Sarah Mae
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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Congratulations Sarah (and the team) What an exciting new day! My favorite verse has always been Ephesians 5:8 ” For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.” so I am loving the new name!

  2. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this. It is beautiful and exciting. Can’t wait to see where God leads Allume Social to shine light all over the globe through social media.

    May God abundantly bless you my friend!

  3. Oh, how I j’adore word plays!

    So many things to appreciate about your choice–it’s fresh, new and not like anything else I’ve seen. Well done to you and your team, Sarah Mae.

    I can remember the spark that set this in motion…and it’s lovely to see the fire!


  4. Sarah Mae, I love it! And, I want to be involved! Checking out the web site and getting connected! Let me know how I can help! (seriously)

    Rich blessings for this new journey. It’s not just a name change, it’s so much more!

  5. Our pastor was talking about this a couple of weeks ago. When we let our light shine by telling our stories – we point to Jesus.

    Love it! Let it shine!

  6. I’m grateful to be part of this community no matter what we call it. But allume delights! Thank you, Lord, for being a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Blessings to all.

    Shine On!

  7. I think its brilliant. I am sure it will allume all those who come in contact. Hope also I could be consider as a speaker for the conference sometime. Thank you and may God Allume You all as you forge ahead in this new allume……..
    Kinest regards,

  8. Congrats! So exciting to remember you talking about “should I start a Christian conference?” and now all the way from Relevant to Allume! Beautiful, friend. <3

  9. This is awesome and I can’t wait to see how it all rolls out! I love the word allume, its light-bringing and encouragement. I called my Christian jewelry business Arise Designs, when I felt the Lord saying get up and do something! You’ve come out of the dark and its time to bring the light. The website will debut shortly, God willing, because its been a struggle. But hey, its hard work to spead the Good News sometimes, but it will be worth every ounce of energy. Looking forward to what you will be doing and seeing how I can connect.

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I love it when God gives you a new name. *INSERT HAPPY DANCE* This is the beginning of something new and I cannot wait to see all that will unfold. The best is yet to come!

  11. Perfect name. Can’t wait to experience what Allume has to offer. With God’s direction, our lights can only glow brighter. Thanks for being obedient and helping us recharge our batteries!

  12. gorgeous name! I really LOVE that it will be an entire network: a group, a conference, a blog, a community. That is what “Relevant” truly was/is anyway!!
    Love all you Allume girls!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I love the new name and I am so thrilled about how you guys came about the name change. Thank you for telling us the story behind it. God really does illumine us to the deepest darkest places of our souls with all of Him and all of his light! How fitting of a name!

  14. Hum… I don’t want to be a party pooper or anything but… “allume” does not mean “light” in French. Light is lumière in French. “Allume” is the imperative form of the verbe “allumer” which means “to turn on”. So “allume” means “turn on…” the computer, the fire, the vacuum, cleaner, the light switch… whatever.

    • “to turn on.” that’s a good clarification and I don’t think you are being a party pooper, you are just collaborating and providing your piece of information that you have which is appreciated.

      When I first saw the name “allume” I thought it meant: all- U (God) (in) me… (all God in me) like John 3:30 “He must increase I must decrease” as a devoted follower i want what i write to be less of me and more of Him.

      Then I read their explanation and think it is awesome–shine the Light–He is the Light, because He lives in us we shine His Light…then i read your comment and I thought…wow something even better than I thought:

      “Do not quench the Spirit” 1 Thessalonians 5:19 some versions say “do not PUT OUT the Spirit”

      this makes sense….especially since the ‘symbol’ they use is FLAMES–yes representing LIGHT. And now this is what I see…

      1. God the Father: “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5

      2. God the Son (Jesus): “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12

      3. God the Holy Spirit: “Do not quench the Spirit” 1 Thessalonians 5:19; And “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands” 2 Timothy 1:6; and read Acts 2:1-4

      and….where we come in as writers (if you are a Christian):

      “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

      iam thankful for you Sarah Mae, Jessica, Logan, Cristin, Brooke and the “accountant dudes” for implementing a desire God put in your hearts, creating this “city on a hill” forum to encourage one another and shine for His glory! Praying He will prosper according His glorious riches in Kingdom value!


  15. Nothing wrong with changing your name, but they cannot trademark the word relevant;)

    Relevant magazine–right you couldn’t have a magazine named relevant but they can’t prohibit people from using a common English word.

    I trademarked my store name when I owned a brick and mortar store. I didn’t own the words in my store name. They were trademarked for my state and for that type of business.

  16. Beautiful! It really sounds wonderful! I haven’t been to the conference yet…tickets run out so fast! Which is a true testament to what God is doing through this amazing ministry! But I pray for all of you every year! And now I am SO excited about the Allume community! I can’t wait to be a part of it! I love the new name and the new big concept that is growing with it! Congratulations! I look forward to being a part of what God is doing with your community and as His light shines in our own little corners of the internet world.

    Thank you for what you are doing!!