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A Burning Fire in My Bones

One of the super-cool parts of my job is doing ministry beside some really phenomenal people.  I’m so excited about having Sharon Glasgow at Willowbrook February 28-March 1 for Ignite.  I wanted to give you, my readers (whether Willowbrookers or not), the blessing of hearing Sharon’s heart through today’s guest post.  If you are in more »

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4 Life Lessons We Learn From Our Children

Children have an amazing perspective on life.  Here are 4 Life Lessons we learn from our children. 1.  It’s NOT about you. Rick Warren begins The Purpose Driven Life with those same four words. However, nothing makes those 4 words sink in quite as deeply as becoming a parent.  When all you want to do more »

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Reclaimed. Renamed.

Cate Ange first made it on my radar through an email she sent a friend. I was so moved by her words in that email that I asked her to share on the blog. I hope you enjoy today’s guest post by Cate. “Just share what makes you unique”, Bobi Ann said. Seriously? I have more »

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Hungry for Attention

Thought I’d mix things up a bit with a video today about the ways God gets our attention. After you watch this 5-minute video check out the verse below out of The Message translation of the Bible. Powerful words regarding the promise of God. Attention from Bobi Ann Allen on Vimeo. “Give your entire attention more »

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A Monogram…of Course

As a girl born and raised in the south, I truly appreciate the value of a monogram.  If you aren’t from the south, it might seem hard to understand why southerners enjoy initials on everything.  To be honest, I’m not sure if I understand it, either. However, I do know I like it.  So, I more »

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Forgetting My Purpose

Jared and I are coming out of 15 years of student ministry this month.  It is hard to wrap my brain around not having teenagers play such a huge role in our lives anymore.  However, it doesn’t change our warm affection for them.  We respect the challenges they face and recognize the difficulty of maneuvering through more »

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Are You An Initiator or A Responder?

My husband, Jared often says there are 2 kinds of people in the world: initiators and responders.  By that he means, if you walked into a room of people you didn’t know you would either, 1) walk up to someone and introduce yourself or 2) wait until someone walked up to you and began to make conversation. more »

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How to Remove Mildew Smell from Towels

My dishrags had developed a horrid odor. I would take them right from the drawer and begin to wipe down the counters. I would walk away and my hands smelled of a soured rag. I would wash it again but discovered it still smelled bad. I couldn’t get the smell out. So, again, I turned more »

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Freedom to Doubt

There are some people who you don’t have to know very long to know they are something special.  They bubble over with enthusiasm for life and an authenticity that challenges and inspires.  Emily Rogers is the definition of bubbling over!  I’ve had the treat of crossing paths and working with Emily through Shattered Magazine.  She more »

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The F Word

No, not that one.  Come on…really?  I mean, I guess, I could write a post on THE F-word, but I’m not. The F-word I’m talking about is “Forgive.”  It’s not four-letters, but it might as well be.  Don’t get me wrong.  Forgiveness is a good thing. It heals, it restores and I really like receiving more »

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