Author: Brittany Allen

When God’s Calling Is To Wait

“What is God’s calling on my life?” Oh, the question every Christian seems to have been asking since the day they were converted. And to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of it. We tend to view a “calling” as a passion God has placed in our heart. And while this is something God certainly does sometimes, he also calls us to hard things. Things we never wanted to do and possibly still don’t. Some are called to singleness. Some are called to infertility. Some may be called to ongoing health issues. And somehow, in his sovereignty, God...

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The Hope of Sanctification

I sat at my Mamaw’s feet, listening intently to her words. She told me stories from her Jackson mountain childhood and struggles as a young mom with 4 kids and a bone disease. She reminisced about things my Papaw used to say and how they fell in love. Each recalled story, intricately laced together with grace. Her body, mind and circumstances have changed. She’s loved and she’s lost. But one thing remained the same through the years. Her faithful Lord. Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body...

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Quieting the Voice of Condemnation

I stared at the photograph. Pin up hair, lingerie, 5 inch heels and piercing eyes. This picture, so easily accessible through the internet. This picture…of me. Just when I thought my haunting past had tired, there it was to whisper condemnation in my ear again. I was engaged to be married to a man who had waited for me. And here was blatant evidence of my unfaithfulness to him and most importantly, to God. The evidence that screamed, “You are filthy!” I called my groom, shaking and crying, to reveal to him that his fiancés body was exposed on...

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Five Ways To Encourage Other Women

  Let’s be honest, being a woman can be exhausting. I don’t know how you Mommas do it! I don’t even have kiddos yet and often times feel like I’m up to my ears in to dos. One thing I absolutely love is finding new ways to encourage the women who surround me. As Christians, we are called to encourage and build up other women. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thesslonians 5:11 ESV) So, here are some practical ways to do just that. 1. Send Them Scripture God’s Word...

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God Will Use Your Brokenness

We are a broken people, am I right? Each of us come from various backgrounds and upbringings that shape our character and struggles. We have been broken by others, broken by this world and are undeniably broken at the core of our being. For the Christian, we may have trouble reconciling with the “whys” of our heartbreaks. Why did God allow that? Why do I struggle against this sin? Why won’t he just take this pain away? I, myself, have wrestled (and sometimes still do) with these very questions. At times they have come from my lips in a...

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