Dear 16 yr. old Ashly…

July 5, 2019  (30th Anniversary of being Cancer-free) Dear 16 yr. old Ashly, There is so much in life that you are pushing through and you don’t have to. It’s OK to be who you are, to accept the fact that you really do have a disability and that it is not at all tied…

5 Ways to Let Go of the Past (Worksheet)

5 Ways to LET GO of the Past Worksheet Based on the Crutchprints.com article by Ashly P. Ash   ReProcess: Describe the situation you are having trouble letting go of?   When I think of this situation, I feel these emotions:   What typically triggers you to feel this way?  (Is it around a certain…

5 Ways to LET GO of the Past

  Whether we had an argument with our family, an ex-partner that keeps popping up in our thoughts, or a co-worker that we need to forgive and keep working with, we all have parts of our past that we need to let go of. I am betting that there are at least one or two…

From Victim to Victor

I have been thinking a lot lately about what separates those who succeed and live full/happy lives straight to the end from those that seem stuck in a circle of sabotage and bad luck for the rest of their lives.  This discussion was provoked by my husband’s new job. In it, he works with many…

Don’t Bury Your Talent!

Don’t Bury Your Talent!   “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.  He who had received the five talents went…

Friends First

Friends First – Miracles Second Through many years as a Christian I have heard the story of Lazarus in many sermons.  It seems to be a universal bible story that most people, however unfamiliar with the bible, are at least faintly acquainted with.  Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.  That was a great thing.  It…

5 Simple Ways to Increase Joy in Your Life

5 Simple Ways to Increase Joy in Your Life  “…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn …to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”…

Recognizing the Pattern of Psychological Abuse

There are times I hear stories from friends or acquaintances and want to reach out and let them know that they are experiencing Psychological Abuse. Of course it is not always easily said, especially when a person is not yet ready to hear the truth or ready to recognize it (let alone stand up for…

WooHoo Ministries – Let Those Shackles Go for Joy!

“Revive. Rejuvinate. Restore.” These three words jump out from the online heading of WooHoo Ministries homepage. Woohoo! We hear The Good News so often that many times we forget how full of joy that message is and how it has set us free. Woohoo! For this post we welcome Tawn Battiste from Woohoo Ministries. Tawn…

Stitching a Garment of Praise

Stitching a Garment of Praise “Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;  the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;  the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking…