Community in Christ

 

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Hello lovelies!

It’s official … I’ve decided to no longer let fear control my actions.

I have been given this path to show others that God is still good, and that is exactly what I plan to do.

Isn’t it odd how we all go through tough times and feel lonely and sad, and think we are alone in this? It’s like a bad joke, because we all feel this way sometimes. And if we were able to be more open about the trials and troubles we face, then I absolutely believe they would seem more manageable.

Misery loves company, right?

Not only that, though. Misery desires encouragement and love, support and solid advice. No one wants to feel alone and discontented. Especially us women. We absolutely need community. I have been realizing this so much this week. It is as though God lifted the rose colored glasses I had been choosing to put on every day that were making me comfortable in my solitude. No longer am I able to sit quietly and sulk without feeling guilty. I realized, if I need this community, then I need to create it. And so, the new women’s group was born.

On my Facebook page is the link to our Godly Women for Women group. I will attempt to figure out how to put a link on the side bar on here as well.

This group is what God has asked of me. And even though it is a small slice of His plan in my life, I know it will play a large roll in my healing my heart more than I ever knew possible. And this is my prayer for you, too.

This group is a safe, private place for women {moms or not} who want biblical advice on issues and heartaches, without having to wade through the worldly trolling we see so much online. And I hope you will join us!

Thank you and Jesus loves you!

Ashley

https://www.facebook.com/groups/709713829234659/

 

EDS & God

Hello lovelies!!
Let’s get really deep for a minute.. Chronic Illness – sucks! 

There’s this website called ‘Inspire’ that I am a part of, and it’s a forum for people with chronic illnesses and such, where you can reach out for Hope and find help and advice.. It’s pretty great. 

I just had a conversation with a lovely fellow EDS fighter and she was telling me about her struggle getting disability insurance because people don’t really understand Elher’s Danlos and don’t know how debilitating it is. And I shared with her about what I do and how I get to work from home and make my own schedule and work it around my spoons!! And she said she couldn’t risk working just yet because she might miss out on her disability. I respect that, totally. I get it. Then she said to me that life is always against us with EDS, in so many ways. 

And it got me thinking, is it?!

Because I feel like I have grown incredibly closer to God through all of this and I cannot imagine my life without this body God gave me. He made me JUST as I am for a reason! And maybe that reason is to spread awareness about EDS, or to help others who are unable to work a 9-5 find hope to work from home, like I do? 

I just wanted to take a minute and say this.. You are perfect in Him. This body will fail and make you angry, I guarantee it. But look at all that it’s done for you!! You are a soul, you have a body. 

When I look back at all that my body has done, I’m amazed.
-I have made three babies with this body – after being told I wouldn’t get pregnant. 

-I have really good days and can carry my children around, and that’s a very good feeling!

-I am able to love my husband with this body, to hold his hand and keep our home. 

-I have had many complications and bouts of internal bleeding and.. look at me go! I’m still here. And it’s all for a reason.. I believe that with every ounce of who I am. 

He is the reason. And every thing that this broken body has done, is because of Him.

And all the glory is for Him alone. 

I will continue to be a fighter and I want to encourage you to do the same. He made you, just as you are, on purpose and FOR a purpose. 

Thank you lovelies. Jesus loves you!

 

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