Author Archives: louannthomas

About louannthomas

Speaker & writer

Finding our way

I’ve been trying to make sense of the events of the last few weeks. Well, some of the events of the last few weeks. There have been so many! If your head is spinning too, it may help to remember … Continue reading

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Calling all Helpers

As I write this, the images of people in Texas and Louisiana fleeing their homes with little more than they can carry breaks my heart and triggers vivid memories of the floodwaters I escaped in 2005. I know the depth … Continue reading

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The Minister and the Muslim

Here’s a link to the latest installment of a project I do for Manhattan Magazine called The Last Word. https://issuu.com/sunflower_publishing/docs/mm17sp_singles. The project involves inviting two people who may or may not know each other to come together for a conversation … Continue reading

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Granddaughter of an immigrant

My grandfather loved America with passion and pride. But he wasn’t born here. Grandpa came to the United States from Switzerland as young boy in the 1880’s.  He traveled here by ship with his mother and four siblings with only one … Continue reading

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Hey God. It’s me….

Hey, God, it’s me – Lou Ann. I have some questions for you. First of all, have you been on leave, or something? Things here feel as though they are fraying. I think all of us who consider you our … Continue reading

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Planting our seed

Want to do more with your life, but not sure what your path or purpose may be? Here are some ideas for following your passion, as well as how important it is to do just that. Continue reading

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The lies we tell…

Have you ever caught yourself telling a lie – to yourself? The lies we tell ourselves are recognizable, and insidious, because they are heard in our own voice, but with a mean edge to it that makes us feel badly … Continue reading

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