Keeping it Personal with Ali

Anticipating the Presence of God


Luke 15:1, “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.” Anticipating God’s presence equips me to know, grow and share… …HIStory with others. When I began writing I created a website and a blog. I wanted them to complement each other; they didn’t. This bothered me.  SO, I decided I […]



Women of God: Harlots, Tricksters, Judges, and Queens series Deborah lived sometime before 1200 B.C. and perhaps a little more than two hundred years after Rahab and about one hundred years before the time of Ruth. The people’s lives are unsettled and troubled politically because their life is unsettled and troubled spiritually. A recurring refrain […]

Redeeming the Addict


Are you an addict? Do you know an addict? Addiction comes in many forms not just drugs, sex and alcohol. I must have ______ or I’m unhappy, irritable, frustrated or just plain mad. Whatever fills that blank is something that has captured my affections and rules my responses to life. Who ought to rule my […]