Ann's Corner

A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.

About Ann

Hi!

I’m new to the blogging scene…..wanting to share some of my writing.

Here I am, age 66, with 2 grown sons and one granddaughter, retired missionary/teacher/local councilwoman.

I lost my husband in 2006, after 25 years of marriage. His heart just burst one day while sitting in his chair at home. He was there one minute and gone the next. Some of my poems are about him. I miss him dearly, but life goes on. I’ve learned to treasure the moments.

When I write, I try to share my faith, to bring a taste of the comfort of God and His strength into someone’s day, to make someone think, smile, and maybe even laugh out loud!

Hopefully I succeed!

❤ ❤ ❤

Ann (AJ)

PS. I like to use pics on my posts. I don’t know enough about copyright, so I will likely make some errors. If I have used one of  YOUR pics without proper credit, I apologise. Please forgive this newbie blogger, and please don’t hesitate to inform me so that I can try to fix it for you. Thanks! 🙂

PPS. You will notice a few (4 right now) “sticky” posts at the top of my blog page, which don’t change. If you have read those already, just scroll down the page a bit for the most recent entries, which are updated fairly frequently…thanks!

Oh, and don’t forget to sign in on the Guestbook page right at the top!

77 comments on “About Ann

  1. idiotwriter
    October 8, 2014

    HI again.
    You will very likely enjoy my friend Susans blog! Here is a link to her. Go pay her a visit, she is a LOVELY lady with lots of passion.
    http://susanirenefox.com/

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Irene Fox
    October 10, 2014

    Hey there, Ann. Welcome to the world of blogging! On the whole, a very supportive community. Nestle on in and make yourself at home. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. annj49
    October 14, 2014

    Thank you! 🙂

    Like

  4. donteatthecrayons
    October 27, 2014

    It’s nice to meet you! I’m getting started myself. I found you through the Harsh Reality meet-and-greet. Nice to see another Jesus follower there. My blog is a hilarious look at large family life. Pop by and see us sometime. 🙂 I will be doing some looking through your posts.
    ~Mrs.Diaz

    Liked by 3 people

  5. tastehitch
    November 4, 2014

    Hi and welcome (I’m still quite new to it as well).

    Glad to have found you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. lbeth1950
    November 24, 2014

    Thanks for following nutsrok. I am new too, since August. Love to start with new kids. We’ll play together.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. chrllrobb.blog
    December 2, 2014

    So sorry about the loss of your husband. Many prayers sent your way. Welcome to the blogger world. I think you will enjoy it. I still feel like a newbie even though I have been blogging (off and on) for about a year. I am still trying to figure out how some things work on WordPress. But it is the easiest of the sites I have been checking out. You will do just fine. 🙂

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  8. cdog5
    December 7, 2014

    Ann, I’m glad you found my blog — and I’m glad I found yours! You will absolutely enjoy blogging, and you’ll meet lots of nice people in the blogosphere — a whole new world of them! I’m very sorry about your husband; I look forward to reading your poems about him.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. creativewriter
    December 13, 2014

    Hi Ann, I’ve nominated you for The Liebster Award 🙂 You can find more info here: https://creativewritingforme.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/liebster-award-blog-nominations/
    Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. guevaragem
    January 24, 2015

    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. The post is on my blog. I hope you can accept. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. desperateramblings
    March 4, 2015

    Im a newbie started a couple of months after you Ann. I am not a religious person but nonetheless I hope to still be able to enjoy your words 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. roweeee
    September 2, 2015

    Hi Ann,
    Thank you so much for visiting Beyond the Flow and touching base. It’s funny because very quickly, I could sense your warmth and beautiful heart, which is an odd thing just reading a few posts on a blog.
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. It must have been such a shock and an incredible loss I can not fathom. I have been seriously ill for a number of years and we’ve had some close calls but I’m still here.
    My grandfather was a Lutheran Pastor and our family is Christian and attend an AOG Church. You might have heard of Darlene Zschech she and her husband are our senior pastors. She was a songwriter at Hillsong. I think she wrote “The POwer of Your Love”. I’m not so into that side of things and more of a small Church person but my husband and kids love all that. I tend to feel closest to God in nature and by the water. It can also be difficult for me to get to Church, particularly in Winter when I have to avoid germs and get quite ill myself.
    I don’t express my Christianity is an open way on my blog because that doesn’t go down well in Australia and there are others who take that front line role. I position myself somewhere closer to the back row but that’s also where seekers start out.
    Anyway, like when you visited my blog, I’ve written quite a story.
    Love & God Bless,
    Rowena

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    • annj49
      September 2, 2015

      Thanks so much for the kind words! ❤
      I'm a small church person myself and know what you mean about the quiet places in nature. This times are when I feel closest to God and hear His words to me in that stillness.
      Sad that you are sick and that you don't feel full freedom to express your faith. It's what I like to do and try to do, in some regular blogs and in the Devotionals and Poems sections here.
      I'm glad you visited and left me this story ❤
      Blessings!
      Ann

      Liked by 1 person

  13. williamchasterson
    September 8, 2015

    I found your blog over at HarsH ReaLiTy! I’m looking forward to connecting.

