“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
“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
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
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
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
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
Oh MY!!!! I did not know! Awesome!!!!!! @annj49
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
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
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
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
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 Writers.com)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. https://lindaghill.com/category/one-liner-wednesday/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AND THERE YOU ARE….
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
The following is an excerpt from an article on Sovereignty at Crossway.org https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-key-bible-verses-on-gods-sovereignty/ Isaiah 45:7–9 “I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the … Continue reading
Where Are We Going?
Policy Horizons Canada on Biodigital Conversion Definitely an eye opener! Any thoughts? https://horizons.gc.ca/en/2020/02/11/exploring-biodigital-convergence/?fbclid=IwAR1Jff07p5Sda8dTNp1DRjcH-HsUSlYIfn64hvmoqD9Lu_aYnAPj0xmmDNI
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
Broken Broken…. But Time is doing the mending Under God’s direction. In His time. Patience Soul Author: Ann Justin, March 8, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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 ❤
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
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
Snow For Christmas
View from my porch makes a lovely Christmas card! Merry Christmas to all my readers! Ann ❤
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
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
Fickle Duck, Reblog
For one I know intimately….. What can I say? “Fickle Duck!” (check out original post here, at this link…..) annofgg.com/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Where is the Open Debate?
I think there are some important points here that merit consideration, despite the current “climate”….. What do you think? multipolar-magazin.de/artikel/i-cannot-do-it-anymore AJ, Nov 15, 2021
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…
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is truly love and support in action…. Wow!!!! Had to share a fine example of solidarity….. I’m just FLOORED! ❤ ❤ ❤ Ann
“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
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
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
Counting the blessings, even in the strangeness of this Covid season…… AJ ❤
I was sent this and thought it was quite lovely! Ann
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
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
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
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
Twelve Days of Christmas
Not a trace of seriousness to be found here. Just a really good LAUGH! Enjoy!!! Have a WONDERFUL day!!! Ann ❤
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.…
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ❤
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
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…
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