Author: Brittany Allen

All Work Is Kingdom Work

Working is a part of the human life. Whether you work in an office or in the home, whether in the secular world or in ministry, each of us labor with our hands and mind. Sometimes we love it while other times we do it gritting our teeth with frustration brewing within. Even the best of jobs bring on difficult days. Genuine Work In Colossians 3:23, we are commanded to work “heartily.” The implications of this is that we should be working wholeheartedly and with a genuine heart. A person who is working heartily for the Lord will give...

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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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