My mom is here and brings her basket of books and notes. I read a couple trashy novels in the last two weeks so I was drawn to something a little more wholesome. I picked up her copy of, To Heaven and Back by Mary. C. Neal, MD. This from pages 98-99:
Have you ever shown up somewhere at "just the right time"? When you think back on your life, can you remember a person who briefly entered your life, saying something or doing something that impacted your life out of proportion to what they actually said or did? What were the circumstances that brought you together with your spouse or the detailed circumstances of other such notable events in your life? Have you ever been randomly thinking of someone who then unexpectedly shows up or contacts you? Has something ever happened that left you thinking "That's weird'? Consider whether these are sets of "coincidences" or whether they might be orchestrated events; evidence of God's hand in our lives. Although we are rarely aware of angels or their intervention in our world, I believe there are angels all around us every day of our lives. Angels are spirit beings who are mentioned more than 250 times in both the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible. They appear as creatures, events, and humans, offering praise and worship to God. They care for, protect, and guide God's people, frequently intervening or bringing messages to people from God. They are the ones orchestrating the "coincidences" that occur so commonly in our lives.
I believe in angels.