Three things I know to be true

These three things I know to be true.  

There are others, but these are the primary ones right now.


I am loved, and I am the giver of love.

Things I know to be true - I am loved

Even when everything in life seems to be saying the opposite,  you know that you know that you know that your love bucket can never run dry.  

You are deeply loved.  By your Creator, Lord, and Savior.  By family and friends, partners and colleagues.  And by people you have yet to get to know thoroughly.  

In turn, you pour love out to those who deserve it, and those who don’t.  

You’re a walking love revolution!  That there is the gospel truth.


My purpose on earth is unfolding daily.  

 things I know to be true - purpose

The cliche: “God’s not finished with me yet!”  The truth: at every turn, He’s using me to carry out His purpose and to fulfill my destiny here.  I’m a worshiper, intercessor, writer, editor, blogger, organizer…  Often imitated, never duplicated.  I don’t fit any preconceived mold.  Neither do you!

Work, family, friends, talents, vocation, avocation…  they’re all ingredients in this life-sized layer cake that is each person’s life calling.  

Encouragement and motivation are my trump cards, showing themselves strong even when I want to be Grumpelstiltskin.  

Every event in my life is meant not just to grow me up, but to affect and positively change others.  I can’t fight destiny!


You and I are connected for a reason. 

 Things I know to be true - we are connected

It might not be crystal clear right now.  We may just be discovering each other via our blogs, comments, social media, or in person.  But the connection is real and true, and it will bring forth fruit.  

I’m excited to see where it will all lead!  God’s in the midst of it all.  I wait on His timing to bring it all to fruition.  Trying to rush Him never works, does it?


What are your three things that you know to be true?  How are you living them to the fullest daily?


  1. Hmmm. I will have to think on this one. I love the three things you chose. I will say that I know for sure, I am here to be my children’s mother. And I know that I love what I am doing right now. Now, I need to think on the third one.-Ashley
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  2. I feel like I need to drill #1 into my head but I do get it. And #3 – yes!! I totally agree about how we’re connected for reasons.
    I’m finding out more of my purpose every day. I wonder what it will be like years from now to look back with what I’ve discovered.
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    • I think we all need daily (deep) drilling re: #1, Tamara. So easy to believe the opposite.

      Like you, I do believe that that retrospective look will be awesome. Imagine the smile it’ll bring to our faces when we see how we’ve fulfilled our calling!
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  3. Oh how I loved this Alison. Truths… We are loved. We are forgiven. He has a purpose for our life.
    This really made me smile this morning. You are such a delight my friend.
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  4. Fact, I am loved buy God unconditionally. Unconditional love, the best antidepressant … ever!!!
    Fact, God loves with a plan in mind, to draw me closer to Him so, I focus on His love through the journey.
    Fact, God has many ways of seeing us through our journey, including relationships and the encouragement of like minded individuals.
    I am always blessed by your posts Alison, we are connected for a reason.
    It just crossed my mind that when you decided to become a journalist you never imagined that God would use you to encourage His people. That my dear, was part of His plan.

    • You’re right, Fab. Who would have thought being part of the pioneer journalism class of UVI would lead to this? Look at God, and His infinite patience with the rebel (uppercase and lowercase) that He converted into His redeemed child! May His destiny in me continue to play out, to the benefit of His glory!

      We truly are connected for a purpose, Fab. Let’s never, ever forget that.
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  5. This is such a sweet post! I love the mention of grumplestilskin hahha. I am really happy that I connected with you Alison! It’s is so refreshing getting to know amazing people like you. I look forward to every post.

    My three things that I know: im a wife, mommy and homemaker. Anything that fits comfortably around that is wonderful. Everything else gets removed. I feel very confident in knowing these three things are my purpose. 🙂
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  6. I have to agree with your three. They have shown immeasurable truth in my life in the last year. Very inspiring post.
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  7. You know that you know that you know that you know….YES MA’AM! This is why I love coming here Alison!
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  8. I’ll definitely have to think about this! I love yours though! I am very glad to have connected with you!
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  9. It sure doesn’t. I am nearly in tears reading this – I believe that some of us ignite one another and that’s why we have all connected (for a reason) This is the second thing I’ve read today that is dredging up something from my the bottom of my soul that needs to be written. Thank you for the inspiration.
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  10. This is a hard one I know God is my best friend he is the only one who won’t turn his back on me or judge me. The other two you gonna have me meditating all weekend to think about.
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    • Meditate away, Kita! Believe me, I’ve been wanting to do this post for almost a year but couldn’t settle on what the three things would be. So I feel ya!

  11. Your three are wonderful, Alison, can I choose those for my own? Number one is the most important to me, and I feel so blessed that I can say it is true.
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  12. Umm I don’t know about the coworker part lol.
    3 things I know to be true (gotta make them a little different):

    – I have to do what I can to keep peace in my life. That means omitting some folks
    – What we see was created from what we don’t see
    – My little boy was not a mistake. He’s a blessing
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  13. Those are three beautiful truths, Michelle. But what cowoker part was it that you were referring to?
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  14. I totally believe that we are connected for a reason! I think my three truths are 1) I can do anything I put my mind to 2) I will always try to be the best mother I can to my children 3) I know how to listen without speaking (if you can count that as one!) 🙂 Awesome post.
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    • Love it. Number #3 is a priceless gem. Ours is a society that is so focused on constant yakking that it is rare to find someone who can genuinely listen without interjecting or hijacking the conversation. Hugs, Ali

  15. Love your list of “truths” Alison! Yes, I can’t wait to see the fruit that will come forth from me meeting all my great blogging friends! My truths would have to be…I know that Jesus IS LORD and I’m kept by Him, I know I’m going to Heaven and will meet Him face to face one day and I know that my husband and I were brought together by God for a purpose much larger than ourselves. Love ya my friend…have a blessed weekend!
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    • I adore your truths! Isn’t it great to have those truths settled in your spirit, Michell? They ground you to do what you’re called to do here on earth.

  16. Amen for purpose unfolding daily! So true. All of them are very spot on actually. Great, thoughtful post.
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