The Power of Women Category

Called…8 steps to overcoming a life of resignation

#1 Face your shadow side. What have you been avoiding that is holding you back from walking in your true potential? Fear of failure, pride, jealousy, bitterness? In order to move forward, we must break free of low self-esteem and past regrets.   #2 Discover your vocation. Vocation or calling answers the question: “Where am […]

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What gathers us together…Part 3

Today I had the privilege to write part 3 in the series, What gathers us together, posted on UnitedByLove blog. Each are vignettes of our thoughts on gathering…quick but powerful reads! Enjoy! She gathered together her friends and neighbors and said, “Rejoice with me!” Why do we gather…we gather together to rejoice in a life found in Christ. […]

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Why don’t most women call themselves leaders?

In a Gallup research poll only 36% of women in business self-identified with the word “leadership”. What do you think is the reason for this? I believe, women define “leadership” different than the world defines leadership. The world teaches us that a “real leader” has a platform, a following, a stage. Think of CEO, Presidents, […]

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Going to Indonesia!

Have you ever felt like God was planning your life behind your back? That’s exactly how I (Angela Howard) felt as I sat in a Sunday morning service this past November listening to missionary John Taylor speak. While watching a video of John and Korie’s work in Surabaya, Indonesia I had the unmistakable sense that I […]

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The Naked Heart of Vulnerability

  There are places in our heart that are only revealed when something is striped from us. A relationship, a title, a physical ability, our beauty, our mind… We have a choice in how we respond. We can respond with pride – with the cover-up of perfectionism or by giving into depression. Or we can […]

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“Twenty Feet from Stardom”

Winning best documentary at last night’s Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, “Twenty Feet from Stardom” is a riveting reminder that most great things in life are achieved anonymously. In an interview with NPR’s Mandalit del Barco back in June 2013, director and film maker, Morgan Neville said that his goal was to bring the […]

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To my Daughter-In-Laws…Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yes, it is true, my sons are ages 12 and 14. And no, they are not married. But someday they will be. It might even be to your daughter, so you may want to keep reading. My children will tell you that I have a singular focus on the development and encouragement of the calling […]

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Women and Aging – I will take the blame…

Minutes after I posted Tuesday’s blog, That Outfit Makes me Look Fat, I received two emails in my inbox. The first was an incredible video interview women about their feelings on aging – That is what she said-Women and Death. The second, was an email from our family photographer. The subject line read: I hope […]

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That outfit makes me look fat!

Last night while picking up my son from the ski bus I overheard two moms talking about their pre-teen daughters (age 12). One mother said to the other, “I hope she (referring to her daughter) didn’t freeze, she refused to wear her coat. She said it made her look fat.” The other mother responded in […]

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What is coaching?

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson What is coaching? Is it counseling, mentoring, or consulting? These are questions I get often when I tell people that I am a leadership coach. There are two different kinds of coaching I would […]

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