Elaine McAllister

Writer and Speaker

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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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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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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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