Faith · My People

On Pepaw’s Porch

The day of my Granny’s funeral I went and drank coffee on the porch with my Pepaw. He had quickly become a shell of the strong grandpa he once was, so I promised a coffee date in hopes to lift his spirits. As I was leaving I told him to stay strong and to fight.… Continue reading On Pepaw’s Porch

Faith · My People

To My Granny as She Forgets,

*I started this post about 3 months ago shortly after my Granny had a heart attack. She fully recovered, but unfortunately had another heart attack a few weeks ago that she did not survive. It was bittersweet to read this and it has taken some time to post since she passed. However, I am confident… Continue reading To My Granny as She Forgets,


When Your Plate is Full & Your Cup is Empty

I’m tired, y’all. Drained. Exhausted…and I don’t even have kids. (Special shoutout to all the Mommas out there, you go girl!) Life has been one thing after another lately- A sick grandmother, issues finding a rent house, a sick grandfather, a little brother needing encouragement, a run-down car, friends in toxic relationships. From hospital visits… Continue reading When Your Plate is Full & Your Cup is Empty

Faith · Relationships

I’m Tired of Hearing my Friends Say…

When you get a bunch of twenty-something gals together the conversation usually revolves around guys and grub. “How are you and so-and-so?” followed shortly with “Man, I could really go for a large pizza and a DQ Blizzard right now.” Oh good gravy, I love food and I love my friends. I love them so… Continue reading I’m Tired of Hearing my Friends Say…


What I’m Not Looking Forward To

I’m a resolving, goal-setting, planning ahead maniac. I live by lists, check-marks, and highlights. While I’ll brag and say I’m super organized and never, ever miss meetings or deadlines, I’m also constantly looking ahead. The next task. The next goal. The next day. This has become a way of living for many of us–constantly looking… Continue reading What I’m Not Looking Forward To


Faith Over Fear

It’s been well over two months since I have posted. As I sat down to write this morning with a large cup of coffee and and a side of great expectations I thought: “Am I even a ‘blogger’ anymore?” “Is anyone still following?” “Okay Ashlyn, write something eye-opening and profound.” I then proceeded to scroll… Continue reading Faith Over Fear

Faith · Lifestyle

Countdown to Declare

In 23 short days I will be headed to Dallas, TX for the Declare Conference. 23, holy cow. I have recently taken a break from writing to prepare my blog and heart for this leap of faith…and to get it together, honestly. Life has thrown me for a few loops lately (loops that I did… Continue reading Countdown to Declare