WHO am I?
My name is Alexis Murphy. I am an ordinary girl born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. I am currently on the road as a stateside travel nurse! The majority of my life has been centered around sports, fair grades, my hopes to please God and purpose to find His will for my life.
I was born in a two-parent Christian household where I went to church regularly. I first gave my life to Christ (or made a profession of faith) when I was seven years old, days after I recovered from a unexpected, life-threatening hospitalization. Since then, I really thought I was the best, most-favored Christian known to man and God. However, once divorce crept into our lives, tons of brokenness and disparity flooded from heart. At the age of 12, I believe I got my first dose of rejection. The latter half of junior high and all throughout high school was my attempt to find happiness that was unfairly snatched away from me. I had to fill the void in my heart, some way somehow.
So I invested my time into the game of basketball. Oh, how I love(d) the game. I spent countless hours sharpening my skills to carry my weight for my team and coach. It instantly became an idol. Apart from the game, I dove into countless relationships to feel appreciated and of worth. Neither sports nor relationships were sufficient.
My life took a sharp 180º-turn during my junior year of high school. A very unhealthy relationship drove me to quitting basketball and forsaking the plans I sought for myself. I was lost and helpless…but never hopeless. The same night I quit the team, I drove home sobbing (and, probably swerving) while crying out to God, “I surrender it all. I have nothing else. I’m yours.” Did I know what that meant? No. Did I mean what I said? Every word.
WHY I created this blog?
This blog was given to me as a quiet whisper from the Holy Spirit. Many doubts and excuses flooded my mind as I came up with every reason to not do this. (1) No one will read it. (2) No one cares about what I have to say. (3) This is yet another blog that will soon be lost in the cloud.
But, I have learned over my twenty-years of living that obedience + faith = supernatural results. I truly believe that God will use this space for His glory. I believe that He will direct all eyes to this blog that needs it. Lastly, I have discovered a newfound love for expressive writing and there’s no better place than here!
WHAT this site is about?
This blog contains four key areas that equally define who I am along with the challenges that I face.
- Christian and Single
- Young and Educated
- Black and Female
- Aspiring Musician
I hope that one, if not all, of these subjects can be of help to you. Moreover, I hope it helps you to understand different points of view than your own. Maybe you’re a white, married atheist who is going on fifty with no college education who hates music and all feminist views. I would say, this is the place for you.
Also, disclaimer, I do not speak for all African American women or Christians. I am one person who will only take credit and speak for myself through my perspective and experiences. I encourage us all to build deeper relationships with those around us. It’s the only way to understand one another.
WHERE am I headed?
Put simply, I’m headed into a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ. That is my daily path, direction and vision. Along the way, I hope to invest my time into my patient’s lives; invest my life into high school kids; invest my resources into those in need.