Angela Howard strives to help women live days that are extraordinary. She cares about equipping others with the truth of Jesus’s transformational love. She writes for Christian publications and speaks internationally. As Vickie Judd writes about her: “Many are blessed by her humor, authenticity and clear presentation of how the Gospel impacts our daily lives.:
Angela Howard: Biography Information
If we were meeting face to face, we would probably end up sharing life stories before we knew each other’s names! As a speaker, minister, and writer, I am passionate about loving Jesus, loving people, and sharing God’s Word. My books include, How to Love Your Crazy Family-52 Quick Reads for No Ordinary Days and Under One Umbrella—Surviving the Relationship Storms of Life One Blog at a Time. I write for my blog at No Ordinary Days and have contributed to: Spirit Led Woman, Her Voice Blog, Becoming His Blog, and God Sized Dreams, among others. My husband and I have been married since 1995 and live in Washington State with our two teenagers—they’re amazing!
Angela Howard’s Gospel Story: How She Came to Know Christ as Her Savior.
Growing up in a Christian home, one of my earliest memories is my parents teaching me and my sister about the fruit of the spirit. Being surrounded with the love of Jesus, I confessed Christ as my Savior at the early age of 3. By the time I was in middle school, my faith really became my own.
My experience with Jesus has been one of a living and growing friendship. Throughout my deepest struggles and pain, He has shown me His faithfulness. God is with me—strengthening me, comforting me, and guiding me. The older I get, the more I realize my desperate need for His saving grace to transform my heart and life. It’s through my relationship with Him that I’m able to serve, forgive, and offer the same grace that I’ve been given.
Her Favorite Verse and How It Became Important to Her
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of the others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:3-5 (NIV,1984)
I love this passage not because I have “attained” it 100% of the time, but because I need it! This simple reminder to live with humility is vital. It ties in perfectly to the golden rule in Luke 6:31 and I definitely consider it to be a life verse.
Her Blogging Story
That story is too long to share in this format but the short version is this: One day I was chatting with a friend about whether or not I really wanted to be one more drop in the ocean of voices on the internet. She challenged me with this, “What if the boy with 5 loaves and 2 fish didn’t share his lunch? It’s our job to offer what we have and God’s job to multiply it.”
Following that conversation, I made the commitment to move forward. Thank God for my husband who helped me with all the technical details and encouraged me to set a date and just go for it!
Her Blogging Mission
I am passionate about empowering those who are looking for authentic encouragement and Biblical perspective for their imperfect lives; so that they may know :
Her Top Three Posts Based on Readership Statistics
Her Three Favorite Posts
Trust in You by Lauren Daigle
Authors Who Inspire Her or Motivate Her to Write
Richard J. Foster
A Personal Blogging Story
Many times the stories are personal in nature so without going into detail, I am greatly encouraged when readers message me saying: “This is just what I needed to hear today” or “God has been speaking to me on this very topic” or “I’m struggling and your blog gave me hope.”
Her Blogging Tips
I’m sure you’ve heard a million tips before: be consistent, focus on content, and harness the power of social media. These are all important components to blogging. My advice is a little more foundational and comes from the book The Go Giver by Bob Berg and John David Mann:
“If you want more success, find a way to serve more people. It’s that simple.”
Check your motives and ask yourself: Am I serving others? Am I encouraging others? Am I empowering others? If so, you’re on the right track.
Last Minute Thoughts On Inspiration and Uplifting
“You’re not defined by your last big mistake.” -Jodi Detrick
Remember, it can be easy to muddle the relationship between “who we are” and “what we do.” Let me encourage you with this: Don’t think of your identity as those temporary things—your roles, your vocation, your title—the things which are always in flux. Think of your identity as a child of God, and a servant of the Gospel.
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Your turn: What inspired you most about Angela Howard and her blogging story? Have you read her blog and what do you find inspirational about it?
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