THE WRITER
&
THE HUSBAND

The Collected Writings
of
Andi Ashworth &
Charles W. Ashworth

THE WRITER
&
THE HUSBAND

The Collected Writings
of
Andi Ashworth &
Charles W. Ashworth

The Bonds That Carry Us

By Andi Ashworth

On Friday evening, the week before school was out in May, we all collected at our house for dinner. I’d been craving the company of our grown children and grandchildren, everyone at the same time, just the ten of us. I didn’t have time to cook that day, so I ordered pizza from the new […]

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For the Love of Books

By Andi Ashworth

I am a book lover, pure and simple. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t smitten by the pleasures of reading or comforted by the presence of books. When I walk around our house, I see the history of our interests in the titles that line the shelves. I can’t imagine how empty life […]

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They Will Still Bear Fruit

By Andi Ashworth

Two Sundays ago, we drove the last miles home after six days on the road. We’d made a loop from Nashville to Atlanta, Savannah to Charleston, Kinston, North Carolina to Raleigh, and after one uncomfortable sleep in Knoxville, back to Nashville. I had a road trip in me. I’ve wanted to do one for a […]

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All of Grace

By Andi Ashworth

Years ago, Chuck and I went to a theological conference in Florida. He’d been invited to speak on creativity and the Christian faith, and I was happy to go along, notebook in hand, eager to learn from teachers I respected. We’d lived in Nashville for a year or so, just long enough to buy an […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll is Born Again

By Charles W. Ashworth

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? And what does it mean to be a disciple and an artist? I’ve been asking these questions since April 1982. I need to give some definition to the words disciple and Jesus. When I write disciple, I’m thinking a student and something like an artistic, Jesus-centric […]

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The Land of Belief

By Charles W. Ashworth

March 4th through the 17th of 1982, I was playing piano at Lake Tahoe in Harrah’s Stateline Cabaret. Some friends and I had taken a one-off gig as a country group fronted by beef jerky mogul Ajay Avery – creator of a chewy product called Montana Bananas. Superstar John Denver was the headliner in the South […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

By Charles W. Ashworth

It’s not like I knew my life was headed for cataclysmic change. Monday, October 24th was a morning like any other morning in 2016. Teach a 9AM class at Lipscomb University then workout for an hour or two. Fitness and nutrition had become part of my identity. I was sixty years old and in the best […]

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The Bearer Is Also Known As Charlie Peacock

By Charles W. Ashworth

My name is Charles William Ashworth. I’m the first child of Alice and Bill, a wordsmith and a musician. I was born in Sutter County, California when the county seat of Yuba City was a proud farm town known as the Peach Capital of the World. If you’ve ever eaten a canned cling peach, a […]

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