Its Me; Ashley

{February 8, 2010}   5 Sex Lies Sermon

{February 4, 2010}   I LOVE My Church

{February 4, 2010}   Let it Snow

Maybe I’m crazy but I want it to snow! Snow is so beautiful and makes our dirty world look pure again. When I see the snow fall it reminds me of the fact that Jesus’ blood has washed me of my sins, and now I’m as white as the snow. That fact, that reality still amazes me to this day.

Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, let’s settle this,”says the Lord.“Though your sins are like scarlet,I will make them as white as snow.”

Oh, the only downer: the CRAZY people in Costco. My 7mo and my 3yr old were better behaved then the “adults.” So aside from rudeness, I love people watching, and seeing exactly what people were stocking up on before the big storm had me laughing. Of course some were getting the necessities; toliet paper, milk, bread, etc; others where buying cases and cases of beer. Yes I’m aware that the super bowl is this weekend, but with the type of snowfall coming I’m sure most parties will be canceled, so just be honest you are buying ginormous cases of beer for yourself. K? Thanks.

Job 37:6
“He directs the snow to fal l on the earth”

Since God is directing I say bring it on! I can’t wait to play outside with my little girl and maybe break out my snowboard for those HUGE piles of snow the plows are going to create 🙂

I have a lot of friends who are pregnant with their first child and have gone to register at the typical stores. I myself was just on that road not too long ago but luckily had experience with what I really needed for baby #2. Looking at all these registries makes me laugh and gives me a headache. These poor girls have registered based on what Babies R Us and the like have told them they needed. The results? Way too much stuff they either A. Don’t need or B. Won’t use

My best friend took me with her to register and I’m proud to say I not only helped her get exactly what she needed, but I had several other customers ask me my advice in the process (thinking I was some baby consultant). So Megan and those other ladies do not have registries filled with useless items (ex: baby wipe warmer c’mon now). I cannot say the same for my other girlfriends. After looking at their registries I could only sigh, when you have so much stuff you don’t need on there you might get people buying that instead of all the important things you do need!

It’s the same situation when you go off to college and bed bath and beyond gives you a list of junk that won’t even fit in your tiny dorm room or junk that isn’t even useful, leaving items off the list that you actually need like headphones to block out your annoying roomies choice of music. Or when you get married, how many of us actually use more then one salad spinner? Or 20 different variations of a spoon? Yep, that’s what I thought. They are only after your money, shocker I know.

Not a rant just a thought……

{February 3, 2010}   Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Celebrity CollageVintage photographsRoots

Nice, at least she’s pretty and not a weirdo. Plus I like her movies.

No pictures please :p

{February 2, 2010}   Migraines

1. Suck
– if you’ve never had them then you suck

2. Show up at the most craptastic times which solidifies number one

3. 7 month olds don’t alleviate the symptoms, they make them worse

Since I can’t take any pills til the hubs get home ( they make you feel like you’re dying no joke) I’ll have to make due with alternative methods.

Here are some of the things I do or have tried, I’m always open to anyone elses imput on the matter:

Cold ( freezer cold) can of soda or juice to back of neck

Migraine pillow : see bed bath and beyond

A dark, quiet room: I have 2 kids so this one is a mystery to me but I’ve heard in some strange land without kids it works

A massage to the head and neck, especially helpful if it’s coming from an expert, man oh man it’s awesome I recommend spa minerale it’s in lansdowne *heaven*

Praying this goes away…….

{February 1, 2010}   Pedicures are such a blessing

Ok, so other then the obvious that they feel awesome and we all love to be pampered, pedis are important for another reason: fellowship!

See I’m here with my best friend and my godmother who are blessing me with their love and godly wisdom. There is nothing like being able to confess your shortcomings with people who will love you anyways and offer godly ways to help you deal.

So, praise God for pedis, Christian family, oh and lunch at red robin 😉

{January 31, 2010}   So you can stop bugging me

So I’m starting a blog. Not because I’m pretentious and so full of self that I think the world needs to know everything I think. In fact its more to connect to others and share experiences. And because some people I know: my husband, one of my bestests friends, and a few more believe I am opinionated. Hah thats only beginning to cover it.

No the truth is I’m a redheaded firecracker. An Aries, Type A, spiritually gifted in leadership kind of woman. If I’m passionate about something then hell fire and brimstone wouldn’t be able to stop me from expressing myself about it. If you don’t like the truth then this might not be the blog for you, but if you enjoy someone who “tells it like it is” then welcome my friend.

Oh and ps: I’m not just some freelance run off at the mouth kind of person, I answer to a higher authority: God. I pray daily for His Holy Spirt’s guidance, so with that being said….

Got any questions? Want an honest answer? Leave ’em here….

Proverbs 11:5
The godly are directed by honesty;the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.

et cetera