Angels

I recently started reading our book for the summer months, A Message of Hope from the Angels. When I read Lorna’s first book, Angels in My Hair, I felt skeptical about the existence of angels. However, she writes with such certainty and confidence that I felt swayed by her accounts. In A Message of Hope, she continues to offer her readers accounts with angels, specifically messages from angels.

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A Message of Hope from the Angels

For the summer, our bookgroup plans to read A Message of Hope from the Angels by Lorna Byrne. Previously, our bookgroup read Angels in My Hair and thoroughly adored the book. From the author’s website:

“Now, in A Message of Hope from the Angels, Lorna gives us the comfort of knowing that we have guardian angels to support us during our daily challenges, and reveals how we can call on their help to carry us through the difficulties that we all inevitably face—whether it’s loneliness, depression, stress, financial strain or countless other challenges. Lorna explains how we can use the angels’ messages and support to make our lives happier and more fulfilling. Already an international bestseller, A Message of Hope from the Angels went straight to #1 in the UK.”

Nonviolent Communication

Last night, we concluded our discussion of the book, Non-violent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg. We honed in on the chapter about Anger. We discussed Rosenberg’s ideas about the root cause of anger–that anger comes from our unmet needs. In our culture, he proposes, we tend to blame others for our anger. When we identify our unmet needs, we travel further along the path of peace. We also spoke about our relationships with our kids and some of the situations we encounter that tend to irritate or anger us. The next time I feel annoyed, I plan on asking myself, what need of mine needs to be met here? Honestly, I already asked myself this question today! The exercise seemed to help.