“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Joshua 1:9 (KJV)
Hi, there! I’m Alyssa. Freelancer, homeschooler, planner addict, amateur theologian, devourer of cheese, chief sandwich maker, and diaper-changer extraordinaire. I also have an awful lot to say about the beauty and madness going on in the world today.
A Good Courage started as a blog about my life which never launched because a) my life is hectic due to all the hats I wear, and b) my life isn’t all that interesting most of the time.
Instead, it wasn’t until a dear sister in Christ (and far better writer than I am) got me into freelancing that I started taking writing seriously. During the day, I write spin-free news articles for various Christian websites. But, by night, I pour out my thoughts on the day’s news and issues from my perspective as a not-quite-Reformed Christian woman, mother, and wife.
A word on my Background and Biases:
Hey, guess what? I’m human! That means I had a beginning, I was born, I come from a certain background and culture, and some of the secondary and tertiary (read: non-gospel) things you’ll see me talk about are shaped by my experiences and biases.
Politically, I am a Christian libertarian, leaning toward anarchocaptialism, but before I became a Christian I was flirting with socialism. I am a former anti-theist, which is basically an atheist who hates the religious as much as she hates God. My Christian walk began in Oneness Pentecostalism, meandered into an ex-Calvary Chapel, fringey Ruckman-esque house church scene, progressed into a more modern Charismatic persuasion, until I became a Calvinist and then a Baptist around 2016.
A Good Courage represents just my little space in the community of intelligent Christian women online. You will not find “you are enough” fluff here, but I hope you also won’t find demands of conformity or any rabid manifestos where I kick people out of the Kingdom of God over secondary and tertiary doctrines. It’s my prayer that the Lord use my ramblings to reach and minister to you.
Thank you for visiting!
Soli Deo Gloria
(Glory to God Alone)