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How to Birth Something New

Birthing pains are brutal. Actually, the word “brutal” does not even do them justice. Horrific!? Maybe? However, it is a squeezing, contracting, squeezing, contracting and pushing-pushing-pushing like none other. It is intense and it is life or death. And on the other...

Hey There Beautiful Lady!

Hey there beautiful lady, I’m Ashley! If you are new here, let me introduce myself.  I love Jesus, my family, morning mediations & prayer, sunsets, horseback riding, all things Tallulah (my fur baby), Mexican dominos, face to face conversations, dancing, dinner...

How to Move Beyond False Guilt

The guilt of leaving my husband and flying across the country to spend a week nurturing my mind, body, and spirit seemed selfish. I had planned this trip months prior and I was stoked about it. However, as the day drew near to depart, my mind kept whispering… “Back...

Use your Pain Purposefully

A few years ago, my husband and I got into a “heated discussion” and my opinion and concerns seemed to not matter. At the moment, I felt invisible and overlooked. If I were to be completely honest I would have to say I was mad, hurt, and I even cried. However, once...

How Do You See Yourself?

I have lived most of my life asleep to myself, sleeping and hiding on a mat of fear, shame, people-pleasing, powerlessness, and insecurity continuously feeling overlooked and alone. So, when I read the story in John 5 of the “man on the mat”, I easily related. ...