Hi, I’m Alison! I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, went to college in the city of Chicago (just a hop, skip and a jump away from North Ave. beach), & spent most of my 20s calling many diverse and beautiful neighborhoods home. Journeying through the highs and lows of life, I count it a privilege to know others’ stories and see the redemption of Jesus in them. Most of my 20s were spent abroad, whether in Israel or throughout Europe. I lived in Europe for two years but never learned how to drive manual. I’ve been to Israel over ten times and called the land home for a season but I cannot stomach olives.
I started this blog in 2015, at the start of studying and living in Israel for a few months. Since then, I’ve been to many places, been shaped by many incredible people, and lived overseas for a few years. This is a sacred space for me to remember, raise an ebenezer, and share my voice. I believe your voice is powerful and your story is being written daily. The tapestry of our lives is grand–in it’s diversity, transparency, array of colors. Here, I share my tapestry.