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My Guest Book


Wanna “sign” my guestbook? Want to review my blog? Hehe, I know this is kind of an old fashioned thing to do, but I want to try it out anyway. … Continue reading

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Visitors….


Hello! Welcome here! If you are visiting my page , I just want you to know that this is my first attempt at having a “blog” of sorts. I’m experimenting … Continue reading

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Believe


I believe……

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A Journey With My Mom, #1


Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
A Journey With My Mom, #1 This is a bit of a difficult write for me, as it’s very emotional, but I really want…

May 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Things My Mum Taught Me


My Mum Taught Me: To sing.She loved singing and communicated that desire to sing, that joy in singing, to me. Thanks, Mum… Love of music.I had piano lessons, pedal organ … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 2 Comments

Working on a Podcast!


Check out my podcast, Ann’s Corner, on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/ann-justin I’m trying a NEW thing! It began with deciding to try to write pieces that were roughly a minute long to … Continue reading

April 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #11, Joy in Jesus


From my Oswald Chambers reading this morning, April 21, 2021. “Let not your heart be troubled….” Am I allowing ANYTHING to perturb my heart…? Am I hurting, disbelieving, or disobeying … Continue reading

April 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Quagmire of Political Correctness


A comical example of the quagmire of political correctness, and the current apology culture, thanks to a stalwart Scotsman! 😉 While highlighting the dilemma of life and speech in our … Continue reading

April 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Nature’s Lessons…..


The Life of Trees I saw my friend Daniel’s post on Facebook. I watched the video. His summary of what he saw inspired me (he is usually very encouraging), so … Continue reading

March 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Caught!


Caught…….. March 4, 2021 (Thoughts from the morning before NAIM Ladies Retreat ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I feel caught. Trapped. Technology has robbed me. Captured me. Trapped me. I wanted to write … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · 3 Comments

Solidarity


This is truly love and support in action…. Wow!!!! Had to share a fine example of solidarity….. I’m just FLOORED! ❤ ❤ ❤ Ann

February 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Broken…..


“Our society fractures more each day.That’s very sad on all levels, whether it pertains to friendships, family, community or country.Relationships are fragile.Tend carefully to what you have, however you can, … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

To New Things……


2020 died a timely death……. Never to be forgotten, the imprint of 2020 will remain with us, I’m sure. We will ponder upon the things of 202O, no doubt, for … Continue reading

January 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Eating Out in Covid (Or, Adventures With Eva)


A lady friend (Eva) and I went on a trip yesterday. The trip was originally planned to pick up a piece of furniture, a bed, from an elderly couple down … Continue reading

December 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holiday Blessings


Counting the blessings, even in the strangeness of this Covid season…… AJ ❤

December 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Christmas Angel


I was sent this and thought it was quite lovely! Ann

December 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!


December 25, 2020 · 2 Comments

Facts girl as WH press secretary: Kayleigh McEnany sweetly savage


Kayleigh McEnany, who looks like she should be hanging on the arm of a PGA golfer sipping a Mimosa, is President Trump’s cudgel for the press. Behind… Facts girl as … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Two Worlds…..


Here……. And Heaven…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I was exhausted. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally….. I slept. I cried. I felt better. I got up and made myself a coffee and reached for my little … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

December!!!!!!


It seems like every year I experience uncomfortable misgivings about December, rather than excitement or anticipation. In fact, this year, in these extra stressful Covid times, I have had an … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mistaken Identity


Are things always what they appear to be? Do we really see what we think we see? An online friend sent me this recently in Facebook messenger. I glanced at … Continue reading

December 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Twelve Days of Christmas


Not a trace of seriousness to be found here. Just a really good LAUGH! Enjoy!!! Have a WONDERFUL day!!! Ann ❤

December 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Senior Moments……and Storage Solutions!


Storage and cleaning up….It was much on my mind this morning…Make sure to watch through to the end! 😉 😜 (roffle, roffle…..) Should absolutely make your day! AJ

December 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Vive La Différence!


It may not be politically “correct“, but neither am I, on the whole…….. 😉 😛 Your laugh for the day….I hope! They do say that laughter is good medicine! ENJOY!!!!! … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Self Quarantine?


So, upon deciding I MUST have an early night, for a change, I tidy up, shut everything down and go to lock my front door, whereupon I see that if … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Unplugged


Push, swipe Power off. 6 days of unplugged….6 days of rest? Staring at the black screen, itching to go back. Wondering about my friends and the … Unplugged Some interesting … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

I Am Me!


