Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
This is such a powerful video, and one that I feel like all women need to see. As women, we can be so hard on ourselves and forget that we are perfectly created in the image of God. We are His beloved and beautiful child. The lies that Satan throws at us surround us each day...You're not thin enough. You're not tone enough. You're hair is not silky enough. You're getting wrinkles. You need a tan. You're chest is too big/small. You're bottom is too big/small...the whispers of the enemy never seem to stop. But, there's also another voice that never stops speaking to us. And, this voice is one that can never lie, does not accuse, and only speaks in love...the voice of our Sweet, Sweet Savior- Jesus...You are so beautiful. You are created uniquely in my image, and there is no other like you. I knit you together in your mother's womb, and my finger prints cover you. I know every hair on your beautiful head, and I know the deepest parts of you. You are my beloved. This voice is the voice of truth. So, I ask, which one are you going to listen to and choose to believe? In today's society it can be so easy to buy into the lies and try with our own strength to "make ourselves better." However, this is why we are to take every thought captive and heed the word of God and what He has to say about us. Oh, friends, there is such freedom to be found when we silence the enemy and listen to His voice, instead. Listen close...for He is always speaking.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Hello, "Ultimate Blog Party" participants!!! If this is your first time visiting my blog, thanks for stopping by!
My name is Ashley, and I am a 25 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 6 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 domestic side: I love all things homemaking, and am honored to fulfill this role in my home. I really enjoy baking, decorating, cleaning, (Yes, I really do enjoy this!) and cooking.
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! Also, I would love for you to check out my Pinterest Page! Happy Blogging :)