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?
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.