About Me

My name is Alyssa and I am a Christian just trying to live out what I believe in a suburb called Roseville, California. To read my testimony, click here.

What are you doing in Roseville?

My husband, dog, and I husband, dog, son, and I live in a house with a few other people, get together a couple times a week with a few more people, and generally try to live out the Biblical idea of a gospel-centered community in these modern times. It’s not easy, it’s not romantic, but we love it and I am so grateful to be a part of a God-honoring community that just works normal jobs and dares to do the hard things: to love when it’s inconvenient, to embrace the awkward, to give out of lack, and to serve when it costs you something. We call it The Table. Ever in Roseville? Come visit.

Why do you blog?

I blog because I want to provide a way for Christians who are unfamiliar with a prayer room to understand why we exist. These days, just to organize my thoughts. I don’t want to forget my own journey in the Lord and maybe along the way, hearing my journey will help you too.

You’re so opinionated politically…why?

I grew up in an extremely conservative home, the daughter of two poli-sci majors. My mom worked in the state capitol for a legislator before I was born. My father was a city manager. Some of my earliest memories are listening to and watching the Rush Limbaugh show with my mom. When I was in high school, they sent me to a political summer camp called City on the Hill where we stood on the California senate floor and practiced being legislators, forming committees, defending and opposing bills, etc. All throughout high school I volunteered as a lobbyist with the California Resource Institute and volunteered with my mom at the local Bush headquarters in 2000. I think politics are extremely important and I think Christians take them too lightly (read: they don’t pay attention), and my mission is to change that.

How can I keep in touch with you?

If you want to be notified every time I post, just subscribe to my RSS feed. (Don’t know what an RSS Feed Reader is? Here’s a short, entertaining video that explains it: RSS in Plain English.)

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Lyssie, i love this…ive just been introduced to the wordpress world and am amazed at how developed it is. love this and love your thoughts.

  2. My wife and I are both in full time ministry, and make very little money; but we do make money. Starting pay where I work is $5,000 a year, well below the poverty line in the United States. The ministry provides us with necessities like housing, lights, food; the basics. If you’re in the prayer room from 9pm to 4am, why can you not also work another job, even part time, to support yourself? I understand fully relying on God, I promise I do. But you have to eat. The New Testament is clear about financially supporting those in full time ministry. It’s not about getting rich, but those being ministered to are taught to support those ministering. Always make sure it’s about God’s will, and not about “look how pious I am.” If you’re in the center of God’s will, he will provide his way.

  3. Prayer is of utmost importance. It is our life line to our Savior and the portal to the heavenly way. I have written a series of posts on the tenets of “the Lord’s Prayer,” which I call “The Blueprint” for the building of God’s house, the church, His body. I think it will be a blessing to you.
    Continue on in faith, daughter of God, for that is His purpose, to make His children into princes and princesses of God to rule with Him in His throne in His soon coming kingdom.
    Hope to see you out there on “Immortality Road.”
    Kenneth Wayne Hancock

  4. Hello fellow prayer warrior! I have enjoyed reading through some of your blog this morning. Be richly blessed for your faithfulness. Hugs,

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