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Monthly Archives: October, 2014

A Teachers Dilemma


I can’t remember where this came from, but it looks like a shorter version of this one…. http://robertwells.tripod.com/teacher.html A Teachers Dilemma After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Journey With My Mom, #7


January 23, 2013, A Journey With My Mom It was a pretty good day with my Mom. “What are you saying today Mom?” I asked when I went in….. “Nothing………..” … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

And Then Came Cancer……


October 30, 2013, Journal entry Down to Comox today for another 6 month cancer review with surgeon Surgeon said I am doing VERY well at 3 and a half years … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

A Journey With My Mom, #6


January 22, 2013, Mom I did not get much sleep (2 hrs) , was crying and praying in the night for Mom, for our family, for healing in all our … Continue reading

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A Journey With My Mom, #5


January 21, 2013, Mom My Mom is a little more responsive today than yesterday, but still no attempt to speak. She took some custard from me today and then some … Continue reading

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A Journey With Mom, #4


January 17 and 18, 2013, Mom Got in to Bridge of Earn late, stopped off at the B&B to drop off my things and then went to see Mom. When … Continue reading

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A Journey With My Mom, #3


A Journey With My Mom, January 14-17, 2013, Facebook post to friends. Thanks so much for prayers! Called Dave and he says my Mom has had a good day, first … Continue reading

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A Journey With My Mom, #2


Jan 14, 2013, Mom news, (journaling and messaging friends privately) I just got news this morning from my brother in Scotland who tells me that my Mom, who was let … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Journey With My Mom, #1


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 to share these experiences, which can … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Justification By Faith


Nothing I could write coud express this nearly as well…. This is AWESOMELY encouraging! PLEASE give it a read! http://utmost.org/justification-by-faith

October 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mom


  Mom She lays quietly in her bed Not a peep…. Drifting in and out of an unknown place That we can only know as sleep Her misshapen, gnarled hands … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Have You Seen Him?


Have you seen Jesus? (April 4, 2010) Read: John 1: 1-18, Romans 6, and 1 John 1 and 5 Have you really SEEN Jesus? Because if you have, your life … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Winter of My Soul


The Winter of My Soul What is this friendless place? Memories Speaking to me faintly Echoes of another time (Inspired by a long ago reading of Chuck Swindoll’s book, “Come … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 12 Comments

Hospital Anecdote…


October 25, 2014 My brother, who lives in Scotland, calls me frequently. This morning, we were talking about aging, and he told me this story of when he had to … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Guest Post – Canada


October 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fire Alarm!


Oct 24. 2014 Fire alarm is not the best way to wake up! At least we are all OK…. I was still lounging comfortably in bed when the strident sound … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Real Friend


March 11, 2007 A Real Friend Philippians 4:8 “Looking beyond to see the spiritual” I thought this as I looked at a plaque in my missionary friend Ellen’s house. It … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Well


The Well Jan 8, 2008, 8:47 AM The forgiveness of God is like a well that will never get plumbed……..it just goes on and on, deeper and deeper…..if only our … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alzheimer’s or Dementia


  Poem/Devotional: Alzheimer’s or Dementia Jan 26, 2012 I have long had a fear about getting old and not remembering who I am or what I am doing. God has … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Misty Moisty Days


Misty Moisty Days October 22, 2014 The misty, moist, stormy, blustery wet winter has arrived here, with its lack of sunshine. Perhaps a watery kiss every once in a while, … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Day 12 of Proverbs


Day 12 of Proverbs Proverbs 12 June 28, 2013 Another Proverbs chapter of comparisons! Today’s proverb compares the good, righteous, wise, truthful, encouraging, peaceful, prudent, diligent man with the man … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 10 of Proverbs


Day 10 of Proverbs June 8, 2013 Proverbs 10 This proverb describes the way of life and actions of the wise, righteous, and understanding, in contrast to the way of … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 9 of Proverbs


Day 9 of Proverbs Proverbs 9 The Way of Wisdom and the Way of Folly Two women: a wise woman and a foolish woman Both call out to the simple … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 7 of Proverbs


