Ashley Frerking

Ashley Frerking
Ashley Frerking is a native Texan who grew up in Nairobi, Kenya where her parents were missionaries. She is the author of 'Mỹrwen of Amaranaca' ; a novel for teens and young adults.

Remember… It’s Only Temporary

temporary afflictions
Whatever your circumstances are right now, just know that they're only temporary! God is not through with you yet!

When You’re Struggling With Feelings of Inadequacy

Feelings of Inadequacy
Don't let Feelings of Inadequacy stop you from being all that God has called you to be.

When God Gives Us a Task…

the story of noah
God will never choose us for a task without also equipping us for it.

Are You In It to Win It?

In It to Win It
Long distance running is not easy. At least not for me. But just because something is hard does not mean that it should be avoided. My husband and I have been training for a 10K. Even on the days we run 2 or 3 miles there are plenty of times I want to quit. My sides hurt, my knee aches,...

Why Not Just Give it Away?

woman thinking
Since I have grown up in the church and accepted Christ as my Savior at a young age I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the following passage found in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: ... “Do you not know that your bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from...

Everyone is Fighting a Hard Battle

black women on rooftop
One of my favorite quotes is, “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” These words are so powerful.   Far too often I am too involved in my own world to pay attention to what others must be going through.   My thoughts are consumed with nothing but myself. I worry what others think of me, what they say about...

God Knows Exactly What We Want and Need

couple's first home
There is a Geico commercial that features a man in his garage obviously organizing it. In his hand is a lamp that he is rubbing with a cloth which (naturally) summons a genie.  True to form the genie asks the man, “What is your wish?” Getting over his initial shock and joy at having found a genie he asks,...

When We Forget to Thank God For Answered Prayers

Thank God today
When you're busy thanking God in all circumstances, you don’t have time to worry or complain.

Everything Eventually Comes Full Circle

Girl looking down at the city
I had the privilege of growing up overseas in Nairobi, Kenya as a missionary kid, or MK. After graduating high school from a private Christian school there I moved back to the US to start college. Since leaving Kenya after graduation I had only visited a few times and mostly because my parents and younger sisters still lived there....

5 Pieces of Biblical Marriage Advice Every Couple Needs To Hear

biblical marriage advice
A Christian marriage should not seek worldly advice. Biblical marriage advice with prayer is the only way to go.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Everyday

Celebrating Thanksgiving Everyday
When you're busy thanking God in all circumstances, you don’t have time to worry or complain.

No Prayer Too Big: Praying Beyond What Seems Possible

I have a friend whose brother and sister-in-law have been unable to conceive a baby. The family is not Christian, so when I was praying to God to allow them to give birth to a healthy baby I prayed that He would use this to make Himself real to them. I prayed that through this the couple, their family,...

Keep Calm and Rest in Him

I am without a doubt, a list kind of person... just ask my husband. Many of you can relate to this: that sense of accomplishment when you can cross something off a list. At times I am even guilty of writing down something that I have already done onto one of my multiple lists just to cross it off...

Patience is a Virtue and Prayer is a Must

Everyday may not be your best day, but have faith that better days are coming. and trust God to create the perfect ending!

What Are You Living For?

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If...

When We Question God

Recently I have been having my quiet times with the Lord in the evenings after I get home from work. For the past twelve days I have been going through the book of Jeremiah. Throughout this book God asks His prophet to be His mouthpiece to the Israelites, warning them to turn back to the Lord or else there...