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Angels On Earth

Many people believe that angels are God's
messengers at work in the world today.
Angels come in many forms, from
helpful animals to mysterious strangers,
from glorious heavenly angels to
earth angels, human beings who
generously help others.


Angels can also come to us in
dreams, on a breeze, or in a
strain of music. When they
appear, they always radiate
life-affirming hope.


Recent Angels on Earth Stories

Evie's wonder at one of God’s creatures reminds me that there really is no such thing as a “common” animal.

by Colleen Hughes

A trio of singing birds

She was having trouble keeping a positive mindset–until she heard a trio of warbling birds.

by Carissa Tarasovich
, Rotterdam, New York

A golden retriever

Though they couldn't keep the big golden retriever pup, they were awfully glad he was temporarily a member of the family.

by Joanne Begane
, Belle Mead, New Jersey

Artist's rendering of an angel perched atop a speeding train, holding a lantern

Maybe her childhood wasn’t perfect, but she wouldn’t let that get in the way of her happiest memories.

by Sandra Carlson
, Sterling Heights, Michigan

A flock of seagulls looking like angels on a rainy day

Their wings soared gracefully round and round, twirling, swirling, dancing, resembling nothing so much as angels...

by Colleen Hughes

Karen Lorimer

In her dream, she saw vivid sapphire, golden rays... and an angel’s wings. But what did it portend for her in real life?

by Karen Lorimer
, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

Juliette Anderson and her family

Her daughter had swum out too far and been missing for hours. She prayed for angels to assist her.

by Juliette Anderson
, Pichilemu, Chile

Thomas Waller

The boiler malfunction was his problem, and he hadn’t called anyone for assistance. So who was this young man who showed up to help?

by Thomas Waller
, Columbus, Mississippi

Lori Seither

Letters were her only way of keeping in touch. Why couldn’t she figure out what to say?

by Marci Seither
, Vista, California

An artist's rendering of a buzzard

Buzzards may be common birds, but why did they have to hang around my ranch?

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

Wanda Rosseland at the wheel of a tractor

On the farm, a baby bird had an important lesson to teach about long days and hard work. 

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

Lori Diller with her husband and children

She was worried over her ailing grandfather when a stranger sat beside her in church and said the words she needed to hear.

by Lori Diller
, McDavid, Florida

Roberta Messner

Though she loved her mother, she sometimes felt conflicted over her eccentricities. But some very proper ladies changed her outlook.

by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

An LA cop poses in front of a pair of artist Colette Miller’s painted wings.

Join us as we explore the role that angels play in the artistic and cultural life of cities and countries around the world. Next stop: Los Angeles.

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