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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.
Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin Pie from Scratch We grow our own pumpkins so I don’t use the canned stuff from the grocery store. There is no comparison in the taste. Pumpkin Preparation for Pie Cut a 3-4 pound pumpkin in half and scoop the seeds out. Place the pumpkin, cut side down, on an aluminum-covered cookie sheet. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour until a fork pierces the pumpkin skin easily. Take the pumpkin out of the oven…

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The Best of Times/The Worst of Times

The Best of Times/The Worst of Times

The temperature is dropping–time to take the plants off the patio and put them to bed in the basement. Darn! My son, Josh, wheeled the largest ones from the patio to the garage on a dolly just before the rain began. I’ve spent the afternoon pruning the tallest plants so they will fit through the basement door. Even though the trees are beautiful this year, fall always makes me sad. I guess it’s because winter isn’t far away. I looked over…

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God’s Face

God’s Face

Hebrews 1:3 describes Jesus as: He is the radiance of His (God’s) glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Several years ago after contemplating that scripture I wrote this poem. Jesus is God . . . with a face; come to earth to show us His grace. Creator, Sovereign, Sacrifice; the Only way to…

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The Supreme Judge

The Supreme Judge

I don’t pretend to know the truth in the Kavanaugh case, but I know the One who does. The Judge of the whole earth. All I can do is pray for His truth to come forth; for evil to fail and right prevail. A few days ago I received an instant message from a praying friend that asked me to pray Psalm 40 for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Several phrases jumped out at me as I prayed through that Psalm. For…

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False Believers

False Believers

As I write this, it has now been five months since my husband left his earth suit behind and entered heaven. I am daily filled with joy when I think where he is in Jesus’ presence. Since his transfer, I have promised myself to read more. One book, given me by a dear friend entitled, Hope for an Aching Heart by Margaret Nyman, was a very blessed read. I bought another book recommended to me the other day. The cover claims it…

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God’s Blessed Surprises

God’s Blessed Surprises

I spent an exciting weekend recently speaking to Wordwrights, a Christian writers group from Oklahoma City. We met at a home of one of the members near Mulhall, OK. Donna and her sister, Gloria, run a restful retreat center called Yonderland the Way Station on their property. I love speaking to writers. There is an amazing synergism of creativity that happens when writers gather. God filled our time together with unexpected surprises above and beyond our expectations. Friday night my hostess…

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Six-word Short Stories

Six-word Short Stories

It is said that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a six-word story. His response: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” This past week I attended a group offered by Hospice on grief writing. Our assignment: write a six-word story. These are some of my responses: Cancer devours, brings down good man. Seeming arthritic hip reveals cancer diagnosis. Future plans dashed by cancer doctors. Death dies when Jesus rises. Surprise! Seeming defeat swallowed up in victory. Jesus brings joy…

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Of Grief

Of Grief

  I begin a new grief class this next week offered by Hospice House using writing as an aid to working through the process of my new normal after losing my husband, Vic, in April. In June, we would have celebrated 56 years of marriage. I never cease to be amazed at God’s timing. I’m a wee bit behind in my daily devotional reading of New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. His entry for June 24 reads, “Grief is good…

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Jesus the Concrete Contractor

Jesus the Concrete Contractor

A month ago I set an appointment with Jesus,  a concrete contractor, to come on Thursday this past week. Before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday I received a text that he was coming with his crew between eight and eight-thirty that day! I flew into full panic mode to clean out the last few items left in the garage so they could begin demolition on the garage floor. My son, Josh and I then moved on to the patio to remove the…

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All About Okra

All About Okra

I’d never heard of nor ever seen okra until I met my husband. This year I saw some okra seeds and decided to plant them next to the patio. Vic grew it at our farm but it never got this tall. I wonder if I got hold of some Jack and the Beanstock seeds! When this stuff gets going you have to harvest it every day before it gets too big and tough. Growing it sure beats plunking down a bunch…

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