7th day after their post goes live) will receive:

1. Book- "Uncovered: What Really Happens After the Storm, Flood, Earthquake or Fire" by Mark Goldwich.

2. Book- "I Just Want my Kid to be Happy: Why You Shouldn't Say It, Why You Shouldn't Think It, What You Should Embrace" by Aaron Cooper, PHd and Eric Keitel, M.ED.

3. Spiritual Cinema Circle DVD- Short, Quality Films with lessons for all of us.

4. Organic Sicilian Blood Orange Juice

5. "I Have an Attitude of Gratitude" Black Tank Top (Med) from EmpoweringStuff

6. Jungo PC Game from Mumbo Jumbo.

7. Large tote bag, mouse pad and eye brightener from MomLogic.

8. Book- "Angels and Wonders" by Joan Wester Anderson.

9. Coheso Calorie Smart Nutrition Calculator.

GermyWormy Sanitary Sleeves for kids

VALUE- $172.00

HEAVENLY COMMENTATOR (name drawn from everyone who comments on one of the blog posts) will receive:

1. Large tote bag, mouse pad and eye brightener from MomLogic.

2. "Dreams Come True" T-Shirt (Med) from EmpoweringStuff.

3. Softress Deep Moisturizing Skin and Hair Care, Winter Formula.

4. Spiritual Cinema Circle DVD- Short, Quality Films with lessons for all of us.

5. Organic Sicilian Blood Orange Juice

6. Internet Safety Course for Parents from ParentLearningBoard.

7. Book-"Then Along Came an Angel: Messengers of Deliverance" by Julie Bonn Heath.

8. Book- "Angels and Wonders" by Joan Wester Anderson.

9. GermyWormy Sanitary Sleeves for kids

VALUE- $118.00

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Prizes for Chat Announced

I am SO excited to tell you about the prizes lining up for the blog tour and chat with Joan Wester Anderson. Companies have literally lined up to donate prizes and I have even had to turn some down. There will be more to come that are still arriving but for right now, prizes that will be available to those who participate in the chat on 12/1/08 at 6PM Pacific Time AND buy a book during that time period will be eligible for:

GIFT 1- 1 Membership to a marketing program for writers. Includes coaching, website and more. Value of $997.00

GIFT 2- 1 night at Ocean Front Lodge in beautiful Cannon Beach, OR. Some blackout days apply. Value of $100.00+

GIFT 3 and GIFT 4-
1 Large canvas tote bag, mouse pad and eye brightener from Mom Logic which includes 1 gift certificate for a set of personalized flashcards from GoosieCards ($28 value), 1 Natural Animal Soap on Nailbrush from WettGiggles ($10 value), 1 free course on Internet Safety from Parent Learning Board ($29 value), 1 book, “The Parent Trip” by Jenna McCarthy (value $16.95), 1 Free Membership to member-only quizzes and teacher resources at Grammar Book ($29.95 value), 1 Book, “The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Happy Organized Home: Fast Solutions to Hundreds of Everyday Dilemmas” by Kathy Peel and published by Tyndale, 1 DVD: “
Spiritual Cinema Circle: The Heart and Soul of Cinema, Vol 4” from Spiritual Cinema Circle, Rose Pin, "I Don't Have to be a Star to Sparkle" t-shirt from EmpoweringStuff ($26.90 value), Discovery PC Game from Mumbo Jumbo ($25.00 value), Kitty Wool Ball from PurrfectPlay ($6.00 value), Smart Mom Teething Bling endorsed by Tori Spelling ($21.00 value) and a Swiggies Wrist Water Bottle ($13.00 value) and GermyWormy Sanitary Sleeves for kids. FULL GIFT BAG VALUE OF $227.00

GIFT 5- 1 Large canvas tote bag, mouse pad and eye brightener from Mom Logic which includes 1 free course on Internet Safety from Parent Learning Board ($29 value), 30 Minutes Free Coaching from Sapience Life Coaching ($130.00 value), E-Book "Clutter-Free Gift Giving Resource Guide" by April Welch, CPO/Certified Professional Organizer ($10.00 value), Book- "Holler for Your Health" by Teresa Holler (23.00 value), Leash Pouch made from reclaimed sweaters by PurrfectPlay ($15.00 value), Softress Soft Hands Spray (value $15.00), 90210organics Apple Pear Shea Butter ($18.00 value), Green Bag 25# weight limit from GenGreenLife, Earth Cinema Circle Short Films DVD ($22.00 value), PoweredGreen Laptop Energy Seal ($16.00 value), "It's not just a movement" t-shirt from GenGreenLife and GermyWormy Sanitary Sleeves for kids. TOTAL VALUE OF GIFT 5- $278.00

DOOR PRIZES ARE ALSO available to all who attend the chat-no buying necessary. They include:

1. Book- "Uncovered: What Really Happens After the Storm, Flood, Earthquake or Fire" by Mark Goldwich.
2. "Be Organic" T-shirt from Just Be. ($15 value)
3. "It's not just a movement-it's a way of life" t-shirt from GenGreenLife.
4. Book- "Angels and Wonders" by Joan Wester Anderson. ($16 value)
5. Discovery PC Game from Mumbo Jumbo ($25 value)
6. Polar Sports, Vol 1 PC Game from Mumbo Jumbo ($25 value)
7. Books- "Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten" and "Let's Get Ready for First Grade" by
Stacey Kannenberg. ($28 value)
8. Gift certificate for a set of personalized flashcards from GoosieCards ($28 value)
Natural Animal Soap on Nailbrush from WettGiggles ($10 value)
Free course on Internet Safety from Parent Learning Board ($29 value)
Free Membership to member-only quizzes and teacher resources at Grammar Book ($29.95 value)
12. 2 Packs of 8 Germy Wormy's ($10.00 est value)
Spiritual Cinema Circle: The Heart and Soul of Cinema, Vol 4” from Spiritual Cinema Circle ($22. value)
Swiggies Wrist Water Bottle ($13.00 value)
15. Wool Kitty Ball from PurrfectPlay ($6.00 value)

Please join us to chat on 12/1 at 6PM Pacific. Just go here and enter the chat room during that time. It's easy, fun, and there will even be an opportunity for you to ask questions of Joan and I.

See you then!