Allume: a French word meaning to kindle, illuminate

One word…one weekend…hundreds of women changed, molded, directed, loved on and in community with one another.

Over the past 4 days I have been blessed by so many of these women and even by the Sponsors of the Allume conference. The spark of friendships began on Twitter and Facebook have been kindled in to live, real, authentic friendships.One word…one weekend…hundreds of women changed, molded, directed, loved on and in community with one another.

Authenticity is important to me.  I want to live a life of authenticity with God, myself and others.  It can be hard to do sometimes…getting lost in the myriad of Hats we wear…to remember who we are and how to be authentic in the relationships we have with those around us.

It is even more difficult to remain authentic when you write…when you aren't actually having the two way, face to face conversations…when you REALLY don’t know the ones reading the words that are flowing from rapidly typing fingertips.

This week I was able to connect with some FABULOUS women, whose hearts are so engorged with the love of God that it spills out in their smiles, their laughs, their conversations and…their writing.

This week, I have spent time getting to know ladies that have ‘kindred hearts,’ as Jennifer calls it.  I love that they want to touch others with the Love of Jesus they know to be True. I love their hearts for their husbands and children…and that they come before the writing.

I can’t wait to introduce you to them!  Trust me…you’ll love ‘em!

There is so much still to write…little things here and there that the Lord whispered into my heart, affirmations from the One who Loves me and has put the desire to write in my heart and the sweet savor of community. Authentic community.

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