Hi! I’m Angie and I’m delighted to share my heart with you here at Brave Girl Community. I don’t readily think of myself as one of the “brave ones”, so if that’s you too, I promise you’re in good company. We can step into this together, doing it afraid and finding our courage.
I’m wife to Brandon, a pastor and church planter, and together we planted Grace Hills Church in Northwest Arkansas. We have three cool kids: Ella, Sam and Drew. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have the sweet privilege of discipling women through teaching, Bible study, and counseling.
If you really knew me, you would know that I have a deep affection for hurting women, chocolate, and animal heads on my wall. You would also know that my life is messy and my journey has been one of discovering who God is and how He wants to work in my life. And if you really really knew me, you would know that my greatest desire is for God to be BIG to me. I desperately want Him to be my greatest focus and desire. I believe this life is short and we’ve got a race to run. I want to run hard and chase after the things that matter most… loving God and loving people.
I suppose what I don’t want you to know is that I fail. Daily. God becomes small in light of the opinions and approval of others. I don’t want you to know that some days I want to quit the race, throw in the towel, and coast by in this life. I’m so grateful that we get to go on this journey together, fighting the good fight and pointing each other to Jesus.
For most of my life, I tried going it alone. I stayed in my lane and tried to be the wife, mom, and pastor’s wife that I was expected to be. I was struggling. I’m so thankful that the Father did not let me stay in that struggle. He delivered me from my seclusion, my shame, and the expectations that were slowly stealing my joy. My prayer for you, sweet sisters, is that through these readings you will know you are not alone, your hurts do not define you, and there is victory to be had in this life through Jesus.