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Meet Allie

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My name is Allie. It’s not short for anything, simply Allie. I met my husband, Tyler, on August 31st, 2014 after an incredibly embarrassing grocery spill in our apartment parking lot. A year and a half later, we were married. After struggling through infertility for five years, the Lord blessed us with the immeasurable gift of adopting a baby boy. Haddon is a 2 year old ball of energy, and he keeps us on our toes! Aside from our sweetest and most treasured salvation, he is our greatest blessing. He is the most compassionate little boy you'll ever meet.


At the moment, the three of us, along with our kitty Peach, live in Dallas. Right now, Tyler is an adjunct professor at Criswell College and working as a graduate teaching assistant at Dallas Theological Seminary. But summer 2024, we are packing our bags and moving to Virginia Beach where Tyler will start as a faculty member of the Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries department at Regent University. And I’m…well I’m doing this! I’m a wife, momma, and lifelong learner and lover of beauty who can't help but create. Oh yeah, and we're also hoping and waiting to be chosen as adoptive parents...again! (If you'd like to hear our story and what lead us to choose adoption, you can read about it here)!

Before this life with Tyler happened, I grew up in a small midwestern town. Growing up was fun. I was very fortunate to be raised by parents who love each other and our Lord. I have two big brothers who have always been my protectors and, dare I say, idols(!). Needless to say, I love them. At the time, I felt as though my childhood was pretty uninteresting. Looking back, I see little moments everywhere, moments where the Lord was shaping and molding, carving out and building into me.


A bit of the story...I hopped on a plane for the first time ever, by myself, for a mission trip to Guatemala when I was 18 years old. It was there that I believe heaven came down and filled my soul. I had heard the good news so many times before, little seeds that the Lord used to prepare my heart to receive Him. One special night in Guatemala something clicked, the lights turned on, and there was no turning back. Upon arriving home I realized I was changed and nothing felt the same. I wrestled through two years of college as an art major feeling completely out of place before realizing it was time to take another leap. I got in the car and moved two hours from everyone and everything I knew in order to attend Bible college. As one of only three or four other women in the majority of my classes, I should have felt completely alone and awkward, but I finally felt like I fit. I loved my classes, the friends I made, seeing my professors connect the Old and New Testaments as I had never seen them before, and especially studying the original Biblical languages. After graduation I moved even further away from everything and everyone I knew in order to attend seminary. Two weeks after I arrived was August 31st, 2014, and the rest is history.

To put it simply, what both my favorite Book and my tiny bit of life experience have taught me is…when you see something beautiful, you follow it. And that’s what Desert’s Sage is all about. I want to introduce you to / reacquaint you with / magnify brighter and clearer the beauty of Christ so that you might follow after Him, bringing Him glory and you the sweetest joy you could ever imagine.

"One thing have I asked of the Lord,
   that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
   all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
   and to meditate in His temple."

- Psalm 27:4




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