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Daily Minute #3

Daily Minute #3 God will take care of you (based on the hymn in the link below) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you trust God? Do you know Him? If you do, you … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daily Minute #2

Daily Minute #2 I have a PROBLEM , a CHALLENGE! It seems IMPOSSIBLE!!!! I don’t want to face it! It’s TOO HARD!!!!! 1. I WON’T do it! 2. I CAN’T … Continue reading

February 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Devotional Minute, Daily Minute #1

20:20, 02 20, 2020 A FRESH START Thank you, God, for: 1. CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES 2. NEW BEGINNINGS! 3. NEW PERSPECTIVE 4. A chance to CHANGE 5. DAILY MERCY…… 6. … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Evangelicals Support President Trump

Originally posted on
By David Ettinger A Justified QuestionOn February 5, 2020, at a press conference the day after his acquittal from impeachment charges, President Trump used an…

February 6, 2020 · 3 Comments


Sleep Sleep, where art thou? Absent, though much desired….. Elusive, as often wont to be Come, I need you Be mine? ❤ (It’s too close to Valentines Day and my … Continue reading

January 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

Reblogging….. This poem speaks to me of how relationships can fail, by focusing on the obstacles that can get in the way of relationship rather on the one thing that … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · 7 Comments

I Dream…….

I dream of writing a book One day, I might…… The task seems overwhelming, though I did make a start I don’t remember when….. I write EVERY DAY, about something … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Belt and Braces

Belt and Braces — Read on This is a beautiful piece of writing by a blogger I just met ❤

November 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

An Oatmeal Story (or Microwave Foibles)

Well…. That was interesting. Put some 2 min oatmeal in the microwave on a low setting and left to do something while waiting for the beep. Some time later, I … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living in Gratitude

This was pretty wonderful to watch and hear, after the skinny dipping surprise! 😉 😛 What an awesomely stunning world we have the privilege to inhabit! Be BLESSED! Ann ❤ … Continue reading

November 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

A “ght” Story

(A piece of writing for Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, using words contains “ght”) There was no end in sight Boxes and totes everywhere, full of old things, … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 2 Comments


Grounded I’m grounded in Him. When I go through the tough things, I’m grounded in Him When I face my fears, I’m grounded in Him When I can help a … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 4 Comments


I just watched this clip (see link below) because it was in some feed or other. I was searching for something totally different. It popped up and I thought well, … Continue reading

September 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Spaghetti & Grace

Invited a friend to stay over for dinner and made us spaghetti with a nice meat sauce. It smelled so delicious while cooking. I don’t make that often any more … Continue reading

September 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Good of My Soul

Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
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…

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Winner!

I entered a poetry competition at my Senior’s Center recently. I submitted a few poems (in the nick of time on the closing date of the competition!) in order try … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cloud Spotting

I love clouds and will stop wherever to take pictures of whatever interesting formations I see around me. These are not the best, by any means, but just a few … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Humble Pie

Humble pie may not TASTE very good, but it DOES have some great medicinal purposes 😉 Ann Justin (August 2011) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I wrote this for a Facebook status quite some … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Technology and Addiction

I found this Ted talk on vaping very interesting. I have seen instances of the this technolgy and of its use and wondered about it. It has both intrigued me … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Power and Abuse

It’s an old, old story, but pertinent to our times as sexual abuse of women by men in power comes to light for all to see. David has been called … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

In Tough Times….

Aug 14, 2017 A dear friend and colleague in missions taught me to ask this question of God, especially in times of calamity, “What do You have for me in … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · 10 Comments


It’s 8 already and I am awake, sort of, if laying in bed horizontally counts as being awake….. I’ve been doing this since before 7 am I would usually go … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Spam? Or not?

Hey folks, I’ve been wandering around my dashboard help areas trying to find out something and I accidentally came across what I thought was a spam folder where I see … Continue reading

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment


June 6, 2019 HICCUP! Midnight Chocolate Santa! I do fairly well on the Weight Watcher’s program, now known as Wellness Workshops or WW for short. I have lost 60 lbs … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

No Matter What….

May 16, 2019 I’m overwhelmed sometimes by the goodness and mercy, the gifts of a loving and forgiving God, sent unexpectedly into my life, undeserving as it is. Brings tears … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Perseverance “Personified”

I took this video while out on errands today. Initially, the colorful fish are what caught my attention. However, it was one of the turtles who made my day! I … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yoga Pants

Time for your laugh……. 😉 Yoga pants song! ENJOY!!!!! AJ ❤

April 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

My WW Journey

It has been a over a year now since I joined Weight Watchers, now known as Wellness Workshops. What a journey! It was a reluctant start. I’m not a real … Continue reading

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on Ellen Carr:
She picked up her pen, Picked up her pen, Twirled it around, Tapped, Tapped a little rhythm, Looked at the clock, And thought of coffee.…

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment


I originally wrote this for a post in Weight Watchers after achieving my goal and lifetime status in the program. It was a journey of loss, loss of a different … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Seeing My World #2

I do love trees….in ALL their seasons. This one is at the Spit, where I enjoy a walk in pleasant park/beach/ocean scenery. A recent quick pic…. I love the empty … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Happy “Camper”!!!!

