It’s All In A Name: Part Five

Yes, it is about me.

No, I did not write it.

Natalie wrote it.

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. (Romans 1:16)

When I asked Angie if she was going to write a Part 5 in her “It’s All in a Name” series, she said she wasn’t planning on it, mostly because  she had no idea what to write about herself and her name meaning “Angelic.” 

“That’s a silly excuse! I have plenty to say on your behalf,” I told her.

If you were wondering, Angie (Angela Marie) wasn’t named after anyone in particular. Just a strong Italian name! Maybe I’m a little biased, but I can appreciate a strong Italian name.

Angela is from the Greek for “angel” or “messenger/messenger of God.”

Angie. Messenger of God. Someone commissioned to spread the truth of the Gospel, the Good News.

A messenger of God.  Someone eager to share with others how God is working in and through her own life. 

Over the months, Angie’s story has been filled with so much pain and suffering.  Her stories have often brought us to tears, and her pains have become our pains. Yet, I am constantly amazed by her utmost concern to share the truth.  The truth about how God is working through her sufferings.  The truth about God’s unfailing love. 

On her weakest days, Angie has reminded us that He is our strength and hope. And He will never fail us. If we put our trust in Him, realizing that our lives are messy and we are far from perfect, only then will we begin to understand the truth of the Gospel.  That His love IS perfect.  And His message is overflowing with hope.  A hope for a glorious future.  

Thank you Angie for your eagerness to share with us, as our messenger. You have directed our gaze toward Him.  Only when we look upon Him can we begin to cherish the truth of the Good News. He will never abandon us. 

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

6 responses to “It’s All In A Name: Part Five”

  1. Thank you Natalie for this wonderful post. No she wasn’t named that particular name for any reason except we liked it, but you see God was in it and it fits the life God gave her for His glory. We love her so.

    Kudos, Natalie!!!


  2. Thank you Nataile. I am so glad Angie allowed you to write this post – for it allows me to say Yes! and Amen! I have never met Angie – our lives connected in blogland… but what you have shared has been my reality – Angie directs my gaze toward the Father. Yes… she allows me to see through her own lens a view of our Lord in a way that strengthens my own trembling hands and often shaking knees.

    A messenger of God indeed… there is no doubt. Angie has been His hands, His voice, His heart woven through my days. I am blessed…



  3. Thank-you Natalie! Well done!

    Angie, while you’re name wasn’t given to you based on it’s meaning – you certainly are a messenger of God. Your words have brought me to tears and smiles so many times. Your strength and Faith are an inspiration.

    Thank-you for allowing Natalie to write this post.


  4. Amen!
    I’m glad that this one was included! I mean, it just wouldn’t have been complete otherwise!
    Angie, you are definatley not ashamed of the gospel..and thankyou for being a living testimoney and sharing your story with us!


  5. Well your name fits you just perfectly. How wonderful!!!


  6. You’ve been a messenger of God to me, Angie. Only eternity will show the times you’ve called me onward and upward in your finely crafted, transparent words and courageous, hopeful spirit. God’s glory is magnified in your life, and no greater joy can there be than that! I love you!


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