About Me

The short version: 

On this blog, I share my story of learning to accept and dwell in God's passionate love for me. I invite you in to my daily and weekly struggle to be a good steward of my time and resources and words.  I highlight the stories of hope and heartbreak that awaken me to the Love that drives out fear and the call He has on all of our lives.

Topics range from the poetry of T.S. Eliot to the efficacy of international intervention to self-esteem and body image issues to just plain fun witticisms and anecdotes. I hope you'll stick around.

The long version: 

My name is Aly Lewis, a young(ish) writer recently transplanted from America’s finest city of San Diego to one of Guatemala’s finest cities, La Antigua.

After graduating with a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from Point Loma Nazarene University, I joined the team of international development nonprofit, Plant With Purpose, as a Staff Writer and Grants Specialist. For over four years, I sleuthed out program information, wrote compelling proposals, reports, blogs, and newsletters, and soaked in everything I could related to poverty alleviation and international development.

Since I wasn't getting any younger, I decided to finally act on my longtime dream of living in Central America. After much prayer and deliberation, I took the plunge and traded my predictable San Diego schedule for a less predictable life living in Antigua, Guatemala and working remotely as a part time Communications Specialist for a nonprofit consulting company.

I am passionate about T.S. Eliot, Latin America, women's literacy, environmental and social justice, and using my words to bring dignity and grace into a hurting world. I believe I am called to be a voice for voiceless, to speak on behalf of the marginalized and forgotten. But that is only part of my calling. In order to speak kindly and wisely and compassionately, in order to do no harm with my words and my advocacy, I must first listen.

So that's why I'm here, in Guatemala, eating tortillas, speaking Spanish, and learning to listen and live and seek hope in my new home.