Allume Week!

I think I’m a little overwhelmed that Allume is actually here-like it is THIS WEEK!

When my Logan of Life for Dessert invited me to be the conference photographer, then gave me the dates,  my first reaction was “it’s right in the middle of Fall!” …translation, the busiest season in an outdoor photographer’s life!  But I knew if Logan was in it, it was important and BIG! (If you think I’m in the “Go Big or Go Home” club, she’s the president!!!)  So even as I said yes,  I didn’t know why. Why would a Christian Blogger’s Conference be big? Why would being a part of this conference be important to me?

Then Passion 2013 happened. While our  15 year old was lamenting not being able to attend this amazing, “for college kids only” conference, we learned of the new livestream and she and the rest of  our family  stayed glued to the the computer screen for hours at a time! I knew that God was stirring something in me because I cried through the whole thing. (My best friends may not think that’s too relevant since I am the one who cries at commercials, but…I knew something was up.) Since then I have been asking God to show me,  chasing a few avenues that ended in dismissal and closed doors, and I am, 10 months later,  still lingering in wonder, asking God to make the path clear…the one I feel Him nudging me towards.

Reveal it to me, Lord, in your time….and I will do it.

Last night I attended the “In the Round” concert by Bebo Norman, Andrew Peterson, and my long time fave, Sara Groves! It was like several hours of “porch time” with a few good friends! The theme, for me, continued and maybe even got a little clearer as each one declared that to have a God given gift and use it only for the sake of personal provision is empty. But to have a gift and use it for His kingdom and His kingdom’s work, locally and world-wide is to be full. And while I struggle with being in the place that Bebo describes in his song “The Middle”  I do feel like I’m about to get a glimpse…at Allume 2013.

I feel like I’m in a first trimester, beginning to feel something grow in me, but not yet sure what the dream is or how it  will be fulfilled. But, like an expectant mother, I wanted to annouce that God is doing something in me…and I believe my attendance at Allume is going to be both important and big for me and my unkown journey ahead.

I am honored beyong belief to be serving as this year’s conference photographer! If you think about us, please pray for all involved in  Allume 2013!

October 21, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Deb Anderson Weaver - This is my first year attending Allume, and I also feel like I’m on the precipice of something I can’t yet see. I know I’ve been beckoned there even though I do not quite know all the reasons. I’m so excited to be able to meet and encourage the others going. I’m glad you will be there too!

Deb Weaver

October 21, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Amy J. Bennett - Thank you for sharing this: “to have a God given gift and use it only for the sake of provision was empty” Looking forward to seeing you around Allume!

October 21, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Kristin Anne Smith - How exciting!! I love this and as a “newbie” this year I am terrified to attend but so so excited to see all that God has planned!!

October 21, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Logan Lane Wolfram - I couldn’t be more excited that you will be walking beside me documenting all of this….you are a blessing and I am praying that whatever it is that the Lord is stirring in you will be awakened for you at Allume! I love you friend!

October 21, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Susan - I know how you feel! God is on the move of doing something…I am not sure what it is yet. And, the passion 2013–right there with you my sweet friend! I will be going this year as a chaperone, and I am beyond excited. As He slowly reveals His plans in His timing, I want to make sure that I am watching and listening and not being so busy that I miss that small quiet whisper.
Love ya!

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