Stuart McLean of CBC fame's
An amazing journey through the addictions of Ashley's life filled with
privileged yet alcoholic parenting from her childhood to her own eventual immersion.Self loathing yet seeking that acceptance that no human can offer.
Holding on to her 'one thing' - the gift of music - and the doors that both opened
and swung shut in her face, Ashley tours the circuit of guest performer to
acknowledged artist - musician and songwriter.
Earthy and open, Ashley shares the heights and depths with equanimity.
And the cracks where the Light shines in to surround her.
Moments of such beauty as when she births her first child - beautiful and whole,
when she'd been afraid of what consequences her drug use might have caused...
Tenderness in the midst of the grit .
"...a heavenly Father who delights in investing His power in tiny things
like mustard seeds and broken fools like me."
Ashley's honesty and brokenness reveal an understanding of a God that few
acknowledge. A God of mystery. A God that isn't all figured out.A God that walks with us - whatever the journey looks like.
With acceptance of that Grace she's moved from the margins -
"from my own isolation to..belonging, to the body of Christ,
to the program of AA, to the human community. I have been invited in...
not as a guest artist but as a family member."