How to Respond When You are Down: A Biblical Twist on the STOP Method


So many times in my life, I have fought through moments feeling like if I just 'pushed' hard enough, I could make something happen. In some odd way, I felt like I could manipulate my circumstances to make them just so. I think we have all been there. Low moments in life where we just … Continue reading How to Respond When You are Down: A Biblical Twist on the STOP Method

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The Letter


It is amazing how one of the biggest moments of your life can come down to one written letter. A letter that you do not know how to write. Have you ever thought SO many 'thoughts' that you felt your mind would explode? I experience this every day but when that pen hits the paper, … Continue reading The Letter

The Cost of Transparency


Based on my previous blog entry this week, I felt led to post this. The cost of transparency is GREAT. When you are real, raw and open you will face trials and persecution. You will displease people. You will not be popular. Feelings will get hurt at times and nerves will be touched. Transparency can (more … Continue reading The Cost of Transparency

A Love That Covers ALL.


You are loved. How many times in life have you felt abandoned, sad, discouraged or unloved? Are you feeling this way right now, in this very moment? This is for YOU. So many times in my life, I was left searching for so many things to fill the hole in my heart. I had so … Continue reading A Love That Covers ALL.

Today’s Take Home Message: Never Give Up


Hi Everyone! 🙂 I know this is a message for someone. Watch today's video on "Never Giving Up", we all have those moments where we just want to throw in the towel and today's message shares just why you don't want to do that. Be encouraged, Ashley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECV7dvyvB34

Let Jesus Take the Wheel: How to Release Expectations and Experience the Fullness of Joy.


So many times in my life I felt that I needed to be in control. I had to control everything to ensure that I no longer felt hurt, sadness, abandonment, loss or whatever else it was that I was dealing with at the time. I found that the more I tried to control my life … Continue reading Let Jesus Take the Wheel: How to Release Expectations and Experience the Fullness of Joy.

YOU are enough- Ashley Poptodorova


Did you know sweet girl that YOU are enough? There is NOTHING you could do in this moment to be ANY more than you are. YOU are enough. Imperfections and all. Stop striving the worldly way. Stop seeking approval from things, people or situations. No title, no achievement, no accolade will make you more than … Continue reading YOU are enough- Ashley Poptodorova

Dissatisfaction: A Marketable Malady, Guest post by Cynthia Castelhano


While I was perusing the hundreds of purses available in a local department store, looking for just the “right one,” I noticed another woman roaming around presumably pursuing the same elusive prize. After about an hour of this (seriously) and running into each other at every turn, she sighed, looked at me and, in a … Continue reading Dissatisfaction: A Marketable Malady, Guest post by Cynthia Castelhano

God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply- A.W. Tozer


  I absolutely LOVE this quote. It is one of my favorites so I felt compelled to expand on it a little more and share what it means to me. So many times in my life I felt tested and tried. During those times, I could not always see the "light" or the purpose behind … Continue reading God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply- A.W. Tozer

The 4th time around- A transparent and touching guest post by Allison Pugmire


  The 4th Time Around Four years ago I gave birth to our son. My sweet boy who died before he got to live. And I think he saved me from doing the same thing. Without him, I think I may have died before I ever learned to live. I did not have even one … Continue reading The 4th time around- A transparent and touching guest post by Allison Pugmire