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Snark & Sensibility

GROWING UP CAN BE FUN SO IS GETTING OLDER
Monday, December 3, 2018 by ELLIE GUSTAFSON

WELCOME GUEST AUTHOR

ELLIE GUSTAFSON

 

 

 

In roughly two months, I’ll turn 85. I no longer need a telescope to see what’s ahead, though reversing the scope might pull the past into focus.

 

Occasionally, something stirs an old memory. Candy, for instance. Because I knew the word well, my sister would spell it out. “Can Eleanor have some C-A-N-D-Y?” I caught onto that pretty fast and started asking for A-O-7-8.

 

One of my early jobs was raking leaves in the fall. Glorious fun! First, you leap into the piles; then comes the delight of burning them in the driveway.

 

In our grocery store, a certain song keeps popping up, and memories of skating come rolling back.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ae9OXp-je4


 

But I had to grow up and face the real world—work, education, finding a mate.

God managed that very nicely, and sooner than we expected, I turned up pregnant. I clearly remember sitting on the bed, staring reality in the face: I had a baby in me, and it was going to have to come out. It did—16 days late, after 5 days in labor. We actually had two children and a miscarriage before the time we had “scheduled” our first child.

After Fuller Seminary in California, we were called to West Congregational Church in Haverhill MA. The parsonage was old but far grander than any place we’d previously lived. Our first Big Event was a Christmas Open House. A fantastic success, and our parishioners loved it.

During the next ten years, Jim got his PhD and shifted to teaching philosophy at the local community college. Leaving the parsonage meant building a house—with our own hands. I served as both carpenter and quality control: “That’s NOT plumb; take it out; do it again.” With all those do-overs, we actually built the house twice.

I began honing my talent for writing. My first published article—“I Saw a Thing Today”—came from a chance encounter with several weasels along a stone wall on our tree farm in Vermont. Story, however, was my great love, and I moved on to fiction. Six novels have given me a wild ride.

Appalachian Spring and its research trip to West Virginia.
Wild Harvest, borrowing from our own tree-farm experiences.
Middle Night, a book almost nobody liked but perhaps the most creative of my novels.
The Stones: A Novel of the Life of King David that “required” a trip to Israel.
Dynamo, the story that grew out of my great love for horses.
An Unpresentable Glory—which
See! Buy! Read! I’m told it is page-turning good.

 

 

What have I learned in nearly 85 years?

That I’m not as smart as I once thought.
That God is gracious beyond belief.
That my ongoing task is to lay down the telescope and magnify the One who formed me according to his glorious, loving design.

 

Ellie—

Born in a NJ county that had more cows than people.
Went to Wheaton College IL.
Married a multi-tasker; 3 kids, 8 grands, with a great-grand on the way.
Tried on the cloak of writing; found it fit well.
God first touched me through story, and he still speaks through story. I love Him passionately.

 

An Unpresentable Glory:

Who is this half-dead man who shows up in Linda’s award-winning garden—too weak to tend to his own personal needs? She takes him into her house and cares for him an entire week and only later learns who he really is. An investigative reporter uncovers the secret week, and both Linda and her guest become a spectacle in the eyes of the world.

 

The bottom line: God can cover our messes with his glory—if we submit to and trust him wholeheartedly.

 

An Unpresentable Glory https://tinyurl.com/y9lpft6a

Dynamo  http://tinyurl.com/otdxwad

The Stones  http://tinyurl.com/nf5o63d

Email: egus@me.com

Website:  www.eleanorgustafson.com/

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Amazon Page: www.amazon.com/author/eleanorgustafson

Twitter: @EgusEllie

Facebook: Ellie Gustafson. https://www.facebook.com/ellie.gustafson.

 

 

 

 

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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

DRIVING ON FLAT TIRES
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHERE I WAS PLANTED
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WAITING FOR THE TEST
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

TO THE RESCUE A SHORT STORY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE LEAST OF THESE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

KEEPING IT FRESH
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

SUMMER PLANS AND OTHER DISASTERS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MY COMFORTER SAW IT COMING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

OVERFLOWING WITH BLESSINGS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

AND THEN BLOOMS LOVE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

IN THE MONEY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

AMMO (An Original Shorty Story)
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BLESSINGS IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

GOLDEN GIRL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

POWER UP
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BOOKENDS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE PINK BONNET
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

UNDERGROUND
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Food, Families, and Fond Memories
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

KATELYN'S CHOICE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE POWER OF LOVE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HOSEA'S HEART
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FOR THOSE OVER FIFTY-FIVE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FAITH AND HOPE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A CONVENIENT COMPASSION
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

NEXT GENERATION
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FALLEN LEAF
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

TONGUE-TAMING 101
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Mimi and Bop
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

GRACE & LAVENDER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

NEVER TO OLD TO START OVER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

JULIA
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

R and I
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

KATELYN'S CHOICE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MY SINAI SAGA
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE WRITER'S CALLING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

When Valleys Bloom Again
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

You Asked for It
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PLAYING THROUGH THE FOG
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

One Door Between Us
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Counterfeit Detectors
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

LANDING HARD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

DON’T CALL HER MA’AM
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

CAPTURE ME
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

LOVING ONE ANOTHER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

When Your Past Looms Longer than Your Future
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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TAKIN' IT TO THE LIMIT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

OUR MCDONALDS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A Tender Hope
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

DON'T HIT THE FAN
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BORN TOO LATE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PARHELION
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

