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Hello There!



Hello there, my name is Ashley (I know, so original)
So, I want to start off by saying don't judge a book by it's cover!
I may look like a Jesus freak, I may talk like a Jesus freak, but...let's be honest...
I'm a Jesus Freak.
However, I'm not going to shove my "religion" on you!
You can be gay, homosexual, transgender, a party freak, a drug addict, whatever!
I'd be a hypocrite to call you anything less than a friend.
I'm not going to bad-mouth you, criticise you, act like your mother,
or tell you I can't be your friend because of it.
I want to be everyones' friend and that includes people such as these!
Let's be Friends!


Crucifix Emote by MicroFrogWhy? stamp by aftersunsetsCrucifix Emote by MicroFrog

My Testimony





of How I Came to Know Jesus

Hello all!
I'd like to share my experience that has caused me to love Jesus so much....

Well, for me...it's simple, but, for those who've convinced themselves otherwise, it's near impossible to choke down.

(Jessica Reedy - Better)

Long story shorter: As was routine in my day-to-day life, I wanted, and thought, all of the following:
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OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Lots of money OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k An eye for an eye OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To help only myself OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To avoid God lovers OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Power OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To exalt myself above others OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k That Jesus probably wasn't who He claimed to be OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To avoid church OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k That I didn't need a God OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To avoid God (and the Bible [hadn't read it until after this event]) OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To not be (held) responsible OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k To try hard drugs OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
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My nature was to:
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OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Insult myself OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k One-up everyone OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Be prideful OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Be jealous OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Hold grudges OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Keep records of wrongs OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Get really angry at traffic OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Have the last word OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Want things for, and to, myself OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
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I lusted after all of these things...as shameful as they are to even admit:
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OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Sex OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Porn (Including m/m) OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Masturbation OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Orgies OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Bestiality x.x OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Fornication OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Alcohol OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Marijuana OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
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And I certainly couldn't care less if I:
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OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Swore OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Judged OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Insulted people OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Talked about them behind their back (good or bad) OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Lied OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Wanted to get intimate with a dog/horse OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Partied all the time OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Used Gods' name in vain :OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
OMG - Watch that -reverse- by TheUncle2k Died...'fact I preferred to half the time. OMG watch that o_O -left- by zakarranda
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But, one day, after this summer, I experienced something beyond anything I had ever experienced, before.


I became curious in life after death, or more accurately, the truth:
Because I'd just lost any and all hope that I didn't even know I had, about the possibility that Jesus is real.
I was broken...and couldn't even understand it, couldn't grasp where this level of anguish arose from.


When this happened, I found myself on my knees, literally bawling;
like a baby without her binky, or a child who'd dropped her ice cream cone.
For the first time ever, I was crying out with all of my heart to know the truth.


Man's understanding wasn't going to comfort me, couldn't reassure me, wasn't honest with me;
because, from what I understood, man knew nothing. Was sure of nothing.

No...I needed the answer, and I knew that God was the only one who could give it to me straight:
No theories attached, no if's, and's, but's, or excuses.

But I was unconvinced that would even happen...I'd just lost all the hope I didn't even realize I had. So what good was thinking that?


I went to sleep confused, hopeless, frustrated, but most of all: upset and hungry for truth.


Regardless of what'd happened that night, regardless of how I felt:
When I awoke the next morning, I knew I was different.

How so?

Easy: Take every black bullet up there, and reverse or remove it.

I no longer thought Jesus might be real, I no longer questioned if He was who He said He was, I simply knew, in the deepest most untouched parts of my heart, that He is the truth.


I know that, being delivered from the above attributes, my life has certainly changed for the better.

And the best part is...no one can take this away from me.
No "philosophical" explanation(s), no theories, no assumptions.
I am so thankful to be free,
not only from the world...
but from myself.
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If I was asked to explain how this experience
aligns with the reality of Christ, the following Bible
verses explain it better than I ever could:

:bulletwhite: Matthew 7:7-8 :bulletwhite:
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
:bulletwhite: Corinthians 5:17 :bulletwhite:
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things become new."
:bulletwhite: John 8:32 :bulletwhite:
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
:bulletwhite: Matthew 16:15-18 :bulletwhite:
"He said to them: 'Who do you say that I am?' And Simon Peter answered and said: 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' And Jesus answered and said to him, 'Blessed are you, Simon: for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock'" (of faith) "'I shall build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'"
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Here's to an eternity with love itself!
Praise God!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!


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Because He is Worthy





Jesus Saved Me


"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17


Proverbs 3:5
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."
Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
2 Peter 3:9
"The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count as slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
1 John 1:9
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Romans 3:23
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 5:8
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
John 10:10
"The thief does not come except to kill, to steal, and to destroy. I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly."
1 Corinthians 10:13
"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
Philippians 4:7
"and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Matthew 6:33
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 5:6
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled."
Romans 14:1
"As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions."

I Love Loving YOU!




Happy Love Day by RebiValeska
:heart: Names from the Old Testament that simplify the New Testament. :heart:
Adam: Man
Seth: Appointed
Enosh: Mortal
Kenan: Sorrow;
Mahalalel: The Blessed God
Jared: Shall come down
Enoch: Teaching
Methuselah: His death shall bring
Lamech: The despairing
Noah: Rest, Comfort
Jesus... by Jesus-loves-You
.Stamp. Protected by Jesus by KillMePleaseGodLove the sinner, by DelmoriiLove Thy Neighbour - Stamp by KaizokuShojo
Can't Find God... by leviteLOVE. NOT force. by OnWingsOfBlueChrist in Christmas by KeeperoftheIce
Strong Women of Faith by RebiValeskaRespect, Faith, and Love by SaintbirdySaint and Sinner Stamp by meljoy68

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Kinalara-Sohru 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem like a really pleasant person. That's always nice to see nowadays. X3

You have some really nice art, also. :3
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:iconkeepmesafeatnight:
I love your page so much!
You have the best personality I've ever read! I love the way that you put it all out there!
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Lady-Satra Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been watching you for a long time.Now I wanted to see your pictures and I was pretty shocked when I saw all this Jesus stuff.I'm atheist and personally I love how you think about "Hakuna Matata".
But I honestly don't like how you treat the how you were before as a bad thing like if sex,just helping you,money etc was something bad.Just because you believe in god doesn't mean you're a good person (not you,you're amazing X3)
Then,If god is such a god guy,why he has to let us have wars,kill children from hunger,cancer and those things?
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:iconcaptaincalypso:
I love your page<3
keep preachin' <33
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ChristianChick91 Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! You have a beautiful page!
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