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Allison is a blogger, writer and thinker who is becoming brave enough to live and tell the truth. She’s passionate about helping people to tell, hear and understand stories that inspire, uplift, encourage, and even convict by pointing to the truth of Jesus. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband Darrell.

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What Do You Need?

What Do You Need?

Three years ago I quit my job, moved out of my apartment and sold all of my things to go on a year-long road trip with my friend Sharaya. Inspired by the story of the Rich Young Ruler from the Gospels, we decided to see what would happen if we gave up everything to chase... read more

September 3, 2013 Allison Vesterfelt Featured Content, Packing Light 2

Less Is More During The Holidays

Less Is More During The Holidays

Traditions are really important in my family. We always went to pick out our Christmas tree at a nearby farm, which are all over the place in Oregon. Rain or shine (usually rain) we would tromp around in our mud boots until all five of us could agree on the “perfect” tree (no small feat,... read more

December 18, 2012 Allison Vesterfelt Featured Content, Packing Light 9

Should You Lower Your Expectations in Dating?

Should You Lower Your Expectations in Dating?

When I was dating I would get all kinds of advice. Some people would tell me I should look for a guy who reads his Bible everyday, others would say I should find one who did the dishes. Some would say I should find one who treated his mom with respect. “How he treats his... read more

December 4, 2012 Allison Vesterfelt Featured Content, Packing Light 32

Unpacking Bitterness

Unpacking Bitterness

She took the stage with the quiet confidence of a woman who had a message. Her hair was perfectly in place and  her clothes flowed beautifully over her body. “Today I want to talk to you about the danger of bitterness,” she said. Here we go, I thought. Another sermon about un-forgiveness. I tried to... read more

November 20, 2012 Allison Vesterfelt Featured Content, Packing Light 23

Get Into The Party

Get Into The Party

Whenever I go to a party, I have a strategy. I probably shouldn’t be telling you this. I’m not a huge people person, and big crowds stress me out, so whenever I go to an event where there’s a room full of people I don’t know, I choose a spot against the wall that’s fairly... read more

November 6, 2012 Allison Vesterfelt Featured Content, Packing Light 13