All We Need Is Jesus?

Hey Friends, I almost did it. I almost allowed what was in front of me to distract me from the awesomeness of Jesus. Let me explain. In the Gospel of Mark Chapter 8, Jesus feeds four thousand people with only seven loaves of bread and “a few small fish” (v.7). This isn’t the only time…

Funny Friday: 1st Grade Answers

Hey Friends, Welcome to Funny Friday!!! I pray you all are having a wonderful start to your weekend. This week has been filled with unexpected blessings and fruitful experiences. God has been rewarding me for my growth and it has been absolutely beautiful. My frustration and anxiety have been down AND I taught a small…

Motivation Monday: What is Mania To You?

Hey Friends, In my last post, Sometimes We’re Not Who We Think We Are, I discussed how I was experiencing a manic episode. It was a proud moment because, since my diagnosis, this is the first time I’ve been able to recognize it and be proactive before I did something I would regret later. Today, I would…

Sometimes We’re Not Who We Think We Are

Hey Friends, A couple of weeks ago, I became aware that I am going through a manic episode. If you are new to my blog, please click here to read my journey of being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I. On one hand, I’m really proud of myself for not going into complete denial mode but on the…

Funny Friday: How To Tie A Tie

Hey Friends, Hay, hay it’s Friday! This weekend is exciting because my two little nuggets will be turning 10 and 12 years old. I still can’t believe I’m a mom to a preteen. The past 12 years have gone by so fast. I’m thanking God every day that he has given me the chance to…

September Theme: Who Are We To God?

Hey Friends, This morning, I was thinking about how much we mean to God. Why does he love us so much? Why are we the center of God’s universe? Did you know that God created us specifically to be with Him? Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like…

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…

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…

Questioing Self-Worth

It wasn’t until recently I noticed that I thought I was undeserving of nice things. An opportunity came up where my family and I was offered to sublease a really nice condo from a fellow church member. Her home was really, really nice. It is a lot nicer than my current home and in a…

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…

Expectations

Happy Sunday, Friends! A friend of mines, husband, posted a comment saying Jesus followers were stupid for believing “someone rose from the dead to save lives”. At first, I was offended. I didn’t understand why he would post something like that knowing he had “friends” that were believers. My first thought was that as a…

Funny Friday: Don’t Make Me Get My Belt

Good Day, Friends! Welcome to Funny Friday! Today, I would like to share a video that I’m sure most us can relate to. If not, please enjoy a great laugh, while the rest of us have flash backs of when our moms used these infamous one-liners! Have a wonderful, blessed Friday. Please remember to pray…

Monday Inspiration: Warriors NOT Worriers

Happy Monday Friends, It’s been a little bit since my last post, Healing: July Monthly Theme. I had to take a little time to concentrate on my mental, which was much needed. I’ve started attending counseling sessions and I can say that it’s going really well so far. ********************************************************************************* I want to remind you that God…