Aleysha, describe yourself for our visitors.
I am a devoted Christian, a lover of “all things beautiful” and I enjoy reading, shopping and going to live events (such as concerts and fashion shows). I also enjoy encouraging people and trying to get them to see that nothing is as bad as it seems.
I have a full time career on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and run my own business the other half of the day. My schedule stays packed months in advance, and when I’m not busy trying to change my world and others, for the better, I enjoy resting and spending time with family and friends.
How do you find time to connect with God?
It’s a lifestyle. Jesus said that the true worshipper would worship the Father in spirit and in truth, so I don’t have to wait until Sunday or until I’m at church, I can connect and worship the Lord 24/7!
Do you have a favorite bible verse and or quote you wish to share?
I have many favorite scriptures, but one of my most favorite is Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
Tell us about your current book.
Jazz, Java & Jesus is twenty-four Christian devotions and puzzles about jazz, java and Jesus. It’s the perfect book to take to a coffee or tea house, or anywhere, and meditate on the promises of God. After reading each devotional, you’ll see the hand of God throughout the ages and KNOW that He’s able to help you successfully get through whatever you’re facing.
What influenced you to write this book?
“Jazz, Java & Jesus” is my 3rd book, and it’s a result of me writing for an online Bible study group for 18 months. I knew that I needed to put all of the devotions together in one product and get it out to the masses for encouragement and hope.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
I hope that the readers will learn that NO MATTER what they’re going through that God is able to deliver them out of everything!
What’s next for you?
I will continue writing books and blog posts. I’m at several book fairs this fall and will probably be at them again next spring and fall. In addition, next spring, I’ll probably resume my book signing brunches around the east coast, then hopefully around the country and then hopefully, around the world. I’m not sure when my next book will be released, but it’s coming.
Where can visitors find you online?