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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.

Novel Idea

Novel Idea

One of the most unique gifts given this Christmas was a head scratcher. I inquired and learned it was from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It took some searching, but I finally found it there for a mere $4. I love it. It has no batteries to replace and it gives a great massage. It’s easy to use. Just grab the handle, put the fingers on your head, and plunge away. If scratching your head causes creative juices to flow, you might…

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Jacob’s Distress–The Great Tribulation

Jacob’s Distress–The Great Tribulation

Jeremiah 30:7 speaks of Jacob’s distress. It reads: Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s distress, But he will be saved from it. We refer to this distress as The Great Tribulation. The word distress in the original Hebrew can also be translated “trouble, tribulation.” Jacob here refers to Israel. All those who look to Jesus as their Savior, are a part of Israel. A modern teaching (within the…

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One of God’s 100 Pound Words

One of God’s 100 Pound Words

For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with out weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). That word weakness in the above scripture is one of those Biblical words that weighs 100 pounds, it’s so full of meaning. It not only covers sickness and disease. It also covers our failure to understand or to do great and glorious things. It also means to restrain from…

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Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies

If you want a delicious cookie for a very special occasion these will fill the bill. YIELD: 10-12 (I’d double this recipe for the cookies–not the piecrust.) Apple Pie Cookies Make this Never-Fail Piecrust but don’t put it in a pie pan or cook it yet. 5 C. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 t. salt 3 t. brown sugar 1 lb (2 C.) lard ( solid Crisco) (make your 2 C. generous) 1 T. vinegar 1 egg, slightly beaten…

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Apologies vs. Forgiveness

Apologies vs. Forgiveness

  With apologies swarming around like a thick cloud of gnats these days, we need to examine the difference. To apologize, according to Dictionary.com, is “to offer an excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury. To make a formal defense in speech or writing.” An apology is “an expression of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured, or wronged another.” You can regret wronging another and still not change. You’re still not forgiven. It’s a pretend…

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Sowing and Reaping

Sowing and Reaping

  The day after we were married over fifty-five years ago, the Supreme Court of this land handed down the edict that prayer was no longer allowed in schools. In January 1973, just forty-five years ago, that same court made abortion legal. According to the Center for Disease and Control, at the end of 2013, there have been 51,888,303 abortions reported to that department since 1970. The Bible tells us in Hosea 8:7 that if you sow the wind, you’ll…

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A Reason to be Grateful

A Reason to be Grateful

For the past five months I’ve been learning new software to audio record my God’s Little Miracle Book (I, II, & III) series. After recording in two-hour segments at the local Johnson County Library MakerSpace and spending looooong hours in editing, they are now finished and up on Amazon.com for Audible, Amazon download, and iTunes. I was inspired to do this project when the director of a nursing home I visit every week for my chaplain duties asked me to…

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Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices

We recently left a cruise ship. It’s a long, but very organized process. Each room is assigned to a group number when the passengers arrive. When the ship has docked the final time, each group is to gather in the theatre area until your number is called. You may wait an hour or two, depending on how the disembarking is flowing. As I sat there I watched people. A certain TV station blared on the large screens. Most watched mindlessly,…

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Southwest Chicken Chili

Southwest Chicken Chili

One good thing about winter–soup. There’s nothing better than to come in from frigid frost to an aroma of a hot dish ready to eat. This recipe calls for a crock pot. I prefer it cooked slow in an iron skillet. Either way, it’s delicious. Southwest Black Bean Chicken Soup Ingredients 1 pound cooked chicken 3 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chili peppers…

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Tiptoe Through the Turnips

Tiptoe Through the Turnips

Recently we hosted our annual family picnic at our farm. We always pick pumpkins and any other produce on a hayride through nearby fields after a hearty lunch of hot dogs and delicious sides. This year Vic planted turnips. Most in the guests didn’t know what they were or what they tasted like. Our dear ancestor, Lucy, could have told them. In 1890 that’s all she and her children had to eat after a killing drought and prairie fire consumed…

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