NOT OF THIS WORLD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PERSPECTIVE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

CAROLINA GRACE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE POWER OF "WITH"/OVERCOMING ANXIETY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

IS IT THE BEGINNING OR THE END
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A LOVE MOST WORTHY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HITTING YOUR SPIRITUAL GROOVE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MY TO-DO LIST
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

YOU'RE AMAZING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

LOVE'S RESCUE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

COURTING DANGER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A CHURCH PLANTER'S WIFE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MAMA, I CAN'T TAKE A BATH THERE'S A FISH IN THE TUB
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

JOHN ALDEN ... A SHORT STORY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

EAT RIGHT NOW LIVE LONGER LATER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE OTHER NEIGHBOR
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

AM I STRESSED?
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

NO TURNING BACK
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

EVERYDAY CHOICES
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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SHOULD VS WANT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

ALLEY'S PERFECT ANGEL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

YOU ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

I'LL BE ALONE FOR CHRISTMAS ... YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A SILVER MEDALLION
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHY WE SING JOY TO THE WORLD!
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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LIVING WITHOUT REGRET
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENEMY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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SAVED BY THE LAMB
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

SOARING WITH BROKEN WINGS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
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HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HAIR CALAMITIES AND HOT CASH
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

NEVER TOO LATE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MEET ME IN GALVESTON
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

The Not So Good Good Old Days
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HARVEST OF BLESSINGS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MEET JENNIFER SLATTERY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HONESTLY SPEAKING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Perceptual Blindness
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE PUTTING GREEN WHISPERER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

The God of the Mundane
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHEN I WAS THREE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

He Passes By
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Bryan's Homecoming
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

EMERGENCE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE PURSUIT OF PEACE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Live Long and Prosper
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE REAL DEAL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Antiquainted Man
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

SOMETHING NEW
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED TAKE A BUBBLE BATH THEN TRY AGAIN
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FOOTPRINTS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FUNNY WITH A POIGNANT MESSAGE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MUTUAL SUBMISSIVENESS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

CASTING STONES
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HEADLINE HYSTERIA
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

COUNTRY ROADS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

STUPIDITY IS NO EXCUSE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Beauty Queen and Humorist Shares Her Latest Book
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH/WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CHAPTER 2A
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CREATED TO BE SALT PART B
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/ CREATED TO BE SALT/PART A
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

CELEBRATE YOUR FEMINITY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE FIFTY-FIFTY CONUNDRUM
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE ROCK OF OUR FUTURE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PASS THE LOVE, PLEASE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

STRANDED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BATTLE WITH A BUMBLEBEE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BATTLE FATIGUES
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

LOVE IN A SUITCASE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Raising a Child With Autism
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

SHOULD OR WANT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

CONFESSIONS OF A GARDENS SLUGGARD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

GRANDMA PRAYED WHILE IRONING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

The Day Super Mom Died
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FOLLOW WHICH LEADER?
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

ROYAL LEGACY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE POWER OF ONE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A LIFELONG PURSUIT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A TEENAGED ROBIN HOOD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

NUGGETS OF GRACE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE CHOICE TO FAIL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TROUBLE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

JUST LIKE MY DADDY
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PATIENT PRAYING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MEET DARLENE FRANKLIN/SCAVENGER HUNT/LAST STOP
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PATIENT WISDOM
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

OF PETS AND PERSISTENCE
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

God's Server Never Shuts Down
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Blessed to be a Blessing
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Mama, I Can't take a Bath 'Cause There's a Fish in the Tub
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

SOUR GRAPES OR BLESSED FRUIT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

IT'S WHAT THEY DO
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MEET JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FROM LIGHT TO BRIGHT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

SURRENDERING TO THE CALL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MY QUEST
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

MY INTIMATE JOURNEY WITH MY HEROINE BY NIKE N. CHI
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

When Art Imitates Life: An Author's Book Journey
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Settled By Faith
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

From Little Golden Books to Summer's List
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE EDUCABLE MOMENT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

There's love in them there casseroles
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Searching for God With All My Heart
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

I RUN TO YOU
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Sweetening Our Sour Grapes
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE FALL THAT LIFTS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A Walk With God
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Disappointment and Discouragement
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

STIRRING TRUTH
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

PENNED BY GOD'S OWN HAND
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

The Masterpiece
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

RESTORED HEARTS and a Writer's Journey
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE WRITER'S JOURNEY: Meditations on the Road
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

DIALOGUING OUR FEARS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

WHY A BOOK OF PRAYERS?
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

From Lettuce to Pages
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

AND NOT TO YIELD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BONNIE LEON WRITES TO ENCOURAGE THE DISABLED
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

FAITH WORTH THE FIGHT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

CANT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE WINDING TRAIL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

The Flavorful Church
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Commitment Phobia
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

God knows our hearts
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

God Had Other Plans
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

God's Writer: Jan Elder
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

THE CURE FOR THE WEARY SOUL
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Surely Goodness and Mercy Gail Kittleson
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

OF THEE I SING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A HUNGER FOR GOD
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

What Do We Ask God For?
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

BUCK STORM SINGER/SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

STRESS: THAT OTHER HOMEWRECKER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

A Dream Come True of Being A Writer
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Meet Shannon Vannetter Christian Author
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

EMPTY NETS
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Bucketwish
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Loyalty that Springs from Spirituality
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Wonderfully Made
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

Lighthouse of the Carolina's Author Carol Heilman
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018