This year was it's 6th year--as part of the team for the past 4 years, I have been given the rewards on the outside and the inside; as an attendee and as a member of the team who helps (in a small way) to pull it off.
Each year seems to outdo itself and this year was no different. The one thing you can expect at Allume is the unexpected and I did not expect to walk away so filled and free. God's presence was thick and it moved His people.
So, what did I learn? It wasn't more blogging rules, social media tricks, or marketing ploys. And although blogging is what we do at the Allume conference, it may not be in the way you think. It is so much more than that.
I learned I need to get back into the secret place with Jesus. To redefine my purpose for blogging and writing and to shift into it. It seems God has had my blogging ideals turning upside down for quite some time and He's leading me right where He wants me.
Allume closes the gap between virtual and real life and I look forward to going to it every year---and every year God outdoes Himself.
I have let go of the non-essentials that have weighed me down in order to focus on what helps me fly, and although I can't see a perfectly well-defined, clearly laid out flight plan, I can see what's right in front of me. That's where I will begin.
Last week I posted this on my Facebook page:
I have a post in the works to go into more depth on this topic, but I want to be careful to approach it with truth and grace. It's a very sensitive, but necessary issue that needs to be talked about and out in the open.
But first, I want to apologize for the posts I've written that have not pointed you to Christ, and only to self. That is not what I want this space to be about and I want you to close the page either encouraged by Jesus or challenged to go deeper with Him. And while that may come out in different forms, that should always be my goal.
If you're new to my blog, welcome! I am working on some housekeeping things around here, but I hope you'll stick around. I am excited to go deeper with Jesus and hope you are, too!
For His Glory,
Photos by Kim DeLoach