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Amputee Humor – Short stories and jokes

As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can hide!

Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave

You Know You are an Amputee When (Part 1)  (Part 2)  (Part 3)

A Box of Left Shoes?

Skeleton Leg in the Closet

Disabling the Disabled

Explosive Alert!

What is an Emergency to a Fake-Leg Doctor?

Paste that Pad in! – Prosthetic Device Malfunction causes a true embarrassing moment!

20 Top Strange (and Actually Said) Things Not to Say to an Amputee

Joust the Mouse! – My name is Ashly, and I am afraid of mice

Amputee Stories from the Gym

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Amputee Parenting Articles

Pro-Parenting: Amputee Style – We are embarking on a new journey as Foster Parents

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Crutchprints in the Sand – Personal Journey Articles

Ashly’s Ashes – A video of my March 2015 sharing as Guest Speaker for Sister’s in Christ

Focus On Dancing – Why am I always smiling?  Why am I always positive even though I have had more than my share of life suffering?  Explore this topic with me here.

From A Wheel-Eyed View – My experience in using a wheelchair.  Caring what others think, swallowing our own pride, and finding self-worth in a world that bases security on physical ability.

Lost Earring, Faith Found – What do you desire?  What do you trust God for? Walking in faith but enjoying the journey along the way is a key point to this article.

Where There is a Will There is a Way – A Story Behind the Story – Living beyond suffering when things do not get easier as time goes on.  Finding ways to look on the bright side and choose a perspective that brings you to a place of peace.

A Smile Instead of a Stare – As an amputee dealing with the stares of the public eye can be degrading and humiliating.  My experience in dealing with this.

Journey of Encountering  – My testimony

He Gives and Takes Away  – Several points in my life used here to demonstrate God’s Almighty power and hand at work in both the good and the bad.

Courage to Break it Down  – We all have dreams in our hearts.  But how will we achieve those?  If they are not handed to us then we must take steps to see these manifest in our lives.

Living in Longing – The Freedom of Living in the Present – Allowing ourselves grace to feel the longings and desires of our hearts despite what society would call weakness or demand denial for.

Waiting to Live? – “Well that must be nice..”  We have all heard or said this before.  But why wait?  Begin to live your life today looking towards the horizon and invest your time in things that you will one day be at peace with yourself.

Things Break But We Don’t Have to (Part 1)  (Part 2) – When things around us go wrong do we respond or react?  Operating from a place of peace and letting go is key to remaining sane.

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System – Taking a look at an attitude of “not enough (sleep, food, time, money, love, etc.) and replacing the belief system with truth.

My Kind of Love – A glimpse into my love life.  It may not be a storybook romance like we are programmed to long for but life with a disability has given me a special kind of love story.

Preparing our Nets for Harvest – We pray for revival but how can we expect this to happen without looking inside ourselves, allowing the Lord to examine our hearts, and become the people we expect others to be?

Heavenly Mindset in an Earthly Realm -Our thoughts are like trees.  Choose which ones you want to grow.

Drowning out the Noise with Stillness – Being “Still” is a lost art in this era of technology.  Choosing quiet and peace in practical ways can lead us into a much better frame of mind along with intimacy.

Fire Restoration – A testimony from my personal life, a time when we experienced a fire and God reached down and saved us.  This holy week article gives the reader a chance to reflect on the greatness and intentionality of our God.

A New Leg of My Journey – Pouring into the medical system 25 years ago by being an experimental child has been an object of debate in my life.  Today seeing the medical advances in technology and cancer treatment come full circle allows me to explore the way I was a part of a bigger picture.  This gives me boldness to begin a new journey, one I may not see the fruit of for decades to come.

Waiting in Wonder – I no longer hold onto ideas of what my destiny should look like.  Through this realization I discuss waiting on the Lord as He works my life together by weaving His plans and not my own.

Crutchprint in the Sand’s New Leg – Some heart comments from the middle of my journey to receive a new leg.  Importance of boundaries is discussed along with declaring the outcome in faith.

Why I Traded Candy Crushing for Embroidery – I noticed I was spending more and more time zoning out like a zombie into Facebook, games, etc. and less time connecting.  Through learning some new creative processes my life has been deeply enriched; here’s how!  Find the “1 Year Later Update” for this here.

Crutchprints Works with Jay Martin to Receive New Prosthetic Device – UDEL Daily article

Strengthening and Shaking of 2014 – A review of 2014 and some of the life lessons that have come from a time I felt God warned me would be a time of strengthening and shaking.

Hey!  Now Walk it out…Walk it out..walk it out… – Exploring the meaning of Walking out our Faith and moving to a place of experiencing God in the midst of what we are walking through.

Romance Based on (Dis)Ability – Redefining Romance and what it looks like for a disabled person

Cleaning out My Cabinets Like Man – Need I say more?

