Author Archives: saramarieallen

About saramarieallen

Poet. Singer. Writer. Mom.

Dear 21 year old self, (part 1)

I love you. You’re fun. You love the Lord, and you have so much of life ahead of you. And all of that is good. I have some things to tell you which are really important. I thought you might … Continue reading

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Photo Friday #4… sort of…

Here’s where I may be crossing a line, friends. And if I am, well, sorry. But my photo Friday is the cover of a devotional magazine, which has one of mine in it! To top it off, this is my first paid-for-print. … Continue reading

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Writing spot

I slipped away to work on another edit of my novel, as I sometimes do on Saturday mornings. When I first started my novel, I had a special writing “spot” I went to regularly (a cozy Panera Bread in Richmond, … Continue reading

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Photo Friday #3 WWW.

“WWW” usually stands for world wide web, but in Acts 1:8, it stands for “World Wide Witness”: “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The crowd that … Continue reading

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Photo Friday #2 Right Path

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9… Sometimes we think we are walking on the right path, only figure out God wants us to take a quick turn or a detour. … Continue reading

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Photo Friday #1 Reflection Perfection

I call this photo “Reflection Perfection” because at first glance, it is hard to tell which is the alligator, and which is the reflection. And in some ways, it is hard to see WHAT exactly this is because the two … Continue reading

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Behold, the Furnace of Oholiab!

This past week, Dr. Collins, my biblical studies professor and a mentor in faith, died. I trekked through Egypt, Jordan, and Israel with him, tracing the steps of the saints who had gone before us. In the Sinai, (then) 65-year-old … Continue reading

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Funny, Shallow, Non-Christmas Thought…

I know it’s Christmas time, but I wrote something about our move that I want to share (the photo is of the back of our moving truck in August): My Marbles by Sara Marie Allen I think I lost my … Continue reading

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Photography, Writing, and Fixing my life

There are two ways I currently use my creativity: photography and writing. Both of them enrich my life, and maybe even enrich others’ lives when I share them. But one of them breaks my heart sometimes, and the other gives … Continue reading

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Time Ticks Away

I’m baaaack! After a hiatus from blog-world and a 1000 mile move, I have new fodder for the mind and heart. This started as a long essay in my mind on the passage of time, of our lives screaming by … Continue reading

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