NOTE: Allie Brauhn married Nick LaPointe and is now Allie LaPointe
It was early in the summer of 1999 when I first heard her voice. We had gathered around a campfire in rural Iowa to prepare our hearts for the upcoming summer's work. In just a few days we were going to be camp counselors at Riverside Bible Camp in Story City, and this was the final eve before the children arrived. We were singing hymns and praise songs under a clear star-light sky. Allie sat behind me. Her voice was pure, honest, beautiful and sincere. That night we worshiped God.
If you know Allie already, then perhaps you have worshiped God right along side her. If not, then it is my privilege to introduce you to her here. Please listen to her songs; she has written them in hopes that they would encourage and entertain.
Some of her songs are auto-biographical. She writes songs of honesty about past struggles, and songs of surrender. She writes beautiful worship songs that reveal her love for God. And she writes songs about people she has met and their unique encounters with Christ. My overall favorite song of Allie's is called "Come to Me," a song she wrote to offer comfort for women while working at a homeless shelter in Denver, CO.
Finally, this site will be a place where she will uncover new songs for you. There are songs that she has written that have not found a home on a CD yet, but that are more recent expressions of her songwriting journey.
Of course, there is so much more to Allie than her songs. She is a wonderful wife and mother to two kids. She loves to write, and is currently serving as a CD reviewer and blogger for a web-based collegiate ministry called Lily7. She has traveled abroad to study culture and people " her favorite trip was to Tanzania, Africa to meet our Compassion child, Sarah.
She has been through the spiritual valley of anorexia and bulimia and by God's grace and forgiveness, she has been healed. As a response to God's grace she mentors women struggling with eating disorders, and has written songs for art/music therapy components of treatment centers.
Allie was instrumental in leading worship in the early years of a church plant in St. Louis called The Journey, and more recently she is serving a new church plant called Refuge.
Life is an amazing adventure, and I am blessed to have the privilege to travel through with Allie. She has a beautiful voice and an even more beautiful spirit. I really hope you listen carefully and enjoy!