It’s been a while since the last time I’ve written a blog. I could list a million and one excuses as to why I haven’t focused more of my time on writing. These past months many of you have inquired about my blogs and wanted to know when to expect the next one. My go-to […]
Hey Everyone! It’s been a while since my last blog and I wanted to check in before the new year. I’ve been very quiet in my writing lately. I felt I had nothing really to say. The word ‘empty’ continued to come up in my heart and mind. I’ve felt empty lately because I’ve come […]
I STILL HAVE MOMENTS
Recently, I woke up one morning feeling sad with a heaviness on my heart. This morning felt different from every other morning. I couldn’t figure out why there was a heaviness I couldn’t shake off. I told myself I would feel better if I got up and started the day. Starting the day didn’t change […]
Why Do I Still Feel This Way?
It has been almost three years since my mother’s passing, and I still find myself drifting off at the thought of her and trying to remember her voice, her laugh and her smell. Even at work, I’ll feel the tears flowing down my cheeks and quickly hide my face before anyone notices. How different would […]
Not Everyone Will Be There
The day my mother passed was the day I began to mourn not just her but also the people that began to wither out of my life. After her passing, I had no idea that I would lose so many close friends and family members in addition to the monumental loss of my mom. The […]
LETTING GO OF GUILT AND REGRET
I can’t fully express how often after my mother’s passing I began to experience regret. There were so many overwhelming thoughts and questions rushing through my mind. I suffered from crippling guilt. Maybe I wasn’t the best daughter. I could have treated her better. I could have honored her more. Then, of course, the memories […]
It’s Okay To Ask Why?!
When life throws you curve balls, when a love one is taken away so soon, our number one question to GOD is WHY? In the Christian world we are taught to not ask why? We are taught asking GOD questions is insulting to his plans he has for our lives, I once read somewhere that […]
The holidays have always been my favorite time of the year because of the endless memories that were created with my family. I remember everyone gathering every year at my grandmother’s home, walking into the door greeted by the sweet aroma of all her specialties like stuffing, collard greens, yams, of course, her famous German […]
My name is Ashley and I’m 30 years old. I live in Long Island, NY with my family and enjoy attending church at Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, NJ. I value the free time I can spend in NJ and use those moments to refuel on peace and joy by surrounding myself […]
Surviving The Holidays, Now What?
The holidays are now over. For some, the Christmas decorations are coming down, vacations are done, and unfortunately, it is now time to return to your daily routine. You have officially made it through the holiday blues. You may say okay, “I got through this holiday season now what?” Last year was the first holiday […]