“Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.”
– Dalai Lama –
“And in that region there were shepherds out in the filed, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they well filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'”– The Bible Luke 2:8-11 RSV
And on that glorious note we end The Daily Angel for 2015. If you enjoyed this and would like to do this again next year please let me know. Please come back tomorrow for the story of that grand old carol I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Blessings to you and yours.
“I saw the tracks of angels in the earth: the beauty of heaven walking by itself on the world.” – Petrarch
Todays Angel project is a cut little jingle bell angel from the Crafty College Web of angels. http://craftycollege.com/webofangels/bev-sue.htm
Here is a photo of mine:
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.
“We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides.” — Thomas Aquinas (“Summa Theologica”)
Today’s craft project is one of mine. This is so simple no directions are really needed. I just used a fancy olive oil bottle (a wine bottle or other pretty bottle will do), added a Christmas ornament for the head, added ribbon bows for wings and wrapped wire strung with beads around the bottle. The halo is a small grapevine wreath I had leftover from another project. This was all made with odds and ends from my craft supply stash. This is one of those projects where you can let your imagination run wild. Have fun!
“I myself believe in angels. I believe they are present among us today, guarding us, warning us, delivering us from danger just as surely now as they did in Bible times.” — Marilyn Carlson Webber
“Angels, where’re we go, attend our steps whate’er betide. With watchful care their charge defend, and evil turn aside.” — Charles Wesley
For todays angel project get out the crayons, markers and colored pencils for a coloring page. Good for kids and grown ups. Check out this selection from DTK-Bible http://www.dltk-bible.com/mangelposter.html
“Angels represent God’s personal care for each one of us.” — Andrew M. Greeley
Today’s angel project is an angel pocket from the Web of Angels and Crafty College. http://www.craftycollege.com/webofangels/rivertn1.htm
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; — Psalm 91:11
Todays angel project is a coffee filter angel from Crafts for All Seasons http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/coffee-filter-angel-craft.html
Below is one I made.