Alyssa is a Jesus lover, storyteller, hope hunter, wisdom sharer, podcaster, and grace receiver .
She loves her husband, her children, and her highly co-dependent dog.
Books, old windows, clean floors, intentional conversations, kindness, and metaphors are also on the list, but she prefers not to say where.
She lives in South Texas where the weather rarely changes and the deer gather like birds to eat in her yard.
When she’s not shuttling the only nondriver, coordinating family gatherings, or discovering the best gluten-free cookie recipe, you can often find her enjoying community with her neighbors-turned-friends, devouring queso at the local taco shop, or browsing at the local bookstore.
She is a classroom teacher by training, but now spends most of her time meeting friends at quaint coffee shops, talking nonstop about the #sowkind movement, teaching at conferences and retreats, drafting blog posts that sometimes get published, driving her vintage VW van when she can, planning community outreach, sending single emoji texts, and watching way too many Dateline reruns.
She mines for wisdom in every season, excavates hope where she can find it, and encourages others to live the best version of themselves through intentional kindness and encouragement.
She is a contributing author for A Moment to Breathe: 365 Devotions That Meet You in Your Everyday Mess. Wisdom in the Weeds, is her ebook chronicling life lessons she gathered in a journey through fear, and Broken Vessels is her six-week study releasing on November 5, 2021.
This blog exists to elevate truth, excavate hope, and encourage readers.
Thank you for stopping by, clicking around, and engaging in this space.