Entertaining Angels Unaware

I’ve always been fascinated by fairytales. In the fantastic there is incredible beauty we cannot see, music too sweet for us to hear, epic tales too great for us to experience. It is more than mere mortals can understand. Fairytales teach us to believe that if we just wish hard enough, if we dare to dream a little more, and if we can just believe, we can have it all. The so-called “realists” of today dismiss these efforts as the pointless, naïve musings of lesser minds. But what if they’re wrong? What if we had proof? What if these fantastic things could actually happen in the real world to people you know—your neighbor, best friend, teacher or even the preacher down the street? What if they bore witness to the fantastic intersecting with their ordinary lives? I’d like to tell you a story—a true tale about a simple preacher man and his wife, desperate and hungry. It was 1938. Homer McSwain, pastor of a congregation in a small mill town in South Carolina, sat in a plain kitchen with his wife Pearl. The preacher and his wife lived in a boarding house. Times were hard and the offering plate had been empty for weeks. The McSwains had run out of food and had no money to buy any groceries. Their stomachs were growling louder than their feeble attempts at positivity. But, Homer and Pearl were made from tough stuff. They never gave up without a fight. Homer told Pearl to make a list of every single food item they needed. Pearl made her list. Then, husband and wife prayed over...

Where It All Began

You might be wondering how the story of the Sorcha was born. It’s a pretty interesting tale—here’s how it all began. The three of us grew up listening to stories told by our grandparents about real-life encounters with angels and demons. We have always been fascinated by the supernatural. We believe events in the real world are influenced and impacted by those in the supernatural world and vice versa. Growing up we were fan girls—reading books and watching movies about superheroes, knights, Jedi, elves and hobbits and even Mr. Darcy. But, we are and always have been Bible girls! I mean who doesn’t love a good Bible story? We loved them for their depictions of heroic deeds, war and romance, unbelievable challenges and miraculous events. The Bible is an epic adventure—life as a believer is no less epic today! Some time ago, Lesley came to me so excited she could hardly contain it. We immediately called Candy. And although it might sound cheesy or even cliché, Lesley “had a dream.” In her dream, Lesley saw two young people, a girl and a boy. She knew they were twins. The kids were in the woods—It was very dark. She sensed the kids were in some kind of trouble. Forming a circle around the kids were magnificent angels. Outside the circle of angels were what appeared to be demons, dark angels—evil itself. The dark was trying to extinguish the light but they could not. When Lesley woke up from the dream, she knew it was meant to be shared with others. She also knew that the three of us, sisters, were...