I’m ME! I may not be the most beautiful woman in the world . Average is fine, but I’m ME. I love to eat (the right and wrong foods) as … Continue reading

November 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Lest We Forget


Thoughts on Remembrance Day….. My Dad, John Christie McQueen, was born January 25, 1924, and served in the army initially as a boy soldier of 15 years of age in … Continue reading

November 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Why I’m Not Losing Sleep Over the Election Fallout


Originally posted on EttingerWriting.com:
By David Ettinger Angry and DistractedWhat is happening here in the U.S. as a result of last week’s Presidential Election is exactly what I feared.…

November 10, 2020 · 2 Comments

Grief Never Dies……


Grief Never Dies….. I was sorting through old things today looking for a frame for a precious piece of First Nations embroidery, my family crest with my late husband, and … Continue reading

October 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

What’s On Your Mind?


What’s On Your Mind? This is a question Facebook asks on a daily basis, and sometimes that question is worth reflecting on. I’m sharing a Facebook Post from 6 years … Continue reading

October 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Truth for Today….


Two truths to speak to today’s political/social climate…… Pray it would be so ❤ “Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭85:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “‘Not by might … Continue reading

October 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Daily Minute #9, Trust Is Not A Feeling.


Trust in God is not a feeling. It’s a choice. A decision. You say “I’ve lost my faith” You turned away, decided not to love God, or the things of … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

You Alone……?


“As the deer pants [longingly] for the water brooks, So my soul pants [longingly] for You, O God.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬ I lost a nephew recently, and as we had a … Continue reading

September 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #8


Routine vs Change Sometimes you think you have the answers but the reality is that you don’t. I am a reluctant creature of habit who wants change but hates change … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wow…..and guess what?


I am no great photographer but I love taking pics and do it often every day whenever something catches my eye. I just use my iPhone 8 and I have … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Loss of a Precious Elder


Dedicated to the Hansen Family re: the late Hilda Hansen Our Family History with Hilda Our Justin family has some close connections with the Hansen family. Somewhere down the line … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter? One Perspective….


Black Lives Matter? YES, black lives matter…. Of course they do! Historically, there has been gross mistreatment and abuse of black lives. Some attitudes from that era do indeed remain … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Miracles from Heaven


“Miracles from Heaven“ is a movie production based on a true story and well worth the watch. It deals with the real challenges and victories of faith. I found it … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

My Sister Norma and I


Just thinking about my sister Norma (Nonie), who passed away in November 2019. I found a few pics and put them together for her birthday, which would have been today, … Continue reading

August 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

Complaint……or Compliment?


What better time to try to find the good in any given situation? Something from Ann Voskamp to think about and remember. I have seriously tried to do this in … Continue reading

August 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Who IS that?


This is especially true now, with cataract surgery done and stark reality in front of me, though I experienced it before…..just not as clearly or dramatically!!! Haha!!!! AJ ❤

July 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reality, Wonder, and Cataract Surgery


After cataract surgery, with the newly improved vision in my right eye, I was startled to see the stark detail of both my grey hair and my wrinkles……Other than that, … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Are You Ready to Be Chipped? It’s Already Being Done!


Originally posted on EttingerWriting.com:
By David Ettinger The Time is Now!I have recently written two posts on the inevitable global cashless society which will be prominent in the last…

July 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Protest?


Crows holding an urgent meeting/rally/protest about the state of the country, especially as it relates to the “crow”na virus pandemic. They have serious objections to being used, abused and misunderstood…..

July 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Exploring the Act of Kneeling


Kneeling…. So many questions. A sign of respect? Or a sign of disrespect? When should one kneel? When should one not kneel? Should peer/group/political pressure influence a personal decision to … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · 4 Comments

Covid Sense and Nonsense


This article I will share here made me sigh in relief. Most of what I have read previously has caused anxiety and confusion due to the constant dichotomy of information … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · 4 Comments

Racism?


Racism is rearing it’s ugly head everywhere right now it seems, and is creating havoc in the U.S. I think the fact is that it is being used as a … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Logic, anyone?


There is no logic I can see to many events/directives around Covid 19. So many blatant inconsistencies. I can’t even begin to list here all the disparities I have seen … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Dental Bonus!


We never quite no what surprise life might have in store for us, do we? I broke a front tooth somehow some time ago, in February, not long before Covid … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Hairy Story


With the arrival of Covid 19, hair and hairdressing became somewhat of a problem. I watched HILARIOUS movies of various attempts by friends to tame their unruly mops by administering … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Covid, Peaceful Protests, and a Multitude of Other Things……


This world I live in now has gone all upside down and topsy turvy….. Unbelievable nonsense is unfolding right before my eyes and I can no longer bypass any of … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tired of Fighting


(Hopefully, this is my LAST pandemic post) It seems like we humans have done nothing but fight and judge for the last twenty years, and I am sick and… Tired … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Tragedy and Blessing of our Shortcomings. A Mother’s Day Story.


