by Evangeline B. White
On the Mount drops fell from His forehead down
Sweat and blood dripped when no one was around
The others fell asleep, unable to pray
It was the beginning of the darkest day
An angel came and ministered to Jesus
Gave Him strength for the price He'd pay to free us
The crowd who praised Him the week before
Came to betray Him, honor Him no more
With swords and false words they came to indict
Rome against the Savior, yet He withheld His might
His disciples scattered no more in sight
They knew this wasn't good and shrunk in fright
Brought before Pilate and Herod He was
beaten, mocked, insulted, spit upon because
Darkness reigned during those hours
When the Son of God relinquished His power
Angels could have come at the sound of His voice
But they watched and waited as this was God's choice
Women mourned and wailed for the cross was His fate
On His shoulders sat the whole world's weight
A crown of thorns was forced upon His head
The charge against Him, “King of the Jews” it read
His skin ripped apart from His head to his feet
Beyond recognition He had been beat
With a final cry He breathed His last breath
It was the darkest day, the Savior's death
#goodfriday #darkesthours #Jesus #Easter #angel #whereisyourangel
Elvis Presley penned a song about being lonesome and recently the United Kingdom decided to tackle loneliness too. They call it a public health issue. “Loneliness's impact is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and greater than that of obesity...[and is] a risk factor for early mortality” according to research done by BYU and UNC at Chapel Hill.
Loneliness is not just a symptom of being alone. Someone can be in the midst of a crowd, or live under the same roof with family and still be lonely. We were made for relationship. It doesn't mean we have to be in relationship with everyone. Just having a few close relationships is one cure. Jesus promised in in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” That's a long-term relationship right there.
How God designed the relationship of angels to His creation is one way He shows His love for us. He desires to be in relationship with us. We encourage you to learn more about this relationship. The first book in our series, “Angel Watching Over Me,” offers more study and insight into this.
If you feel lonesome today, tonight, or sometime this week, instead of turning on the tv to get your mind off the loneliness open your Bible or open one of our angel books and relish the thought that you were made for relationship.
#loneliness #relationship #angels #angelwatchingoverme
Here is a poem about an angel's take on St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy!!
An Irish Angel Poem
by: Evangeline B. White
Feeling green on this Irish Saint's day,
an angel came down from heaven to say,
“It's not about whiskey and beer,
and parades with flagrant cheer.
The day celebrates lives born anew
with great hope for all, not just a few.
St. Patrick told of a love so divine,
the Irish turned from their sins and got in line.
He faced the Druids and their gods they threw down.
They worshiped Jesus in the hills and through town.
A great revival in Ireland it was,
from a slave to an immigrant just because
Patrick found the love a Savior.
That love so changed his behavior.
He went back to Ireland to those who
made him a slave and told them he knew
the God who saw what they did but loved them too.
The Patron Saint of Ireland's heart had changed
And his mission to tell others did not wane.”
So now you know how it all came to be.
St. Patrick Day's about changed hearts you see.
#stpatricksday #angel #whereisyourangel #changedheart
In getting ready for the upcoming Wingsletter, we have been looking at lots
of pictures over the last year. We laughed and smiled and wanted to share
some of those moments with you. We look ahead to hearing and seeing more of your moments with your angels. Keep them coming! We love hearing from you.
#whereisyourangel #angels #angelantics
Our first newsletter (a.k.a. "wingsletter") will be coming out soon. It will have all kinds of good stuff, inspiration, and goings on. If you have not signed up to receive our newsletter you can sign up on the home page of the website or the "Contact Us" page of the website. You will want to be sure to get it when it arrives. The newsletters will not be available on the website, so subscribe today!
#wingsletter #angels #subscribe
Let's be honest. How many times have you sat down at the dinner table and it's quiet? Everyone's just eating like pigs at a trough. There's no conversation, the tv's on, or worst yet people are on their phones. Wouldn't it be nice to have engaging fun meals?
One of our family's favorite places to eat is Chick-fil-A. A few times the special surprise was Dinner Games or Table Topics. It's a series of cards that engages families (or friends) around the dinner table. Here are a few of the ideas you can do:
"Handfuls of Imagination"
This is kind of like charades but it's all in the palms of your hands. Someone cups their hands and offers clues to the imaginary thing they are holding. It can be as big as the sky or as little as an ant.
"Virtual Hide and Seek"
While seated at the table, one person "hides" somewhere around the house in their mind. The others guess where they are hiding. The first one to guess gets to "hide" next. All hiding spots have to be realistic. We allow questions for this one. For example, we'll ask, "Are you hiding in one of the bedrooms?"
Table Topics - Can You Imagine?
...if you were the mayor of your town, what laws would you create?
...would you rather climb the highest mountain or dive the deepest sea?
...if you could have any skill (or super power) in the world, what would you pick and why?
...what would be a really good flavor for toothpaste?
These are all fun things to do at the dinner table. It's good for kids and grown ups and it doesn't add any extra calories. We get a peek into our kiddos' minds and that's not only fun, it's insightful too.
Let us know what you are doing around the dinner table. You can always include your angel at meals too. Send us your pictures. They make us smile!!
#fun #dinnertime #whereisyourangel #chickfila
I don't follow sports too much- unless it's my kids' games – but there is March Madness in the basketball world. This week has seemed for me a bit of March Madness. Things haven't quite gone as planned, hoped, or anticipated. It's like I'm in the first half of one of those old Calgon commercials where the haggard mom or woman cries out, “Calgon, take me away!” The second part of the commercial shows her instantly translated to a soothing bath. No more stress or chaos, just calm. Insert a collective exhale with an “Ahhhh....” here.
In the midst of the madness, this is what runs around in my mind that soothes my soul: “I trust in the Lord with all my heart and I don't lean on my own understanding; in all my ways I submit to Him, and He will straighten things out.” Prov. 3:5-6 (paraphrased) Insert the peace that comes with surrender here.
May your weekend bring you His blessed assurance and Calgon moments.
For a trip down nostalgia lane, here is a link to a Calgon commercial:
Remember to start your angel's mission by going to the “Shop Now” page! If you haven't yet, register your angel under the “Bring Your Angel Home” a/k/a “Homecoming Day!” page.
#madness #calm #angels