We Can’t Change the World.

When I was a girl, I often read biographies.  Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa stand out the most and I can still remember the shape and smell of those library pages and where I was when the ideas shook my little spirit from side to side, waking me up…

Top 10 Things Learned in the Last 23 Years: From Ben in Mexico.

In March after ten years, we returned to Mexico to serve as a family for two weeks.  Ben spoke to the students and staff at Puebla Christian school where he attended for six years, 23 years ago.   Here I wanted to give you a peek into the heart of my amazing husband through his words….

What Is That To You?

Nothing undermines and deflates our growth as women, our relationship with God, our marital joy and our vision in mothering as much as falling into the trap of comparing ourselves with others. Consider this a personal confession.   Several weeks ago a young woman asked me how to stay focused each day with energy, passion and purpose. I replied, ” Know your race well and know where you…

Our One True King.

If God is the Creator, the Saviour and the Judge what does that mean to you as an intentional and missional woman, wife and mother? As I have been diving into the attributes of who God is, this question comes to me from every angle. Who God is matters.  Every other post  over the course of the next…

Therefore, We Will Not Fear.

Fear is something common to every man. Still, we shame ourselves for our fears as exposure of them reveals some of our deepest inadequacies and leaves us feeling naked, grasping for our fig leaves yet again.  We are certain that we should know better than to be afraid.  After all, we  grew up to know…

Is Unity Essential?

u·ni·ty  Something whole or complete formed by combining or joining separate things or entities.   “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” –1 Corinthians…

God Asks Us to be Risk-Takers.

Are you willing to risk it all for the purposes God is summoning you to? Will you allow his perfect love to so fill you that there simply is not an inch for fear to creep in, poisoning your confidence in who he is and what he has said he will do?  Would you gather up courage to move forward in…

What We Believe About Anger (is usually false).

This is article long, but worth your time.  I’ve chewed on this all week. I don’t know anyone who does not deal with anger on a certain level.   A true understanding of anger can change everything in your world; the impact on our relationships is astronomical.  Andrew Olsen, the author, works here at New Missions Systems International where my family and…

For All the Mothers: An Excerpt.

This is an excerpt from the epilogue of my book, shared in honor of the women whose lives have been transformed through the practice of motherhood.  May this gift of words enlarge the  beautiful vision of your most holy endeavor.  Happy Mother’s Day.  ~Angela  Several years ago, Ben and I attended a wedding reception. In a gorgeous glass atrium flooded with light…

Aquainted with Waiting.

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – Jeremiah 31:25 It is safe to say that many of you are acquainted with waiting.  Waiting and I have gone beyond the level of mere acquaintances; we are quite intimate.  I waited fifteen years for a certain healing; it came.  I waited ten years to hold a degree;…

Eve’s Forgotten Legacy.

I read through this and found it riveting… ” The word theologian doesn’t appear in the Bible. Old Testament writers used a warmer, user-friendly expression, describing people who “walked with God.” A theologian takes a long walk through life with God — living in his presence, going his way, learning to see the world through his…

A Letter to You.

George Frederic Handel is said to have told a nobleman friend the reason he wrote Messiah: “I should be sorry,” Handel remarked, “if I only entertained them.  I wish to make them better.”  He dared to speak with the confidence one has when they are certain that their work will help clear the way to…

31 Days.

31 days of specific prayers for your children: 1 salvation “Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory” (Isaiah 45:8, 2 Timothy 2:10). 2 growth in grace “I pray that they may ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord…

Just the Facts.

One is napping, one is rolling around on the floor and one is off running track. So, let me give  a few moments to share some stark facts about the writing life: 1. When you buy the book directly from me, you give clean water (and an opportunity at health, education and work as well as hearing the gospel)…

He Is.

I believe that women have enough micro-vision and what they need is the macro-vision.  In my book I never talk to women in domestic terms, nor do I address the role of a mother. This never occurred to me as this is not the place to start or even to end up at; roles do not give identity.  When the domestic…