How I Discovered I’m Not the Boss of the World

Just over two years ago, strange things started happening to me physically. I was 35 years old and had always been pretty healthy, when my body began to malfunction. It started when one of my ankles began to swell. There hadn’t been an injury, and my doctor didn’t have an answer as to what was […]

Stepping Up However Shaky or Unsteady

There was a time, not that long ago, when I was unable to stand. Quite literally, as I was confined to a horizontal life in bed for a time with health issues. Others stood for me through that season, rallying to pray and encourage and do the practical everyday stuff that I was unable to […]

Sanctuary or Showroom

“We are His, beloved, the sanctuary where His Spirit dwells and makes His home.” Our house went on the market this week, a big red FOR SALE sign dug into the front lawn. My family is ready for change and yet our emotions are right there at the surface, sentiment hanging around as a guest […]

My Second Home

Church is my second space – the other House that I love and long for. By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell Home is my happy place. There are few things sweeter for this hardcore-homebody than the exhale of walking through our front door to the barefoot communion of home and family. I wear a tattoo on my wrist of […]

My Greatest Hope For You

“I hope you’ll always jump at life with your whole heart, knowing your immense worth.” By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell “What is your greatest hope for your daughter?” I was 25 years old (many moons ago) and sitting in the principal’s office. I felt anxious and small and as though I were playing “grown up,” […]