Author: ashbash385

Walking in my strength

 A month has roughly 30 days give or take. Within that short time span who would know that so much could happen? I feel like that is my life these days, no two days are the same and I’m ok with that. I think things are in a constant state of change and it’s never ok for us to stay in one place. I’m not talking about the life changing moments (although these are great also) but it’s the tiny details of growth that move us toward the person we were created to be. Sometimes these involve moments of great pain through perhaps lessons learnt or saying goodbye to someone or something, it could be a rejection from a person that only actually made us stronger. The moments of growth could also be joyful opportunities. No matter what the circumstance, every part of our journey should be embraced. I have been back in Bangkok over a week now and an aray of different emotions have been felt. Firstly there was that small detail of jetlag …

Reflections from a Cynic..

“Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good not harm all the days of her life” Proverbs 31:10-12 This verse cropped up on numerous occasions the day of Kevin and Lily’s wedding, confirming truth and an understanding among the people that were to witness this beautiful event. It’s fair to say that this wedding has stuck in both my heart and mind since the day it took place. There has been a spring in my step and lightness in my eyes as I explain to people the events that took place. One could almost be mistaken to believe it was in fact my wedding day. Ofcourse, it was not to be but watching your soul sister walk down the aisle with the person that she had spent years praying for, well that’s a pretty momentous occasion. I felt a stirring to write about this wedding. After nearly two years of working alongside people …

Defining Beauty

I couldn’t begin to tell you where the time has gone. It feels like ages since I last wrote a blog. I can feel within me a slight emptiness as I have not been able to exercise my love of writing for some time . Seasons change, and I do believe there is a season for everything as the book of Ecclesiastes tells us. I am the first to admit that I have not made writing my priority recently, what with work in the ministry, a stream of CrossFit competitions and running my women’s bible study. I did indeed lose a little balance and things didn’t quite fit into a neat and tidy routined box, but you know, that’s ok. I am pleased with the things I have achieved and the lessons I have learnt about myself and God through every one of these activities. One thing I do yearn for when I head back to the UK for my home assignment, is stolen moments in coffee shops writing the hours away.  Complete with a …

Who do you say I am?

  In our hearts and our heads, we are usually facing some form of battle. A internal struggle if you will. After weeks, months and possibly even years of processing and trying to figure it all out, what I have learnt, and am attempting to rest in is that it all comes down to Love. When I use this word, I don’t mean to use it lightly. If we truly understood the importance of love and especially God’s love for us I believe the problems and emotions we fight with, that emptiness that can drown us, would be overcome. If we fully understood how wide and how deep the fathers love is, our souls would be beaming, we would shout it from the rooftops and I am almost certain that it would annihilate the concept of fear. As a result, we would walk so boldly into the person that we were created to be. “We move forward with the strength of a king. Our strength comes from God. “ I am in a season where …