My name is Alicia, and I am joyfully married to my husband, Gabriel. I was raised in the church, but I can say that I truly became a disciple of Christ during my college years. I attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and graduated with the Class of 2007. From there, I attended the University of Delaware for a year to work on a Masters degree, but God called me to leave half way through the program. So I returned to Atlanta and began working at Spelman College with their residence life program for 3 years. In 2011, I left Spelman and moved to Colorado one week before I married my husband, Gabriel (or Gabe as I call him), and I began another Masters program at Colorado State University. Well, apparently God had some plans for us because I got pregnant a month after we married. So, making the necessary adjustments, we handled our business (i.e. my husband finished his PhD, was offered a couple of jobs, and we finally settled down in Louisiana), and we had our daughter in March 2012. I left my Masters program, obviously, and we all moved to Louisiana. After being here for almost a year, it appears that God is moving us yet again….next stop, Charleston, SC!!!!

God has continuously grown me up in the faith, purifying my walk through various means. And over the past years, He has seen fit to bring me into marriage and motherhood for His purposes. I believe these are His purposes because it was never my intention to get married so early (it felt early to me) and start motherhood so quickly (I wanted to pursue my career for a while). So I started this blog at the request of some friends who wanted to know more about my journey being a wife and mother in the Lord. I appreciate you stopping by to check me out, and I pray that you are encouraged in the Lord by what you find here. God bless!

Oh, and now I’m contributing occasionally on another site: Credo Covenant, I encourage you to check them out! 



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  2. David Shank said:

    thank you for this needful reminder. I am recovering from AML and find that I often am not kind. I use the excuse that I am exhausted or weak. But I am reminded that it is in my weakness that His strength is shown.
    I really appreciate what you shared.
    I also saw your response to Jimmy Butts’ article on Esther, Ethnic Betrayal and African Americans. I am very burdened by how we often miss the Gospel and its application to all of life. Have mercy on us Oh Lord!
    Do you also post your writings on FaceBook? If so, how do I find you?
    I can be found at either of these…
    “David Shank” from Harrisonburg, VA
    “Prayers for Dave” I’m not sure, but I might have to specifically invite you to this FB page.
    Prayers for Dave was created by a brother shortly after my diagnosis.

    May His love and grace continue to point you to Jesus

    • Hi David,
      Thank you for leaving a comment! No, I don’t post on FB or anything like that…..totally don’t think I have that much to say. 🙂 And I do have a huge burden for African-Americans having a biblically sound and consistent understanding and application of God’s Word to our lives. I just wrestle with finding the proper words, being angry about it, and perseverance on the matter. (I think my husband is much better at it than I am. 🙂 )

      But I’m glad to hear that you are recovering from AML. However, I’m quite sure that is not easy. So keep on pressing brother, and I’ll remember you in my prayers. He will complete every good work He has begun in you, and He is faithful to His promises.

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