And at every moment, angels.

How blessed are we to have angels who show up when we need them? (And even when we think we don’t?) Angels who are as obvious as the ones we love… and as subtle as the stranger who knocks at our door. In the moments we celebrate. In the moments we find gratitude. In the […]

Every Tree is Full of Angels

“Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb.” ― Macrina Wiederkehr • • • Wiederkehr, Macrina, OSB. A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary. New York: HarperOne, 2009.

Angel Wishes

It’s not often I ask for specific things — make a wish and blow out the candles usually yields a simple request for a good and healthy year. Sometimes, I’ll ask for a little guidance — never a lot, just a little. In the point-me-in-the-right-direction-I’ll-take-it-from-there kind of way. “What do you want to know?” the […]

Saying Grace

There are days I trip over myself trying to make it from one end to the other. How easily my feet get tangled in things over which I have no control. I wish angels would whisper what I often forget: Grace. • • • ©2012, Jen Payne

Boston Angel

Several of you wondered about the lovely angel statue from last week’s post Angel Spotted, so I though I would track down some additional information. She is quite magical, isn’t she? The statue, made of bronze and granite, is known by several names, including The Spirit of Giving, The Angel of the Waters, and the […]

Angel Spotted

Ever felt an angel’s breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Heard a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel’s favorite hiding place. — Carrie Latet • • • Photo ©2012, Jen Payne