Monday, December 6, 2010

God's Plan, Revisited

Last year I wrote about how I didn't understand God's plan for me and my family, but that I would just have to trust that everything would be okay, well I'm right back to that and I'm more confused than ever. See, my dad finally got a job down here in Ga (WOOHOO, Praise GOD!!) and everything has been great, until last week. Last Tuesday, my Mom opened a letter she thought was addressed to her, only to find out that it was for owner of the home we live in and have been leasing-to-own from them for the past year. Anyways, she opened to find a notice stating that the house being foreclosed on. YIKES Now, we have heard nothing from the owners of the house, and we've tried calling them and they refuse to pick up, though they did send us an e-mail telling us their trying to fix it, but it's not likely they will from what we know. Now, we don't know where we're going to go are what to do, but I do know that now is the time to pray, and pray hard. God is using this situation to make me and my whole family stronger and getting us to once again lean not on our own understanding

Proverbs 3:5-6:
5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

And this verse was always a way to help me rememberr that I don't see the picture as a whole but a part.

1 Corinthians 13:12

12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

So, life has been really crazy here, but I'm trusting God to either get us through or ...or whatever God wants to make happen. So, if you've been wondering why I have been around and probably won't be till next year, this is why. And I especially want to apologize to all the publishers who are waiting for some much needed reviews from me. I'm sorry, and I'm working on getting those done. Prayers are more than welcome, but all I could give to you is my pitiful thanks for them. And remember to prayer the truly homeless. Those sad and down hearted people who will freeze because they have nothing but a thin jacket on. I praise God that at least for now, I have a warm bed and roof.
I hope Y'all have a blessed Christmas and remember why it is called CHRISTmas. I'm being reminded of it every day.
Love Y'all,

Just found out that we might be able to move to this house down the street the 22nd or the 23rd of December. It's the only place and if it falls through, then, God? I'll try not to worry...too much!


  1. Trust, trust, trust! It seems like an easy thing to say, not so easy to do. But God WILL bring you through this fire stronger, you have TRUST that He will. And the verses you highlighted are so very true, don't abondan that!!

  2. Ashley, your faith is inspiring! You and your family will be in my prayers. I'm so sorry you have to be going through this, especially around the holidays, but we know that God is indeed in control and He has a plan. Thank you for sharing your heart with us and for being the wonderful, generous, amazing person you are! God bless you, my friend, and give you peace, comfort, and strength. :)


  3. We all need that reminder. Have a good week! :O)

  4. I'm definitely keeping you and your family in my prayers!! I hope everything works out even better than you can imagine! :)

  5. Hi Ashley this is Hope from church (talked with you about the Julie Lessman book). Did you find a different house? We are looking at buying another house so our current house might be available. By the way my husband came through and got me A Hope Undaunted for Christmas and I'm reading it right now.....LOVE IT!!!!! You can email me if you want at about the house if your family is still in need.


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