Ashley Hales
Ashley Hales holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Instead of traveling the world, she now finds herself miles from where she grew up, chasing her four children, alongside her church planter husband. She writes about finding the Kingdom of God in the suburbs and gives readers tools to chase beauty and sustained attention in a world full of noise at her blog (
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When the Spacious Place Feels Claustrophobic

“Gardens are born in winter. Not only in fireside dreams, but also in the messy work of tending small pots on sunny windowsills. And in the harsh work of planting seeds in cold soil. On those still wintry days, the wind makes us regret we have traded our fleece mittens for gardening gloves. But if we wait for promising weather to sow our seeds, we will never taste the sweet...

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When We Celebrate Mercy Around The Table

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10:29) I throw a mean dinner party. The food is good — interesting, delicious while also being incredibly comforting. There is always enough: enough wine and music and drinks and laughter. No matter if it’s soup and bread and San Pellegrino or our annual Burns Supper with fancy dress, people leave with full bellies...

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