    Like

    • annj49
      September 17, 2015

      Thanks 🙂
      Your comment went into spam and I just found it when going through that folder….
      Sorry about that. I usually respond fairly quickly….

      Liked by 1 person

  14. cavellemartin
    September 22, 2015

    Hi Ann! It’s nice to meet you 🙂 I found your site through OM’s Meet and Greet page. 🙂 I think it’s wonderful that you have discovered blogging as an outlet. I know for myself, it has been very therapeutic. I look forward to reading more 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. annj49
    September 22, 2015

    Thanks for visiting and following!
    I’m looking forward to your posts in my reader 🙂
    Nice to meet you too, and thanks to OM 😉

    Like

  16. amommasview
    September 27, 2015

    Very nice to virtually meet you 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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  18. dettinger47
    December 4, 2015

    Must have been a real shock regarding your husband, but for those who know Christ, we take comfort in their new residence of our departed loved ones.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      December 4, 2015

      It was a terrible shock. I knew intellectually what you said there but experientially there was very little comfort for me in the finality of the separation. It made me question God somewhat, though my faith was what got me through. Understanding that God had not let me down or left me alone took a while and was revealed to me bit by bit in the midst of all the sorrow at the unexpected loss. I see now God’s plan for me, but I could not begin to see it at that time.

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  19. Dinata Misovec
    December 21, 2015

    Hello from Marathon, Florida (in the winter). I am also 66 and have two grown children, and two. grandson aged 4 and 2. I guess mine is a lifestyle blog, just whatever is on my mind that day. Travel in our motorhome in the summer. I am looking forward to reading your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      December 21, 2015

      Thanks! I had just started looking at yours! 🙂

      Like

    • annj49
      December 21, 2015

      Nice to “meet” you 🙂

      Like

  20. belinda o
    December 24, 2015

    First, so sorry for the loss of your husband. Even with faith it is devastating, in fact, I have a hard time with people who seem to think we shouldn’t struggle with the finality of death because of our faith. If nothing else, it leaves a very practical void in your life. ANYWAY, didn’t intend to get started with that! Meant to say, love the picture of your little…critter…in the upper left corner. I assume that’s your pup, but it looks just like a man I work with, hat, glasses and all.

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  21. I love your upbeat blog site and I will follow your journey. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  22. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes
    February 16, 2016

    HI

    Just to let you know I have given you a mention here
    https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/lifestyle-links-part-10-2/

    Like

    • annj49
      February 16, 2016

      Thank you!
      What exactly is a lifestyle link? Just wondering…..
      Ann

      Liked by 1 person

  23. joanneeddy
    March 31, 2016

    Hi Ann, I love the concept of faith plus laughter. My husband is a Presbyterian minister who loves to use humor as a way of sharing faith. I created my own “ministry” in what I saw as a calling to be a social worker and humor was what enabled me to work in tough areas like child abuse and domestic violence. My blog shares some of my insights from my life and my work…and my new attempts at getting a book i’ve written published.

    So sorry about the sudden loss of your husband. That is such a tough way to lose someone, no preparation, no idea that death was about to come and call, no chance for one last conversation or goodbye. I’m glad you are moving on and blogging, reaching out to others is the best recovery.

    You mentioned liking pictures, let me recommend: http://www.Pixabay.com You can search on almost any topic and find picture…all free! Easy to download and use.

    So glad to meet you on Bernadette’s Senior Salon!

    Jo

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      March 31, 2016

      Thanks so much!
      So glad to meet you and have access to your writing 🙂
      Today is the anniversary of my husband’s death 10 years ago. I have so many sweet, touching, fun and blesses memories to recall ❤
      Don't forget to "sign" my guestbook and leave people a link to your own blog page!
      Thanks again ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • joanneeddy
        March 31, 2016

        My goodness, so this is an anniversary. It must be bittersweet. I hope it brings loving memories that bring comfort!

        Liked by 1 person

      • annj49
        March 31, 2016

        Yes, I might do a bit of a post later, a kind of a snapshot thing using photos.
        Lots of precious memories ❤

        Like

  24. suesuzzz
    April 27, 2016

    Hello and thank you for the like and the visit..
    I hope that you visit more often and hang around as I just found your blog and looks very interesting and comfortable …again stay in touch as I will do the same
    Have a blessed day
    Huggs
    Suzette

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    • annj49
      April 29, 2016

      Thank you for dropping by!
      Will you leave a link here to your blog for others?
      Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it very much…
      Ann

      Liked by 1 person

      • suesuzzz
        April 30, 2016

        How do I do that????? I would love toooo..

