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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The Library

By Jo Ann Alo / February 17, 2019 /

What’s not to love about it? When my kids were little we visited the library weekly. In fact my oldest daughter says, “That’s one of my best memories as a child.” (Hallelujah, she has one.) Their little eyes roaming for titles, Nancy Drew, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Berenstain Bears, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. My youngest remembers…

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By Jo Ann Alo / February 14, 2016 /

God is not in the business of hate. His greatest achievement? Reconciliation. Resurrecting harmony between He and all his creation…and all creation between one another.  *************************** When my daughters were growing up their bedrooms went neglected. The totality of it could paralyze your brain. You were never sure what was waiting under stale shorts. You knew…

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No Longer

By Jo Ann Alo / June 25, 2015 /

Hold the phone!My soul has been taxed way to long by the governing authority. Who, according to scripture, is the devil. I have underestimated the tyranny of this reality. I was under the oppression that God was ruling this disaster—poverty, abuse, terrorism, death. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Satan is heading up this deal. “the ruler of…

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Without a Sound

By Jo Ann Alo / January 1, 2013 /

I eat, and it does not satisfy…Yet, I want for more.I sleep, and I wake,while rest waits at my door.I wash and dress,longing for change…Though my garments are fresh,they’re just more of the same.How do You whisper, without a sound?Make plenty,without being found?How do You embrace, without touch…sooth, comfort,and cover up?The body brings pain,the Spirit echoes life.You,…

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Coming Out

By Jo Ann Alo / January 7, 2011 /

“There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.” Mark 7:15 You don’t have evil thoughts about others because they frustrate you. You do not avoid leisure time with your spouse because they don’t understand…

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