Our past is a huge part of our future…our stories shape us and we become a women of our individual journeys. I don’t believe we can or should leave our stories behind us and think that we can just forget where we’ve been or what we’ve done.
But let’s not let our mistakes or sins keep us from the beauty that God has before us.
The ashes are a necessary part of the beauty, but don’t let the ashes direct us, let hope and trust in the Father direct us.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.