Preparing our Nets for Harvest

Preparing our Nets for Harvest Recently I was invited by my friend Madison Brown to Elizabethtown College where she is a senior.  She took my husband and me to a quaint coffee house in the downtown district that was so comfortable, casual, and wonderful that I felt as if I were stepping onto the 90’s…

My Kind of Love

My Kind of Love I have noticed over the past five years of marriage that a lot of people give my husband credit for putting up with a wife that has a disability.  There is always an undertone when people speak of my marriage.  They say things like, “He really is a good man to…

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System Our words have power and our beliefs have power over our lives.  The bible is clear about this:  “The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21 and “For as he thinks in his heart, so he is.”  Proverbs 23:7 Recently someone prayed over my…

Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave

When my leg was removed as a child my parents decided to purchase a grave plot and have it buried.  Their reasons were modest enough and I am honored that they took my amputation so seriously.  Still, I remember the awkward moment as a child standing before my grave plaque and trying to make the…

Greatness

Greatness To be given a lot we must start with a little We must nurture that little each jot and each tittle And as we continue to express gratefulness Character is formed into faithfulness The quiet still moments that no others see Little do you know will then set you free   To care for…

Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)

Things break.  This is not a pessimistic viewpoint or a negative one; it is a reality and one that we must face as we go through life.  Lately I have experienced a lot of breaking with the one thing that everyone else takes for granted:  Legs.  Due to my extremely high amputation it is essential…

Living in Longing – The freedom of living in the present

I would like to talk for a bit today about longing.  There are so many things that we can long for and it creates this absolutely guttural feeling within us and an aching that resonates through our entire being.  There are things that we each long for and have a persistent desire and craving for…

Setting off a flare

This is a poem written in my time of intercession for someone dear to me. Setting off a flare – Ashly P Ash If only I could impart my wisdom to you The things I’ve had to learn while blue All of the struggles I’ve had to endure Your safety and happiness to ensure To…

Lost Earring, Faith Found

Lost Earrings, Faith Found Ashly P. Ash Faith is something that we hear a lot about in our lives.  “Have faith” that you will end up with provision and that everything will work out the way it is supposed to.  “Let go and let God” is another term we throw around so easily to encourage…