Author: Bobi Ann Allen

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the most important thing prayer accomplishes

A man arrives in heaven, and St. Peter is showing him around. After a while, they pass by a large warehouse, and the man inquires about what is inside. “Oh, you don’t want to see that,” protests St. Peter. The man’s curiosity is piqued, and he demands to see inside. St. Peter opens the door, more »

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go ahead and just admit it

I’m Type A and embarrassingly independent.  When there is a problem, I’m the determined type that tries to fix it even if I have no idea how.  You should ask my husband.  He gets nervous when he’s out of town and I start pulling out the power tools.  (I’m not known for my skills in more »

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God has your situation firmly in check

Disclaimer: I like to read.  It might be better stated that I like to learn.  So, when I start a post with a quote from a historical church leader, I’m afraid it might come across as being something that it’s not.  As much as I like to read and learn, I don’t often read the more »

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healing after pornography in your marriage

Brace yourself.  This is a heavy one.  But I don’t want to be accused of tip-toeing around the hard topics and pornography is one of them.  Pornography affects so many families.  I’m grateful for my friend and fellow writer, Natalia, Drumm, faithfully taking on the topic of pornography in marriage.  To read more from Natalia more »

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5 ways to help your man be the leader you desire

I love meeting women who have gone before me and are willing to honestly share their experiences in life, ministry and marriage so I can learn and grow from their wisdom.  My darling friend, Jodi Aiken, is a pastor’s wife in Florida who God led on an interesting journey into ministry with her husband. When more »

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what’s the point in following God if this is how it goes?

Do you ever seem to struggle when you see non-Christians excelling in something and you wonder why it’s not going as well for you?  I know that God isn’t a Genie…. I just question sometimes why it’s so hard for me and not for others who aren’t Christians. This is the question that showed up more »

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how to really help your husband

I’m married to a pastor which means that life is a little different from some people’s.  However, marriage for a pastor and his wife isn’t different because at the core it still involves a sinful man and a sinful woman.  We struggle with many of the same things other couples do.  You see, I’m first more »

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just for a moment

Do you need a moment?  A moment of quiet and rest for your mind and heart? It’s been within the past few weeks that I’ve suffered the spiritual effects of physical and emotional exhaustion.  I can’t point to any particular trauma or added stress.  Instead, I’m dealing with the consequences of a week to week more »

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Why We All Need to Believe the Best instead of Thinking the Worst

Last week I had the opportunity to hop over to Leigh Power’s site and share about my ongoing struggle with perfectionism.  Today, I’m super-excited that Leigh is joining us over here. Leigh Powers is a pastor’s wife, Bible study and devotional writer, freelance editor, and mother of three from small-town West Texas. She is passionate about helping more »

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Unleashing Grace

I’m really honored to be over at Leigh Power’s site today writing about the struggle of perfectionism.  Leigh offers resources for pastor’s wives and I was thrilled to jump in and share my heart and experiences as a way to encourage other women serving in the calling as Pastor’s wife.   But by the grace more »

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