stuff that ashley writes

advice – on parenting and being a christian in general.

Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord...(Psalm 102:18) Do whatever you can to help your children love Jesus, and be obedient to God. Protect them, father them well and strong and teach them to delight in a God who is majestic, [...]

Good News from The Home Office

Just a bit of good news on a Wednesday evening. This necklace is a Noonday Collection top seller. It is made in Ethiopia out of up-cycled artillery pieces by a very special group of artisans. Today the Noonday home office received some great news from the Ethiopian group:  "Thank you for your huge order.We are very glad [...]

rambling thoughts – youth ministry/girls’ hearts/psalm 46

Spring Cleaning around my house unearthed some treasures  - one in the form of a notebook from 4 years ago, filled with the prayer requests of my small group girls when they were still in junior high. I had to smile – there was a lot of time discussing and praying for pets back then [...]

I couldn’t wait for throwback thursday.

One of my professors once started a class by asking "what are the first names of your great grandparents?" Not one person knew the answer. Point is - in two generations you will likely be forgotten, and I found that kind of humbling, so it's spurred me to ask questions - even about mundane topics. [...]

i get by with a little help from my {puritan} friends

I went digging in the basement today and found a box of dearly loved books that were exceedingly influential on my heart and found this little gem - "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter(1615-1691). I laughed out loud for two reasons - a) My brain used to process so much more stuff, my nose is [...]

Source The Station & Community Fest!

Pre-baby, I used to work at an office right in the heart of Huntington Station. At lunch I’d often go for a walk to one of the best pizza places for lunch. On my walks I just started to notice things, and to care more for the community.  My mind would often day dream, wonder [...]

Noonday Collection Fall/Winter 2012 Sample Sale

It looks like we're bracing for a huge storm to hit us, which reminds me that there is PLENTY of winter left - so snatch up these Noonday Samples from the Fall 2012 line. Here's the rules - I will sell products on a first come/first serve basis. I prefer that you email me {[email protected]} [...]