Category Archives: God

The boy who was held by his Angel

As America grows ever darker and more corrupt, here’s a reminder that God is still with the faithful.

A true Angel story by a mom named Ida C, from Opus Sanctorum Angelorum:

I am very grateful to God for blessing me with my Guardian Angel. He has protected me many times throughout my life. I have a Guardian Angel story that involves my Angel and that of my three children.

It was a snowy day in February, the year was 1989, and after picking up the children from school we drove about three miles into town for banking and groceries. The bank teller at the drive through said “Drive carefully,” and as I finished my transaction, I assured her that I would.

As I said, it had snowed earlier in the day, but by early afternoon the sun had started to melt some of the snow. Unfortunately it was less than an hour when the temperature dropped and the melted snow began to freeze. After our groceries were purchased we started our drive back home. As I rounded a sharp turn which was shaded by large fir trees my left front tire suddenly slid on black ice.

The roadway, which had appeared wet to me, was a sheet of ice. My first reaction was certainly the wrong one as I slammed on the brakes and turned sharply to the left! The vehicle I was driving at the time was a 1975 Toyota LandCruiser. The LandCruiser rolled over and into a deep ditch with the front end facing the opposite direction in which we were traveling. We were sitting top side up, but at a very steep angle. My two older children were buckled up in the rear of the vehicle. My youngest son was in the front passenger seat. The top was torn off of the LandCruiser, the windshield and the right front passenger window and door were broken and mangled. My youngest son, without my knowing, had removed his seat belt before we left the store.

As our vehicle started to roll I could see the roadway coming up to my side window. I cried out “Oh God” as I gripped the steering wheel with all my strength. As we landed back on our wheels I could hear my two children who were seated in the back. My daughter was crying hysterically and my son was moaning. They both had received bumps on their heads from the roll-bar. Thankfully their injuries were not life threatening.

As I looked to my right I could not see my son in his seat! I looked up and saw his lifeless body hanging over the broken and mangled window/door frame. I took off my seat belt and tried to extract him from the broken frame. We were sitting at such a steep angle that I could not leverage him down. He wasn’t moving or speaking. Very soon a large, helpful gentleman was able to remove my son from the broken frame and place him in the passenger seat. My son had sustained lacerations to the side of his head and a cut tendon on the top of his left wrist.

As my son’s injuries were made known, and as he was not yet speaking, my daughter began saying “Is he going to die, is he going to die!!!” I said “NO, he is NOT GOING TO DIE!”

David and all of us survived that horrible accident because God was Gracious and heard my cry. Sometime later, months later, my son, David, said to me. Thank you mom for putting your arms around me and holding me in my seat! I was astonished. I had wondered why he was not thrown out and crushed under the vehicle as it rolled! I told him that I would have put my arms around him and held him if it had been possible, but it could only have been his Guardian Angel that he felt holding him in place.

The only injury I sustained was a slight cut to my finger when I put my hand in my pocket that was full of glass from the broken windshield.

I thank God everyday for the loving protection of our Guardian Angels.

Guardian Angel

A Prayer to My Guardian Angel

By St. Bonaventure (1221-1274)

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom His Love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide. Amen.

For other true angelic encounters, see:

And remember to tell your Guardian Angel you love him, for he loves you very very much.

~Éowyn

Sunday Devotional: America, the reprobate

Mark 7:1, 6, 8

When the Pharisees…
gathered around Jesus….
He responded,
“…You disregard God’s commandment
but cling to human tradition.”

Moses and the Ten Commandments

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

Moses said to the people:
“…In your observance
of the commandments of the Lord, your God,

which I enjoin upon you,
you shall not add to what I command you
nor subtract from it.

Observe them carefully,
for thus will you give evidence
of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations,
who will hear of all these statutes and say,
‘This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people.’
For what great nation is there
that has gods so close to it as the Lord, our God, is to us
whenever we call upon him?
Or what great nation has statutes and decrees
that are as just as this whole law
which I am setting before you today?”

But America is doing the exact opposite, not only removing the Ten Commandments from public squares, the latest being Oklahoma City, but Detroit actually erected a 9 ft. tall statue of Satan.

For an examination of conscience by reviewing the Ten Commandments, go here.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you.

~Eowyn

Saturday Funny: The cat door

Why squeeze yourself through a teeny cat door when you can reach up and just open the real door?

Philo the Cat: 1
Human: 0

H/t FOTM’s CSM

~Éowyn

Doggy luvs the hot tub!

From user Danny Sam: “Cuzzie loves the jet in the hot tub against his back. He doesn’t mind the hot water and will press against it and croon his pleasure. This time he was at it for five minutes.”

DCG

Tuesday Stress Relief!

This will melt your heart. <3

Persian cat hugs

H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Éowyn

Creation: Look at the beautiful ‘crop circle’ a little Pufferfish makes with just his fins!

The male Japanese Pufferfish is grey instead of brightly-colored. So he must use his ingenuity to attract females for mating.

Using just his fins and working 24 hours a day for an entire week, the little fish creates an astonishingly complex and beautiful “crop-circle” sand design in the sea bed.

A big h/t to FOTM’s Glenn47

The Japanese Pufferfish (Takifugu or fugu) is native to salt and brackish waters of the northwest Pacific; a few species are found in freshwater of Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.

The fish defends itself by:

  • Inflating its body, filling its extremely elastic stomach with water (or air when outside of the water) until the fish is almost spherical. Hence, the name blowfish or pufferfish.
  • Poisoning its predators with the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin contained in its body, which is about 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide. Each fish has enough poison to kill around 30 adult humans.

Perversely, precisely because the Japanese Pufferfish is so poisonous, it is considered a delicacy in Japan. Only specially licensed chefs can prepare and sell fugu to the public. Although the consumption of the fish’s liver and ovaries is forbidden, those parts are considered the most delicious by some because small amounts of the poison give a special desired sensation on the tongue. Every year a number of people die because they underestimate the amount of poison in the consumed fugu parts.

Japanese Pufferfish sand design

The Japanese Pufferfish puts us to shame.

There once was a time when women were virtuous, and men actually courted women as a prize to be won and worked hard to provide for his family. Unlike this precious creature of God, we humans — male and female — cheapen sex and, therefore, ourselves.

~Éowyn

Sunday Devotional: Decide today whom you will serve

Joshua 24:15-18

Joshua addressed all the people:
“If it does not please you to serve the Lord,
decide today whom you will serve
As for me and my household,
we will serve the Lord.”

But the people answered,
“Far be it from us to forsake the Lord
for the service of other gods.
For it was the Lord, our God,
who…performed those great miracles
before our very eyes….
Therefore we also will serve the Lord,
for He is our God.”

come to me

John 6:67-69

Jesus then said to the Twelve,
“Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered Him,
Master, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe
and are convinced that
You are the Holy One of God.”

Buffy Rose1All creation is a miracle. This perfect rose was grown from a cutting.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn