If Christ has all authority and you and I (the church) have been given fullness in Christ, that means all authority has been given to who? The Church!! It’s time to BE THE CHURCH. It’s time to BE the church BOLDLY. Col 2:9 Col 1:15-20

We are not weak. We ARE strong. Believe in the God of your armor, not the armor this world THAT you think you need. Ephesians 6 Joshua 1:9 Christ IS IN YOU. Be the hope today.

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The confident expectation of what God has promised.

Am I anxious? Yes.

Am I uncertain? Yes.

But am I fearful? No.Deuteronomy 31:8 tells us to “not be afraid or discouraged” because “He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Our responsibility to remain open because of our USPS contract with the government creates a unique situation in that we get to continue to share Hope for at least awhile longer.

We don’t take that “privilege” lightly.

We’re going to do our best to provide that Hope for our guests through these times.

Everyday. My mind is filled with new information, recommendations and warnings.

Everyday I’m prayerfully petitioning God for mercy and grace as we face these days ahead.

Everyday I’m seeking instruction through His Word.But everyday....

God continues to show up with His mighty goodness. The texts, calls, messages, notes and smiles of all of you have been such a blessing to so many of our 300+ families here across the Alyssa’s campus.

Offering curb side pick up, call in orders, delivery and drop off, and even trying to help with ideas and projects are just a few things we have implemented. Upgraded cleaning, extensive sanitizing, 6 ft distancing in isles, and many more precautions are in place.

The greatest thing we can ALL do, however, is pray.If you need prayer, just let us know. I’ll meet you on the porch, in the parking lot or call you on the phone. If I’m not around, we have many prayer warriors who would be honored as well.

It’s time we boldly walk in Faith and share the Hope that we’ve been so graciously been allowed - even if it’s from 6 feet away. God IS able and we must trust that THIS too will bring glory to Him.

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Updated: Mar 20, 2020

As of now, all three Alyssa’s stores WILL remain open until we are instructed by educated authorities that we are no longer able.

We currently have 54 employees & house over 250 vendors who depend on their job at Alyssa’s to support their families.

This isn’t a hobby for me or for any of us. THIS is a commitment to support families who provide a large part of the revenue for our local economy.

Believe me when I say, we are sensitive to the uncertainties we are all facing in the days, weeks and months ahead. There have been countless hours of prayer behind these decisions from not only myself, but also many of our team members.

I’ve been bashed today once already and I am aware there will be many more. However, my hope remains in the One who wrote this story for me. I will remain diligent to listen to any prompting God has for me.

We want every single person to make the best decision for you, your family and your situation. Be smart. Be diligent. Be safe.We are cleaning & sanitizing all surfaces multiple times a day.

We will do everything in our power to accommodate those who need delivery or drive through pick up. Just call us and let us help. It’s what we do.

Finally, in the words of a good friend...”be reminded...We live in the greatest town filled with the greatest people. Help the elderly, enjoy your children, support local business and know we’re here to help you anyway we can...We are resilient and this too shall pass!!

”God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our hope is in Him. He is and should always be our ever present help in times of trouble. Big or small - He is Jehovah Jireh.

Romans 15:13 Psalm 39:7 Is 35:4

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