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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.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015

It is truly a day to be thankful…to think on those gifts, blessings, and graces that we have been given… LIFE, CREATION, LAUGHTER, INTERPERSONAL CONNECTIONS, THINGS AND PEOPLE THAT NURTURE OUR SOULS AND BODIES, CREATIVITY, FREEDOM OF WORSHIP, FREEDOM TO … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ABOUT FORGIVENESS

I’ve been away and working on my novel and books, however, a reflection I read the other day during my morning prayers struck me with it’s profound message and I wanted to share.  It was written by Elizabeth Duffy and … Continue reading

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THINK AND BE

Over the years I have read the same saying from various religious faiths,  cultural beliefs, and philosophies, namely, that “we become that which we think”.  In other words, the beliefs and accompanying feelings that we hold true and “feed”, tend to grow … Continue reading

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ODE TO MY IPHONE: random thoughts about our seeming obsession with our phones.

You remind me of a needy child, always following me around, attached to my hip, and begging for attention with your swooshes, beeps and bells. I lay you down and try to leave you alone so I can let my … Continue reading

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LOVE IS ALL WE NEED

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” Matthew 22:37-39.  “If you judge people, you have no time to love them,” Mother Teresa.  “All you need is love,” John Lennon.  It … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Fun

Todays words:  worship, fast, lazy, produce, symphony, finger. My creation: Unlike the beautiful music of the SYMPHONY, the grocery store’s loud speakers played a mixture of elevator music and new hip hop tunes that went from boring to jarring in … Continue reading

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EGGPLANTS IN LAKE MICHIGAN

Yesterday I saw 5 eggplants floating on Lake Michigan’s shoreline north of Chicago.  As I watched them ride the current I thought how peculiar.   Where had they come from? How far had they traveled?  Where will they end up? … Continue reading

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Stagnant Ponds

Stagnant:  not growing or changing;  not circulating or flowing.  When something or someone stops growing they begin to die. Minds and hearts are like ponds.  If they are open, growing, and circulating with new information and experiences, they thrive and … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Exercise – Just for fun!

RANDOM WORDS FOR THE DAY:  shadow, gone, eternity, friend, garden, beat.  Use these words in a story, fable, etc.  Share yours if you want. My example: A SHADOW of depression hung over me.  My FRIEND and fellow soldier killed in … Continue reading

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END THE MADNESS by Nancy D. Rossow, Ph.D., LSSP, NCSP

For the “Christmas in July” theme that seems to be upon us in the commercial world, I repost the following essay from Christmastime, 2012.  Sadly it still remains relevant today. I wonder if we have learned anything. **12/2012  I sat … Continue reading

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