Andi Ashworth

The Long Creation

By Andi Ashworth / September 13, 2019 / 4 Comments

Summer is breathing its last here in Nashville, and I’m ready for the energy of a crisp fall day. Right now it’s only a hope as temperatures continue to soar. But there are signs in my garden that change is coming. A pair of goldfinches arrived last month just as the purple and white coneflowers […]

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The Bonds That Carry Us

By Andi Ashworth / June 24, 2019 / 10 Comments

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 / May 9, 2019 / 18 Comments

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 / April 9, 2019 / 37 Comments

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 / March 16, 2019 / 51 Comments

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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