My selfishness doesn't want her doing "the Christian thing." My selfishness wants her home safe with me. But God is calling her to live a "we" life. It is a life that if she lives it, people will not see just Ashley, but that they will indeed see Jesus.


If I could be the one in control of Ashley, I would do things differently. For one thing, she would never have flipped our car in an Iowa ditch. She would never have received a frantic phone call from a friend. She would live without any pain in her life. I'm thankful that God, even though He allows me to influence her, He does not allow me to be always present in her "we" life.


Perhaps He is even using my daughter's "we" life to help me to see that I too must live a "we" life.


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