The Heart of Modesty: Why It Matters

I liked the jean skirt the moment I saw it on the rack. It was cute and hip. When I put it on, I felt confident about my body and how I looked in it. Those are good reasons to buy a piece of clothing, right? But the more I tried it on, the less […]

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3 Things God Is Teaching Me In Singleness

Singleness. A word that can have a lot of connotations associated with it–both positive and negative. I’ll be honest: my young adulthood looks a bit different than I had hoped or anticipated. I’ve hit that age where my friends and peers are getting into relationships, engaged, and married. It’s super exciting and fun to celebrate […]

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A Chance to Treasure Christmas

Christmastime in a pandemic. That certainly has an unnatural ring to it. Christmas 2020 is going to be a lot different than the average wintery holiday of the past, that’s for sure. From the pandemic, to the injustice and unrest, to the fires and hurricanes, 2020 has been one for the history books. This year […]

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Experiencing the Beauty of God’s Word Every Day

For many of us who have grown up in the church and are familiar with the Christian faith, we have heard many times of the importance of reading the Bible. Hearing this can often lead to guilt and shame if it’s not something we are consistently doing or doing at all. Today, I’d like to […]

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The Only Way to Truly Thrive

I had great plans to write a mini series on “Thriving as a Student” but was humbled by how much I am still learning in this area. I just finished taking a theology class, but I haven’t been a student for a few years since I graduated high school. (At this point, college isn’t the […]

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How to Seek God in the Busyness of Life

There I was…6:00am, again, and I hit the snooze for the seventh time. In the midst of an 80+ hour work week, I was totally exhausted.  As I reached over to hit the snooze button one more time, something grabbed my heart.  It’s time to get up, Alyssa. Don’t miss this time. Deep down, I […]

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Daughter of the King: She’s Defined by God

I remember looking in the mirror and staring at my face, nearly nose-to-nose with my reflection, trying to picture what I’d look like someday as an older girl. As a young woman. An older version of me. I remember wanting to wear certain clothes that I thought were so cool, but grappling with the fact […]

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Daughter of the King: She’s an Ambassador

Ambassadors represent who they belong to and promote. They stand for the values by making them known.  Think of a clothing or product ambassador. They believe in what they advertise. If they’re genuine, they’ve personally been impacted by the brand.  They love it. They live by it. They tell others about it. If you’re a […]

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Kisses from Katie: The Book

A few years back, my sister was constantly talking about this book called Kisses from Katie. It’s about a girl like you and me called from a comfortable life in the U.S. to the rugged life in Uganda, adopting fourteen kids on her own as a single mom and serving the community around her. I […]

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Daughter of the King: She’s a Servant

Take a look at the title of this blog post episode again. Daughter of the King.  She’s a Servant. Does that almost seem like a contradiction to you? It’s taken the vast majority of my life to grasp this. I can blame culture if I want to–for teaching me that self-love and putting myself first […]

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