About Angela Craig

I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend, a writer, a minister, a coach, and a social justice and non-profit junkie. Not necessarily always in that order. In my role as director of the Women’s Department at the Northwest Ministry Network, I get to do what I like to do best: create, teach, write, and learn through others. I am also passionate about helping people discover and live out a passion—and purpose-filled life in my role as a certified Gallup Strength Coach and president of the Give Good Awards Foundation. My favorite quote by author Paulo Coelho: “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation” encapsulates my mission in life.

Are You Living On Purpose or On Demand?

Every day, I get to do what I love. Create, teach, equip, resource, and encourage. I could live by the motto: Eat, breath, sleep, repeat, when it comes to my vocation.  Events, training, collaborative meetings, serving, new ideas, emails and social media messages seem to come as if I am [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|

A Different Kind of Perfect

There is a word I associated with the idea of beauty and purpose for years. That word was perfect. It is understandable. Look around you. The perfect magazine covers. The perfect families on Facebook. The perfect bloggers. The perfect speakers. The perfect homemaker. The perfect __________. There is an illusion of [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|

Are You Practicing Self-Compassion?

What do you think when you hear the term: self-compassion? Was your response positive or negative? Maybe you felt you needed more information. My journey with self-compassion has been an interesting one. I have felt every emotion from guilt to comfort. I have wondered if self-compassion was self-indulgent or even [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|

Inviting Conflict On Teams

I believe I work with the best team that ever existed. We champion each others' strengths, accept each others' differences and collaborate to make a difference in the world. One of the values our team holds is a culture of collaboration that embraces conflict. Any book that teaches about good [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|