Oh How I Love Allume! Pics, the Keynote Videos, and a Giveaway! - Sarah Mae
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Oh How I Love Allume! Pics, the Keynote Videos, and a Giveaway!



The Allume Conference was wonderful, beautiful, amazing, life-giving, fulfilling, fun, and rich. I am so glad I was there and had the honor of co-hosting with my dear friend, Logan.

I wish I could give you a real taste of the conference, but pictures will have to do. Enjoy! (Scroll down for the keynote videos and giveaway!)



With my man, Jesse!withjesseallume14mewithlogan14

With my partner-in-crime, Logan!


With my local friend WHO I ONLY RECENTLY MET AND ADORE, Amy!


With the fabulous Molly!


So, funny story: The sweet blonde in this pic asked our keynote speaker Tim Willard (pictured next to Jesse) if he was the husband of a famous wife! She had no idea who he was, and we all died laughing! She was a great sport though and so we had some with her in the Smilebooth!


The Allume Team


Yes, I’m ridiculous. I know.


The (in)courage gals!


With Saul (DaySpring dude) and Jennifer Dukes Lee




With Emily and Annie, doing the robot!


You can watch the Keynote videos HERE (for FREE)! At the beginning of Logan’s I tell a little story about hospitality and jam. 😉

While at Allume, I also filmed a little video with Jessica Turner about Matthew’s new kids book, God Made Light. Check it out below:

You can get the book HERE.

Now, last but FAR from least, I want to tell you how you can show the beautiful people of Iraq that America hasn’t given up on them.

While at Allume I was able to meet and talk with Jeremy Courtney and his wife Jessica, and learn even more about Iraq and its people, and the children that Preemptive Love (Jeremy’s organization) serves.
What Jeremy heard from God about the people of Iraq: “Why won’t I work through you Jeremy? Because you don’t love them.”
Jesse and I are completely on board with them, and their ministry of loving first and asking questions later. One of the goals at Allume this year was to get 45 heart-surgeries for Iraqi children funded. We are half-way there. Would you help get us all the way there? If so, head HERE and give what you can ($25 would be awesome!). Thank you!


I’m giving away a copy of God Made Light and a hardcover copy of Preemptive Love (which is only $1.99 on Kindle right now)! To enter, just fill out the form below! Good “luck”!
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Love, Sarah Mae

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  • Tiffany

    I love those photos! And the GIFs — especially the one with you and Logan whipping your hair! So fun and so beautiful!

  • Sarah Scripture

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I, too, have been bored with children’s books lately. This is wonderful! I love reading your blog. So encouraging!

  • http://www.servingfromhome.com/ Lauren Mirecki

    We spent the afternoon at my mom’s swimming in huge mountains of leaves! 😀

  • delicatefade

    Great part of my day… seeing the truck drive up with the workers that are going to pour the concrete for our new walkway in front of the house 🙂 Gotta get it done before the snow flies!

  • http://www.gcx.org/njakaia Domoina

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for giving opportunity to win the giveaway

  • http://joyfulmothering.net/ Christin

    Loved seeing you friend! xoxoxo

  • AmandaEspi

    You may not remember this, but thank you so much for the 6-second hug in the lobby. I was on my way to a meeting and I was a bit nervous about the meeting. I saw you and I knew a hug would calm my jitters. And it worked! I was calm throughout the meeting. 🙂 Thank you, Sarah Mae, for being so welcoming to all of us crazy, Allume ladies.

  • http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/ Barbie

    I had lunch with my adult daughter and talked about becoming a grandma in April! 🙂

  • Erin @ My Mommy World

    I de-cluttered my closet and got rid of a bunch of old stuff!

  • Rachel

    I got to sleep in!! It felt incredible to get those extra minutes!

  • http://www.DavonneParks.com/ Davonne Parks

    SO funny! I just got to write two prayers for Darlene Schacht’s (Time-Warp Wife) 31Days of prayer challenge, and yesterday my friend Misty said, “Wow! What’s next? The Huffington post?”

    I replied, “Sarah Mae’s blog next, then Huffington!”

    YES! Easiest goal-reach EVER!!!

  • Jessica Martens

    I have always wondered about Alume. I am a blogger up here in Canada and I have really enjoyed listening to the speakers! Thanks so much for this!

  • http://www.leeanngtaylor.com LeeAnn Taylor

    It’s a beautiful day here in NC and I slept well last night. Two wonderful things as I’m recovering from no sleep at Allume (which was fabulous!).

  • http://www.hollybarrett.org/ Holly Solomon Barrett

    I was an #Allumenewbie, but not any more!! It was just awesome, Sarah Mae! Loved meeting you, hearing all the speakers, and catching up with my online buddies who are now inRL friends. Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Kristy Lynn Hanson

    I would love to attend Allume someday!! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!!

  • Randi S

    My kids don’t have school today so I get extra time with them.

  • http://www.amylearns.com/ Amy Tilson

    Oh, Sarah Mae, so so so so much fun spending the week with you both. These pics are great. I’m intrigued as to who Tim Willard might’ve been married to. 😉 The GIF of you and Logan is priceless, however, it’s hard to top the robot! My day? It’s 11:22 on Tuesday and we are still in PJs. WINNING!! Miss you!

  • http://www.whimsywords.blogspot.com/ Julie Wilson

    The sun is shining and I’ve got laundry on the line today. it’s supposed to hit 70 today…before it plummets and brings snow this weekend!

  • Jess

    Cuddles with my 2 year old makes my day

  • http://www.naptimecoffeebreak.com Debbie Wenger

    I just recently heard about Allume and now need to get it on my go-to wish list 🙂 The books look amazing so thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • http://katiekump.com Katie Kump

    What a blast we had! Can’t believe I missed the GIFs on Saturday. But next year. All over it. Thank you for welcoming us with open arms. Grateful for God’s work in and through you and still so elated by seeing Him in Greenville this weekend. xoox

  • jodi

    had a great morning of phonics with my oldest girlie…it was an especially sweet time of learning together…love it!

  • http://www.wendyspeake.com/ Wendy Speake

    Glad to have met you this week, Sarah Mae. I’m happy to be home again, but still savoring (& processing) all the lessons and the love.

  • Debbie

    decluttered my desk and took my son to the library. love finding new books to read!

  • Carol White

    I’m seeing the God Made Light book all over my IG. Would love a copy for my grandbaby. Fun pictures!

  • http://joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/ Joyce (and Norm)

    What a fun time at Allume!!

    Some great about my day…it was a MOPS meeting day! That is always great…girlfriends time, brunch, free childcare…Our speaker gave a great talk about intentional parenting.

  • Missindeedy

    Those pictures made me smile so big… and I wasn’t even there! Thank you so much for sharing a little recap with those of us who missed it, Sarah Mae!

  • Amy

    We enjoyed a family evening and met some neighbors today.

  • Lorie P.

    I finally spent a nice evening out laughing and relaxing with my family and friends!

  • Rachel B

    The best part of my day was cuddling with my three-year-old!

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