The Tricky Troll that Takes a Toll

Grief is a funny old thing. Like an ornery old troll lurking behind his white hair and droopy eyelids but ready to spark a little mischief and trickery at the first opportunity. Just when you think you are over something and ready to move forward, suddenly, grief appears and you are thrown back into the…

Fostering T: The Aftermath

I looked down at the horse crap on my empty pant leg.  “More crap, just what I need,” I thought.  Being an amputee with an empty pant leg, I had closed my car door while unknowingly shutting my pant leg in the door of the car and then traveled all the way to Quarryville, PA…

Waiting in Wonder

Waiting in Wonder I love to inspire others and reach out to help others. I have always wanted to share my experiences and to bless the people around me. Back in January 2013 I began praying about my purpose in life and asking God to give me direction in regards to this question. I recorded…

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…

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 as…

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…

Preparing Your Room

Preparing Your Room  Ashly Ash We have been switching the two rooms upstairs and preparing one of them for a child.  Though this has not materialized at this point we are taking a step of faith and preparing the way.  No matter how our child comes (by natural way or adoption) we are longing for…

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 be…

Tears in a Bottle

Ashly P Ash As a woman that has struggled to have children, a poem about this desire. Tears in a bottle There are bottles on heaven’s shelf holding my tears and wishes for you someday soon I know I’ll hold you close at least for now I’ll loudly boast All in my bottle on heaven’s…