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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

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….


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

Sovereignty


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

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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 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…..) annofgg.com/  

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? multipolar-magazin.de/artikel/i-cannot-do-it-anymore 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! 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

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