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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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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Daughter of the King: She’s Following Truth

We live in a culture of followers. We follow social media accounts, TV shows, movie franchises, fashion trends, peers, pop culture, and much more. Whether or not we realize it, we’re being influenced by what we follow.  We sit through a movie without thinking twice about how the inappropriate elements might be affecting us.  We […]

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Daughter of the King: Her True Identity

I want to ask you a question: Who are you? Be honest. What are the first things that come to mind? Athlete? Artist? Activist? Good friend? Hardworker? Deep thinker? Student? Entrepreneur? These are just a few descriptions that could fit you. Blogger, writer, and graphic designer are a few that describe me. The things that […]

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Contentment is a Choice

I remember vividly the emotions in my heart when I had to work on Valentine’s Day…single. It seemed like the worst day to work. I was eighteen and longing to be in a relationship. I’d never gone out on a date and had some disappointing and hurtful experiences with guys. To have to work that […]

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The One Who's Always "Active Now"

There it is: the little green “active now” circle next to their profile picture. Maybe you’ve been dying to talk to this girl friend all day and you see she’s finally available. It’s a perfect time to catch her while she’s scrolling through social media. Or maybe you notice the guy you’re attracted to chilling […]

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Finding Hope When Disappointment Strikes

During late February, I was driving to work when I suddenly noticed: cherry blossoms! I was so excited. I didn’t realize how ready I was for spring. Winter was longgg. Gloomy, grey, rainy, windy. I practically choked up at the sight of those beautiful pink buds–the first hope of winter ending. Spring was around the […]

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The Good that Comes from Darkness

The other day I was thinking about suffering–the tragedies and physical pain we experience throughout our lives. The global pandemic we’re in now, especially. Some raw, aching questions have been swirling in my head. Why do we have to experience pain? Why does God use suffering and struggle? Why are thousands of people losing their […]

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