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By: Christian Duguay

Location: Los Angeles CA USA

When I was nine years old, I lived in the Arizona desert. On walks home from my bus stop, I would cut through a field of cactus and dry brush, and think about God and Heaven. I didn't grow up in a religious family and we never talked about God, but I always knew He was there. There was never any doubt.


As I grew older, however, I fell away from my talks with God, and I stopped my prayers. My faith waned and my heart hardened with the wrong groups of kids and sinful desires.


But, my faith is back now. One thing that always helps bring me back, when I have a weakness of faith, is something that happened during one afternoon walk through the desert. As I wandered along a narrow path through some olive trees and sage brush , a little voice in my head said, "You should watch for snakes." This voice was not a thought. We all know the pattern of our own thoughts. We recognize them as being self-generated. But this voice was not mine. I looked down to see a long rattlesnake stretched out, directly in my path, warming itself in the hot sun. I froze, terrified. For a long moment I couldn't move - scared of the snake, but also petrified that something had just spoken to me.


One could call it a coincidence. People who walk through the desert are always watching out for snakes - this just happened to be an instance when there was one lying in my path. Here's the thing: It happen a split second before I stepped on it. The voice was not mine. I believe it was an angel. I will always be grateful to the angel who spoke to me. Not just for the safety he or she provided me at that moment, but for the faith that moment has instilled in me. And there is meaning in that warning: "You should watch out for snakes."


Indeed, we should watch out for them, and we should watch out not to let ourselves become one.


Angel Stories

Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.

Angel Stories


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  1. Open My Eyes, by Marian Grace
  2. Wrong place at the right time, by Kelly
  3. Almost Hit by a Trailer, by Judith G.
  4. Faith, by Belinda
  5. Angel at Concert, by John Green
  6. The lady with the glasses, by Diana
  7. War in Heaven, by Yohan ben Mich-el
  8. Angel visit after surgery, by Jen Duran
  9. Angels working overtime, by R. Norman
  10. A Miracle for Daddy, by DeNeen Grant Meyers
  11. An angel who came in a dream , by Janet Lachance
  12. A Cool Touch, by Forrest Walker
  13. Blow of an Angel, by May S. Pagkatipunan, Sta. Mesa Manila, Philippines
  14. A Voice Saved me, by Judith G.
  15. My Angel, by deb
  16. The family angel, by Julie Brown-Williams
  17. Healing in His Wings, by Lisa Twilley
  18. A rose from dad, by Maggie Castaneda
  19. life saver , by paul
  20. saved, by anon
  21. An angels blessing, by
  22. Angel In a Uniform, by LaVon Mauck
  23. ball of light, by mariadelosangeles
  24. BEAMING HAPPINESS, by abby
  25. stranded, by jtownbit
  1. Angel by my Side, by Nicolas Ramon
  2. Healing Miracle, by Evangelina
  3. Angel over my shoulder, by Kathleen Young
  4. My Angel, by Julia Ardon
  5. reassuring angel, by Maggie
  6. baby angel, by Michelle Gabrielle
  7. The Love of Christ, by j.t.
  8. Touch of a hand, by Therese Scott
  9. Angel in the light of God, by Sarah Brooks
  10. Curtain Call/ Top of the Mark, by ST Wein
  11. Choosing the Path, by Bill Hofmann
  12. Miss Jane, by Thomas M
  13. Angelic Eyes, by Daniel M.
  14. I think I was my guardian angel!, by Peggy Atatise
  15. My mother passed away but she still visits me, by Jonio Hernandez
  16. one call, by gloria barrera
  17. My beloved Dad is my Guardian Angel, by Rita Henry
  18. The Great Angel, by K. G.
  19. In the hands of my Guardian Angel, by Abiola Adelakun
  20. Hospital Angel, by Diane Mechling
  21. Angel Wings, by Maria Sanchez
  22. site of spirits, by John Tankersley
  23. Angels walk among us too., by Chaz Kraiza
  24. Saved by an angel, by Kevin Coyne
  25. A Lesson, by Rey Aranas

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