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How Turning Over Your Life Is More Crucial Than Returning to Life as Usual

By Jo Ann Alo / May 1, 2020 /

I called my Mama today. It don’t matter how long it’s been since she folded my clothes—sometimes I just need my Mama. I can’t feel her hands through the phone. I miss her. I need her, but her voice will have to be enough. Affection is not something she lavishes, but if you come into…

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A Right Christmas

By Jo Ann Alo / December 12, 2018 /

Infant in a manger? More precisely…Savior from sin. Who wants to open a sack of sin at Christmas? Look, I like jingle belling as much as anybody, but Christmas is not all Nat King Cole and slippers under the tree. We pine for love, joy and peace, not to mention kindness and gentleness, but when…

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I Was Once An Ostrich

By Jo Ann Alo / June 13, 2011 /

In the book of Job God states His grand design upon the world. He tells about its foundations, its creatures, and how He made it all to operate. He left nothing to chance. Everything was made a certain way for a certain purpose. The bear, lion, the hawk, raven, the goat, donkey, the ox. They…

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