Day 7 of Proverbs, March 31, 2013 Proverbs 7 Again I am reminded how important it is to KNOW God’s word, the scripture, especially when I might be tempted to … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lies vs Truth


Lies vs Truth The enemy: “What a waste of a day! You did NOTHING! Absolutely NOTHING! You are USELESS!” The Spirit of the living God: ” You read my word. … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Step of Faith


      A Step of Faith……..   Ephesians 6:10-18   10 Finally, be strong IN THE LORD and in the strength of HIS might. 11 PUT ON the WHOLE … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Misunderstandings


Misunderstandings August 6, 08 Something I read the other day has given me pause for thought….. Here is what jumped out and hit me from Our Daily Bread (Radio Bible … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

God’s Comfort in a Dream


God’s Comfort in a Dream (This happened 6 years ago, but I’m sharing it here today…….) September 7, 08 I have just experienced some kind of weird and wonderful and … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Journey


A poem that came from a conversation with a friend, Jan 8, 2014. Still working on this one……. The Journey “The spirit is willing But the flesh is weak” These … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Relationships


Relationships are like gardening. If you don’t do the work, the weeds will take over. AJ, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

True Love Waits


True Love Waits, August 3, 2012 The necklace I wear all the time reads “true love waits”………. It has meant so much to me all these years….the same, but different…..depending … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Conversation with God


A Conversation with God Monday, May 24, 2010 This morning, after being sick for quite a few days, and capable seemingly of only sitting and then sleeping alternately, sometimes being … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Choosing Joy


Choosing JOY, Oct 7, 2010 A Journey…….. An unusual “lark” with friends. An unkind word from a “friend” re: my work history. A cold reception from a “friend”  re: a … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

My day


My day I feel like I don’t have anything worth while to say today, so I might as well just come out and say it. After all, this is a … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Do I Really Believe It?


I don’t know when I wrote this, but the scripture verse and the questions that arise are as thought provoking today as they were back then…. ************************************************************************************************************************************ Do I Really … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seek First the Kingdom of God


This is an oldie from a few years back, but the thought remains…. May 9, 2011, 10:18 AM Our direction can change, one precious thought at a time….. “Therefore do … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

ThanksLIVING, #2


(This is also originally from my Facebook from last year, as is the Paul Emmer clip I shared, but it bears sharing again here, this year.) A Holy Experience, Ann … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thanksliving #1


ThanksLIVING, a message from Paul Emmer. (This is originally from my Facebook from last year, but it bears sharing again here, this year.) Carberry E-Free, October, 13, 2013 Wow! I … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

ThanksLIVING #3


October 14, 2014 ThanksLIVING, #3 I was concerned about my feelings around Thanksgiving this year, as I appeared to be becoming too introspective and focused on how I was feeling … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Choosing to Celebrate


Missing my husband, Jim, today. Holidays are much harder now that he is gone. In talking with a good friend today, we both agreed that holiday celebrations brought lost loved … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stick-to-it-iveness


“Stick-to-it-iveness” I was busy as Principal/Teacher in a small Nursery/Kindergarten school on reserve, with several assistants in training as TA’s, and I would regularly hold Professional Development days to give … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Angelic Visitor


An Angelic Visitor Does God still send angels? I believe so…… I was particularly distressed one day, and I took off from the house and sought my solace in a … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Loss


Loss, October 11, 2014 I remember how stunned I felt when I suddenly lost my husband that day in 2006. I remember how completely helpless I was and how numb … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Laundry Day


Laundry Day! June 26, 2011 Down 45 steps in my new apartment building (no elevator) with 2 loads of laundry. Insert coins and get 2 machines going, and have to … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Power of Perfect Love


June 5, 2011 The power of perfect love…. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ” … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Telemarketer


July 11, 2014, 4:34 PM Phone rings….. I pick up…foreign sounding male voice says: “Hello Ma’am, how are you today?” I say slowly….”OK……” He says, “Do you have a few … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Done


God’s unequivocal “Done!” reverberates throughout the ages, while the matchless gift of His indwelling Spirit expressly enables our present being and doing, as we yield ourselves to His purposes, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Blank Slate


The hope of the rest of our tomorrows is written on today’s blank slate…… AJ Heavenly Father, thank You for love and for Your mercies, which are new every morning. … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

In ALL Your Ways


In ALL Your Ways……. March 17, 2014 Speaking to the ladies, but possibly also to the men. The ones who are struggling with the ins and outs, the ups and … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dream


Dream I dreamed a dream Of my lost love, my Jim He was there, in the unfamiliar house Doing familiar things With me We lived life together again For those … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Where Is My Trust?


