Monday, February 28, 2011

It's been awhile since I've updated the blog and there's a lot to fill in! Garrison turned 3 in Oct., Josey turned 7 in Jan. and Ryleigh is about to be 9 March 3rd! How time flies! Lindsey and I will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary April 1st as well! God has been so faithful to our family and it is humbling to be called His! Lindsey is still enjoying is job of influencing teachers, parents, and students as an Assistant Principle at a middle school. His desire for living a Godly life and teaching leadership to all of those around is a special blessing to me! He has taken on a men's class at church and is sharing how to be a godly leader in our homes, workplace and life. He is such a sweet blessing to me! My radio show has been on the air for one year and the Lord continues to bless me with great sponsors who help. I could not do it without them! Talk of the Town won a national award this year for being the best tv talk show in it's category! Praising the Lord for that! My speaking ministry has been abundant and I'm excited about what He will continue to bring my way for His glory! Family Matters: The girls have started Hip Hop at our local YMCA. They are having a blast and it's been fun to watch them! They are taking a break from soccer this season which, I have to say, broke their dad's heart! Garrison is a PRO at the WII now. He plays it almost everyday and has beat Lindsey and myself at ping pong...and we were TRYING! Lindsey and I have taken up the hobby of tennis. We play mixed doubles and regular doubles. I didn't think I could enjoy a sport this much! I am hanging up my softball cleats for the first time since I was 12. I tore a calf muscle playing last July. I healed up and continued to play tennis where I tore my other calf muscle. So, I've decided to stick with tennis and if anything else breaks, I will go to a retirement home. forever. Life is happening quickly and I have to make myself stop and take it all in. Praising the Lord for His grace, love, mercy, and favor!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Acquire the Fire with Karen Allen

Acquire the Fire with Karen Allen is a real bon-a-fide radio show...which makes me an actual radio show host!! To God be the glory! He has provided sponsors for the show and I will continue to trust Him for his provision in that area! It has been so much fun! Believe it or not, I actually record the show from home (yup, from HOME) so I can still be with my family instead of at the radio station. I record it when Garrison is taking nap. I edit it myself and then send it to the station. Acquire the Fire is on Sunday's at 4:00pm on AM1300 WIMO or online at the same time at Another way to catch a previously aired show is by logging on to my website, and go to the media link. The archives are full of previously aired shows. Listen in and let me know what you think. I'm so thankful to be able to spreak God's Word and Love thru the airwaves for His glory!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Opportunity!!!

As faitful as our God is, I should never be surprised when He shows up in my life, however...I stand in awe of His faithfulness yet again! I was asked by our local radio station to host a thirty minute Bible teaching on Sundays. I have been praying for this specific thing for several months now and when I received the call, I was so excited! The name of the radio show is called, "Acquire the Fire with Karen Allen" and will be played on Sundays on WIMO 1300 OR you can listen via the internet at It's amazing to think that God could use my voice to teach countless of listeners about His grace, His goodness, and of course, His love. I have a prayer request along with this praise - I am in need of sponsors for the show. Preferbly believers who have a business and would like to invest in my ministry along with receiving advertisement on the show. I am trusting the Lord for His provision in this, as most of you know, I am not a good salesperson. I hate asking for money. So, I am trusting that the Lord's provision is just around the corner...meanwhile, if you know of any business' that may want to advertise thru sponsorship, please let me know. Those who God calls, He also equips. I am praying that equipping now!! I'll keep you posted on the filled with answered prayer and hope. And soon, maybe you'll be listening to "Acquire the Fire with Karen Allen" on the radio and think, "I prayed...and God answered." Thanks!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Ministry Website!

"You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 118:28-29
God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good! I'm excited to share with you (If I haven't already) my new Ministry Website. The timing is from Him which fills me with a holy anticipation at what's to come. The website was created by a friend of mine and his wife, who have freely given of their time and efforts just to help my ministry. Brent and Dr. Jessica Richardson will be blessed by God for their faithfulness to Him...and me!!!
Please share this website with anyone you may know that might be interested in a ministry opportunity. Word of mouth is the best advertisement!! There will be a few short video and radio clips added shortly as well. If you can, please pray for me and this ministry. Prayer is the ultimate power when it comes to ministry. Many new things are on the horizon...
Check out and let me know what you think!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Look Who's TWO!!!!

I'm not sure where the time went but Garrison will be turning two on Oct. 30th. We had his birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 24th. It was a barnyard theme. One of his favorite sayings is "YeeHaw!" and I found plates that said it! I had someone make his cake (it was so cute and tasted amazing!). He really enjoyed his friends and family! MawMaw and Big gave him a Monster Truck and he loves it! They also gave him a cowboy hat and boots (that he calls "boops") Grammy and PawPaw gave him a firetruck that makes a lot of noises and he loves to play with that too! We are so blessed to have this little man in our lives...Happy Birthday Garrison!

Pumpkins 2009

Can't believe it's already time for pumpkins!!! We decided to stay local this year and went to Magnolia Farms pumkin patch. The kids had a good time picking out their pumpkins. We carved the pumpkins when we got home and the kids did so great! Happy Fall ya'll!!!

camping fall 09

During Fall Break, we packed up our camper and went all the way to...Fort Yargo. We strategically planned it so that if we needed to come home, we could. We are quite glad for the forethought, since, of course, we did have to come home. Everything was going so well. The kids were playing so well together outside. We ate pizza and breadsticks, had a fire, roasted marshmallows and all! Around 8:00pm we went in and got everyone a bath and started a movie. We all watched it together and at 10:00pm we called it a night. Sort of. I was wanting Garrison to sleep on the pullout couch with Ryleigh. He did not think that was a good idea. He latched onto me and that was that. He slept on my chest for a few hours and everytime I tried to slide him over onto the bed, he'd hike his leg back over me. Finally at 2:30, I heard him real close to my face say, "mama"...nose, eyebrow, mouth..etc. So, at 4:30 AM, I said to Lindsey, " about I take him home!" At 4:30 AM we headed back to the comfort of our very own bed. I laid him down and he said, "nite, nite. luv you" and that was that. Despite the night, we had a great time and it was so much fun hanging with our family of five!