The Awakening: Sowing the Seed of Faith

The Awakening: how do I begin except to say that I have much to learn about faith in Christ. For He is constantly sowing the seed of faith in my spirit. Each drop of a seed opens my eyes to the vastness of the unworked fields within me.

The Awakening chapter in my testimony is a flashback to the moment of impact where both my physical and spiritual realities came to an immediate and sudden stop. In the physical I was grappling with the sight of my slumped over husband next to me, my all too silent children behind me and a crumpled up metal frame surrounding me. In the spiritual, I was dieing a new death and didn’t even know it. The seeds that Elohim planted within me throughout the years finally died. A new creation in Him was about to come to life.

John 12:24

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

When Jesus spoke these Words I believe He was directly referring to His crucifixion. You know what though? I think most of us recognize that Yeshua’s Word is miraculous in the way that it contains many layers. Although spoken two thousand years ago, what Jesus said is applicable even to us in our day.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

On April 21, 2008 Yeshua Hamashiac began sowing the seed of faith into my life in new and incredible ways. There isn’t a moment that goes by where I don’t feel like I died on that day. For something new sprang forth from those ashes and blessed is He who saved me through it.

If you haven’t watched or read the beginning of the story you can do that here:

May Elohim bless you and keep you always.



Some study resources if you’d like are below. There are many more that you can search and read. Nothing beats reading the scripture itself and if you can find references to the Hebrew and Aramaic that is even better.

Alan Horvath: Life vs. Death, Soul vs. Spirit
Got Questions: What is the meaning of the parable of the sower?


My Personal Story of Faith: Part 1

I began writing my personal testimony of faith in 2009. Many times I stopped and struggled with the concept of sharing my life story (at least up to then anyway). I knew the Holy Spirit was leading me to do this but I was still struggling with self worth. One night when I was getting ready for bed I had a terrible feeling come over me. The feeling was so immediate and so bad that I thought something was wrong with a friend or family member. So I started calling everyone I knew to ask them if they were okay. Right around midnight, I hung up the phone with my dad. Thank goodness everyone was fine.

Almost immediately after hanging up with my dad I heard the Holy Spirit tell me “Finish the book….now!”

“Okay!, okay,” I replied. I guess you’d have to know and understand my relationship with Abba Father but let’s just say satire does exist. Several months later I finished. I’m glad I did. It was very healing to write out my journey with Jesus Christ because it caused me to remember all the ways in which He was present in my life. Choosing to share my story with others, however, was a different matter.  Did I really want to open up that much to strangers? If you knew me before, you would understand what a gigantic leap this was. I would never do something like that. Just take introvert and infinity as a multiplier.

Writing My Personal Testimony of Faith:

One of the questions I pondered during the months of writing this story was what should I call it? For a long time I struggled with titling the book Phoenix. I do love comics but I also know that there are some negative connotations associated with the symbol. The last thing I wanted to do was drive people away over a title. In the end, after a lot of prayer, I went with it. There was no other way that I knew how to describe the transition of death and rebirth I went through.

I’ll leave you with this thought. Sharing our stories is important. It brings our walk with Elohim into the reality of fellow believers. Despite our inherent nature of skepticism, testimonies are a cornerstone of fellowship. Whether we connect in person or online we should always connect with one another. Truly, we are blessed to live in a generation where we can touch lives around the world.

With all my love,


Soul Anchored in Jesus: Reflecting on the Meaning

Why My Soul is Anchored in Jesus

Do you ever think of stormy seas when you are having a hard time in life? I learn a little more about what it means to have my soul anchored in Jesus with each passing storm. It’s odd you know, that I find the most peace when I’m leaning into Jesus. Take for example, the time my daughter was in a children’s hospital.

I didn’t have the money to pay for her care. She was flown to UC Davis children’s hospital over 300 miles away from me. Because of my own injuries, I couldn’t take the flight with her. I couldn’t even drive myself to her.  I remember feeling inadequate as a mom, desperate and devastated.  I called the hospital every hour to check on her condition throughout that long and sorrowful night. Each time they would tell me something new. She crushed her jaw. She bruised her spleen. Her teeth are shattered. She has internal bleeding. Her spine is fractured.  On and on.

The Night Acts 27:17 Had New Meaning

I will never forget sitting in the easy chair, drifting in and out of sleep. It was night time and the darkness of the room was fitting. It felt surreal. I don’t think I went out to God that night. On that night, He came to me. And when He did I didn’t just drop anchor in His presence. No, I threw that sucker as hard as I could and made sure it latched on. What could have easily turned into a nightmare was suddenly met with strength, courage, peace, love. And we got through it.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, Hebrews 6:9

I wrote Anchored after attending my first women’s retreat in Arizona. The subject was, of course, about anchoring ourselves in Jesus. Maybe that night played through my mind again as it often does. But saying that my soul in anchored in Jesus takes on a whole new meaning for me now. Truly, I say to you, lay down your fears. Put away your sorrows.

Look to the Holy Spirit who is your anchor in Christ. Hebrews says that God could not swear by no one greater and so He swore by Himself. His oath to us is salvation through Jesus. In His Holy Spirit I rest my Anchor. I love you my Savior!

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How is your soul anchored in Christ? Leave your comments below. God bless you guys and see you next time. 🙂

Glory: A Christian Inspirational Poem by Alice Rovney

Don’t you find that when you really dig into God’s word that it is so full of encouragement? Literally every single word, phrase and page leads to our blessed hope in Jesus Christ. In the video above I read Glory, a poem I wrote after one of the most tragic events in my life. Even then, when life didn’t make since and it felt like everything around me was spinning out of control, I found God’s peace.

I’ve been searching the scripture for a good quote to include here and I find that there are so many. But I like this one from Isaiah 54:10 because I don’t hear it read that often.

For though the mountains be removed and the hills be shaken, My kindness is not removed from you, nor is My Covenant of peace shaken, said Yahwey, who has compassion on you.

This verse reminds me of the time I was in. It’s difficult to describe but I’ll try. The events of my life were chaotic, uncertain and frightening. I could feel life spinning on around me. People were going about their lives and had forgotten my pain or expected that I should have moved on. I felt so alone in that pain from a human relationship standpoint.

But I did not feel alone in God. I wrote the poem Glory after experiencing a remarkable calmness and peace inside my spirit. Let the world spin around me and let chaos attempt to encircle me. They have no power. For God, my God, has lifted me up and has not forgotten. Because of Him I overcome. Hallelujah!

Peace be on you! God bless and have an amazing day.

Love Alice

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