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The Daily Angel

“We must be aware that angels keep in close and vital contact with all that is happening on the earth. Their knowledge of earthly matters exceeds that of men. Let us believe that they are here among us.” —Billy Graham Angels Gods Secret Agents
 

Now that you’ve made your card, get an envelope and a stamp and send it to someone who could use a reminder of God’s love and care.

 

 

The Daily Angel

” Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you.”

~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Today’s angel project is a Guardian Angel Survival Kit from Craft Bits.  http://craftbits.com/project/survival-kit-guardian-angel/

Assemble the items with the kit and add the printed list of the meaning of each item to brighten someone’s day.

If you like you can make a small bag or envelope such as this to hold the items::

Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

The Daily Angel

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.” ~Thomas Carlyle

Todays angel project is a simple little feather angel from Sycamore Stirrings. http://sycamorestirrings.blogspot.com/2010/12/feathery-angel-ornaments.html   I think the kids should be able to do this project.

The Daily Angel: The Story

Image copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Image copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

A number of years ago at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season a terrible tragedy occurred in the city where we lived.  An armed young man in a crowded shopping mall killed and injured others before taking his own life.  Local news coverage seemed to be non-stop.  The entire city was in mourning at a time which would normally be joyful.  Holiday events were cancelled, but some went on in an attempt to keep going on with life.

I have a soft heart and knew from experience if I allowed it I could follow the deep emotions right into a deep dark pit of depression.  Some time ago I determined that would not happen again.

To distract me from the non-stop news coverage and help me focus on God’s love and provision I began making one angel art or craft project a day.  I continued this for several years beginning at Thanksgiving and continuing until Christmas.  In recent years I stopped doing this, but in light of current events I think it’s time to bring back the daily angel.  I already had my blog posts scheduled for November and December, but Spirit started nudging me to do this instead.  I have learned when Spirit nudges, I move.

This year I am starting on the first Sunday of Advent with this introduction.  Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Christmas Eve I will post The Daily Angel with a daily quote, scripture, video or reflection.  I will also include a link to an angel craft project or a video demonstration of an angel project.  There are no real rules for this, but I would like to encourage you not to use this as a time to make your holiday gifts or items to sell at craft fairs because the urgency of completing these projects brings a different energy to the process.  Some of these projects are more involved than others.  Feel free to extend a project over several days if needed.  Our purpose is to focus on God’s love and provision which we are reminded of through His angel messengers.  We don’t want anyone to feel rushed or stressed over this.

So during this time of darkness for so many, breathe.  Relax into God’s love.  Focus on His angels as messengers sent to teach, guide, protect, remind us of God’s, love and grace and warn us when necessary.    Then  join me on December 25th for an uplifting musical video presentation with an important message for our times.  Blessings  during this holiday season.

A Season of Angels

Computer Angel on Duty, Be Good Photo Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins
Computer Angel on Duty, Be Good
Photo Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

Each year I celebrate A Season of Angels beginning at Thanksgiving and continuing through Christmas, making one angel craft project each day.  I started doing this after a local tragedy during the holiday season several years ago but I still do this each year.

This is different than making crafts to sell or give as gifts.  I do this as a form or meditation or prayer to help keep me focused on Spirit and the values that really matter.

This year I invite you to join me each day from now till Christmas.  Slow down and take a little time each day to make (or at least work on) a small angel project each day while reflecting on Spirit and what this season truly means to you.

Need angel patterns?  You will find a nice selection at the Web of Angels from Crafty College.

Check out my holiday eBook Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday for more non-food celebration ideas.