Deborah Allen writes for family and children She has worked in lay Sunday School ministry for over thirty years . Deborah is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to eight grandchildren. She has been married to Jim Allen for nearly forty years, and they live in Moscow, Idaho. Her educational background is in Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho and Writing from UC Berkeley.
Her passion is helping others develop their testimonies and leading them through the process of story development, plot and character development. She believes in the healing power of writing: "Removing the pain that hides within us and putting it on paper changes the way we perceive ourselves, others and most importantly, God. Writing allows us to better understand how God has been weaving a tapestry in our lives through the trials. His end-game is developing Christ-like character within us, and teaching His children how to trust His love. The process of writing allows the Holy Spirit to show us what He truly has done in us so He can better work through us; we are each His masterpiece."
Prior to coaching for Simply Edify, Deborah began working as a writing coach in 2013 for LAF Ministries.
She has written two family devotional books in the Giant Book of Answers series. She is presently working on another family series, Bible Heroes and Their Dogs, which is driven by her understanding of God's unconditional love, often displayed through her two Australian Shepherds, Marty and Mose. She is also working on an adult book, entitled, Big Dad, Little Dad - Strong Dad, Weak Dad, a book exploring the contrast of our magnificent Heavenly Father and God's desire for our earthly fathers. Deborah has also written, Oli's Uncommon Cents, a fanciful and adventurous children's fiction novel that describes her own childhood journey. Her novel was God's means of healing as he led her through former pain into forgiveness, and thus, through the process of teaching her personal worth.