Pine Cone in Hand

Fear & Self-Expression

I wasn’t initially sure how to best express the concepts from ‘a book’.

Worried I would alienate my readership; I was constantly self-doubting and editing my art.

Regularly reminding myself that ‘healthy deconstruction is needed before healthy construction may take place’ (-LRH), I pushed through my fears and decided that the destructive-negative self-talk our lead character, Noah, initially expressed was indeed imperative to the overall storyline of Jesus Loves Your History: Forgiveness Meetings. In the end, self-expression beat fear and I stopped editing my art.

Noah & his friends show us that no matter how good someone may look on paper or what social standing they may have or power they may have at one point or another…at the end of the day that person (as with us all) is just a flawed being who can only really change when they’re open/ready for it, the opportunity presents itself and most importantly: when the need to be oneself and expression oneself wins over the fear of what others may or may not do and/or say in response.

Saddleback Church one family, many locations


A.s.C., was born the eldest of Howie and Ann Sarmiento of Saddleback Church's main Human Trafficking Ministry based in Southern California. A.s.C. was brought up volunteering from a young age and raised to help wherever possible. It was ingrained in her that although the world can be beautiful and wonderful…it can also be frightening and destructive for many who lose their way in life and it was always a personal responsibility to lift up whomever whenever and be the change she believed was needed in the world. This book is a tribute to the Sarmiento family and their struggles against the odds to help their community. Join A.s.C. and her writings and show support for her family at

Project Cuddle


While A.s.C. volunteered for Project Cuddle, her understanding of the great need for support and counselling for families, young women and children throughout the world grew. Project Cuddles efforts of providing safe and loving homes to babies that would otherwise be abandoned or thrown into the machine we call ‘Child Services’ to grow up in foster care or orphanages is felt and deeply appreciated by many.

The tremendous support and advice Project Cuddle provides to women, babies & adoptive families through their compassion and strong leadership still inspires many today.

Girl Guides


The Irish Girl Guides is an exceptional example of how an organisation can encourage young women to become the best they can be. Through the experience of volunteering to support a progressive youth leadership program and being privileged to be a part of such an inspirational organization has inspired A.s.C.’s works in many ways.