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Angels as Guides for Living

Lora is a published author and has had her poems featured in poetry publications. She is currently working on a book of inspirational poems.

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Angels Can Show Us Our Path In Life

This article is about how angels can offer us guidance in living. Whether we see them depicted in art or read stories about angels coming to the aid of people, we feel comforted by their presence. However, angels can also become our teachers as they show us a path in life which seeks to bring healing, comfort, and love to the lives of others. In following their example, we develop a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives and a greater sense of our spiritual selves.

A Poem About An Angel Who Inspires Us To Care About Others

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The Messenger

One day,

I went inside a museum

and a mural hung on the wall of

a glorious angel...

a vision of celestial grace

cloaked in her draping gown

with soft curls framing a lovely face.


Through the large glass windows

as the sun's rays gently fell on this seraph,

she became bathed in light...

adding to her ethereal presence,

and making me feel

as though I were close to heaven.

Then her eyes met mine,

and something was communicated

in the silence of a moment...


Hearing a soft cry,

I looked to my right

and saw a woman with a little child.

The child was crying for

he was hungry and had no food;

the mother was trying to console him.


Moved by a sense of pity,

I walked over to them

and offered them some fruit

that I had taken

with me...

then I asked if they had

a place to go,

and the mother answered no-

so I asked them if I

could give them shelter.


As I left there,

turning to look at that beautiful angel

one more time...

still feeling the warmth of her light

and seeing her penetrating eye...

I could have sworn I saw her smile

and I thought, yes you do live within me

as I am empowered by the goodness in me

to illuminate the darkest places...

by your divine inspiration

to alleviate suffering and bring hope

to those who walk in fear,

and use my gifts to help make this world

a better place for all God's creation.


-Lora Hollings

"We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides."     ~Saint Thomas Aquinas

"We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides." ~Saint Thomas Aquinas

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In Giving, We Receive

One day, I heard a little bird chirping loudly.

He seemed to be in much distress;

it appeared, he had tumbled from his nest...

so I gently put him back.


One day, as I was walking down a street,

I saw a stray dog-

frantically searching for someone

or something...

He would go up to people,

but everyone passed him by-

his appearance showing

he had long suffered from neglect.


With coat so shabby

and bones showing,

a look of desperation in his eyes...

I couldn't pass him by-

I stopped to give him food,

which he freely took,

and he followed me home.

Now, with his faithful companionship,

I do not feel so alone.


One day, I found a child who was lost

and stopped to help her home, again.

She gave me a little picture

that she had drawn of herself

with the sweetest smile

and a little bouquet of violets.

I still hear an echo of her voice...

saying thank you.


One day, I heard a heart cry out from one

who felt abandoned and alone...

so I stopped to listen to a tale of loneliness

and despair.

I offered my friendship

and shared with her my heartfelt wounds,

relieving a burden that I was

not alone in my suffering...

I have begun the process to heal

as now I have a close friend

with whom I can share-

both my joy and my sorrow.


I often think, if I never stopped

as I went on my way

to help those in need-

and chose to go alone...

that my life would not be as rich

for it truly is in giving that we receive.


-Lora Hollings

God Has Entrusted Us With His Greatest Gifts - Our Children Can Become As Angels Creating A Heaven on Earth

God Has Entrusted Us With His Greatest Gifts - Our Children Can Become As Angels Creating A Heaven on Earth

"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men." ~ Martin Fraquhar Tupper

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Children Are Gifts From God

You are a gift from God.

Born into this world,

so innocent and pure...

as an angel.

Your beauty reflects His love,

and he has entrusted me with your care.

How blessed am I

to be your loving guardian,

throughout your life,

to teach you right from wrong,

guiding you always to walk toward His light,

sometimes down an uncertain path...

but strengthening your resolve to

bring light into the lives of others.


-Lora Hollings

We Are Inspired by Angels to Love and Protect Animals

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Our responsibility in being stewards of the earth includes taking care of our animal brothers and sisters too. When we show compassion and save animals from cruelty, we are acting out of the highest realm of our spirituality and thus we become angels to our animal brethren who are so deserving of our concern for their welfare and the right to live without being harmed or abused by anyone.

"God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear, to give sign, we and they are His children, one family here." ~Robert Browning

"God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear, to give sign, we and they are His children, one family here." ~Robert Browning

"Nature is the art of God." ~ Dante Alighieri

"The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.


-Emily Dickinson

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"All God's angels come to us disguised." ~James Russell Lowell

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We Can Only Live Up to Our Full Potential By Helping Others

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." ~Luciano de Crescenzo

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." ~Luciano de Crescenzo

"When We Do Kind Deeds for Our Fellow Man We Become as Angels."

"When We Do Kind Deeds for Our Fellow Man We Become as Angels."

"I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn

"If you live for love you spread kindness and compassion everywhere you go. When you stop believing in your heart you are but a sterile vessel wandering in the wilderness." ~ Francis Hegmeyer

Flowers Are The Words of Angels

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"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." ~Lydia M. Child

Angels Are With Us In Spirit

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"Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you."

~St. Francis De Sales

Nature is an Angel's Favorite Hiding Place

Nature is an Angel's Favorite Hiding Place

"Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place." ~Terri Guillemets

Be An Angel to Someone Else Whenever You can

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"Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you." ~from The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman

" By following in the footsteps of Angels, We can Bring Peace to Our World - "If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place."

— Author Unknown

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© 2019 Lora Hollings

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