How to Love Your Crazy Family – 52 Quick Reads for No Ordinary Days (click here to buy on amazon)
Are you wondering how to love your crazy family without going crazy yourself? You’re not alone. Family relationships are rarely neat and tidy. Life amid the messy complications of imperfect people living in an imperfect world leaves us weary and unsure of how we will love families with the genuine love of Jesus. If you’re tired of trying to love on your own, stop and allow these devotions to fill your heart with the truth that Jesus redeems our lives, even through the crazy, painful times and has the power to transform us from the inside out.
A great devotional for anyone who wants to love like Jesus—even when life isn’t what you expected! Angela gives encouragement by sharing her own imperfect stories, funny mishaps, and heartaches. If you’re ready for God to change your relationships then pick up this book.
-Kerry Clarensau, National director for Women’s Ministries in the Assemblies of God and author of Secrets, Transforming Your Life and Marriage, Love Revealed and the Love Revealed 45-Day Challenge, and Redeemed! Embracing a Transformed Life.
When some people speak (or in this case, write), you just have to sit up and take notice because you know they know what they’re talking about—and they do it in such a winsome way that even “hard truths” go down easier. Angela Howard is one of those people for me. As a dear friend, I’ve had a chance to watch her life and ministry in an “up close and personal way” for many years now. This girl’s the real deal, folks! And she writes so beautifully about things that matter in an area of life that touches all of us in the most profound way…family relationships. With authenticity, humor, and hope, Angela draws a word map through the complexities (and yes, craziness) of family life to a place where love prevails, even in the darkest moments. You will love this book and you will love Angela’s heart…almost as much as I do!
-Dr. Jodi Detrick, author of The Jesus-Hearted Woman, columnist, speaker and adjunct professor at Northwest University.
Angela Howard writes with passion about things that matter to families. I read what Angela writes with interest because she has something to say, and says it well—often touching a resonant chord in my own heart. As an added bonus, male and female will learn how to become better lovers, parents, siblings, or friends in their own crazy families.
-Dr. Don Detrick, author of Growing Disciples Organically: The Jesus Method of Spiritual Formation and adjunct professor at Northwest University and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, associate network leader of the Northwest Ministry Network.
Angela’s book is so authentic and rich, it will meet you right where you’re at, no matter what your family looks like. Angela has a heart for families that comes shining through in her writing. You’ll be inspired by her down-to-Earth, practical ideas for loving your family.
-Jill Hart, author of So You Want to Be a Work-At-Home Mom and Do Life Different and owner of Christian Work at Home Ministries, CWAHM.com
How to Love Your Crazy Family is an authentic and refreshing look at real family life with all of its messes and miracles. With humor and passion, Angela Howard brings together God’s powerful truths and the tough lessons that can only be learned in the trenches of everyday living. Her insights are real and right. Her perspective and purpose is clear – to equip and encourage the reader to never give up on building a successful family.
-Mary Southerland, author of Hope in the Midst of Depression, Sandpaper People, Escaping the Stress Trap, Experiencing God’s Power in Your Ministry, Trusting God and Knowing God by Name. Mary is also a co-founder of Girlfriends in God.
When I was a little girl, I was convinced that there was a ’10-step plan’ for a fail-proof marriage and perfect kids. As I grew up, the reality that life is never what you expected it to be set in. Angela has crafted the antidote to the shock I have felt as a wife, mother, and woman trying to fulfill this ‘10 step plan’ in a topsy-turvy world. How to Love Your Crazy Family is a truly God-inspired devotional of real-life stories. Angela writes with just the right combination of drama, joy, and God’s everlasting truth and faithfulness. Each day, you are promised to walk away with a new revelation of who you are in relationship with others, and more importantly, who you are in relationship with Jesus.
-Angela Craig, Director of the Women’s Department for the Northwest Ministry Network and President of the Give Good Awards Foundation Angela Craig is a wife, mom, author, minister, social justice and non-profit junkie–not necessarily always in that order.
Under One Umbrella–Surviving Relationship Storms, One Blog at a Time (click on the title to buy on amazon)
Last year my friend Angela Craig came up with an amazing idea: What if a bunch of our writer friends in the Pacific Northwest got together and wrote a book on relationships? Better yet, what if we donated all the proceeds to our favorite charity? The idea didn’t take any convincing. These are women dedicated to change—change reflected in the lives of the people who read their work and the change that happens through the generosity of their giving.
After months of collaboration (our favorite thing to do!) Under One Umbrella, Surviving Relationship Storms One Blog at a Time is now published!
Christianity at its core is all about relationships. We don’t always do it right, but Jesus is calling us to live in community. This book is a great reflection of just that: Imperfect followers of Jesus learning to live what we believe.
All the proceeds of Under One Umbrella go directly to the NW Ministry Network Touch the World Fund (TWF) Every year the women of the NW Ministry Network come together to help raise awareness and funds through the TWF for a chosen, faith-based organization. I invite you to view our current project here.