Monday, November 2, 2015

Catching Up

I know its been such a long time since I've posted. Like 6 months.... I can't promise that I'm going to post regularly, but I want to start posting more. So much has been changing in my life since I last posted. I am now graduated and started college.

Really cool.:

Nothing actually too new and exciting in my life. But I am going to college and struggling actually a lot with it. But of course I have to expect that college will be extremely harder than highschool. One thing I have learned about college is that the people there are so much different than those in highschool. Personally I feel like the students there are more mature, than the kids I left in highschool. Obviously I'm not a pro at college, since I'm still in my first semester, but if any of you guys ever have any questions or need advice about college, I will be more than happy to start a college type of series! :)

I started a journal type blog where I share my thoughts!
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Blemish Free

Colossians 1:22
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

In order for any of us to receive eternal life with God, we need to be absolutely perfect. We need to have no sin in our life. There is no one in the world who hasn't sinned ever, except for Jesus. But we do have a chance to receive eternal life through Jesus. He died on the cross for all of us to take all of sins that we have or will ever commit. He put it all on himself so we can be blameless, and have eternal life. That is such a wonderful thought, to know that Jesus died for everyone. He cared enough to go through all that pain, so we (who are far from perfect) could have a chance at eternal life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Feeling Lonely {Ashley's Advice}

Someone recently left me a comment that they weren't able to spend time with their friendly lately and they have been feeling lonely.

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This is kinda a hard question to give advice on, since I don't really know your specific situation. I would maybe plan a day when all of your friends and you can just hang out. Whether you all go out to get coffee or plan a day just to talk. Once you are able to reconnect with friends, you stop being lonely. I don't always have time and am able to hang out with my friends, but I try my best to talk to them on a daily basis. Whether its emailing, texting, calling, snapchatting, you name it. I think if you just keep in contact with your friends, it helps you not feel as lonely.

I hope this helped a little to all of you that had questions. Please comment below your opinion on relationships too! I would love to hear them!
Also if you have any advice you would like posted please go to my Advice Column page. (You will always remain anonymous.)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Prayer Still Works!

Today so many people say that prayer was for people in the Bible, and it doesn't still work today. Well I'm here to tell those people that believe that, that they are wrong. Prayer does still work. Recently I've been praying for some things to happen in my life, and sadly I wasn't expecting them to really happen, but I kept praying. Randomly, out of the blue, God started answering my prayers. It kinda took me by surprise because I was doubting God. Ever since I started seeing God answer my prayers, I have more faith. I just wanted to share with you all, that God still answers prayers. Sometimes it may not always be the answer that we are looking for, but he always will answer you prayers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boys {Ashley's Advice}

I was recently asked for advice on what age I think its okay for girls to start to be interested in guys and also how to fill your life with Jesus so you don't have to like guys. Now I am definitely not a pro at advice, but I love helping all of you in anyway I can. Also if you would like to add on to what I say, please do so in the comments!

To answer the first question, we can't help when we start liking guys. It is all apart of growing up. Some girls may start liking guys earlier than others. I don't think there really is a specific age to say that it is okay for a girl to like a guy. If you remember when we were little and we played with boys, and it wasn't a big deal. Then as we all started growing up, it became weird to spend so much time with boys. Its just a part of growing up when you start liking a guy, it isn't wrong to like a guy when you are 10 or however old anyone is.

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Now for the second question, I want to start out and say we can't really help if we have feelings or like someone. We are humans and will have feelings for certain people. I don't think its wrong to like boys or have feelings for them. I don't think its necessarily healthy if you are obsessed about guys though. As girls we can get caught up with which guy is the best looking, who is the nicest, and who has the best sense of style. All of this is good, but we need to leave room in our life and hearts for Jesus. If we allow guys to become the most imporant part of our life, we won't leave room for Jesus. We need to look to God for our happiness. We shouldn't look to guys to make us happy. When we can be happy with ourselves when we are single, will be the time that God can do the most work in us. We have to be able to put our future relationships in God's hands. He will let the right man come into your life when the time is right. 

I hope this helped any of you guys that had questions about this. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. And if you would like any advice on a specific topic, please feel free to go to my Advice Column Page. (you will always remain anonymous.)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Finding Mr. Right

As teen girls we are also wondering when we will meet "Mr. Right." Is he the kid that lives next door? Or is he the guy that you ran into while you were buying groceries? We really don't know when Mr. Right will just pop into our lives. Maybe he is already in your life and you just don't know it yet. 

did a post on my blog about this!

