GUEST AUTHOR: Ashley Stromenberg // What do you when you’re not sure if you can trust God? Have you ever had something that you knew God had promised but was just not happening?
GUEST AUTHOR: Ashley Stromenberg // One of my favourite things to do is sit alone, watching TV with a glass of wine. I could very happily live alone (especially if I had a dog) and don’t feel the need to keep the conversation going on a long car ride. I’m very happy to be a part time hermit and though you may not think it, pretty much all personality tests score me as an introvert (I’m an INFJ if you’re into that). Somewhere along the line though, I fell into a trap of cynicism and a general dislike of people who weren’t already my friends (maybe because I worked in customer service? Who knows).
Act I – Volunteering with Youth For Christ in Strathroy Act II – Volunteering with YFC in Cambridge Act III – On staff with YFC in Cambridge Act IV – On staff with YFC in…
Many times in my life, I’ve been at a crossroads, a meeting of ways, and had no idea which direction to take. How do I know what the right choice is? If I’m a Christian, how do I know what God wants me to choose? What if God doesn’t want to give me a bigContinue reading “To the Left Or To the Right?”
Guest Author: Ashley Stromenberg If you haven’t already heard, earlier this week I announced that I will be leaving my comfortable and enjoyable office job to become (it’s not a dirty word) a missionary. Yes, I have officially lost my mind.
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who recently celebrated 70 years of marriage, once said, “If a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” There’s a nugget of truth in this joke: novelty fades in marriage as much as anything else.
I don’t think Jesus was humble. I really don’t. Why do I think that? I’m glad you asked!
“Anytime the world sees you as just one thing, it’s exhausting, because you aren’t just one thing, and it’s very difficult to have to constantly meet someone’s expectations. Someone’s simplistic, less than complexly-human definition of personhood, is exhausting to have to live inside.” – John Green There’s an unavoidable, honest, deep-felt sigh that follows whenContinue reading “Running, Drifting, Chasing the Wind”
This past week, I spent four days on a Spiritual Retreat. That might sound super lofty, but it was really just four days alone at a Christian retreat centre. I’m blessed to have a job that gives me spiritual retreat days every year, but this is the first time I’ve used them. I had oneContinue reading “Finding That Still, Small Voice”
This morning, I did something I’ve never done before: I cried for an actor. I’m not one to follow celebrity gossip or obsess over the lives of Hollywood stars. I’m not even one who’s overly excited to get autographs from the stars who’ve played my favourite television and movie characters. And unlike a friend ofContinue reading “Robin Williams, Suicide, & the Demon Called Depression”