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      • annj49
        April 30, 2016

        I think your blog page address is:
        https://suesuzzz.wordpress.com/

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      • suesuzzz
        April 30, 2016

        thank you…I copy and paste lol… then after looking around I found it…
        BY chance do you know how to set it up where it will post with out me doing that??? I did read a blog that said check yours here to see if your address shows up and it did at the time and now it doesn’t ????

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      • annj49
        April 30, 2016

        No, sorry. I just keep my address on a note app and copy and paste it all the time from there……maybe someone else in here can answer the question though?

        Liked by 1 person

      • suesuzzz
        April 30, 2016

        oh OK…Yes if anyone can help me out please do so…I thought it was showing like I said …. what a bummer lol

        Like

      • suesuzzz
        April 30, 2016

        thank you again…

        Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      April 29, 2016

      Please “sign” the guestbook at the top of my front page and leave a link there for others. I was thinking this was the guestbook post 😉
      Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

      • suesuzzz
        April 30, 2016

        Just don’t know how… please tell me how and again I would love to and I will sign your guestbook…. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • annj49
        April 30, 2016

        If you don’t know your blog page address, there is another way you can help others connect to you.

        When you are on one of your blog pages that you would like to share with people here, look in your browser address bar and select and copy the address to that post, which you can then paste into a comment here….

        Hope that helps…. 🙂

        Like

  25. FOR ALL THE NEWBIES: Welcome to the blogging community. I got here through a comment annj49 left on another site, after WordPress notified me that she had “liked” one of my comments — so it’s worth taking the time to figure out how to do what I suggest below.

    To automatically add your site and a photo when you comment, search for Gravatar, sign up and set up a profile (I think you can do that through your back end site-management dashboard too). Click around – things are fairly straightforward and you can back out of anything you decide not to do once you investigate.

    On Gravatar, upload a photo from your computer, and make SURE to add your website address so that people can find you by clicking on it – too many people forget that part, so clicking on your comment leads to a dead end. Other comments here tell you how to find your website address, etc. [FYI, ]

    Good luck to all – have fun, like and comment on the posts you read as you visit other blogs and many will return the favor – follow the ones you want to check out regularly. Respond to comments left on your blog (a tiny graphic on the top right of your WordPress screen will change – click on it for a dropdown notification of what just happened – click that to respond quickly.)

    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    • annj49
      September 28, 2016

      Thanks for all of this info! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • You’re most welcome. It takes a bit of time for most new bloggers to figure things out, but you’ll usually find somebody in the busy blogging community who has the time to help you find your way. I love the community spirit.

        Your Blogging-101 course seems to have helped you quite a bit. You don’t play like a newbie, so I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t read this post.

        xx,
        mgh

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      • annj49
        September 28, 2016

        I got a lot of hints from reading OM at Harsh Reality, as well as doing some of the work at the Blogging and Writing courses 🙂
        It all helps! 🙂

        Hehe, I don’t know how newbies “play” but thanks so much for the encouragement!
        AJ

        Liked by 1 person

      • Well, I don’t know for sure, but I certainly know that I made a great many silly “mistakes” my first year that I no longer make after five.

        A great many newbies seem to believe something like, “if they write it folks will come” – and don’t venture off their own sites and leave breadcrumbs. Not only is it frustrating for them that few people are “coming,” they are missing what I believe is the best part: the community aspect.

        OM’s site is very welcoming – I follow him too.
        xx,
        mgh

        Liked by 1 person

      • annj49
        September 28, 2016

        I learned all of what I know about linking to other blogs from OM, who came to my site early on. I joined his Meet and Greet and that was VERY helpful in getting me going. His site is so full of great blogging tips. I recommend reading him to anyone starting out….

        I spent about three months uploading to my site and waiting for people to come. I had no idea how to network until I met OM.

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      • He has been a godsend to many – not just for new bloggers. Are you aware of what he had to overcome to remain in play? Apparently some overzealous WordPress automation code identified his site as spam because of his many follows and shut him down with no means of redress.

        Check out my article in support:
        https://addandsomuchmore.com/2015/01/15/when-did-wordpress-change/
        xx,
        mgh

        Liked by 1 person

      • annj49
        September 28, 2016

        Yes, I’m aware, but thanks for the link. I will check that out 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  26. Annie, would you please edit my prior comment to correct my misspelling of Gravatar so I don’t lead poor frustrated souls astray? Thanks – and my apologies for lousy proofing eyes! xx, mgh

    Liked by 1 person

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  28. Light Ministry Blog
    March 22, 2017

    Your blog sounds like it is good, sincere, and from the heart! I like that and will follow you and try to stop in frequently to read. Thank you so much…

    Steve

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      March 22, 2017

      Thanks so much!
      I appreciate the encouragement 🙂

      Like

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