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About ndrossowauthor

As long as I can remember I have written - poems, observations, stories. Then graduate school, marriage, raising a family, and work occupied my life 100% of the time, and my writing for pleasure took a back seat. Now, I'm back. Retirement from my professional life as a school psychologist, and university professor, grown children, and an empty nest have freed me to follow my passion. I write on topics at the intersection of psychology and spirituality. My debut novel, A DEEP PLACE OF GRACE will be released soon. I My wonderful husband of nearly 40+years encourages me and my God sustains me.

DEAD FAITH?

I recently read the Book of James in the bible.  I quote: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister … Continue reading

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SHOW DON’T TELL

Writers are always reminded to “Show, don’t tell”. That advice is wisdom for life too.  It is easy to verbally express our beliefs, our opinions, our thoughts, but much more challenging to act upon those with conviction. We can and … Continue reading

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2019 – A TRANSFORMATIVE YEAR

I initially posted this in 2018 – Sadly it is still relevant so I will re-post.  Additionally, in light of recent displays of intolerance, I am posting the themes of Catholic Social Teaching as an educational tool. Racism, rude behavior, … Continue reading

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VIRTUES, FRUITS AND GIFTS

       I am a reader and writer; a ponderer and prayer.  I enjoy thinking about the big questions of life. Lately, I’ve found myself adversely impacted emotionally and psychologically by the horrifying and troubling cancer of hate and violence that seems to … Continue reading

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A CHILD SHALL LEAD

This morning as I was reading scripture, inspirational devotions and writing in my journal, I ran across a prayer I wanted to share.  It is excerpted from Living Faith, Vol. 32; No. 3, by Phil Fox Rose. THE SET ASIDE … Continue reading

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UNITY & HUMILITY

The Last shall be first; the First shall be last.  This biblical phrase seems to run counter to what average Americans strive for in their lives.  It isn’t what we want to hear and yet over and over counter-cultural phrases … Continue reading

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END TIMES MIND GAMES

Lately I’ve read enough doomsday and end-times scenarios to last me a lifetime!  I mean, the fear-mongering and hopelessness in these so-called prophecies are eating away at the serenity of the mind.  Jesus said to “Be Not Afraid.”  He said that … Continue reading

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DISTRACTIONS

Smart phones; television; social media; over-activity; food; alcohol; drugs – anything and everything to distract ourselves from looking within to examine our motives and behaviors.  We judge others, pick out the “log” in our brother ‘s and sister’s eyes, and … Continue reading

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HATE IS A CANCER

Keeping in touch with old friends and colleagues via Facebook used to be fun.  After catching up I would also read articles, opinions, and, on occasion, politically-related issue pieces.  Lately, I’ve literally felt ill after reading some of the most … Continue reading

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HAPPY “LOVE” DAY

A wish for happiness and meaningfulness on this day we celebrate LOVE and the many ways we express it.  How about, in addition to chocolates, flowers, special dinners, and cards, we commit ourselves to expressing real love this year…caring for … Continue reading

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