Angels Watching Over Me

by Danielle N. Hall


Two weeks ago from today, I’d had what I would consider a good day. The work day had come to an end and I prepared to leave to head to praise team/choir rehearsal: as is custom every Thursday. What I did not know is I’d be walking outside to a not so good discovery on what had been a good day.  I walked towards my car and discovered that the rear driver’s side tire had gone flat. I had a few thoughts, but my primary thoughts were that this is something that’s gonna cost me both money and time that I don’t have. I called my husband to inform him of my situation and he did offer to come to the rescue. I told him to just hold on and let me think for a minute because it would be quite a distance to travel from where he was to where I was.

My next phone call was one that I’d reluctantly make to the insurance company. You see, the way my insurance is set up, I’d be responsible for fees up front and would have to submit the necessary info to get reimbursement. Before I placed that call, though, I did make one other call and it was  quite short in duration. It kinda went like this: “Lord, please just send somebody to help.” That was my request and I had faith that He’d favorably respond to my call. Yet, in the back of my mind, I knew time was of the essence. 

Just as I’d dialed the number to Allstate, a gentleman appeared and was walking on the service road that leads up to our office building. I blew my horn and waved him over and asked if he knew how to change a tire. He answered affirmatively and asked me to pop the trunk so he could get what he needed to handle the task at hand. It turns out it was tougher than what I thought. 

When I solicited his assistance it was 6:20pm. As he was taking care of the tire, I asked him where he was headed and if I could give him a ride. He declined and said that it was just a 5 minute walk. Oh, did I mention this was a 20 degree day?! He informed me that he was heading to the early bird special at Bingo which started at 6:30pm. I again offered a ride and even a couple of dollars. He respectfully declined. He finally said to me: “This could be me one day.” 

While having the tire issue addressed was certainly a blessing, I was more blessed by this man’s extreme kindness, to the point of inconvenience, with nothing expected in return. I thank God for immediately answering my call, for being a present help in the time of trouble, and for His angels who are so busy watching over me because my tire could’ve gone flat while driving on the highway. I was even able to catch the tail end of praise team rehearsal and all of choir rehearsal, while this man opted to both walk in the frigid air and to be late for what he had planned just so he could assist me. Indeed, he was an angel. 

“For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.” – Psalm 91:11 (NLT)

For a closing thought ponder the following: Are you willing to be inconvenienced for the benefit of someone else?

Are You Ready For THAT?!

by Danielle N. Hall


Many of you have probably heard “Write the vision and make it plain”. There is more to it than that, though…in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, it reads as follows: Habakkuk 2:2-3 “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” 

Here we see that there is a specific set of instructions: write the vision, make it plain, and wait for it. Let’s consider these instructions, but first let’s consider this: in order to write the vision you first have to receive the vision. God speaks to us in many ways, but being in proper position to hear from Him clearly is important. When we receive a vision from God, to keep it before us we ought to write it. In modern times the way we’ve seen visions “written” is on a vision board. Typically, you’ll find that the vision is both written and made plain when depicted on display boards. 

**Side Note: a few months ago someone mentioned making a vision binder and separating the sections with dividers. That idea is a more compact and portable option and I think I’ll try it soon.  

Pictured below is a photo of my vision board from last year, but I just recently decided to put it back up in my office in my direct view. This is because I want it to serve as a constant reminder of what God showed me and what I believe will manifest.

Four years ago today, I made the following post on Facebook.

Here’s the thing, once you’ve written the vision and made it plain, you ought to ask yourself this: “Am I ready for THAT?” The THAT being referenced here is THE HEAVENLY APPOINTED TIME. The Bible says though it tarry, or takes a while to manifest, wait for it because it will SURELY come. I must admit, that when I created the above pictured board in the beginning of 2015 I thought I was ready for THAT, but some of what was shown to me didn’t happen last year. However, as I review the plainly written vision on my board and I consider the events of this year, it is evident that THAT is happening now and I wasn’t as ready as I thought. Doors have been opening, divine connections have been made, and prayers have been getting answered but it’s all happening so fast. It is a blessing. The one thing that I did differently this year is I made a conscious decision to invest in becoming a greater me so I could better serve others. I believe that is what accelerated the manifestation. The vision that God gives you is for His glory and we are just the vessels to carry out His divine plan. Every song that will be sung, every book that will be written, every relationship that will develop, and EVEN the blogposts of Danielle’s Place were predestined to happen at an appointed time and are ALL designed to bring Him glory. As YOU prepare for THAT, I encourage you to approach the wait with faith and with a servant’s heart…it will surely come!

Decisions, Decisions

by Danielle N. Hall


“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”–Roy Disney

This is a small, practical example of selflessness. However, I’ve found that making decisions of the like have yielded great blessings!  Don’t hesitate to be a blessing…the results are priceless!

Philippians 2:4 (NKJV) Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.