Ann's Corner

A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.

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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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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I believe……

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“I Shall Live And Not Die”

This was the theme of the Oceancrest Community Church Ladies Retreat in 2019, which I attended with a number of other ladies that year. It was a special time, with … Continue reading

March 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

Golden Minutes

“Our days are filled with tiny golden minutes with eternity in them.” Wow!!!!I found this recently in Billy Graham’s “Unto the Hills” perpetual calendar. Stunning! What a wonderfully uplifting thought! … Continue reading

March 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

My First Computer

Write about your first computer. I wrote this post in response to a JetPack prompt…. I was so proud, as a teacher, to be able to purchase a Mac Classic … Continue reading

February 3, 2023 · 7 Comments

Salvation Army Kettle Surprise

A Salvation Army Kettle Surprise Dec 19, 2022 I like doing the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle shifts. It makes me happy to be doing something that involves people and helps … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Year Gone By…..

(A sort of poem…….) A Year Gone By I’m so surprised a year is gone.I don’t quite know what happened.But, on reflection, that’s a lie.I’ve been here since it opened. … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Problem Discussed…..

A Facebook post from December 30, 2020 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What is on my mind (since Facebook asked) is that I am worried about people thinking that taking this vaccine solves the … Continue reading

December 30, 2022 · Leave a comment


Oh MY!!!! I did not know! Awesome!!!!!! @annj49

December 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Not Much Time Left!

It seems I am running out of year again! This time it is 2022 that is trying to leave. I am thinking…… What do I want/need to get done with … Continue reading

December 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Snow Day!

I saw the snow when I got up this morning and knew I would have to cancel my kettle shift, even though it’s not that far from where I live. … Continue reading

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

This One Needs To Taste Heaven…..

This is an old writing from 2014 that I found in my notes and decided to post. I do not recall the incident shared with me, the friend who shared … Continue reading

December 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Evolution (or devolution) of Language

Dec 2, 2020 I believe that language is a LIVING thing. It grows and changes, unless it is actually one of the “dead” languages, like Latin, which no one or … Continue reading

December 18, 2022 · 3 Comments


This GREY fog lies like a blanket Concealing everything Muting the world In its suffocating embrace @Ann Justin, Jan 26, 2014  (For Poetry Challenge @ Christian     

December 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Conversion vs Regeneration…..

Jan 10, 2018 I love my old worn out Oswald Chambers devotional. I rescued it when it was totally falling apart from use, by putting the pages into my late … Continue reading

December 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Strange Call

Draft Post: Oct 6, 2017 I have been plagued by strange phone calls lately…….the following a few minutes ago… Ring…….. Foreign Sounding Voice: ” Is this Miss Justeeeeeen? ”  Me, … Continue reading

December 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sleep, or lack of….

Writing a Facebook post…..Dec13, 2018 “What’s on your mind?” asks Facebook……. Well, you asked……so here goes. Much Earlier:Sleep apparently left the building some time ago. Hope sleep makes it back … Continue reading

December 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

10 Things…..

10 things you may not know about me….. PS: I like popping bubble wrap! What a great feeling. What a great SOUND!! Snap! SNAP! (I told you I don’t follow … Continue reading

December 8, 2022 · 7 Comments

Saturday Six Word Story

 Saturday Six Word Story (A six word “story” based on a single word) Prompt for Week #109 (Dec 3, 2022 – Dec 9, 2022) “Love” Commitment. Cultivation. Concern. Challenge. … Continue reading

December 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Challenge!

Hey, all you bloggers out there! I’m challenging myself to post one blog a day (on average, at least) in December! Who’s IN? Who’s up for the challenge? I also … Continue reading

December 4, 2022 · 3 Comments

One Liner Wednesday from Jan 24, 2018

Never published, but here it is. I can’t remember exactly what the challenge was, but it made an amusing sentence! Haha!!! One Liner Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 #1linerWeds. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ … Continue reading

December 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

What in the World!?!?!?!?

Spotted this originally on a friend’s Facebook post. It made me smile and giggle 🙂 I decided to look into it a bit more. I was amazed! fascinated! Intrigued! I … Continue reading

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Lesson in the Window

December 2, 2022 Another draft post I found that was never published!!!! So, here it is! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June, 2018 The Lesson in the Window   I saw her in the … Continue reading

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Friendship/Love Story

December 1, 2022 I wrote this story (Poem? Spoken Word ? Not sure what it is!) a long time ago but have decided to post it now. I may record … Continue reading

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Remembrance Day 2021

November 30, 2022 It has taken me over a year to publish this post. It took a lot to even write it, and more to share it now, but I … Continue reading

November 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

My Citizenship Story

My Citizenship Story Nov 23, 2022 This is my story of citizenship. I was born in the UK to English parents, John and Freda McQueen, in Scotland in January 1949. … Continue reading

November 23, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Lesson of the Loon

The Lesson of the Loon. When I originally wrote this, we were at Bible College, Key-Way-Tin Bible Institute. It was Saturday, June 25, 1994, close to the end of our … Continue reading

October 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Blog Update…..

Hello Blog! Long time no SEE…. What can I say? Life took a TURN and I am still finding myself. A close companionship relationship that ended rather abruptly in early … Continue reading

September 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sovereignty and Free Will

I have believed for a very long time that our free will resides right inside the realm of God’s sovereignty. I know it sounds kind of impossible, but I really … Continue reading

September 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Bloom Where You Are Planted….

On the cement sidewalk, growing in a crack….. Amazing tenacity of life. A lesson which speaks volumes. No matter the difficulty of the circumstances, bloom where you are planted! Be … Continue reading

August 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Latest Pet Peve…..

