Tell us about you! Your name, where you’re from, about your family etc.
Hi, I am Angela, the girl behind Beyoutifully Blessed. I grew up in the beautiful mountains of Colorado in the typical small-town atmosphere. I have 5 sisters and one awesome brother. Growing up in a big family was so fun but I must admit crazy at times. Junior year of high school, I spent the year in Denmark as an exchange student. This was a life-changing year! After high school, I attended the University of Colorado to study psychology and counseling. This is where my passion for mental health and living as Christ’s beloved really took off. After graduating, I left the Rocky Mountains to move to Virginia to pursue my masters in counseling at Liberty University (aka my dream school).
How has God uniquely made you/gifted you?
God has given me a heart for others. I love encouraging, loving on, and supporting others especially with the mental battles we all face.
Tell us about your ministry, business, page, etc.
Yay, I love talking about my passion! Beyoutifully Blessed is a blog and community to encourage women to live life with purpose and the confidence of being a child of the King. I like to think of Beyoutifully Blessed as a big powwow for sisters in Christ! It is a fun corner of the internet where stories (and mistakes) are shared, authenticity is welcomed, and community is cultivated while we all thrive in life with Jesus.
What inspired you to start? What keeps you going?
The spark for Beyoutifully Blessed came from a need for godly community in my own life. I felt called to start a blog in college but I had no idea how to even begin but thankfully my friend Maddie took me under her wing. The more I got into blogging, the more I saw identity issues, lack of community, and just lack of storytelling in the Christian community. I made it my mission to fill that need and make anyone who God would bring to my corner of the Internet feel valued and loved.
God is honestly what keeps me going. He put this passion in my heart and continues to fuel it just at the right moments. I will keep blogging until He tells me to stop. I want to be faithful in His work and when I get to heaven I want to hear “well done my good and faithful servant.” Blogging is seriously amazing. I have met so many incredible ladies who encourage me and push me to be better every day and without them it would be harder to stay faithful.
What is the greatest struggle in what you do?
The biggest struggle I had to overcome was comparison. I still have bad days where comparison rears its ugly head but I am much, much better! With social media in general, comparison is easy to fall into but what really helped me was renewing my mind in who I am in Christ and speaking truth over myself. Don’t get me wrong, people have so pretty amazing lives but I don’t want their story, I want to fully live out the life that God has personally created for me. God needs me to do what He has called me to and them to do what He has called them to so that all the kingdom work can be done. When I truly realized how much God loves me and cares about me, comparison became less of a problem, because I knew that if I was walking in His will He would be faithful.
What is one thing you have learned through what you do?
My blog has shown me that there is so much good in the world. So often it is easy to get weighed down by all the negativity, but I have never meet so many caring, genuine, loving, and on fire for God individuals who want to change the world anywhere else.
What is your greatest passion for the Kingdom of God?
My greatest passion is to see the children of God walking in their God given purpose, knowing who they are in God and just how loved and adored they are by the God of the Universe! How amazing would that be?!
What could you talk about for hours?
My top three favorite things to talk about are God (of course), mental health (and self-confidence) and wiener dogs! Wiener dogs are the funniest, cutest, most amazing animals!
What is God teaching you lately?
Currently, I am learning how to faithfully thrive in Christ. Pretty much that means that I stay in my lane and only do what God calls me to. It is a tough thing to do in this go-getter world we live in but God is patiently working on my heart.
What do you think is the greatest struggle facing Christian women?
The devil attacks self-confidence in women a lot. But in Christ we are secure, accepted, conquerors, more than able, and walking in that daily will change everything. When every woman is walking in who Christ made them to be the world will be completely changed.