JCP_9321Hi! I’m Ashley P. Dickens.

I write because it makes me feel. It makes me remember. It gives me another excuse to avoid doing laundry, and something about that just feels right. Writing means that when my husband gets home from work, I have about twenty minutes less to say to him because I’ve already said it to you, which to Kellan translates into twenty extra minutes of ESPN.

So you see, this blog is good for our marriage.

I write my stories from a little black desk that some dear friends gave to me, and if you’re poking around looking for a cohesive theme you’ll be sorely disappointed! I write about what God is teaching me through my very newly-minted marriage. I write about what I ate for breakfast. I write about the things that make me belly laugh during the course of my day, and I write about what I am learning after watching my 21 year old little brother die of cancer three days before my wedding. I write about grief and a grace that meets me in the midst of it. And if you go back to the beginning, you’ll find stories from the two years that I spent living in Africa, which is where this blog was born.

My husband thanks you for his ESPN time, and I thank you for listening and reminding me that I am not alone.

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