Our Daily Bread Journal, October 8, 2014 Reading: Psalm 62:1-8 New King James Version (NKJV) A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God To the Chief Musician. To … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Day 4 of Proverbs


Day 4 of Proverbs, March 8, 2013 Proverbs 4 contains instructions from a father to his son about getting and keeping wisdom. “HEAR, MY sons, the instruction of a father, … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 3 of Proverbs


Day 3 of Proverbs, March 6, 2013 Verses 1-18 of Proverbs 3 are going into my mind like hits of comfort and healing. Reading those is like all the sweetness … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 2 of Proverbs


Day 2 of Proverbs, March 3, 2013 “1. MY son, IF you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you, 2.  Making your ear attentive to skillful … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day 1 of Proverbs


Day 1 of Proverbs, March 2, 2013 “THE PROVERBS (truths obscurely expressed, maxims, and parables) of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: That people may know skillful and godly … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Life That Mattered….


Today there was a memorial for a young man who lived on the streets. The room was filled with friends and relatives. Songs were sung. Memories were shared. Hearts were … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Losing a ritual…..


Journal notes on Our Daily Bread reading for today, Oct 1, 2014 The ritual of daily devotions is vital. I’ve read about 30 years worth of Our Daily Bread devotional, … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fueling up…….


August 28, 2014 Fueling up…. Did you fuel up today? What did you put in your tank? If I miss out on getting into my bible, I miss out on … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Whom have I in Heaven but You?


August 22, 2014 “Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conviction


 A Testimony Poem   Conviction It was just a day in Kyuquot. The tiny village of Kyuquot. A dot on the west coast of BC. A man of God A … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deliverance


God still delivers……. God is still into deliverance…… I had a bout with depression, and God delivered me in an unmistakable way. I just wanted to share, in this kind … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Kiss the Son


Kiss The Son   So weary I am Stressed to the limit…. Sucked of all energy, This is me, what is in it?   I know God is speaking… I’m … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Sea Walk


The Sea Walk Braving the sea walk One cold wet day Leaning into the wind Rain stinging every which way Wishing it was over But knowing only this The best … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love Light


Love Light The flame flickers The candle glows And I still love you And no one knows No one knows No one knows And I still love you And no … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Good of My Soul


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 perfect for my life…I do not … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Captain of my Ship


The Captain of My Ship Standing in the wind, Head exposed to the elements, Searching the waters ahead In steady concentration For untoward danger. Sitting, hair blowing wildly, Smiling widely, … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crying Comes Suddenly


Crying Comes Suddenly Crying comes suddenly Brought on by thought, or memory Stark realization That you are no more And there is nothing I can do to bring you back. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Jesus into Joy


Jesus God in the flesh……. Kingliness clothed in humility….. Mercy and love expressed in a supreme act of selflessness…. You paid the price for me….. Ransomed my soul…. Into JOY! … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Be My Valentine


Be My Valentine!     Be my Valentine! Lord, be my Valentine! I love You……….. I feel Your love and I thank You For loving me.   My husband is … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quietness Settles In


Quietness Settles In Quietness settles in like dust on the sill….. The silence is loud……… There is time on my hands……. Needs to be filled……. He’s gone from this place…. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

October 1, 2014 · 23 Comments

My Life Testimony


My Testimony  (July 12, 2013) Hi! My name is Ann. I’m 64 years old and I have a story! I’m currently living in Manitoba and caring for my granddaughter while … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 11 Comments

Questions and Answers


Questions and Answers “What is it that makes you happy?” He asked. And I could not tell him….. Because I was too sad inside.   “What is it that makes … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Poetry” Offering, #7, Longing


