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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.
Christmas Preparation

Christmas Preparation

Time to get out the Christmas decorations in preparation for the celebration of our savior’s birth. So many times the preparation for the celebration takes precedence over the real reason for the holiday. In a blue funk after cleaning the house, top to bottom several years ago, I wrote this poem. Now, I have learned to stay calm and let dust bunnies multiply under the bed while I enjoy the time with family and friends as we celebrate the real…

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Ambition

Ambition

In the November Poem a Day Challenge yesterday’s prompt was to write an ambitious poem. This is my offering to that prompt. Ambition Snow sparkles like a million diamonds across the frigid landscape after yesterday’s blizzard. I sit inside sipping hot chocolate. Try to gather ambition to hunt the snow shovel, dress in several warm layers, and address the mounds of moisture nature blew onto the drive. Or perhaps I’ll wait until it all melts and clean the basement instead.  …

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Gratitude

Gratitude

As I thought about the things I’m grateful for, the usual came to mind–family, friends, home, freedom and faith. Another word keeps coming to mind also. Redeemed. It’s a word often used but perhaps very misunderstood. In the 60s when you purchased items you received green stamps. When you got a book full, you redeemed them at a redemption center for anything from a coffee pot to cigarettes. The real meaning of that word is so much greater that a…

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Winter

Winter

Suddenly it’s winter in Kansas. I wrote this poem after the recent snow storm. Winter Sneaks In shrouded with darkness when no one is looking with a blast of frigid air followed by snowflakes blown sideways into unsuspecting mid-November night screaming, “I’m here whether you like it or not!”   My titles are available on Amazon.com here. God’s Little Miracle Book is now available in audio at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sally-jadlow/1303687606 for iTunes and at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

Annual Poem a Day Challenge

Annual Poem a Day Challenge

It’s November again. Time to take in earth’s beauty before denuded trees stand stark against winter’s wind. Where did the year go? Every November I join Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day Challenge. http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2018-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-4 Robert is the poetry editor for Writer’s Digest. He feeds poets a prompt every day during November and April. The prompt for last Sunday was, “Write an I’m sorry poem.” These lines popped in my head when I read the prompt. It’s now been over six months…

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Make Super-Moisturizing Healing Lotion

Make Super-Moisturizing Healing Lotion

With cold weather on the way dry skin is too. A friend shared a recipe with me. It is not only good for dry skin. It heals wounds amazingly fast. I got busy last Saturday morning and whipped up a double batch. Now I’m ready for winter’s worst. You’ll need these items which I buy at Wal-Mart:                                                    13 ounces of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly                                                    12 ounces Vitamin E Cream                     …

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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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