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Author: Sally Jadlow

Sally is an award-winning author and likes to write historical fiction, poetry and short stories. She teaches creative writing and serves as a chaplain to corporations in the greater Kansas City area. Sally is the wife of one, mother of four and grandmother of fourteen.
When Life Delivers Curve Balls

When Life Delivers Curve Balls

Life. Sometimes it’s good–sometimes it’s bad. I take comfort in knowing whatever happens is no surprise to my Heavenly Father. He’s planned all my days before I lived one of them according to Psalm 139. On those days when it feels like I’m at the plate and a 95-mile-an-hour curve ball just hit me in the stomach, it helps to tell Jesus exactly how I feel, even though He knows every detail. For me, it comes out best if I…

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Jesus, our Husband

Jesus, our Husband

  As I begin to walk this new, unfamiliar path of widowhood the Lord has reminded me that He has a special place in His heart for aliens, widows, and orphans. Isaiah 54:5a says, “For your husband is your Maker, whose name is the Lord of Hosts.” He is demonstrating that scripture me in very practical ways. Now I must make decisions not only for daily living. I have to have wisdom for things I know nothing about, like our…

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20/20 Hindsight

20/20 Hindsight

Each January signals a mad scramble to enter the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation contest before the cut off date of January 31. This year I was ahead of the game. I entered thirteen categories on January 8. This last weekend I attended the conference in Oklahoma City. On Saturday night they announce the winners. As I sat at the banquet awaiting the results I noticed a strange irony on my entry list. My entries included titles such as Good Memories, Last Farewell,…

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Homegoing

Homegoing

As this month of April draws to a close, the prompt on Poem a Day Challenge for the 30th was “closing time.” This is the poem I wrote to the prompt. Saturday, April 21, 2018 At 3:00 p.m., we gathered ’round husband’s bed in the Hospice Hospital to bid him farewell. As we sang to him, his breaths came in short puffs with longer spaces between. “We love you, Dad.” Said one. “Thank you for your leadership.” “I’ll miss you,…

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The Thin Thread

The Thin Thread

Thin Thread tethers husband to this earth which he walked for seventy-seven years. He stares at his new surroundings at Hospice House. Tell him repeatedly when he asks, “Where am I? Why am I here?” Pray the angels come quickly with their sweet chariot to carry him home. Note to reader: Two days later the angels conducted him into Jesus’ presence.   To see my books visit http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4 God’s Little Miracle Book is now available in audio at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sally-jadlow/1303687606 for iTunes and…

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Another Poem From the Dark Valley

Another Poem From the Dark Valley

Since it’s still April and the Poem a Day challenge is going on, I’ll post another poem I’ve written this month. In the prompt given we were to add a word to “weary.” Battle Weary came to mine immediately. Battle Weary Fall into bed, exhausted after a day at rehab as I’ve watched husband struggle to regain strength. Scruffy four-day beard, wasting body of skin and bones, peek from covers as he falls into deep, drug-induced sleep. His valiant effort…

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Writer’s Digest Poem a Day Challenge

Writer’s Digest Poem a Day Challenge

During April and November Robert Lee Brewer, Poetry Editor of Writer’s Digest, posts daily prompts. Poets can post their work online at http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2018-april-pad-challenge-day-2. I have decided to chronicle what’s happening in our lives at the moment as the theme for this month’s poems. I’m not posting them on the Poem a Day website because they are considered published if I do. The prompt for April 2 was “Portrait.” Here is my offering: Portrait of an Illness Husband of fifty-six years complains…

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Mother Mable

Mother Mable

A year ago I was invited to submit a poem for an artist to paint her intrepretation of my work. Jenn Wilson of Lawrence chose my poem, Mother Mable. I finally got to see it last Friday night at the Painted Words Exhibit at Aimee’s Coffee House in Lawrence. I wrote it for an elderly woman I saw every week for Bible study at a retirement home. When you greated her, she’d give you a thumbnail sketch of her life in…

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Promises Fulfilled

Promises Fulfilled

  God’s word is a complete instruction book from our Manufacturer. It contains the wisdom needed for our lives and living. Unfortunately, many read Scripture with eyes of skepticism, doubt, and outright unbelief. Because our current culture has largely ignored God’s truth, we find ourselves perishing from lack of vision. A scripture that God has laid on my heart a lot lately reads, “Give attention to My words; incline your ear to My sayings. Do not let them depart from…

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Making Almond Milk and Almond Flour

Making Almond Milk and Almond Flour

After buying some almond flour for a recipe it occurred to me to go to Google “How to make almond flour” and found this. This post from http://allsortsofpretty.com/how-to-make-almond-milk-and-almond-flour-a-surprisingly-easy-diy/ also tells you how to make almond milk as well as almond flour. Go for it!   HOW TO MAKE ALMOND MILK AND ALMOND FLOUR – SURPRISINGLY EASY  Not pictured here is a 1/2 teaspoon of salt, which you should add since it breaks down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors and cultures…

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