Longing     I looked at the chair Where he had been sitting And I missed his hands And his gentle face   Such a powerful longing Swept through my … Continue reading

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“Poetry” Offering, #6, To My Husband, James


To James………..     Some days are dark and drear And the only thing that gives me cheer Is when you hold me near I love you, my dear.   … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Poetry Offering, #4, Dream Reality


Dream Reality   You have a strange effect on me Like a hallucinogenic drug When you come into a room unexpectedly Everything shrinks except you and I   My total … Continue reading

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“Poetry” Offering, #3, Two Men


Two men   I love two men One is an adventurer Brave, bold, aggressive, in the physical sense   The other is a dreamer Quiet, calm, gentle In the spiritual … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Poetry” Offering, #2, I am Afraid


I Am Afraid………     I am afraid……… You want more Than I have ever been ready To give.   I am afraid……….. You will reject me Because I am … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Poetry” Offerings, #1, Love


  Love, a Treasure Love is patient, Love is kind, Love will wait, No matter what. Treat it gently And it can never be erased Hold it like a flower, … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 31


Day 31, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 31, 2012 Today I am thankful for having taken on this month long journal of thankfulness, and I am going to miss my … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 30


Day 30, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 30, 2012 Today, I am thankful for the new year coming! It’s a wonderful opportunity that we have every year to bring things … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 29


Day 29, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 29, 2012 Today I am thankful for the 5 senses, sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, true gifts from our Creator. I am … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 28


Day 28, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 28, 2012 Today I am thankful for BOOKS! I have always loved reading! I think I have a wonderful book collection from many … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 27


Day 27, An Attitude of Gratitude. Dec 27, 2012 Today I am thankful for the country I choose to live in, Canada. I came to Canada from Scotland, the country … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 26


Day 26, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 26, 2012 Today I am thankful for humour…… I love finding the funny side of things in life, and if I can succeed … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 25


Day 25, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 25, 2012 Today I’m thankful for God’s GRACE. Without it, life would be harsh. But God never intended for us to live outside … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 24


Day 24, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 24, 2012 Today I am thankful for the privilege of being a Mom. As I prepare to bring my family together today for … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 23


Day 23, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 23, 2012 Today I am thankful for our seasons. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. I’ve looked out the window with some trepidation … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 22


Day 22, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 22, 2012 Today I am thankful for prayer! I got myself organized to go out to do some shopping today. When I went … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 21


Day 21, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 21, 2012 Today I am thankful for the simple message of the gospel, the “Good News”. I think about it especially as we … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 20


Day 20, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 20, 2012 Hey, I know this is kind of a repeat, but I honestly could not help it! 😉 Today I am thankful  … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 19


Day 19, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 19, 2012 Today I am thankful for sisterhood! I enjoyed a great visit with a good friend I had not seen for a … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 18


Day 18, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 18, 2012 Today I am thankful for you. Yes, YOU! You have affected my life, you have influenced my thinking. You have brought … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 17


Day 17, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 17, 2012 Today I am thankful for the course I have been doing, Gospel Leader, I yr residency, with Converge Church here in … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 16


Day 16, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 16, 2012 Today I am thankful for time. What an interesting thing it is! Time is a measure, but it can also be … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 15


Day 15, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 15, 2012 Today I am thankful the marvel of the brain! It is the most complex organ in the entire body. When I … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 14


Day 14, An Attitude of Gratitude. Dec 14, 2012 Today I find it hard to write this gratitude journal, even though I have EVERYTHING to be thankful for! My heart … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 13


  Day 13, An Attitude of Gratitude Dec 13, 2012 Today I am thankful for all the beauty that surrounds me. I am sitting looking at an Amaryllis on the … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 12


Day 12, An Attitude of Gratitude December 12, 2012 Today I am thankful for the “compass” I have in my life, the Word of God, the truth. In a world … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 11


Day 11, An Attitude of Gratitude December 11, 2012 Today I am thankful for the church! My current local home church group in Campbell River is called Converge. It is … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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