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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.
Solution for School Shootings

Solution for School Shootings

  At the time of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February, the usual questions of gun control, pro and con spewed from the lips of Congressmen. Others advocated for a stronger police presence in schools. The list of solutions was endless. As I pondered this dilemma, God’s word filtered into my consciousness. “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst…

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Inflammatory Words

Inflammatory Words

From what I knew of her, she had a quick tongue. Not satisfied unless she had the last word. Always on the defense. After several years of marriage, her husband grew weary and left. As she recounted the latest battle to me, I saw a picture in my mind’s eye. It was a woman standing in front of a bonfire. Beside her stood a pile of wood. Every time she spewed another volley of words, she threw another log on…

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God’s Surprises

God’s Surprises

God has some of the most unique ways of drawing someone’s attention to Himself. This past Valentine’s Day instead of sending cards to my fourteen grandchildren and four children, I texted. I was unaware one grandson who lives in Colorado, had changed his phone number. My “grandkid list” had become outdated. The texts went like this: Me: Hey my favorite peeps, may God’s richest blessings be on you this day. May Jesus’ love pour over you in buckets. You are…

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God’s Promise for Wayward Ones

God’s Promise for Wayward Ones

Do you have people that are near your heart but very far from God? His word is full of promises if we will fulfill His conditions. The Holy Spirit recently took me on what I call a gold mining trip. It’s when you’re made aware of a scripture and it seems God wrote that verse just for you. You have to dig out each word from the original Hebrew or Greek to see the full meaning of the words. I use…

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Winter-France 1945

Winter-France 1945

I haven’t written in a while about “Hard Times in the Heartland.” On page 195 Dad writes from the battlefield in one of his frequent letters home: “Bee I and several others were awarded the Combat Infantry Expert Badge for our participation in battle. That means $5.00 more a month. “It quit snowing for a couple of days. It’s warming a little , but the thaw brings gummy mud. The melting snow around each foxhole makes a good target for…

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Marriage Certificates

Marriage Certificates

According to an article online from Tenth Amendment Center (http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/01/oklahoma-bill-would-eliminate-marriage-licenses-nullify-federal-control-in-practice-2/) Oklahoma will again consider dropping marriage licenses and instead issue certificates of marriage after the fact. This is an attempt to make a way out for the county clerks who might be opposed to issuing a license to same sex couples. The proposed bill also leaves out any mention of marriage being between one man and one woman. This opens the door for someone to marry their daughter–or even their…

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Possible Flu Prevention

Possible Flu Prevention

With the flu flying around these days, we need to arm ourselves with a dose of prevention. I take the leftover chicken bones and make a broth. I put the broth in soups, sauces, and even chili. We haven’t gotten the flu yet. Perhaps this is the reason. Chicken Broth from Bones Throw all the chicken bones and leftover juice in crockpot. Add 2 T. apple cider vinegar to break down the calcium in the bones. You may add chunks…

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The Price of Unforgiveness

The Price of Unforgiveness

“I’ll never forgive him–ever!” Her words hung in the air as I prayed what to say. Would she ever hear any words of caution if I said them? I doubted she was aware of the scripture warning in Matthew 18: 21-35 that ends with, “My heavenly Father will do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive your brother from his heart.” You see, the slave owed his master 10,000 talents which the slave could not ever…

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This Year’s Calendar

This Year’s Calendar

It’s funny how calendars run some years. This year of 2018 is no exception. On Valentine’s Day we also have Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of Lent–a time of self-reflection and repentance. A time to re-commit our lives and living to Jesus, the one who knows us best and loves us most. Easter falls on April 1–April Fool’s Day. I’m sure unbelievers watching the events of those few days some 2,000 years ago were sure Jesus’ followers were fools,…

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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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