Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party



     Hello "Ultimate Blog Party" participants!!! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, thanks for coming!

     My name is Ashley and I am a 24 year old girl who has been saved by the redeeming grace of God. I am married to my amazing and loving husband Jeff, a mom to our sweet boxer named Starbuck, and a toddler teacher at an Early Head Start center. I started this blog in September of 2011 as a way to share my testimony, my love for God, my love for writing, marriage tips, recipes, craft ideas, and many other things as well. God has done immeasurably more for me than I could have ever imagined and I am forever grateful to Him for all of the many blessings that He has given me. Here are a few things about me, my blog, and my crazy beautiful life...


My amazing, sweet husband Jeff. I love this man more than words could ever express. I met him at the young age of 17, became engaged to him at 18, and married him at 19. We will be celebrating 5 years of marriage this year. Jeff is not only my husband, but is also my best friend. I could not have asked for a better husband than him, and I thank God for him everyday. Sometimes I sit back and am just amazed at this undeserved gift the Lord has given me through him. I am also very passionate about marriage and will do all I can to stand for the sacred institution. 





My frugal side: Jeff and I live a very frugal life and are completely content with that. We believe that everything we have comes from God, therefore, we strive to be good stewards of what He has given us. 



My love for Music: I love music and find that I experience God the most through praise and worship. I feel like for me personally, music allows my soul to say to God what my brain doesn't know how to. Here are a few of my favorite songs by my favorite artists... 








The Reason Behind it All: I was raised in a Christian home, but never experienced a personal relationship with Jesus until 2005. I was living a life of sin and was in the deepest, darkest pit that I have ever been in. I am so thankful that God reached down and lifted me up out of the miry clay and shed new light upon my life. I was so undeserving and am forever humbled by the way He chose to save me. I strive to live for Him daily and want more than anything to do His will. I was once only a fan of Jesus, but because of His great love and mercy, I am now a completely committed follower.







Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my blog and were encouraged. Please feel free to follow along on this beautiful journey called life with me!









24 comments:

  1. What a lovely introduction. I'm here from UBP and am so glad that God brought me here! I think we could be very good friends and would love for you to come join up with us to share more of your heart. See here for more details! http://findingheaventoday.blogspot.com/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-hello-new-friends.html

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  2. What a great testimony you have! Thanks for sharing. I will look forward to journeying together! :)

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  3. So much variety in your topics. Thanks for the links.

    So glad to meet your through the UBP. Happy party day.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    #84

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  4. Just popping in to say hello from UBP. Have a blessed weekend!!

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  5. Hi Ashley stopping by from UBP! I am enjoying my visit to your blog!

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  6. Ashley, it is always encouraging to see a young woman using her life for God's glory. It is so nice to meet you through UBP12 today. Blessings!

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  7. I read your testimony and thank you for sharing. May you continue to walk in His grace. I came by through UBP and an enjoying getting to know some other Christian bloggers.
    http://drawingthelinesomewhere.com

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  8. Hello and thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have a wonderful testimony, and I can't wait to read more. LOVE the name of your dog, too!

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  9. Just hopped over from the party! It is great to see someone so young in love with Jesus. Ha, I sound like I'm old. Well, I probably am compared to you, but what a blessing to know the Truth AND to have a blessed marriage.

    Keep shining for Jesus!

    God bless you!
    Beth

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  10. Hi Ashley! Oh my, I am so happy to be meeting you! You are just lighting up the whole party with your excitement and passion for Christ! I'm passionate about my husband too... I think I'm supposed to be a mommy blogger now, but I always end up writing about my husband instead, lol. I should also mention that in my head I'm still only 23. I'm not sure why I haven't progressed any further than 23, but I find I have to be careful when people ask me how old I am because 23 always pops into my head. Technically I'm 34, but who's counting. I LOVE your music list. I'm a music person too. I have to listen to it while I'm writing or my words don't make sense. I wake up every morning to Brit Nichole Set the World on Fire. I'm all subscribed to your blog now and really looking forward to walking with you. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for your kind comment. I have tried to find your blog, but can't. Would you mind to give me the link?

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  12. Beautiful introduction! I am looking forward to seeing more as you share your heart and passion for God and your husband. Love your pups name and your picture! Have a wonderful weekend!!Coming by from the UBP12 and so glad you joined this year ;)
    Jen
    http://bobjenjack.blogspot.com

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  13. Nice to meet you! I'm visiting from the UBP2012 and I'm following you now. Thanks and I'd love for you to stop by: http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2012/04/welcome-to-ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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  14. Stopping by from UBP12 ~ I make my own laundry detergent as well and we only listen to Christian music in our home also! Come visit us at The Johns Family ~ http://grettajohns.blogspot.com/2012/04/welcome-to-ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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  15. Hi Ashley, I'm visiting from UBP. So happy to meet you. I am a Child Ambassador for World Vision. Liked the link in your sidebar. I was blessed to travel with a team from WV to Bolivia last year. What a fabulous experience!! I love verse you use. It is one of my favorites. Many many blessings to you! Looking forward to visiting again. Deb

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  16. Coming by from UBP12 - blessed to read a bit of your testimony; your heart of thanks for God's mercy and grace towards you, and also your heart of love for your husband. Thanks!

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  17. Hi, Ashley. There are some similarities in our journey--I fell in love with my husband at 16 and married him at 19. But I'm nearer to the end of my journey...I'll be 61 this year. Love your cheerful blog and your heart expressed in what you write. Bless you. Gail

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  18. Hi Ashley, I found you through the Ultimate Blog Party and am so excited to get to know you more :)

    Blessings to you!

    visiting from Here to Find Him

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  19. Hi Ashley, what a beautiful blog you have here. I love reading about the awesome relationship you have with your husband. Marriage truly is a gift from God. :)

    Blessings,
    ~Rosann
    Christiansupermom.com & Unemployedfaith.com

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  20. It's amazing what God can do! Beautiful! Visiting from the UBP and a new follower! It's great to "meet" you! :]

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  21. I love your spot here! Is that really your backyard? Gorgeous picture!
    I love so much about what you said, being frugal, loving Jesus not religion, marriage as best friends, music! In no particular order there. Just as I remembered them.
    Great post. Thanks for letting us into your life.
    Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

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  22. Thank you all so much for your kind words. I am truly humbled. I had a great time looking at all of your blogs as well, and am already looking foward to UBP 2013!

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  23. Still going through UBP folks. It is great to connect with other Christian bloggers. Keep up the great work. http://drawingthelinesomewhere.com

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