Dec 1, 2022. I wrote this Aug 9, 2022, but didn’t post it for some reason. I just found it in my draft folder. It’s time to fix that….. NB: … Continue reading

August 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Finding My Feet

Finding my Feet…… It has been 7 months since a difficult parting from a loved one. It has been harsh and unforgiving to my soul. It has also been a … Continue reading

July 15, 2022 · 2 Comments

Barry’s Gleanings: “A New Peace Paradigm” — “Where in the world are Barry and Renee?”

This was a very LONG read, but so worthwhile! It was not at all what I expected!Some of it actually brought tears to my eyes as I recognized some of … Continue reading

April 28, 2022 · Leave a comment


And There You Are….. ~A PARTING~ You are never far from my thoughts Waking Sleeping Dreaming And there you are…. ~AN INVASION~ I did not welcome you at first Anger … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · Leave a comment


The following is an excerpt from an article on Sovereignty at Isaiah 45:7–9 “I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the … Continue reading

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Where Are We Going?

Policy Horizons Canada on Biodigital Conversion Definitely an eye opener! Any thoughts?

April 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Love Can Be Tough

Sometimes this is love lived out in truth…..despite all of your well-intended efforts. Love takes many forms and does not always need to be present (in human terms) to be … Continue reading

March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment


Broken Broken…. But Time is doing the mending Under God’s direction. In His time. Patience Soul Author: Ann Justin, March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Taking A Stand….

Taking a Stand Where do you draw the line? Where do you take a stand, no matter how difficult it makes life for you? During these troubling “pandemic” times, I … Continue reading

March 5, 2022 · 3 Comments

One Point of View

I thought this was quite interesting, considering what is mostly portrayed on TV sources, so I wanted to share this very personal story here. I believe it deserves to be … Continue reading

February 12, 2022 · 14 Comments

Google Pics and God

Looking at a mixture of Google photos (nature and architecture) flowing across the face of my tv screen, I had a thought: We stand in wonder at what man has … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Just An Unabashed Plug!

Hi everyone! Doing something else new, just in case anyone out there would like to support me in my writing endeavours. When I started this blog I had it in … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Fig Trees & Joy

I have been going through some difficult times of late, for me anyway. I know there is much worse going on out there for other people, and sometimes I believe … Continue reading

January 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pascal’s Wager

Something to consider…. Or not? Many have….. How about you? Interesting…… I choose to believe! You? It has been a real blessing for me in my life…. AJ ❤

December 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

How “Covid” Stole My Life…..or….A Journey Down the Wormhole.

Over the last two years, Covid (this “pandemic”) stole so much of my life, ripping sections out little piece by little piece…..friends, routines , activities (church, outreach ministry, bible study, … Continue reading

December 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

On The Wrong Track?

I feel very much like I am on the wrong track lately. I may even be “off the rails”! I saw this book on the shelf today and was drawn … Continue reading

December 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Snow For Christmas

View from my porch makes a lovely Christmas card! Merry Christmas to all my readers! Ann ❤

December 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

How are you?

Hi there….. How is everyone out there doing in these very strange times? How are you coping? Care to share? I’m having some hard times, but I know I will … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

The Struggle for Integrity

Doing my best to be a person of integrity, despite the current difficulties, because I believe it is the very best thing to do and be……no matter how challenging the … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Fickle Duck, Reblog

  For one I know intimately….. What can I say? “Fickle Duck!” (check out original post here, at this link…..)  

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Assess the Quality of Your Life

Written by Dr. Eric Perry Image Credit: Pixabay “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~Marcus … How to Assess … Continue reading

December 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Poetics: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows “I read the dictionary, I thought it was a poem about everything.”– Steven Wright Hello Dear Poets and Welcome to … Poetics: The Dictionary of … Continue reading

December 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Trust and Thanks…..

Reading “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp and struck today by a sentence, as indeed I have been by many so far in this book! So thankful for her insights! … Continue reading

December 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

On Friendship By Khalil Gibran

The Hill We Climb On Friendship By Khalil Gibran And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship.    And he answered, saying:    Your friend is your … On … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Breaking Up

I’m breaking up with my phone! I’ve discovered that I am suffering from iPhone addiction! Help!!! The dear lady naturopath I met recently subscribed me this book as a remedy … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Angry Skies….

After a beautiful, bright, but now rather chilly day, I noticed the heavy skies through our apartment windows….. It looks OMINOUS!!!! It has its own kind of beauty. I wonder … Continue reading

December 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Quiet Reflection

I sit and listen to the clock tick and the occasional hum of trafic this evening. I’m pondering on life in the quiet reflection of the day. A day without … Continue reading

December 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Where is the Open Debate?

I think there are some important points here that merit consideration, despite the current “climate”….. What do you think? AJ, Nov 15, 2021

November 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tragedy In Rural Alberta, A Courageous Doctor Speaks Out .

Originally posted on peckford42:
On the Steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Friday evening past , celebrating the 75 Anniversary of the Nuremberg Code, Dr. Nagase gave this Powerful…

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair… As we walk through the “Vanity Fair” of life, what is it that attracts or distracts you the most? That dress? 👗 Those shoes? 👠 That furniture?🪑 That … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Hope for the day…

This lifted me a little while ago as I listened on the radio…. I thought about all the unrest going on and where our hope and comfort really lies…. Enjoy, … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

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! 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…….. 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


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


“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 · 2 Comments

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


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


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 · 2 Comments

Why I’m Not Losing Sleep Over the Election Fallout

Originally posted on
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 · 2 Comments

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
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


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