A REDEEMED GIRL: ALEX-ANNA

A Redeemed Girl is a woman. A story of one life intersecting with the Infinitely Beautiful One, King Jesus. A real person experiencing real transformation as she follows Him. Redeemed Girl is more than a blog, a podcast or a book…we are a community of women experiencing life change as we walk daily with Jesus. Redemption, after all, is not an age, it is an identity. One where we know who we are because we know Whose we are. Each of us expresses the glorious redemption in different ways … in different places…and in different seasons of life. Every Redeemed Girl story is beautiful….

Meet Alex-Anna!

Name: Alex-Anna

School + Year: Ole Miss graduate

Hometown: Jackson, TN

What’s on your playlist?

A whole lot of Eddie Vedder…. and The Civil Wars.

What are you currently reading?

I’m simultaneously working on Victory Over the Darkness and The Secret History depending on my mood.

Who was your middle school celebrity crush?

I had a SERIOUS Aaron Carter crush that sneaks back up every once in a while if I’m not careful.

What is your perfect Saturday?

As an Ole Miss alumna, my best Saturdays revolve around a morning in the Grove and an afternoon watching the Rebels.

Favorite comfort food?

Cereal. Any and every kind.

What do you order at Starbucks?

Skinny Vanilla Latte with an extra shot. Iced in the summer.

What’s your least favorite church word? Why?

Denomination. It makes me cringe to think of Jesus followers separating among ourselves instead of coming together and loving one another.

Who is a person that inspires you? Why?

Bob Goff. He is the picture of a life dependent upon Jesus and FULL of fun and adventure because of it.

What gives you life? What drains you?

Time alone with my dog gives me so much life. Time in large groups drains me terribly.

What quality of your best friend do you admire the most?

Honesty. My best friend is so open about what she’s thinking or how she’s messed up. She is not afraid to be vulnerable.

What was your biggest challenge of your freshman year in college?

Was there anything that was NOT my biggest challenge freshman year? It was awful!

When did Jesus become real to you?

Go back to that question about freshman year of college… Jesus showed up in a real way during that tough time.

How has following Jesus changed your life?

Before Jesus, I lived in constant anxiety and guilt and self-questioning. Jesus released me from all of that!

What is your before and after story?

Before = Constantly filled with anxiety | After = Resting in God’s plan

Jesus said, “The truth shall set you free.” What’s one truth that has set you free?

John 10:10 “I came so they can have real and eternal life, MORE and BETTER life than they every dreamed of.”
His plan for my life is far better than any I could imagine.

How are you serving Jesus?

I am involved in Young Life in Oxford. I do life with high schoolers and show them Jesus along the way.

Photography by Justin Ellis

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