I have not forgotten the Biblical Motherhood series, promise! I have lots to write about and am looking forward to continuing the series. Consider this post a Coffee Break. It's just a little behind the scenes look at what's been going on around here and where I've been.
Something you may (or may not) know about me is that I work as a Sponsor Administrator for the Allume conference as well as manage the Allume blog. Well, the conference is this weekend and the weeks leading up to any conference are extremely busy as we tend to the (1000) remaining details.
I have the incredible privilege of working with an awesome team of people who all share a vision. From there I work with some a-mazing organizations who partner with us to make this happen. These aren't just any organizations -- they are organizations who get and support the heart of Allume and we fully support what they do. So we form a partnership.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much work is involved in pulling something like this together. It is very exhausting yet rewarding work and I am so honored to be a part of it all.
So I have been behind the scenes answering emails, creating detailed spreadsheets, having team meetings, managing the Allume blog, working with sponsors, etc., and it has forced me to set aside any writing until it's over. There just aren't enough hours in the day for both and part of why I blog is the heart behind this conference.
I have had the opportunity to be a part of this conference since it began back in 2010. And every year my involvement evolves as the conference evolves. The privilege of being a part of this, both as an attendee, and as a team member are equally rewarding. As an attendee I was poured into in the most awesome ways. After a couple years, I wanted to pour out onto others and God answered my hearts cry and through the means of only His hand did I come aboard as a member of the Allume team. Sarah Mae simply asked me as we had built a relationship over the past couple of years prior to her first asking. (Does that make sense?!)
So, if my blog is a bit quiet this week and a bit into next week, you'll know why. But I'll be tweeting lots of conference goodness from the @Allume twitter account. Not just about blogging, but about work in Africa and Asia, about publishing, and authors such as Emily P. Freeman, Ann Voskamp, and Tsh Oxenreider,
There will be sessions on branding and balancing mothering with blogging and lots of other goodness to tweet and Facebook about!
And guess what? Allume will be in Greenville, SC next year, too, so if you think this is something you'd be interested in, follow us on Twitter with the #allume (hashtag) and on Facebook this coming weekend to see what it's all about. This conference sells out every year. Knowing in advance also allows you the opportunity to plan and save in advance.
Keep an eye on the Allume blog for some goodies after the conference, too!
I cannot say enough good things about this conference. It's about more than blogging -- it's about living and being the light Christ has called us to.
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