About Angie Rylands

Angie Rylands received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Liberty University in her hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia. Between 2011 and 2013, she and her husband Tom adopted four sons from China, which was an experience that helped inspire her eventual employment with the team at Lifeline Children’s Services. She served there as the South Carolina State Director until her husband’s death in 2015. Angie now homeschools their five sons full-time and serves as a consultant and public speaker for local foster and adoption ministries around the country.
6 08 / 2016

How, then, shall we pray?

By | August 6th, 2016|Grief & Loss, Spiritual Encouragement, Widowhood|Comments Off on How, then, shall we pray?

There is so much wisdom in the scriptures about prayer. You don't have to look far to see the power of prayer, the necessity of prayer or even the constructs of prayer. God lovingly shows us all of this if we seek His word. One of my greatest privileges, especially during this hard year, has [...]

1 08 / 2016

Do we remember?

By | August 1st, 2016|Parenting, Spiritual Encouragement|Comments Off on Do we remember?

As I read these verses recently, I was struck most by the last line... "Remember the wonders He has done." In the weeks following the launch of my memoir, Abundantly More, I've reflected a lot on the process of writing the book and the slow healing that it provided for me. I know that God [...]

26 07 / 2016

No Pedigree Required

By | July 26th, 2016|Spiritual Encouragement|Comments Off on No Pedigree Required

Before I begin to share with you what the Lord has laid on my heart this week, let me say that I am a big fan of all things education, training, and any and all refining activities that help prepare us to better live out our calling before God. These things are important. God does [...]

21 07 / 2016

Safe to dream again

By | July 21st, 2016|Spiritual Encouragement|Comments Off on Safe to dream again

Grief. Loss. Trauma. Abuse. Sin. Sadness. Depression. These are things that rob us of our dreams. They are but a few of life's challenges that the enemy uses to steal away our futures. And as humans in a fallen world, each of us is susceptible to being crushed beneath the weight of these thieves. I [...]

17 07 / 2016

We walk in the miraculous

By | July 17th, 2016|Spiritual Encouragement|Comments Off on We walk in the miraculous

A dear friend recently said this to me and I've not been able to get it out of my head since.   "You are walking in the miraculous."   As a young adult I certainly would have agreed to this statement, but I wouldn't have truly understood it. It would have been an academic exercise more than [...]

12 07 / 2016

Lowcountry LIVE!

By | July 12th, 2016|Events, Marketing|Comments Off on Lowcountry LIVE!

What a fun day! This morning, I had the privilege of being interviewed on our cities most popular local variety news show.   With Tom Crawford and Erin Kienzle! It was very interesting to see the show behind the scenes and the exposure for the new book was a huge blessing. The staff at WCIV [...]

9 07 / 2016

And the Winners are…

By | July 9th, 2016|Marketing|Comments Off on And the Winners are…

Today was the day! After printing out all the names of those who helped promote the new book on social media for yesterday's launch, three of my handsome sons helped me draw the names of the winners! Congratulations to Debbie Hansut, Tammy Palmer and Hannah Elise! Ladies, I will work to get your complimentary copies [...]

5 07 / 2016

Pre-Launch Giveaway!

By | July 5th, 2016|Events, Marketing|2 Comments

Things are really getting exciting around here this week! Our official launch isn't until Friday, July 8, so to keep the momentum going and to solicit help from our readers in promoting the new book, I'm giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of the book this Saturday, July 9, 2016. Everyone who helps me promote the [...]

4 07 / 2016

An Open Letter to Husbands on Valentine’s Day

By | July 4th, 2016|Widowhood|Comments Off on An Open Letter to Husbands on Valentine’s Day

Well, it's my first Valentine's Day since Tom met the Lord this past summer. He was the great love of my life and I am incredibly grateful for the years that God granted us to love one another. So here's the thing. I've never been a huge fan of this holiday. I am not a [...]

4 07 / 2016

Cooking Lasagna…and Other Life-changing Moments

By | July 4th, 2016|Widowhood|Comments Off on Cooking Lasagna…and Other Life-changing Moments

If you're anything like me, you have a strong tendency to focus on your weaknesses, those inadequacies that glare at you in the mirror or get highlighted by some amazing, capable, got-it-all-together friend who you force yourself to love despite the painful comparisons you make. No? This isn't you? Well, you can stop reading then. [...]