The One Way to A Whole Heart Is A Broken One (The Whole Heart of Christmas)

By Jo Ann Alo / December 17, 2020 /

It feels like a whole other lifetime since then — the hour my husband confessed his moment of infidelity. A split second can change your life forever, but what you ultimately uncover can change your future for the better. Nothing helps us become more like a child quite like The Child who became a man.…

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How We Roll

By Jo Ann Alo / August 4, 2018 /

We have 15 pine trees on our lot that are beginning to die. They are dying from the bottom up.       We decided to only trim away the dead branches and attempt to keep their beautiful tops. It worked. They look completely different. They look alive. Like a forest of trees you can now…

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By Jo Ann Alo / November 9, 2015 /

We just went to see the movie, “Everest.” It is Hollywood’s adaptation of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. On that day 12 individuals lost their lives during a blizzard in an attempt to either ascend or descend the highest mountain on earth. I have to admit, I’ve always admired mountain climbers. I just feel like…

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