I was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am married to an amazing man, and we have two beautiful daughters (or should I say energetic toddlers!)
Growing up in a Christian home, I attended private Christian school for most of my life. It wasn’t until high school that things got “real.” My relationship with God became a personal choice, instead of simply being the religion of my parents. After attending college at the University of Montana, I returned to my roots in Christian education. I received my Bachelor of Science in religion from Liberty University, and then continued my education receiving a Master of Arts degree in theological studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. My passion has, and always will be, to write and teach others about God’s love and His Word.
About the Blog:
When I finally entered the “real world” and my faith was put to the test, I struggled. I struggled with my beliefs, with who I was as a person, and with how to cope in a world that doesn’t want or need God. I had a wake up call…one that made me realize I needed to change my worldview.
The Bible is clear that we need Christian fellowship and influence. It’s the very reason we attend church and surround ourselves with other believers. We need each other for encouragement and accountability. At the same time, however, our mission as believers is to reach the world with the good news of Christ.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. – 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NLT)
In order to be light in the darkness, we have to be willing to shine in the darkest of places…to step out of our comfort zones and trust that God will be with us.
My hope for my writing is to not only be a light in the darkness, but to also equip and encourage others to do the same.
Alyssa J Howard