Elaine McAllister

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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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Destination: Florida

Destination: Florida

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Family, Friends, Just Life!, Thankful, Travel, Weight loss, Writing | 2 comments

Life is an adventure, and I’m always up for one! I just returned home, safe and sound, after a road trip through ten states, covering over 3,500 miles…all by myself! It was a memorable adventure, and will be the topic of future blogs, I’m sure!  But, for now, just a recap… I learned early on to embrace adventure! I moved a lot as a...

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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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“But, I WANTED this baby…”

“But, I WANTED this baby…”

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Faith, Family, Infertility, Just Life!, Miscarriage, Pregnancy | 7 comments

I’ll never forget that time! Though decades have passed, the memory remains palpable! It was the late 1970s. Jim and I had been married a few years, and though we had agreed to wait at least five years to start a family, I found myself yearning for motherhood. He, on the other hand, was resolute in that decision so as other friends were having...

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Grandma’s Mantra!

Grandma’s Mantra!

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Aging, Downsize, Family, Get Fit!, Just Life!, Simplify, Uncategorized, Weight loss | 2 comments

The pendulum is swinging, and with it comes a promise of freedom! Freedom from stuff! Freedom from bulging closets and overstuffed drawers. Freedom from colored plastic totes, methodically organized and labeled, but full of even more stuff! You see, I’m the daughter of a ‘saver-of-everything’ – one with almost hoarder status, by today’s...

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More Thankfulness

More Thankfulness

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Faith, Family, Friends, Just Life!, Thankful |

I posted a few things I’m thankful for the other day — I’ll continue that list, today… I’m thankful for seasons. For change. For the freshness of Spring after a harsh Winter. For the promise of Winter after a harsh Summer. For the seasons that bring us diversity. For the reasons to see God’s glory in His creation –...

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