Rise to the moment of truth Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: Ashley Carter

Prayer, faith
Ashley Carter: A new year centered around Christ and not ourselves

Even in the midst of all the uncertainty and inconveniences we face, we know God is with us. We know that His plan is perfect and there is a reason for everything. If we go into this next year knowing and trusting in that, how much of a difference would that make for you and everyone around you?

Ashley Carter: Protect them

As new parents, you spend so much time researching and trying to learn all the things that are helpful or beneficial to your children. There are long days and sleepless nights.

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Ashley Carter: Christmas traditions

With the Christmas season upon us, many are trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists. I myself have been in the very same situation. I stopped recently and thought about all the things I got as a child and honestly can’t remember many of the gifts.

Dad, father
Ashley Carter: Thank you, Dad

You never know who is watching and where it will lead you.

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Ashley Carter: Expectations

I have learned over the years through many different experiences, that we set expectations for life, for others and for ourselves so high that they become unattainable.

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Ashley Carter: Choose life

I have struggled with the thought of actually telling my story, but I strongly believe that there is someone out there that will be better off knowing that they aren’t alone.

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Ashley Carter: Kindness still exists

In a world full of confusion and uncertainty, taking the time to show a little extra kindness and compassion is never a bad idea. 

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Ashley Carter: Finding joy in the imperfections

Take time to enjoy the opportunities to see the joy in the little imperfections that we call life.

Alabama woman hopes to spread awareness of breast cancer caused by hormone irregularities

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one Alabama family is an example of how important it is to stay aware and ask questions.

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Ashley Carter: The beauty of patriarchy in the home

As a young married woman, I had never even heard the word patriarchy and had no idea that what I had been shown growing up was just that.

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Ashley Carter: The joy of being a grandparent

I honestly don’t think anyone can prepare you for the overwhelming joy that comes with being a grandparent.

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Ashley Carter: Being a woman is a beautiful thing

As I got older, I began to realize that all of the things that I loved doing came naturally to me. I loved holding the little babies, and I didn’t mind taking care of the home and cooking. I enjoyed all of it and knew in my heart that I wanted to be a mom.

Oak Tree
Ashley Carter: The oak tree

There once sat a tall oak tree on the very top of the property owned by my family. I distinctly remember it as a child. It was tall and majestic — one of those things you could never forget. My grandparents had farmed the land and kept it up, so while there for the summers, I spent many days around that tree. 

Ashley Carter: Chicken and dumplings — The secret ingredient (love!)

Memaw’s kitchen, with the smell of love and hard work, greeted you as soon as you came in the door. Every holiday or special occasion, we knew we could look forward to a big pot full of goodness known as chicken and dumplings.

Ashley Carter: The watch

I am often questioned about the vintage watch that is always worn on my right wrist. Some are intrigued by the way it looks. It does seem to have a sense of sweet, dainty Southern charm to it. I love it for all of those reasons as well, but that is not my reason for wearing it every day. 

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Ashley Carter: I remember, but I think some of us forgot

As a little girl, I can remember looking forward to the summertime. The smell of breakfast being cooked in the kitchen by my grandmother, or “Nanny” as I called her. She was up around 5 in the morning to fix a full spread for PawPaw to eat before he left for work. I remember it was ready right before he sat down to eat.