Elaine McAllister

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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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Comfort Zone

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Get Fit!, Just Life!, Thankful, Weight loss | 2 comments

My dictionary defines “comfort zone” as being “the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity.” I’d say that pretty accurately describes where I found myself. I was overweight, and out of shape. I’d always been strong enough, and stubborn enough, that my weight didn’t slow me down – or so I...

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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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