A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE | I know you know I talk about God a lot. Like, a lot a lot. And, if I had it my way now-a-days it's all I would do. Study the Bible, recount testimonies with friends, and maybe end the evening with a sold binge of Real Housewives. Definitely an oxymoron I know I know, but hey! "He's stillll workingggg onnnnn meeeeeeee". The Lord gave me the gift of gab and I can't deny it. Matter of fact, 9 years ago all I wanted to talk about was photography. Then yoga. Ohhhh boy was I into yoga and the new age-ness. Then I got into business and was aching to share strategies all day long. Thankfully somewhere along the way of living my own life chasing dreams, Jesus snatched me up, spoke truth to my heart and moved me to Hawaii (practically kicking and screaming) with the intention of become properly equipped with His truths: the only lesson that will surely sustain me for the rest of my life. Without even knowing it I was grasping at all the things I thought would make me better and my life whole: career, health and fitness, hobbies and a glam uptown lifestyle. I can't help but shout Jesus' name from the Waikiki balconies because I still can hardly believe who I am this very day. When I'm quick to listen and slow to speak, I think "whoa, I'm THINKING BEFORE I OPEN MY MOUTH? God you ARE for real!" When I review my previous dreams and see my idea of success has totally shifted, I can't help but laugh, throwing my arms up in declaration because if I, Ashley Stuart Goodwin Woods, can have my heart, mind, ideas and dreams changed so drastically and happily and YEARN to read he Bible and WANT to pray for people (I mean, this is what you think old people in a baptist church do, right?!?) then Jesus MUST be for real. I've been knowing that for my entire life but really engaging in a relationship with him for over 5 years now and every now and again the Lord just likes to give me some new perspective on who I am and just how far he has brought me. A dirty south rap loving girl who who wakes up with praise songs tuned in her heart and goes for a 10 mile run with nothing but a prayer list. Seriously. Who AM I?!? Oh, right, a daughter of the King!