Jehovah-Jireh – Jesus Carries – A look at the past when I wondered where God was during cancer

Qualifying the Unqualified –  I am broken, weak, disabled, and diagnosed with PTSD.  I’m not even qualified to write and share with others…or am I?

Implementing Hope –  Are there areas of your life that you do not believe can be redeemed?  Are there areas that you just simply cannot see how God could be at work?  Do you tend to think that no matter what you do you won’t get ahead?  This article takes a look at Hope and my experience with who God really is

Prayer WORKS. Restoration is REAL because GRACE has NO LIMITS – Coming into the fullness of what it means to be under true grace and not fighting to make good things happen

The Woven Scarlet Thread of Romance – February is a month of Discernment, Refreshment, and Encouragement for me.  Take a look at these themes in my life along with some personal journal excerpts

Do You Want to be GREAT? – There is an antidote for mediocrity

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand On – One day I have a leg, the next day I don’t.  But that doesn’t mean God is angry or pleased at me.  Let’s be sensitive to the judgments we place on what we perceive as weaknesses in others

Just being me…leads to breakthrough? – A look at my journey through shame and guilt and being given directives of right and wrong and how that DOESN’T work

Got Peace? – My journey to understand Peace as one of God’s attributes, and more importantly, how to implement that in my life

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Poetry

Butterfly, Oh Nancy – A look at God’s heart for my friend Nancy yet I feel it applies to all of us

Greatness – Achieving Greatness and the struggles to get there

Is Walking a Right? – Written about the sacrifice and pain of something others are given freely

Memory Lane – A beautiful memoir

Warriors are Made – They are not born…are you a warrior?

Setting off a Flare – A poem of intercession

Mystery of His Love – A friend always tells me you cannot take the mystery from God

A Song to the Father of Light – The creator of all color and beauty

Preparing Your Room – A poem to our future child

Set Us Free – A cry for Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven

Woman of the Mundane – A fun poem about the joy of the everyday wife/mother

Tears in a Bottle – A poem about longing for a child

Where My Heart is Bleeding – A poem about God picking us up and healing our hearts and our story

His Thoughts – A song that flowed out of my devotional time with the Lord that reflects His thoughts about me and my journey

Snowy Wonder – I love snow!

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Relational Experiences – Advice and Skills for Relationships

Making Relish while Relishing Relationship – Exploring activities that bridge the gap between people and generations.

Live YOUR Life – Review and tools from Kate Byron’s Book “What it Is” – New groundbreaking tools for learning to accept and let go so that you can be free and at peace in every situation

Subjected to Truth – A look at our codependent behaviors and skills for letting go

Chaos Free Circles – Operating from a Place of Peace – Breaking free from Chaos, codependency, and things we cannot control but still ruin our life

Operating from a Healthy Standpoint – Providing Feedback – We always want to help the people around us but when is the right time to speak up and the wrong time?

Stages of Grief and Inner Healing – A healthy look at grief, why it is essential, and how to work through it in a way that brings meaning to your life

Do Relationships Require Rescuing? – We all want to help the people around us.  But there is a time to step in and a time to love someone enough to let them walk through it on their own.  What are some of the healthy boundaries and guide points?   Let’s explore…

A Man’s Perspective:  Romance with a Disabled Woman – Visit three men from three perspectives.  Choosing a Disabled Wife, Marriage to a Woman that becomes Disabled, and Caregiving during a Temporary Disability in Marriage.

My Road to Receiving – An unexpected Blessing teaches me about receiving and how to have a Kingdom Mindset

Stitching a Garment of Praise – We are all under the same grace from God.  Do we judge others?  Do we look down on them?  Each encounter is just a stitch in the garment that one day will be turned into praise in our life and theirs

WooHoo Ministries – Let Those Shackles Go for Joy! – An interview with Tawn Battiste of WooHoo Ministries as we explore some of the tougher aspects of Joy: joy in the midst of trials, what is joy, how to get it and keep it, finding the balance of life and joy in ministry, etc.

Recognizing the Pattern of Psychological Abuse – A comprehensive list of behavioral characteristics that accompany abuse

5 Simple Ways to Increase Joy in Your Life

Friend First – Miracles Second – Let’s be true friends of the heart

Don’t Bury Your Talent! – “Live and Let Live”, “To Each His Own”.  How our behaviors and choices affect our walk with God and others

5 Steps Towards LETTING GO – Stop the nagging repetition in your mind, stop freaking out over something seemingly small.  Let’s sort the baggage

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Bible Study Material – Devotional and Reflective Study Articles

Warriors Running to Victory – A Closer Look at David and Goliath

Cleaning out My Cabinets Like a Man – A soul spring cleaning and look at our stewardship

To See and Be Seen – A Journey of Intimacy – A Look at Psalm 139

4 Promises of 1 Peter 5 – Eternal Perspectives in Daily life

Staying Shadowed – Spring has revealed a very interesting concept that linked in with my meditation on Psalm 91

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