Can I Trust God With My Children?

Hey Friends, Over the weekend, my family and I took family photos. It was only afterward I began to realize how much time has passed by since the last time we took them. We went through the normal hustle and bustle of making sure that everyone’s hair was properly in place, clothes were neatly ironed,…

Do I Lack Compassion?

Hey Friends, So, I’ve been thinking a lot about compassion and how much I’ve lacked it over the years. I mean, in my opinion, I haven’t been an extremely judgemental person, but I have had moments where I would hear a rumor and “shake my head” at it, thinking to myself how much of a…

Restoration

Good Morning Friends, God is so wonderful, isn’t he? God does wonderful things in everyone lives, including yours. Even when it seems that everything is going wrong, God is right there beside you, guiding you with the Spirit that lives inside of you. What Spirit you ask…The same Spirit that rose our Lord Jesus Christ…

Taking Thoughts Captive

Good Morning Friends, I have been struggling lately. I have been struggling to find the time to do the things that I love; blogging and spending time with God. Sometimes I question, it is laziness or mental illness. There have been a few days where I do nothing but cry all day and other days…

Funny Friday

Hey Friends! I’m so glad to be back. Writing is the source of my calm. Even if I wanted to stop ✋, I couldn’t! It’s my life’s passion. It’s like breathing for me. Do you have a passion like that? Do you find yourself missing something that used to be your “calm”?💆🏽‍♀️ Make sure you…

Can I Get A Lil’ Bit Of That Anointing Oil, Please?

Happy New Year, Beloveds! Early yesterday morning after the ball dropped, I watched a movie with my little ones. I love spending time with my kids. I remember a time when it was hard to spend time with them. I was so convinced that they deserved a better mother, so I began to put a…

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…

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…

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…

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. 🙂…

Being Eeyore At A Tigger Party

Hello Friends, If you are unfamiliar, Eeyore is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. He is well known for his gloomy, depressed personality. Truthfully speaking, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized why Eeyore was my favorite character out of all the others. I could relate. No matter what was going on,…

Mental and Physical Illness Is My Thorn

Hey Friends, Today I want to talk about something that has been on my heart to share. So I decided since I am kidless for the next couple of hours, I would take this opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to use me to speak to you. That’s if you have time to read it,…

Funny Friday: The Man and Ostrich

Namaste Friends! Is it Friday already? I guess it is cause I have a joke for you! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend. Please enjoy today’s Funny Friday by SunnyDayz.com A Guy Walks Into A Restaurant With A Full-Grown Ostrich Behind Him… The waitress asks for their orders. The guy says, “A…

The Walking Dead: Ashley Edition

Hello Friends, So, I’m a little frustrated, to say the least. I made the “mistake” of letting my psychiatrist know that I was having trouble sleeping. So, he did what most psychiatrist would do and prescribed a medication to help with not just depression and anxiety, but insomnia. Its called Sertraline, or commonly known as Zoloft….

May is Mental Health Awareness

Hey Friends, So, last week I blogged about how May is Lupus Awareness Month, but many of you may know that it is also Mental Health Awareness month. Fortunately, I struggle with both Lupus and mental illness. Yep! You read that correctly, I said “fortunately”. Why would I feel fortunate to have both a physical illness…