I'm Ashlee Staerk, the writer behind this Christian blog! Sparkles in my blog represent the hope of Jesus Christ, the light through Him (Matthew 5:16), and that is what I want my blog to be, giving you the hope which can only come through Jesus.
I've loved words and stories for a long time, and I combine my faith with them. I dream to publish Christian fictional books. I’ve completed one novel already. I also started this blog in the meantime, a way for me to document what God is teaching me and what I’ve learned through my trials, waiting, triumphs, and everything else. God has taught me so much, and I praise Him for growth! I give Him the glory through all of this. My goal is to help you fulfill your own dreams and follow God's will, all the while having deep life talks and funny moments. Life is about Jesus (John 14:6), and life is only rich with Jesus at the center (John 6:35; 10:10). So, above all, I want to share him. Don't let the pink and sparkles blind you!
Sparkles by Ashlee is...
I share my journey of living for God and always keep it real; I won't sugarcoat the Bible but will always share its truth, no matter if it offends. My mission is simple: to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). You can read all about my mission here.
I like to keep it real; I like to be funny. There is plenty of funny in this life, especially in the little things. I am going to be blogging about some heavy things sometimes, but I promise to leave you with hope. After all, 1 Thessalonians 5:16 says to "rejoice always." See my resources page here.
I may be young, but I have a lot of dreams. I'm serious about them too. I know God has a plan for me (Jeremiah 29:11), and I trust Him completely. Nothing is too hard for God (Jeremiah 32:27). So dream big. Keep God at the center always. I love telling others about the only successful and best way to fulfill your dreams: through God. God cares about your dreams, and His dreams for you are always bigger and better than yours. Read my story here.
I’m Ashlee Staerk. Christian. Writer. Storyteller. Blogger. Mentor. Student. Sparkle obsessed. & unfortunately, a major junk food lover. Teenager passionate about loving Jesus and making him known.
My prayer for you:
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." (2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV)