Bringing Hebrews 1-2 to Life in 20 days

In studying Hebrews 1 and 2 most recently I sought ways to make these passages “come to life”. Our small group was about to begin covering the book of Hebrews and I sought a new approach to scripture that would be applicable, fun, and still incorporate the truths of God’s word in our everyday busy…

Circumcision: One of my ABSOLUTE favorite Bible Stories

I was so excited when our small group decided to work through the book of Joshua. While I have appreciation for the straightforward direction of New Testament letters, there is nothing that puts a sparkle in my eye quite like a good story. There is so much that can be gleaned from stories, and stories…

Do You Want To Be GREAT?

Do You Want To Be GREAT? This was written in honor of our small group.  I have enjoyed growing with each of you and learned so much from you in the way of praising God, accountability, self-discipline, and growth.  Blessings to each of you! *If you are approaching this as a devotional I suggest reading…

Staying Shadowed

  Rick and I lead a small group with church every few weeks as a way to get in the Word and connect in life-giving relationships.  We have been using a technique called “Lectio Devina”(Latin for Divine Reading) which was introduced to me by our Pastor, Mervin Charles.  Graham Cooke describes this as “…an ancient…

Four Promises of 1 Peter 5

Four Promises of 1 Peter 5 In looking at 1 Peter a few weeks ago I stumbled across some of the great promises in Chapter 5. I think we often think of the bible in terms of what we need to do and what we should do and we don’t often mention the wonderful promises….

Cleaning Out My Cabinets Like a Man

Cleaning Out My Cabinets Like a Man “The cupboards need cleaned out. It is not normal to have to duck before opening a cabinet either in the bathroom or kitchen,” my husband insisted while dramatically demonstrating his manly ducking skills. Pssttt…the one part of spring cleaning that I don’t like to talk about and try…

“HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…”

“HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…”  “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-5  As I prepare…

Warriors Running to Victory – David and Goliath

Warriors Running to Victory – David and Goliath  by Ashly. P. Ash Excerpt from Graham Cooke: Qualities of a Warrior (Interactive Journal) p91  “Spiritual warriors give courage to people.  They are refreshing to be around.  They have that sense of being indomitable, impossible to subdue.  Soldiers line up behind warriors because they know there is…

To See and Be Seen…A Journey of Intimacy

This is a bible study to take a deeper look at being known by God and knowing God.  Intimacy begins with Him and the realization that He knows and loves us! *Ashly P Ash Read Psalm 139:1-6  God is Omniscient/All-Knowing! How well does God know you? What aspects of the Psalmist’s life does God know?…

The 1st and Greatest Commandment

This Bible study is about Loving God first and foremost in our life!   When our life is in bunches we can only choose to love and worship one thing at a time!  Make God a priority! *Ashly P Ash Read Exodus 32: 1-30  –          When did the Israelite’s decide to build an idol?  –          Think…