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About ashleydwille

Author Ashley D. Wille was always searching for spiritual answers. “True and lasting satisfaction always proved just out of reach. Now, in midlife, I have come to find my soul satiated in God. Through sweet surprises, difficult climbs, and excruciating valleys, the Master’s hand has shaped me. All along the way, God has taught me many things. What He has taught me most is that many of my beliefs about Him were wrong.” Her book, My Journey Through the Cross, is a personal insight shared by an amazing woman. Through her profound experiences and inner struggles, Wille shows how she was able to break through false layers of thinking and move into a deeper relationship with God. Her beautiful journey is just waiting to be shared. If you are ready to live your life free of guilt and shame, you too can learn how to walk in spiritual freedom.

Faith and Repentance

WHAT IS SALVATION? Salvation is by faith turning from one’s own way (Is. 53:6) to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 20:21), past, present, and future (Rom. 4:5) and eternal life (1 John 5:11).  Let’s define Faith and Repentance: Faith means “divine persuasion, … Continue reading

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A Plumbline for Idolatry

Do you want a clear indicator of idolatry in your life? I have a very simple one. It’s the yoke of Christ. Questions: What or who causes me to desire to walk independently of Christ? What or who lures me … Continue reading

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What’s His is Mine

By Your kindness to me (Eph. 2:5), I am in You (1 Cor. 6:17), Part of Your body (1 Cor. 12:27). Your heart is my home (Matt. 6:21). Your Word is my playground (Ps. 119:162). Your body is my family (1 Cor. … Continue reading

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How We Are Like Jesus

In this world, we are like Jesus (1 Jn 4:17b). But how can we be like Him with all of our bad habits and sinful mistakes? God is spirit (John 4:24). He sees us with spiritual eyes. When we were … Continue reading

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The Cracks in Our Armor

Ephesians 6:11 tells us to “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Okay, I agree. I put on my armor. So, why am I still having these issues? I’ll tell … Continue reading

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Emotions

Emotions! Whether we choose to feel them or not, our souls are filled with emotions. We may think we’re not supposed to have them, then we don’t know what to do with them. Let’s put emotions in context: Emotions don’t … Continue reading

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Spirit

Years ago, my three oldest daughters loved watching the Dreamworks movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). One afternoon, I finally sat, and with the eyes of a child of God, watched it with them. The adventuresome movie surprisingly lifted … Continue reading

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Prayers for Authenticity

LORD, please heal my heart and teach my soul with your mercy and grace so that my head and heart meet at my lips and I speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15). LORD, please help me overcome fear and … Continue reading

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Doubt Your Doubt, Not Your Faith

Do you struggle with doubt? I’ve always heard “Doubt your doubt, not your faith.” Although living daily in a fallen world brings plenty of struggles for me, I have never doubted my God-given faith. Mostly because it’s more real to me … Continue reading

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The Gentleness of God

At Midweek service the other day, the pastor asked us what was our favorite characteristic of God.  My favorite characteristic of God would have to be His gentleness. It’s interesting for me to realize that apart from my relationship with God, … Continue reading

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Strengthened by Grace

As I walked Angus along the familiar neighborhood tree-lined sidewalk, my mind flitted around as usual from ideas to memories to plans. All of a sudden, I felt two heavy, cushiony blows on the back of my head. I stopped. I suddenly … Continue reading

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Depart From Me

Arguably, these are the most horrifying words in all of Scripture, “Depart from Me; I never knew you…” (Matt. 7:23). These words of Christ are taken from the seventh chapter of the book of Matthew and are prophesied to be spoken directly … Continue reading

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