May 2020 It was another Mother’s Day…. I think of my Mum, of course, but I also think about my own motherhood. It has been an oddly peculiar reflection this … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · 2 Comments

A Memory from 2011


Our direction can change, one precious thought at a time….. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Masks?


Got email from the Senior’s center this morning…. So, when we get to return to the Senior’s center (yay, senior’s yoga class…I’ve MISSED it!) possibly in June, we must ALL … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · 2 Comments

Cat fun……


Are you a cat lover? My granddaughter, Jayden had a little cat 8 years ago. These pictures are a little bit of fun with that cat. She didn’t seem to … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Flat Rainbow and Birdsong


Spotted this today. Have not seen a flat rainbow before! The birds were pretty excited too as evidenced by the cacophony of birdsong! It dissipated fairly quickly, so I was … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 3 Comments

Definitely an “Oops!”


This made me laugh, even though it was pretty scary! How NOT to fly…… 😉 https://www.menshealth.com/trending-news/a32144145/french-dassault-fighter-jet-joyride/ Have a GREAT day! Ann

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Covid 19 Information for Reflection


I found this very interesting. Inside this video the doctor clearly outlines a regimen I am currently following as a result of independent research into how to boost the immune … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Covid 19 Confusion


Are we confused yet? https://www.facebook.com/1635137497/posts/10220181020789137/? How are y’all doin’ in the midst of this insanity? Hang in there ❤ Ann ❤

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

My Covid 19 Emergency!


My Personal Covid 19 emergency! 😩 This has not been a good day 😞 Struggling with feelings of claustrophobia due to all the isolation and quarantine rules of Covid 19, … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

A Rock Sings Easter Joy


On a walk today, I spotted a splash of colour underneath a park bench. I stopped to see what it was. A colourfully painted rock, with an Easter message painted … Continue reading

April 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Adventures in Covid 19


Well, adventures in Covid 19…. I went shopping with a friend today for some allergy medicine and other supplement necessities. Got all of those, carefully practicing social distance, when, in … Continue reading

April 4, 2020 · 2 Comments

Who Knew?


Dear readers, This piece was so popular last year, I am repeating it for the benefit of the 100+ followers I’ve picked up since then. Enjoy (again!). Who Knew? (I … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #7 Don’t FRET!


DON’T FRET! There’s lots to worry about today! Corona virus….. Pipeline….. Climate change… Global warming….. Fires, floods, tornadoes, snow… Politics…. Conspiracies… Agenda 21….. The internet is flooded with all of … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Daily Minute #6, Life is short


Feb 26, 2020 Life is short…. A breath….. A vapour… We are finite, in earthly bodies of flesh and blood but eternal God gifts us with spirit, for eternity. Hard … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute 5


Time The rhythmic ticking of my mantle clock…..seconds mark the passing time. I ponder….. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is a beautifully balanced description. 1 There is a time for everything, and a … Continue reading

February 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #4 “PLEASE BE SAFE”


“ Daily Minute #4 PLEASE BE SAFE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ God is not “SAFE”! He asks more than I could imagine! Only because I DO trust Him, I venture out! He’s “got” … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Blessings!


Feb 23, 2020 Facebook post: “Blessed at a different church (one I was not sure would be a “fit”) this morning, by an awesome message, (thanks Brian!) but unfortunately lost … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #3


Daily Minute #3 God will take care of you (based on the hymn in the link below) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you trust God? Do you know Him? If you do, you … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #2


Daily Minute #2 I have a PROBLEM , a CHALLENGE! It seems IMPOSSIBLE!!!! I don’t want to face it! It’s TOO HARD!!!!! 1. I WON’T do it! 2. I CAN’T … Continue reading

February 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Devotional Minute, Daily Minute #1


20:20, 02 20, 2020 A FRESH START Thank you, God, for: 1. CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES 2. NEW BEGINNINGS! 3. NEW PERSPECTIVE 4. A chance to CHANGE 5. DAILY MERCY…… 6. … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Evangelicals Support President Trump


Originally posted on EttingerWriting.com:
By David Ettinger A Justified QuestionOn February 5, 2020, at a press conference the day after his acquittal from impeachment charges, President Trump used an…

February 6, 2020 · 3 Comments

Sleep(less)


Sleep Sleep, where art thou? Absent, though much desired….. Elusive, as often wont to be Come, I need you Be mine? ❤ (It’s too close to Valentines Day and my … Continue reading

January 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Reblogging…..


creativepoetrycollection.com/2019/12/27/ignored-love/ This poem speaks to me of how relationships can fail, by focusing on the obstacles that can get in the way of relationship rather on the one thing that … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · 7 Comments

I Dream…….


