It’s amazing to me how much two little words, “Good morning”, can do for a work day or a work office environment. I sit at the receptionist desk in the office I work in. Most of you who know me know that being in the receptionist position isn’t exactly my forte. I often have to push myself to be friendly and speaking first when someone walks in the door is not at all easy for me. What’s interesting is that I had to be receptionist at two previous jobs as well and both were much more hectic than where I am at currently. At least now I don’t have to answer a phone on top of greeting people! And this office is not that busy, which helps. My previous receptionist positions helped to prepare me for where I am at currently and while it still isn’t my favorite thing in the world to do, the job has become easier over time and I actually enjoy being a common meeting place along the main route that many of my coworkers travel (I wouldn’t have said that 10 years ago when I started my first stint as a fill-in receptionist!).

God works much in the same way; what you’re going through today is shaping you for what will happen tomorrow. Everything in life has purpose; I honestly believe that there are no coincidences in life. Against everything I think I can possibly accomplish, God has called me to be a Christian nature writer. I look at that calling and think, “I’m honored that you think so highly of me but seriously, where and what is my calling?” I can’t see it yet but He can. He’s been preparing me for this since I was a kid. At age 10 I wrote a “report” about rabbits…just for the heck of it. What 10-year old does that on their own?? At age 13 or so, I was dealing with a very oppressive spirit of fear that would have me awake and totally frightened at night. One night, in the midst of being awake, afraid and not knowing what to do, I heard a lone bird singing. It was 2:30 am so this bird really shouldn’t have been awake but yet there it was, singing all by itself. I found that very consoling and I felt led to write about that only I didn’t know what being “led” to do something meant at that time. Looking back I can see where my love of birds and bird songs has come from. My point here is, although I have no idea how it’s going to play out, as I look back over my life up to this point, I can see God’s hand preparing me for where I am today and where I will be in the future. As you look back over your life, where do you see God’s hand?



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    Hello! My name is Ashley. I am so glad you are here! My passion is to educate others, specifically in the area of nature, but I am finding more and more that God has given me a gift and a passion for educating others in general. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy yourself while you are here!


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