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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. I spent most of my life as a Christian… but it wasn’t until college that God truly got a hold of my life and placed in me a passion to learn and grow in Him. Since then, God 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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When Patience is Hard: How to Find Peace in the Waiting

Let's face it. As a culture, we love the idea of instant gratification. And when we don't see results right away, we tend to struggle wondering if and when our results will come. If there's one things I've learned, however, it's that the most rewarding things take time. It's through waiting that we begin to truly appreciate all that we are working towards. Truth be told, finding peace in the ... Read More about When Patience is Hard: How to Find Peace in the Waiting

When It’s Time to Cut Ties: What We Learn from Paul and Barnabas

As Christians, we are called to forgive. The New Testament tells us to live at peace with everyone to the best of our ability. But what happens when the best of our ability isn't good enough? What are we supposed to do when we have done all we can on our end to bring peace, but it wasn't enough to restore the relationship? What if it's time to agree to disagree? Paul and Barnabas faced these ... Read More about When It’s Time to Cut Ties: What We Learn from Paul and Barnabas

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?

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