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The Concept of Angels

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of angels—guardian angels to be more specific. In the late ‘90s I was writing poetry, short stories, and novels, and I wrote this poem in February of 1999. It was one of my first poems, so I’ll let you be the judge as to whether I should have kept my day job.

Someone Passed By Today

 

little angelSomeone Passed by today

As I struggled along my way

Through this life with all its trials

And too many lonely miles

 

That someone stopped to say

They’d walk with me a ways

Said, if I wanted, we could talk

If not, well then, we’d just walk

 

I paid her no mind for a while

Then I looked and she gave me a smile

Without words she said she was there

With her eyes, she said, I care

 

After some time and distance

I slowly let down my resistance

Told her I was glad she came

I asked, by the way, your name?

 

Angel, she said, with a grin

Gave me a little chuck on the chin

She said, it matters not where you go

I’m always with you, you know

 

Then she waved farewell and faded from sight

Carried upward on a bright beam of light

Another friend who happened my way

Someone passed by today

 

Copyright © 1999 C. Mashburn

Here’s a list of links to my published works:

Just A Boy

Just A Man

Be Still

Juli

Shelter

The Devil’s Dust

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This… Is How

This… Is How

 

She told me it was okay

To not be okay

And so

I told her things I’d told no one

 

She listened

She spoke softly

Saying only good things

With compassion that was real

 

When the conversation was over

She said she was always there

I could talk to her any time

I hardly know her

 

So, I asked her why…

Why would she want to talk to me

She said

Because you need someone to talk to

 

This…

People who care

This… is how God

Can be everywhere

 

 Copyright © C Mashburn 2019

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Angels and Such

pennies from heavenIn 1998, I wrote a poem, Pennies From Heaven, about how angels toss pennies down from heaven to cheer us up, or just to show us they’re thinking of us. Of course, it’s not real. Or is it?

Maybe angels don’t put pennies in our path, but I think it’s okay to imagine they do. If something—anything—gives us hope and encourages us to keep going in a tough time, then perhaps it’s God’s way of giving us the nudge we need to get through the storms we find ourselves in. Or, even when things are okay, maybe it’s just a little something to strengthen our faith and remind us He’s there.

 

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

Pennies from Heaven

 

 I found a penny today

Just laying on the ground

But it’s not just a penny

This little coin I’ve found

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Found pennies come from heaven

That’s what my Grandpa told me

He said, “Angels toss them down”

Oh, how I loved that story

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He said when an angel misses you

They toss a penny down

Sometimes just to cheer you up

To make a smile out of a frown

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So don’t pass by that penny

When you’re feeling blue

It may be a Penny from Heaven

That an Angel’s tossed to you

Copyright © 1998 C Mashburn

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What Are the Odds?

Pennies 4-7I spend 3-4 days a week in College Station, and I try to get in at least one three-mile walk a day–more if I can. I sometimes take those walks in one of the many beautiful parks, but more often than not, I walk the Highway 6 access road right outside the RV park we stay in. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Pretty Sweet Deal

When my book of daily encouragements, Be Still, came out, my publisher encouraged a sweet deal 2me to do the whole advertising, book signings, etc., thing, and I did so with great expectations. Visions of grandeur danced in my head, as I bounced merrily on the springboard of what I perceived to be success, fame and fortune. Read the rest of this entry »

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Until Death Do Us Part?

Do they even say that anymore? It seems marriage is no longer considered a forever thing. In fact, in many instances, it seems isn’t even considered necessary (unless, of course, it affects your health insurance). Read the rest of this entry »

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Just the Facts, Jack!

A poem I wrote in 1998—Pennies From Heaven—has traveled the world, via the Internet, and it gives me great joy to know it has been a comfort and source of peace to many who’ve read it.

It also amazes me when someone wants to point out that the poem isn’t Biblical; some going as far as to claim it is downright blasphemous. Read the rest of this entry »

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