I understand it is so hard to be happy and waiting for the right guy to come along when all of your friends have boyfriends, and you are sitting here saying that your waiting for some special guy. And to be honest I don't have an answer on how to get rid of the feeling of loneliness when your around a bunch of couples. Lately I've been feeling super down about not having a special someone. I really want to be able to be content being single and not having someone at the moment. I want to be able to trust God and allow him to bring a special man into my life when the time is right. God does always knows the exact time that someone should enter your life. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Healthy Heart


We see everywhere how to keep our heart healthy.
  • Exercise on a regular basis. 
  • Eat healthy food. 
  • Get enough fresh air.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle.
All of these are good things to do for our physical heart. But what about our spiritual heart? Are we doing everything that we can to keep our spiritual heart healthy?
Last night I was reading a devotional that I read, and it was about keeping our spiritual heart healthy. It really hit me. So many people are obsessed with keeping our physical bodies healthy, and staying fit, that they forget about our spiritual body. Our spiritual body is far more important. Just as we need to exercise and eat healthy food on a daily basis, we need to do things on a daily basis for our spiritual body. Praying and reading our Bible daily is necessary for a healthy spiritual heart. If you don't already do it on a daily basis, it is hard to get into a habit of doing it, just like exercising. Once you keep doing it, it will become apart of your day. And that is so important. We need to allow time in our day to just spend time with God. When we do that our spiritual heart will become healthy, and it will be easier for us to fight against any unhealthy lifestyle habits that may come after us. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Relationships {Ashley's Advice}

I was recently asked on my Advice Column page for some relationship advice. Like what I think about relationships, and if the guy should always be older than the girl. So today this post is going to be advice on relationships. Now, I'm definitely not a pro when it comes to relationships, but I will try the best I can to help you.

Relationships can be a very controversial subject for a lot of families. I know many families who do not condone relationships unless you are going to court/date the man that you are going to marry. Now my opinion on relationships is that they are fine to have as long as you have boundaries. A relationship without boundaries never turn our well. If you are still living at home with your parents, I would definitely suggest discussing it with them first. Just get your parents opinion on relationships, and go from there. My parents and I have discussed dating, and for me it is okay if I get into a relationship whenever I feel the time is right.

Now the question if the guy should always be older than the girl. I think it really depends upon the person and what they want. I know many couples where the girl is older than the guy. To answer the question I don't think it is wrong. As long as both people have a mature attitude I think it doesn't really matter on the age.

I hope this helped a little to all of you that had questions. Please comment below your opinion on relationships too! I would love to hear them!
Also if you have any advice you would like posted please go to my Advice Column page. (You will always remain anonymous.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

God Always Keeps His Promises


God has promised us so much in the Bible. If you just stop and think about everything God has promised us in the Bible, its incredible! People around us will always make promises to us, and most likely most of them won't keep them, but the amazing thing about God is that He will always keep his promises. If God has said something, He will do it! I love the feeling that I can count on Him whenever. 

Malachi 3:6 "I am the Lord your God, and I never change."

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

Numbers 6:24 "I will bless you and keep you."

1 Peter 5:7 "Cast all your worries upon Him, for He cares for you."

1 Corinthians 10:13 "I will not let you be tested beyond what you can endure."

These are only a few of the many promises God has made for us. Some of the promises haven't yet happened in the Bible, but they will. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, prophets prophesied that God would be born as a baby. Now that promise didn't happen immediately. It took years for it to happen. So if God has made you a promise, don't lose hope if it hasn't happened yet. God will keep all of His promises at the right time. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

You Have to Let it Go


Something that I really struggle with is holding grudges and not letting things go. When someone says something that hurts me or makes me super upset, I hold it against them. The other day I was thinking back to things that have happened when I was like 12, and I realized I am still holding grudges to things that happened to me 6 years ago. I just can't seem to let the things go. 

In Ephesians 4:31-32 it says "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

I haven't completed been able to let everything go, and it definitely is going to be a process for me, but in this verse it says God forgave us. We have done so many horrible things to him, and yet he still forgives us and loves us. If God can forgive us, we should be able to forgive one another.