Today I wandered into a weird antique shop where there were lots of strange things. In honor of pay-day and my curious mood, I decided to buy the weirdest thing I could find. This quickly turned into hunting around the shop for almost an hour where in the end, I bought a map, 10 post … More Postcards
Today on Easter Sunday I spent the day rejoicing. I spent the day in celebration of my sin and shame being nailed to a cross so that I didn’t have to bear the weight of my own imperfections anymore. I spent the day with my loved ones celebrating the greatness and grace of the Lord, … More A Christian take on the Cleveland shootings
As I have grown in understanding and knowledge about my faith, I have come to realize that one of the hardest parts, in my opinion, about being a Christian is forgiveness. When I say forgiveness, I am not only talking about forgiveness towards others, but also towards yourself. Sin is inevitable; we sin repeatedly every … More It is finished.
There are certain trials in everyone’s life that makes each and every one of us as Christians wonder “why me, God?” I know I have been there. One trial in specific in which I have seen an unfortunate series of “why me”s is self image. Boy oh boy have I been there and done that … More Why me, God?
I’ve always been a pretty active person. Between competitive cheerleading, softball, basketball, and running, exercising has always been something I have not only prioritized, but enjoyed. But just because I have always enjoyed doing it, doesn’t mean that I have always done it for the same reason. Up until this year, working out was something … More Why I Pray for the Strangers at the Gym
We post the best of ourselves on social media. We post pictures of us looking our best physically and of us having the best time. We do not post a picture of us while we are anxious, stressed, and tear covered. We don’t post selfies of that face we make right when the light gets … More A really bad, really good week
A year ago yesterday something really cool happened. A year ago yesterday I did my say-so at fall weekend 2015 and verbally committed my life to Christ. I stood up in a chilly garage-like gym and said the following words that would change my life forever: “Hi! I am Alyssa Brooks from Mason and today … More XI.XXII.MMXV
I am overjoyed by the fact that I truly have a best friend forever. By forever, I mean eternity. I always knew who my best friend was. Her name is Claire and we have a strange kind of relationship. We have the kind of relationship where we can go from crying laughing about things that make … More A Best Friend for Eternity
My life has been significantly more full and happy this past year. The reason is NOT because I made it this entire 12 month period of time only buying Starbucks with gift cards (that is a lot of gift cards, believe me). Although this did happen and I am very pleased with myself for that reason, … More 11.13.16
One year ago, I was invited to a weird gathering of 100 high schoolers in someone’s basement. I sat there smushed between a bunch of loud strangers while four unlucky people were forced to eat burritos filled with spam, raw fish, icing, and other weird ingredients in front of all of us just so we … More 75