Hey, everyone. Ashlyn here. I'm really sorry for not posting on here, but I do have a fun announcement to make! I have a giveaway going! Go to
www.capturingmemoriesforalifetime.blogspot.com to enter! Can't wait to see ya over there:)
With love,


Randomness. (but with a purpose)

{I'd like to share with ya what the LORD has been doing, as well as some upcoming posts I'm working on! Here goes.}

1. Olivia got baptized today.
She told me the other night that she was having doubts of her salvation,
so I used that helped me to battle those bouts of depression. We stayed up till about 1:30 talking. Soon after, she asked mom if she could get baptized.
(side note! Baptism is not essential to salvation. Instead, it is a step of obedience.)

2. Six Weeks Left.
uh hum, six weeks left! (till what? read here.)

3. Thanks to everyone who entered the photo contest!

4. Wanna send a post in?? email me here.

5. Olivia's playing a duet for church tonight, for the first time! I Hope I can post a video.
What's a post without a picture???
<who would ever wear those?>
<not me>



"Beauty. It's a word that's plastered all over. But while there's nothing wrong with being beautiful, the fashion industry, magazines, and newspapers all contort and give a skewed perception of it. Instead of natural and healthy it's now scarily skinny, heavily made up, and scantily clad. "Skinnier is better, lose weight now, how to transform yourself into the beauty you've always want to be," the press yells. Influenced by the media and peer pressure, it places so much pressure on teenage girls. With airbrushed, artificial models on the covers of magazines, it's hard not to become self conscious. Feeling worthless, ugly, and fat, so many are pushed into depression and eating disorders, disorders which confine and trap the soul."
Carlotta Cisternas, @ pastor's girl's ponderings

This post is fully borrowed. But I would encourage you all to read it. It was a blessing to me, I hope it will be to you as well. God Bless you all.

Just a quick note: photo contest @...

I've started a weekly photo contest, would love it if you entered=D

sorry i have been inconsistent with posting. I do have three posts lined up. One from James 1, one from James 3, and Lam. 3:51.
a lot has been going on and i have been trying to get my other blog off to a running start.
{Here's to hoping you will enter.}


Learn the Greek Alphabet in less than ten minutes!

I watched this super neat vid via

and thought it was awesome! You'll definitely remember this.


His Way is Perfect.

Have you ever had one of those times when you wonder...
  • why the Lord has you here.
  • what the Lord has in store for you.

I guess it was one of those times when I was really wondering if the Lord wanted us where we are. Wondering if he really wanted us here. Wondering if he would ever get us out, ya know what I mean? Just wondering. More than likely called, doubting, doubting his will.

It's hard to understand his will. Sometimes I muse if we are supposed to understand.


    It was evening, night. I was in my room, and I was kinda cleaning up and just thinking about this subject. I began a 'pity party'. Let me tell you, girls are good at that, and it's not good to be good at that! You see everybody else's life and wonder where the Lord is at. Is he there? You want to cry out like David, "God, have you forsaken me?"
Of course he hasn't, but on that particuliar moment, I wasn't about to  think of the verses in Lamentations 3:

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Yet, I layed down on my bed and grabbed my Bible. I prayed, literally, that the LORD would direct me where to turn and what I would read that would help. I closed my eyes and leafed through and suddenly stopped. I almost gasped when I saw what I had turned to. The Lord had truly invaded my self pitying thoughts.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecc 3:1)

Basically, I groaned when I saw it. but I continued reading the whole chapter. This is what stood out to me.

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it,
that men should fear before him.

I love in the last verse where it says 'that man should fear before him.'
His plan for my life is so that others will come to know him, fear him, and have a relationship with him. Everything he does is for a reason, nothing is wasted, no needless tears are shed. His plan is a gift, His will can be accepted or rejected.
I just need to remember that He maketh all things beautiful in His time.

-pity party over-

{encourage you all to read Ecclesiastes Three. Let me know what stood out to you in either a  comment or

ps. how do you all like the new blog design? I love how feminine it is=D


::Cultivating Intimacy With Christ::

 I am priviledged to show you this very awesome vlog. It is *so good*.
Encourage ya'all to watch it!
I grabbed this from one of my favoritest bog (Is that a word???) ever,

Let me know what you think! She is doing a series on relationships. (Well, not her, but her friend, Ashley, is!=D)
Needless to say, I can't wait for the next one.
Have a great day, and WATCH IT!=D