Sparkles by Ashlee: faith, funny, + fulfilling dreams

Welcome to Sparkles by Ashlee, a Christian lifestyle blog over faith, funny, and fulfilling dreams. I'm Ashlee Staerk, and I'm a teenager in love with Jesus and writing stories for His glory in Iowa. Grab your fave drink (I'll take a Dr. Pepper), and peruse my blog, where I document what God is teaching me, encouragement He lays on my heart, the good and the bad in life (always keeping it real), and my journey of trusting God with my dreams!

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I started Sparkles by Ashlee in 2014. A lot has happened since then! I've grown my blog into more than just an updates blog - I would call it my ministry now! I've learned a lot about myself and grown in so many ways with my relationship with God. I'm also doing more and more to share my mission. A lot of life events have happened since then.

Here is where I will catch you up. All of my best blogging, dream fulfilling, faith filled, life recaps, and writing blog posts will be here for easy access.

My Blogging Journey //

// my very first blog (it wasn't this one!)
// becoming Sparkles by Ashlee
// switching blog platforms
// recapping my first year of blogging
// my blog goals
// how blogging changed my life
// recapping my second year of blogging

Fulfilling My Dreams //

// my first blog post
// my beliefs and mission
// how I started my mission
// why I do what I do

What God Has Taught Me //

// being a light at school
// it's a beautiful life
// He is working
// the importance of being a light
// quit wasting your life and my first church retreat
// persevering at school
// the power of Jesus
// the importance of reading the Bible

Some of My Life Highlights //

// spring break with my grandparents where I learned a lot
// going to my first Iowa Wild hockey game
// life with Willy
// Hunter's wish to swim with dolphins in Orlando, Florida
// a letter to my future husband
// spending time with my grandparents
// life with Willy part 2
// shooting my first turkey
// our trip to Canada part 1
// our trip to Canada part 2
// our trip to Canada part 3
// Thanksgiving with my grandparents where I learned about letting go
// my journey of completing middle school

My Writing Journey //

// working towards my writing dreams
// finishing my first book
// the journey of completing my first novel
// rewriting my first novel