Mania, O How I Miss Thee?

The other night, I was lying in bed and I suddenly began to have thoughts and memories of my longest manic episode. I’ve had flashbacks before, but this one was different. My window was open to allow the cool summer breeze create the most wonderful aroma throughout my bedroom. I could hear the birds singing…

Are You A Lost Cause?

Hey Friends, I pray your day is going well. My day is going great! This morning, I was reminded of 1 of God’s many promises. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. -Philippians…

This Sucks Memory Lane

Happy Monday Friends, I pray that you all had a wonderful weekend. In the past couple of days, I’ve been forced to look deeper into my heart. Satan has been bringing up old, shameful memories through my loved ones, my ex-husband, even certain smells, and tastes. Have you ever been reminded of a shameful act…

Do You Have High Self-Worth or High Self-Esteem?

Hello Friends, Yesterday, I gave an example of how I struggle with self-worth (click HERE). Many people do not realize that there is a difference between self-worth and self-esteem. Self-esteem is how much you THINK you’re worth, while self-worth is what you are ACTUALLY worth. The world will trick you into believing that self-esteem is more…

The Depth of Relating

Good Day Friends, I pray everyone is having a wonderful morning. This morning I woke up feeling a mixture of sad and angry. Not sure why, but I refuse to allow those feelings to control my day and how I interact with my loved ones. So, after I sent the kids off to school, I…

Progress, Not Perfection

Good Day Everyone! Wow, it feels great to write again. I had to take a break in order to concentrate on the things that are truly important, my family.  I know what you’re thinking…Ashley, you’ve sung this same song before in Goodbye For Now and then came back a week later…But this time was different. 🙂…

July Monthly Theme: Emotionally Healing

Hey Friends, The past few days have been filled with much needed up’s and downs. The ups are always wanted and appreciated, but down days are filled with learning and worship. Does that make sense? I know it may sound crazy, but I’ve learned to take my bad days as learning experiences from God. Like…

Gods Affirmations

I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5) I am a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21) Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4) It is not I who live, but Christ who…

More Precious Than All Of The Galaxies

There were so many moments that I hated myself. I hated that I was mentally ill. I hated the mistakes that I’ve made. I even hated that I knew I was going to continue to make mistakes, most likely the same ones, because I didn’t know how to “break” the cycles of destructive behavior. Self-hatred…

Need Healing?

Good Morning Friends, Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a person who would take all of our pain away? It would be so awesome if this same person promised that they would do so no matter what the pain is or even how the pain occurred? Every time we look up, there is some…