Hey! My name is Ashleigh, and I’m so glad you landed on my blog!
I’m just your average 21-year-old, Southern Baptist, Christian young woman. I recently graduated with a degree in history and will be attending seminary. I don’t know what God has planned for me, but I am excited to see where He leads me.
I am married to a wonderful, God-fearing man named Benjamin, who has been my accountability partner for 4 1/2 years. We spend most of our time watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix and taking our cat, Mouse, for walks (yes, his name is Mouse). We are so excited to start this next chapter of our lives together. I have two wonderful parents, a younger brother, and a sister. My sister, Kathryn, has autism and has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. She has shown me more about unconditional love and kindness than I ever could have figured out on my own. I am so blessed to have the parents that I do and to have siblings that love and support me. God knew what He was doing when He placed them in my life.
A couple of months ago I began thinking about how I could write about my relationship with Christ and the way He moves in my life. I felt like higher education had robbed me of my voice, and I found it harder to communicate with God and effectively describe how He changes me. A few of my friends had begun blogs, and I couldn’t help but think that this is the perfect way to share my experiences with the hope that someone might benefit from my daily testimonies.
In our lives, it is so hard to see past our failures. If you have major general anxiety like me, sometimes you can’t help but feel like nothing you do is ever enough. God never intended for us to feel this way. When it feels like nothing you do ever turns out right, or like your world is crashing down around you, that is when God is doing demolition so He can come in and rebuild your life into something beautiful. He loves us so much that He was willing to die for us. Like a phoenix, we will rise from the ashes of our sins. Revelations 21:5 states, “And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'” This blog is my journey to find beauty in the darkest parts of our lives. This blog is about finding joy when sin has crushed your spirit. This blog is about trusting Jesus to help you grow into the strong wife, mother, leader, and Christian woman that you were created to be. This is me baring my heart, mind, and soul, in the hope that you, reader, can find courage and comfort in knowing you are not alone.
I look forward to sharing with you and growing with you in Christ.