A couple weeks ago, 2 Thessalonians 3:13 sat unknowingly in my inbox. The night before I saw this message (from God via a parent of a former student), I was feeling discouraged and tired. I couldn't figure out how to design OFH the way I envisioned. I'd spent weeks molding a theme and a header that I ultimately scrapped. I'd just given up on another created logo, for the hundredth time. I was out of my league. I went to school to be a teacher, not a web designer. In the morning, I found an inspirational message from a mother expressing her love for my blog and her thanks for the positive Christian influence I've had on her daughter's life. She ended the email with this verse: "Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good." Instant rejuvenation! Isn't is funny (or serendipitous) how God intervenes through people at JUST the right moment. As this woman typed 2 Thessalonians 3:13 into an email, I'm sure she had no idea the lasting impact those word would hold for me. Each time I'm feeling deflated, uninspired, or questioning my work through Our Faithful Home, I recite this verse and regain my determination to share the love of Christ.
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!