Kelly Minter’s “Nehemiah!”

I am so, so proud of my friend Kelly Minter and cannot wait to dig into her newest Bible Study on the life of Nehemiah. I know how much of herself she poured into the study and believe in her ministry so much. I really hope you all will tune in to this Facebook Party in a few days, and in the meantime, hop over and register for some fun prizes with Lifeway! We love doing these types of things at Lifeway because its a great chance to see the writers and interact through chatting online…come join the fun!!!!

On inCourage…Seven Sacred Pauses

I have been reading a book that I want to recommend to all of you. It’s called Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day, and the idea of it is that we should take these seven opportunities during the day to pause, reflect, and pray. I have just started implementing it in my own life and it is a beautiful thing to see the way the Lord uses this time to help me refocus and breathe.

I’m excited to share what I’m learning about the importance of pausing throughout the day over on inCourage today. You can read the rest of the post here & join the conversation.

Abundance Webcast!

I am ecstatic about being involved in Lifeway’s new event, called “Abundance.” It includes fabulous speakers such as Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, Angela Thomas, Vicki Courtney, Tammie Head, and Jennifer Rothschild {and me!} Hearing the heart behind the vision has convinced me that this is going to be one of those events that people do not walk away without being inspired, and I so hope you all can join us for one! All of the dates/locations can be found here.

Will you tune in and watch us chat about the event? Kelly and I are hosting so it is bound to be as full of information as it is fun and laughter. You can click on the photo above or right here to get all the details, but the webcast will air online on January 24th at 10:00 a.m. CST {you can access this same link to log into the broadcast!}

Hope to see you there!!!!

xoxo,

Ang

Women of Faith One Day Events!

It’s hard to believe I am only a few weeks away from my first One-Day event with Women of Faith. In the event that you haven’t heard anything about these, I wanted to tell you a little bit in the hopes that it might be something you could join us for! It’s a much smaller event than the regular arena-style events {cheaper tickets, but not as many!} so it’s much more intimate {yay!}.

It’s unfortunate that I have been paired up with Christine Caine {Perpetual slacker and all-around boring type. Or, you know, an abolitionist who is rocking the world with her amazing gifts…one or the other} and Andy Andrews {Also known to be boring. I’m kidding. We can all clearly see who the third wheel is at this point. Silence, people. Silence.}.

Anyway, I would love for you to come!!! I think these are going to be amazing, and with a killer (2/3) lineup like this, we are bound to shake it up :)

I’m going to talk about my fears some, and I really look forward to meeting those of you in person that I haven’t met yet…these are the perfect way to really make some personal connections and that’s my favorite part of all of it.

If you are planning to come to one of my dates {click here for complete list}, will you send me an email and let me know? Look forward to meeting you!!!

With love,

Ang

 

A Book You Should Get!

I am so honored to share this book with you, because I know a lot of you have probably made New Year’s resolutions that have to do with cutting back, budgeting, and all kinds of good stuff. Well, even if you haven’t you are going to want to put this baby in your amazon cart and go. I had the privilege of reading an advance copy and I LOVED it.

Crystal and I met a few years ago at the Relevant conference, but we got to connect a little more on a marriage cruise we were both on (Todd was singing and we had all the kiddos, so it wasn’t real “marriage-focused” for us :) ) and I just adored her. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet, and has a heart that will make you want her for a neighbor (I’ve pitched the idea and am currently waiting for her to accept. Ahem…). Above all of that, what I love about Crystal is that she loves the Lord, her family, and the things that will honor God, and she seeks Him so earnestly. While we were out on the deck of the ship one day I asked her a few heart-questions and was so blessed that she answered honestly and we were able to have some really refreshing conversations about the struggle to parent, work, and spend time with the Lord.

And then we walked to another area and heard Kirk Cameron and his wife speak and we were both a little irritated that she is gorgeous.

That last part doesn’t really have to do with her book.

But anyway.

This is a girl who is really, really living it. Paid for her house in cash (Booyah!!!) and walks through the process of how they keep their heads on straight with everything God has brought them. Crystal is a remarkable woman, a blessing to anyone who knows her, and most of all, a woman who makes her Father proud with her obedience. Along those lines, it probably will not surprise you to know that all of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to Compassion International, and you can read that story right here!!!

Kudos to you, Crystal, for being a beautiful example of the kind of woman we all strive to be. You are so loved!!!

Go buy the book NOW!!!!!

Here’s a little from Crystal herself…it cuts off at the end bc she gets emotional talking about it:)

It’s amazing and you’ll be so glad you did!!! Love you, Crystal!

Ang