Implementing Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”  Proverbs 13:12 Hope Deferred The verse above hit me like a ton of bricks. Now, I GET it. So many years I have heard this verse preached as a form of medicine to treat depression or hard times. Even more…

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…

Jehovah Jireh – Jesus Carries

Jehovah Jireh – Jesus Carries “Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, ‘The-Lord-Will-Provide;’ as…

Why I Traded Candy Crushing for Embroidery

Why I traded Candy Crushing for Embroidery We all do it. We have some way of allowing ourselves to morph into zombies most evenings after long days of running, working, cooking, cleaning, and/or tending to the needs and demands of our families and friends. Sometimes I sit in front of Netflix for an hour or…

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! Over…

Mystery of His Love

This poem was written as I sat in the house of Fern and Audrey at Discovering MErcy.  My emotions were free, I felt I could be me.  And I wondered in the silence and depth of the place about God and how dreams originated from Him. Mystery of His Love – Ashly P Ash  …