Author: Angela Herrington

BOLD Faith

I get it. You think God is calling you to something, but it’s scary. It feels too big. It feels like you are completely out of your league. It feels like someone else would be better suited for this assignment. It feels like your past will overwhelm this future He is calling you towards. But before you give up on that dream, there’s something God really wants you to grab ahold of. He knows you better than you know yourself because His knowledge of you isn’t clouded by brokenness. Yours is. Mine is. That’s part of being human that we can’t shake. We see everything through the broken lenses of our mistakes, our flaws, our sins. But God doesn’t. He sees the true you as you were created to be. God created you and He knows your potential better than anyone else, including you. He knows every crack in your armor and trembling cell in your heart, but He is still calling. The thing God knows (that we often forget) is that His strength covers your weaknesses. His Spirit overwhelms your trembling soul and sets fire to your heart! God intentionally calls people the world would call the least likely to succeed, because it’s not about what we bring to the table. Our redemption story is about what God did in us once we turned our attention towards Him....

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Stop Waiting To Feel Good Enough

People ask me how I do it all and the truth is, sometimes I don’t. Juggling motherhood, ministry, and life in general gets really complex sometimes Things get dropped, left out, and undone. Sometimes it’s really important stuff. A couple of days ago I completely spaced a high priority training call and missed it. Ugh. Sometimes it’s pretty frustrating, but I know I’m called to each of these things. God is telling me not to let go of any of the many hats I wear, so something else has to give. He calls me to let go of is the energy it takes to beat myself up for not being perfect. I was really mad at myself for missing that call. I sent a couple of quick emails and text messages apologizing to the organizer and another participant and then the hard part. I had to figure out how to apologize to myself and move forward. My husband and kids will attest this wasn’t easy for me, but they knew it was important! I couldn’t focus on anything else scheduled for that day if I was spending all of my energy being angry with myself. Some of you guys are in the same place right now and it’s really hard for me to watch you struggle through it. However, I’m not going to step in and tell you it’s...

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Ministry Spotlight: Angela J Herrington, Broken Beautiful BOLD

Angela J Herrington: Broken Beautiful BOLD   Broken Beautiful BOLD is a women’s ministry focused on encouraging women that they are never too broken to be loved by God, and empowering them to BOLDly step out in faith, wherever God has called them. Primarily an online ministry, the Broken Beautiful BOLD website features on demand materials to help you grow in your ministry and your life. Their blog also currently features writing from a diverse team of six women who bring encouragement to your day, challenge you to live BOLDer, and who aren’t afraid to be honest and vulnerable about their own struggles.  The blog has been named one of the top 100 blogs for Christian women by Women’s Bible Cafe.  Angela’s Facebook page and Twitter account also feature encouraging quote and verse graphics daily, as well as links to articles and other resources.   Meet Angela Angela Herrington is the founder of Broken Beautiful BOLD.  God first called her to ministry when she was on vacation with her family.  She was enjoying a quiet moment with her daughter, when she began to ask herself what faith legacy she was leaving for her kids.  Her ministry started out as a blog, and recently grew to reach over 18,000 fans on her Facebook page when she realized the potential of social media to reach women at all hours of the day all...

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Always Be A Light

Having a rough day? One of those days where everything breaks, fights back, or just never shows up? I hate those days. We all have them. Sometimes we have them for years. They suck. They also suck the life out of us. Maybe that’s the point. Bad days are meant to diminish our light. Giving up allows darkness to win. But you have another option. When the crappy days hit, lean into God’s promise. Seek Jesus’ mercy to heal your wounds. Cry out to the Spirit to light your path. Rebuke the voices that tell you there’s no hope....

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Do The Math

While sitting down with my son to look over his online gradebook, I noticed his stress ratcheting up every time he didn’t have a perfect grade. The few assignments the teacher had not entered yet were stirring up the reservoir of fear deep in his belly and with every word he grew closer to tears. “I did that one. I don’t know why it’s not in there. I don’t know why my grade is so bad. Mommy will you call her and tell her I did those papers?” He had crossed into full blown ‘freak out mode’ in less than five minutes complete with hand wringing and a quivering bottom lip. What do you say to a second grader in freak out mode over his grades? The fear of not doing enough was wrecking him. I took a chance and started talking about the math. I showed him how to calculate percentages and that the blank rows were not hurting him because they weren’t included in the calculation. Slowly but surely, we backed out of freak out mode back into normal kid mode. The wringing hands dropped to his side and the red puffy eyes returned to their normal size and color. The freak out was officially over. I can guarantee he missed several of those assignments, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have to make them up. You...

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