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Angels In My Hair: This Life Has Meaning

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The following excerpt is reprinted from
“Angels In My Hair: The True Story of a Modern-Day Mystic” with permission by Doubleday. Since this is the season of angels and hope and miracles, I thought you’d like read it.


One particular day, some months after Joe’s death, I was finding it really hard to cope. I had seen several people that day and some of them had really tough problems–seriously ill children and very difficult situations. I was exhausted and distressed after they left, so I went out of the house and walked toward the college grounds. I would always wait until I went through the gates to talk to God about the things that people had come to me about, their hurt and pain and also their joy. I’d pray for all the problems of the world. I would ask God, “Can’t you work a miracle?”

This day I was finding it hard to cope, and I shared a little with my guardian angel and with God. I told them I was feeling really down in myself.

Even now I can remember that day, walking through the college grounds, feeling the cold breeze, the rain hitting me in the face.

I came around the bend of one of the pathways. There were big trees on my right and an open green and a graveyard with a big cross to the left. As I passed the graveyard I was talking to God about how I was feeling. I told him, “I don’t think I can go on. I really need some help from you, my God, and from your angels. If you don’t help me, I don’t know how I’m going to keep going.”

I took another right turn and directly in front of me, facing me, was the big old college building. I could see it clearly. Then the strangest thing happened. As I looked toward the college, directly above this beautiful old building, in the distance and far up, the sky filled with angels. They were very far away. At first I wasn’t sure they were angels. I kept looking and saying to myself, “What else could they be?” When they got closer and closer, flying over the college, I was left in no doubt. They got bigger and bigger until they were enormous. They descended and got even closer. They were so beautiful–all gold and white. Heir wings were magnificent, powerful, and beautiful; they took my breath away. I laughed and cried, my body was trembling.

“You have really given me something special!” I said. “You are lifting my soul and my heart. I realize now that no matter how bad things are there is a reason for this life–a reason to live, a reason for joy and happiness, and even our tears have meaning!”




  • Linda

    This story has really brightened my day and your Webpage perpetually to minister to my soul. Thank you so much! Joy and peace to you from our Heavenly Father as delivered to us through his angels, some of whom are us(when we’re alert to the opportunity He places in our paths each day).

  • Jeanne Patterson

    Thank you for this short excerpt from what appears to be a wonderful book. It brought a tear to my eye as I have always hoped since I lost my 16 year old son to leukemia a year and a half ago that he too is a wonderful angel fulfilling all of the beautiful aspects of his personality in his heavenly form. Thank you and God bless.

  • Joyce

    I love this little story ,where can I get this book? I belive in Angels I know thay are around us . thank you Joyce

  • roc frost

    wow what a delusional story, go check out godhatesamputees.com and get over your supersized ego and i bet super sized thighs as well

  • CANDY

    Wow,what i just read about Angels in my Hair was amazing.Why,because, my daughter awoke this am shaking telling me she saw an angel and didn’t know what it meant She only wondered as i have not been feeling well,and was in bed all day yesterday.She wondered what was taking place because of the site of the angel.After that she went out to do papers and texted me a time later to tell me she found a little angel.She stated it may b mean something and that maybe it is a sign and that i need to be checked.
    I told her drop it,and that angels are no ta bad thing but a good thing.
    I once saw an Angel years ago when i a friend of mine was real ill in the hospital.I believe it was to tell me he will be ok.
    Now here i am into the pc and open an email and long and behold,what stares me in the face is a article from a book CALLED ANGEL IN MY HAIR.WOW. HOW IMPRESSIVE. Lord knows i am struggling though illnesses,loss relationships and hurts. I hope and pray by seeing these angels will be the beginning of a better year,ending by all relationships healed. Time will tell.
    FROM CANDY BOULEY OF N.FALLS NY

  • Siennablayze

    Wow Roc Frost! You just showed everyone here your very low intelligence level, congratulations! maybe you need to do more research before judging other people’s lives ! Where you there? How do you know that this story is delusional? I feel sorry for you. Something very tragic must of happen in your life for you to be such a morbid, unfeeling and uncaring person ,to feel it is acceptable to make a comment like you did towards the writer of this beautiful story. Hope you find happiness in your life someday.

  • GODSCHILD MICHAEL

    Our HEAVENLY FATHER
    LORD ALMIGHTY GOD
    we REMAINING in CHRIST
    and in the “Name” of our LORD JESUS CHRIST
    ANYTHING asked for in prayer is POSSIBLE
    and will be GRANTED
    GOD’S WORD is LAW
    Our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY’S WORD SPOKEN OUT OF HIS MOUTH WILL NOT COME
    BACK TO HIM “VOID”
    IT MUST ACCOMPLISH ITS PURPOSE / WHAT IT IS SENT
    TO DO SUCCESSFULLY.
    GODSCHILD MICHAEL

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondblue/2010/12/angels-in-my-hair-this-life-ha.html?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=54&ppc=&utm_campaign=PeaceofMind&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter&amp Ron

    It is already known that feeling good in life, happiness and laughter, can help extend ones lifespan. That depressions or anger way more heavily upon us. So whether you believe or not does not really matter, only to the viewer that THEY believe … whether the angels were actually there or only a mental vision does not change the outcome. Hence the statemement “The Lorde doth work in mysterious ways!” It might not be comprehensible to us, but the feeling left behind is that which matters, alone!

  • Nancy

    After reading the reviews on the linked Amazon page, I have decided not to read further about this book. I appreciated the forthright reviews that explained where Lorna Byrne veers from Biblical and Catholic teaching.

  • Betsy

    Seems sad to me that people feel so compelled to bring others down. It is one of those things in life that really serves no purpose but to hurt. And we wonder why people suffer from depression. Such energy could do a world of good if just channeled in the right direction. I challenge each of us to actually take time to think before we write or speak and ask ourselves if our words will bring good to this earth.

  • Ingrid

    The world would be a much better place if we could all try and love a little bit more. There’s nothing wrong with people speaking and spreading love and hope into people’s lives. Let’s just embrace it and thank God that there are people in this world who are willing to go out on a limb and do it!
    Love, hope and peace to you all.

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