Debbie Ashley

About Me

Hello! I’m Debbie — a lover of Jesus, pastor’s wife, mom, and encourager, who is passionate about discovering pathways to simplicity in our daily lives.

My Favorite things —I love to spend time with my husband Mark, my three adult children and two daughters-in-law. I enjoy reading, cooking, and crafting, including restoring old furniture. Spending time in my small garden is also fun! I love Lake Michigan sunsets in the summer and Ohio snow days in the winter. My journey into writing and publishing continues to grow me and challenge me in new ways.

Helping others – I love meeting and encouraging people from all walks of life. I serve as the director of a food pantry for families in need. I also enjoy leading women's ministries at our church as well as directing the worship ministry. Helping develop future leaders in these areas brings me great joy.

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Favorite Quotes & Bible Verses

"Whether you live in a bungalow, a city apartment, an old farmhouse or a sprawling mansion, choosing contentment – deciding that what you have is enough – can turn your imperfect house into the perfect not-so-perfect home for you." - Debbie Ashley

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 34:8 ~ Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Lamentations 3:22-23 ~ The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.