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Welcome! My name is Alyssa J Howard, and I am so glad you are here! A few years ago, God put something on my heart… a desire to write and to share with others all of the amazing things He was stirring within me. You see, I spent most of my life as a Christian. I went to Christian school, attended church, and grew up in a Christian home… but it wasn’t until college that God truly got a hold of my life and placed in me a passion for learning and growing in Him. I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in theological studies from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2010. Since then, God has taught me so much through His Word as well as through the Holy Spirit. He has taught me what it truly means to live a Holy Spirit-led life. I started this blog in 2014, and it’s been amazing to see God work through the process, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this ministry. Click here to learn more…

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All in for Jesus: 4 Things We Learn from the Early Church

The word "Christian" means a lot of different things in our modern culture. For some, it's a title given to those who attend church on Sunday mornings. For others, it's about believing in God and the Bible. And unfortunately there are also those who associate it with something "extreme" or "hateful." But the Bible defines Christianity as being a follower of Christ. We pick up our cross and follow ... Read More about All in for Jesus: 4 Things We Learn from the Early Church

Did Jesus Drink Wine or Grape Juice? (and does it really matter?)

Did Jesus drink wine or grape juice in the Bible? Oddly enough, this question often sparks a great deal of controversy. I've personally heard many interpretations... from seminary professors, scholarly commentaries, pastors and teachers, as well as my Christian brothers and sisters. What I have found in my years of study is that we often answer this question based on our personal views regarding ... Read More about Did Jesus Drink Wine or Grape Juice? (and does it really matter?)

Wine or Grape Juice? What Does History Teach Us About Wine in the Bible?

What do we really know about wine in the Bible? For good reason, this question causes a LOT of controversy within the church, and how you answer it often plays a major role in your view of sin and alcohol. Many have their opinions, and there are numerous teachings within the church today that contradict one another. Even in seminary, my knowledgeable professors had differing thoughts and ... Read More about Wine or Grape Juice? What Does History Teach Us About Wine in the Bible?

Worship in the Old Testament: Lessons from the Psalms

Music is a powerful thing. In many ways, it's a universal language of sorts. It is present in every culture of our world, both past and present. Music has a way of making us feel a wide range of emotions, and it also gives us an avenue to express ourselves when words are not enough. Perhaps this is why music has always been one of the main components of worship. This God-given art form allows us ... Read More about Worship in the Old Testament: Lessons from the Psalms

5 People You Are Called to Love… Even When It’s Hard

Christians are called to love. There is no arguing that. While we were still sinners, Jesus loved us to the point of laying down His life for us, and we are commanded to love others with the same unconditional love. Sometimes, loving others is easy. When it comes to my family and friends, love comes naturally. For example, nothing my kids say or do will ever change my love for them or limit my ... Read More about 5 People You Are Called to Love… Even When It’s Hard

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