Chaos Free Circles – Operating from a place of peace

It is my desire today to write about chaos.  Chaos is all around us and affects us in so many ways.  For several years I heard from a therapist, “I don’t do chaos” and one day I finally asked her what this meant.  It makes sense that we try to stay away from drama andContinue reading “Chaos Free Circles – Operating from a place of peace”

He Gives and Takes Away

He Gives and Takes Away   Harvest from one of our gardens “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”  Job 1:21 This is a concept that has been very dear to my heartContinue reading “He Gives and Takes Away”

Skeleton Leg in the Closet

Back when I first starting dating my husband I was a single girl with my own apartment.  I had just started using a prosthesis again and it was one that I had to plug the electronic knee in to charge it up each night before using.  It was still the metal and no cover soContinue reading “Skeleton Leg in the Closet”

Journey of Encountering

Daughter of John C. Duncan, III and Sandy L. Duncan, I was raised on the truth and treasures imparted by Little Britain Presbyterian Church (about half a mile from my home as a child).  When I was 4 years old I fell on the preschool playground and hit my knee.  After two weeks of painContinue reading “Journey of Encountering”

A Smile Instead of a Stare

A Smile Instead of a Stare By Ashly P. Ash Showing up with one leg missing and using crutches stands out when in public and in any gathering of people.  I would say that I “stick out like a sore thumb” but the reality is people do not even really see a sore thumb! OverContinue reading “A Smile Instead of a Stare”

Where There is a Will There is a Way – A Story Behind the Story

Many people look at my life and assume since I have survived cancer and survived amputation that life continues on as normal for me.  I often am asked “and now you are ok?” with a swift nod of affirmation before I can even answer.  Many people do not understand or even realize that life asContinue reading “Where There is a Will There is a Way – A Story Behind the Story”

You know you are an amputee when…

Being an amputee I feel that humor is such an important part of life!  None of these things are to “make fun” of or insult other amputee/handicap people but rather are things that at one point or another I have come across in my own experience and thoughts.  Enjoy a smile today! You know youContinue reading “You know you are an amputee when…”

Set Us Free

See Us Free Ashly P Ash There’s a way for kingdom come There’s a way that things get done No one simply happens upon Things are not manipulated by con Though many are blind to see It is the measure of bended knee Though at first only seen by some In the end will beContinue reading “Set Us Free”

Focus on Dancing

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11) I often get a lot of questions from people in regards to happiness.  I tend to be a very happy and upbeat person most of the time. I’mContinue reading “Focus on Dancing”