Ladies Do Not Settle

No matter what, DO NOT SETTLE. I know, trust me I know, you’re tired. You’re tired of the wait, tired of hurting, tired of seeing others get their answered prayers but you still feeling like you have yet to get your answered prayers. I’m here to tell you that God has not forgotten about you. […]

Why We Should Choose Modesty Part II

Why We Should Choose Modesty (Part II) We should choose modesty because… It helps us not to be a stumbling block or hindrance to someone. We should not be the source of aiding in someone to sin. If it is in our control, we should not seek to cause someone to spiritually stumble. As a […]

Why We Should Choose Modesty

Why We Should Choose Modesty Modesty is not a death sentence, nor does modesty mean that God does not want us to be confident in who he created us to be. When our hearts have a willingness and readiness to be obedient to God, there is so much that God can do with us. As […]

The Reality of Death

I remember the night before she passed. I just sat in the room with her. I held her hand, caressed her hair, sang to her, talked to her, and just reminisced over all the memories I had with her.  I remember looking at her feeble body. 84 years of life, laying in the bed, all […]

The Beauty of Healing

The Beauty of Healing 2016 Reflection “Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.”-Psalm 30:2 One word that keeps echoing in my heart and mind is the word “healing.” I can honestly say I have experienced healing. So much has happened this past year. Things that were absolutely heart wrenching. […]

Your Season is for a Reason

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”-Proverbs 19:21 To the girl scrolling through her Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. As you witness all of the proposals, engagements, and first Holiday photos of newlyweds and couples I understand the emotions you’re experiencing. You can let it out… it’s […]

Unexpected Grief

­ “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4 I was somewhat hesitant to write this, but the Holy Spirit kept tugging on my heart. So here I am. Today while at work, the most unexpected thing happened to me. I was halfway through my 12 hour shift. I had finished […]

Choosing the Better

This morning I woke up with so much on my mind. My to-do-list started to flood every single one of my thoughts. “Ashley you need to finish cleaning and putting up your clothes. You need to go running. You need to get dressed so you can go to the grocery store. You need to finish […]

25 Things I Realized by Age 25

“I said, let days speak and many years teach wisdom.” -Job 32:7 Life is not about things, status, or money. Life is about relationships and most importantly my relationship with God.  (Mark 12:30-31) Quiet time EVERY DAY with the LORD is NECESSARY. (Mark 1:35-37) Apart from my decision to obey the gospel of Christ and […]

Far Beyond Our Ability to Endure

One of my favorite persons in the bible is Paul. His story, his journey… is beyond encouraging. He is someone that understood the struggles and hardships of the Christian life. He used his sufferings and moments of despair as a means to encourage others. I’m so thankful to God for using Paul through the word. […]