I dream of writing a book One day, I might…… The task seems overwhelming, though I did make a start I don’t remember when….. I write EVERY DAY, about something … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Belt and Braces


Belt and Braces https://matteroflifeanddeathblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/belt-and-braces/ — Read on matteroflifeanddeathblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/belt-and-braces/ This is a beautiful piece of writing by a blogger I just met ❤

November 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

An Oatmeal Story (or Microwave Foibles)


Well…. That was interesting. Put some 2 min oatmeal in the microwave on a low setting and left to do something while waiting for the beep. Some time later, I … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living in Gratitude


This was pretty wonderful to watch and hear, after the skinny dipping surprise! 😉 😛 What an awesomely stunning world we have the privilege to inhabit! Be BLESSED! Ann ❤ … Continue reading

November 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

A “ght” Story


(A piece of writing for Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, using words contains “ght”) There was no end in sight Boxes and totes everywhere, full of old things, … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

Grounded


Grounded I’m grounded in Him. When I go through the tough things, I’m grounded in Him When I face my fears, I’m grounded in Him When I can help a … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 4 Comments

Relationships!


I just watched this clip (see link below) because it was in some feed or other. I was searching for something totally different. It popped up and I thought well, … Continue reading

September 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Spaghetti & Grace


Invited a friend to stay over for dinner and made us spaghetti with a nice meat sauce. It smelled so delicious while cooking. I don’t make that often any more … Continue reading

September 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Good of My Soul


Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
The Good of My Soul Take my beating heart Lord…Calm it, soothe it…Help me to understand it is all for the best…Your design is…

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Winner!


I entered a poetry competition at my Senior’s Center recently. I submitted a few poems (in the nick of time on the closing date of the competition!) in order try … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cloud Spotting


I love clouds and will stop wherever to take pictures of whatever interesting formations I see around me. These are not the best, by any means, but just a few … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Humble Pie


Humble pie may not TASTE very good, but it DOES have some great medicinal purposes 😉 Ann Justin (August 2011) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I wrote this for a Facebook status quite some … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Technology and Addiction


I found this Ted talk on vaping very interesting. I have seen instances of the this technolgy and of its use and wondered about it. It has both intrigued me … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Power and Abuse


It’s an old, old story, but pertinent to our times as sexual abuse of women by men in power comes to light for all to see. David has been called … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

In Tough Times….


Aug 14, 2017 A dear friend and colleague in missions taught me to ask this question of God, especially in times of calamity, “What do You have for me in … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · 10 Comments

Retirement


It’s 8 already and I am awake, sort of, if laying in bed horizontally counts as being awake….. I’ve been doing this since before 7 am I would usually go … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Spam? Or not?


Hey folks, I’ve been wandering around my dashboard help areas trying to find out something and I accidentally came across what I thought was a spam folder where I see … Continue reading

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

HICCUP!


June 6, 2019 HICCUP! Midnight Chocolate Santa! I do fairly well on the Weight Watcher’s program, now known as Wellness Workshops or WW for short. I have lost 60 lbs … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

No Matter What….


May 16, 2019 I’m overwhelmed sometimes by the goodness and mercy, the gifts of a loving and forgiving God, sent unexpectedly into my life, undeserving as it is. Brings tears … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Perseverance “Personified”


I took this video while out on errands today. Initially, the colorful fish are what caught my attention. However, it was one of the turtles who made my day! I … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yoga Pants


Time for your laugh……. 😉 Yoga pants song! ENJOY!!!!! AJ ❤ https://youtu.be/GYv4Fs7nzIY

April 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

My WW Journey


It has been a over a year now since I joined Weight Watchers, now known as Wellness Workshops. What a journey! It was a reluctant start. I’m not a real … Continue reading

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Procrastination


Originally posted on Ellen Carr:
She picked up her pen, Picked up her pen, Twirled it around, Tapped, Tapped a little rhythm, Looked at the clock, And thought of coffee.…

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Becoming……


I originally wrote this for a post in Weight Watchers after achieving my goal and lifetime status in the program. It was a journey of loss, loss of a different … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Seeing My World #2


I do love trees….in ALL their seasons. This one is at the Spit, where I enjoy a walk in pleasant park/beach/ocean scenery. A recent quick pic…. I love the empty … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Happy “Camper”!!!!


I have been on the Weight Watchers program since February 17 of this year. I weighed in at 199.8 pounds. It has been quite the journey! There have been celebratory … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

Seeing My World….#1


I want to try to catalogue a photographic journey of sorts. When I’m out and about with my phone I enjoy spotting something I can capture in photo form. I’m … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

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