Ashley McFarlin Buie is an author, mother, wife and a servant of God, who works in the entertainment industry and does everything with love and passion.
Ashley attended Howard University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Before graduating from college, Ashley was already pursuing her dream. At the age of 17, she interned with CNN during her senior year in High School. “I did however have tons of exposure to television and film production as my mom’s “assistant producer” as a child. She often let me join her on set and carry cue cards or help set up props,” confirmed Ashley.
Ashley considers herself a storyteller at heart and highly loves to tell stories visually. She is an executive producer/showrunner and appreciates the opportunity she has been given in the past as a writer/producer. “Over the years, I have had incredible opportunities to work under dynamic directors and producers who allowed me to contribute creatively to various projects,” stated Ashley.
With all that Ashley does daily, she keeps someone in the center of it all, and that is God. “I acknowledge and embrace that every role in my life is a calling and an opportunity for ministry. I worship and serve God in everything I do because I abide in Him. I committed my life to him as a child and became more emboldened in that relationship in my twenties, when I faced severe health issues and challenges in my personal relationships. I entrust every aspect of my life to God, so that he may use me to initiate his will on those I encounter. The time and energy it takes to be a wife, a mom, a television producer, an entrepreneur, a volunteer, an advocate, and a teacher of the word all comes from Him. I consult with the Holy Spirit constantly asking Him what to prioritize; what to focus on at what moment; and how much time to allow for it. I know it may sound super religious, but I really do just let God lead me,” said Ashley.
Ashley believes that God is the one that plants our dreams in our hearts. “God has planted a very specific assignment on each of our hearts that we need Him to be able to achieve. Once we identify what that assignment is we pursue it with all that we have, trusting that whatever we need to do so God will provide. The seasons when we don’t feel like we are on track are the times when we should slow down and lean into His word and worship more, so we can hear him,” stated Ashley.
Ashley also considers truthfully that praying to accomplish dreams works effectively: “Prayer is what will bring you closer to the dream He has for you. Talk to Him constantly in thanksgiving and ask specifically for what you want in order to live a life pleasing to Him. Believe that He hears you and believe that He will answer your prayer in a very unique way. Never worry. Never fret. Whatever is meant for you is yours. Just be your best you and that authenticity will lead you to where you are supposed to be. Live in honest, unconditional, unapologetic love, for God; for you; and for the world around you.”
Ashley McFarlin Buie is the author of the book, “The Truth: Wrapped in Love.” For more information about Ashley, visit www.birdseyeentertainment.com