Episode #5: Ashley Armstrong // The Messy Table Podcast


But really.

My friend Ashley Armstrong is a personal trainer, health nut, fellow pastor’s wife, and mama of two. But more than that? She’s steady in hope, fierce in passion, and genuine in character. In this episode, Ashley and I chat about what it looks like when faith and fitness collide, as well as what it’s like to be Supermom to the Mighty Finn—who happens to drive a wheelchair. One thing I admire about Ashley is how she openly wears her heart on her sleeve, sharing both the joys + challenges of raising a child with special needs and wrestling through God’s sovereignty.

“My idea of perfection has shifted. My idea of what it means for a human to be formed perfectly has shifted—because I think my idea of perfection is very flawed.” Ashley Armstrong

There’s loads of wisdom to glean from this spiritually- and physically-fit guru! So grab some coffee, pull up a chair, and join us at The Messy Table.


How to Treat Kids Who Are Different: Part I and Part II by Ashley Armstrong. You can connect with Ashley via blog or on Instagram.

Books: Present Over Perfect, The Power of Habit, The Compound Effect, The Slight Edge, Visioneering, Divine Direction

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8

“As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.” John 9:1-3

CATCH UP! Past episodes of The Messy Table Podcast: Episode 1 with LaTonya Pratt | Episode 2 with Kat Robinson | Episode 3 with Whitney Reid | Episode 4 with Lisa Pinnell


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Jenn Jewell
About me

Jenn Jewell is a pastor's wife, mama to two, and blogger of God's ridiculous grace. She's constantly chasing hard questions and wild children, as well as reminding herself (and others) what really matters. Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to raid the fridge, kick off your shoes, and stay as long as you'd like.


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