Remembering Him When Life Hits the Fan
People fall away from their faith for many different reasons – moving away from home, lack of community, sin, peer or family pressure, apathy, and most often when life seems to be hitting the fan. In this presentation, Ashley draws parallels between the Israelites in Exodus and our lives and offers tools that help fight the fear of suffering and remember how God has fought for us in the past to have hope that He is, that He will.
“Ashley moved us all to tears as she beautifully weaved Jesus into so many parts of her story. We were all inspired to rely more fully on God, even in the very hard times.”
Rhonda Litt – Magnificat
“Ashley’s story powerfully resonated how the love of the Father can carry us, even when you think God is absent. Her faith and spirit of surrender inspired us all, ‘If she can do it, maybe I can too…’”
Patty Marmie – Women’s Group
For Better or For Worse
How do we live the marital vows on days we’re not feeling it? How do we continue to say, “I Do” in a culture where marital faithfulness is under attack? In this talk, Ashley runs through the four stages of marriage sharing their story of overcoming difficulty and offering tips on how to put your marriage and spouse first.
“We were inspired by the role Ashley’s fiancé played in bringing hope and unfailing love to a tragic situation. Anyone who has experienced a cross in their relationships will be inspired by their story!”
Becky Deaver – Go Forth With Heather and Becky Podcast
“Ashley’s story spoke to the power of family and of true, self-sacrificing love. All college students, newlyweds, and marriage retreats need to hear it.”
Natalie Gifford – Small Group
“Ashley gave some great practical tips. For example, I had the opportunity to say “yes” instead of “no” to my husband right after, which was perfect! Her group discussion questions led to some great vulnerability in our group and I came away from the whole meeting feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.”
–Lincoln MOMS Group Attendee
Standing With the Suffering
Despite 24/7 media onslaught, the lack of being present, comparison, and auto-pilot living lead to many of us feeling alone. In this talk, Ashley shares the importance of community and six ways to stand with suffering by reflecting on how people stood with her.
“Ashley’s story is a powerful witness to charity, hope and the unity of Christ’s body. When Ashley was suffering, all the members suffered with her, reminding her that our value as children of God does not diminish because of hardship.”
Bishop James Conley – Bishop of Lincoln
“It was beautiful to hear different ways to be with someone. I wish my friends knew these things when I was grieving the loss of my brother. I definitely know how I can step up when needed to in the future.”
-Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) of Omaha Attendee
“Our Godteens were inspired by Ashley’s talk on ways to lift each other up and that reaching out and sharing their faith isn’t as scary as it seems.”
Fr. Eric Clark – GodTeens Retreat
*A small speaking fee is asked to help cover tailoring and marketing the talk and PowerPoint for your event, Q&A after the event, travel expenses, etc.