Elaine McAllister

Writer and Speaker

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Firsts!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Faith, Just Life!, Uncategorized, Writing |

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Willem van Gogh I like that quote from the famous Dutch post-impressionist painter! Think about it. There isn’t one thing we do NOW, that we didn’t do ONCE, for the very FIRST time! Right? Before you took your first step, you didn’t walk. Before you said your first word,...

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The Struggle is Real!

The Struggle is Real!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Faith, Just Life! |

It’s real. This struggle. The churning in my gut. The thoughts racing haphazardly through my mind. Those fears. Those what-ifs. Those prayers for which I have no words. I’m thankful God knows my groanings, and I’m thankful for His promises of peace, though I’m not experiencing it just yet. My world is a flurry of unknown realities...

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God’s Perfect Timing

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Faith, Family, Just Life!, Thankful |

“I’m so sorry,” I said, stoically, “but as much as I WANT to accept your offer, I’m going to have to turn it down.” There was hesitation on the other end of the line. Perhaps even disappointment. The elder board chairman had expressed their overwhelming support when offering me the position – a dream job, in my opinion. One I knew I’d love; a...

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Little is Much…

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Faith, Just Life!, Thankful, Writing | 4 comments

In this country, where excess is commonplace, and millions of people seek after that which is bigger and better, isn’t it ironic that SO MUCH can often be accomplished by SO LITTLE. Warning: Random thoughts ahead! Our alphabet has only twenty-six letters! No more. No less. Only 26! Each one has its own voice. Each one holds promise. Each has a role,...

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I Am From…

I Am From…

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Faith, Family, Just Life!, Thankful, Writing | 9 comments

At a recent writing workshop, an ‘exercise’ was given to ’emulate’ a poetry ‘form’ (I chose the often-emulated “I Am From” by Mary Pipher) …. I am from Arden and Nadine. From Carl and Bertha. From Marvin and Madge Edith. From the wooded hills of Iowa and the flat sunny plains of Kansas. From hot, humid...

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