by Ashley Hoffman
Standing under an umbrella- Of self condemnation. Shame. Repeated mistakes- Seems there’s no escape. Gunk, any junk, has taken claim. Put down the umbrella- It’s a religious facade. Keeping you in its midst- Blocking your Grace. It’s all been conquered- Buried in the grave. You are freed and forgiven- Given a new name. Jesus- He made a way. The bondage is broken. The Kingdom awaits. Put down the umbrella- And let Grace rain.
Ashley Hoffman is a conqueror, wife, mother, and writer. Her snippets come from the ashes of darkness and abuse. Love and freedom have allowed this part of her story to blossom into ink on pages.