I have been on the Weight Watchers program since February 17 of this year. I weighed in at 199.8 pounds. It has been quite the journey! There have been celebratory … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

Seeing My World….#1

I want to try to catalogue a photographic journey of sorts. When I’m out and about with my phone I enjoy spotting something I can capture in photo form. I’m … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

What do YOU think?

It’s a LONG listen, and not a popular viewpoint, but I really would like to hear what you think about all of this…… When I look at how things … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment


Clouds come and go….. ….as the day goes by… ……and so it is……. ……that nature unfolds …….before us…… …… all of…… ……its beauty. ❤ ❤ ❤ Ann

December 1, 2018 · Leave a comment


Are you as tired of scams as I am? Lately there has been another spate of them. These ones are about owing taxes and potential arrest, which has been very … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Confusion. FB Pages & Blog Posts. Part 1

A LONG 3 part story! A blogger friend posted his year stats today on Instagram. The stats went from the 50 thousand high a few years back down to a … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Art Battle!

Facebook entry: “Went to Campbell River Art Battle! Wow, that was fun! Kept us occupied for 3 hours! Catch up with old friends too….❤ Delightful! 😀” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I had never … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alas, My Jar of Vaseline!

Originally posted on
By David Ettinger Such a Dilemma! Obviously, this post is an aberration, a blip among my collection of biblically-based writings. But, you see, this is…

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment


A bit of a rant in response to what I see and hear. Getting frustrated by so many negative attitudes. Don’t get your shirt in a knot now because of … Continue reading

July 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

Clay Balls…..

Just sharing a story I found online……. It’s a beauty…. ENJOY! ❤ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Clay Balls” A man was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found … Continue reading

June 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Goodness and Control

This is the real question that I believe is being asked when believers consider the question of whether or not God is in control. I know there are people out … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

In the Moment

I’m ever more aware that life is fleeting…..each day only comes around once, and I must make the most of it while it is here, no matter what it is … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Slavery and Chocolate: Some Not-So-Sweet Truths

Originally posted on Blind Injustice:
Every Valentine’s Day, Easter, birthday, and Christmas, many of us in the United States like to give chocolate to friends and/or family. Most of us…

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Seen Today

Just a photographic record of things I saw that piqued my interest today enough to take a pic…. 3 views from a friend’s house…… Flowers in the garden… Greenery on … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Irish Vote

June 1, 2018   The Irish Vote     ~~~~~~~~~~     These are some thoughts I had on the vote in Ireland on the legalisation of abortion. … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Shadow Fascination

I was out walking today and just noticed the shadows of the trees. I was intrigued and I thought it was worth taking pics 🙂 I also spotted a couple … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on Prayer

    I wrote the following journal excerpt in 2013, because it was something that had been niggling at me for quite some time as I listened to people pray, … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · Leave a comment


So discouraged by the loss of a post I had worked hard on for almost the whole day. Have to remember to keep copying and pasting elsewhere so that it … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 3 Comments


I HATE it when you spend a number of hours and a post, writing and designing it with appropriate pics,, then publish it and somehow it totally vanishes!!!!

May 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

After Bloom

I saw this beautifully blossoming tree on my walk last week. I so enjoyed the luscious, colorful, pink blossoms, I had to stop to take a pic.     I … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment


Saw the word “tent” on a plaque in a store window while doing my mall walk today and it reminded me of a scripture in 2 Corinthians 5…… “For instance, … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eggsactly…… ;)

Omelettes are my new PASSION! Eggs are free of points in the Weight Watchers program, so I often make omelettes for practically zero point meals, breakfast, lunch or brunch. Yum! … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Celebrating a Different Kind of Loss

April 22, 2018 I am currently on a journey with Weight Watchers. It’s interesting, challenging, at times frustrating, and most definitely a learning experience!     It’s going quite well, … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Weight Watchers. REALLY?!?!?

My Weight Watcher’s Journey Feb 17, 2018 My dear friend, Eva, messaged me and said she was going to begin Weight Watchers. I thought it was a good idea, but … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Planet of the Grapes”

Jack Knox “Planet of the Grapes” A very clever Times Colonist article by John Knox on the political scenario currently playing out between Alberta and B.C. in a delightful, comically … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

WordPress App Malfunction

Is anyone else with the WordPress app having it freeze regularly? I have deleted it and reinstalled it several times now and it just keeps getting stuck on a different … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 7 Comments

The Making of an Apron

I really like this idea for making aprons. I wish I could sew. I can, by hand, I know, and I have actually made one dress on a sewing machine … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Unity And Hope – Part One – Why Is It So Impossible?

Originally posted on ~Idiot Writing~ :
We forgot to live. We are falling for it. When WILL we not be afraid? When will we feel safe? Will we walk our streets…

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Another Sea Walk

Feb. 4, 2018 It was a good day for a walk out at Willow Point, on the Sea Walk. It wasn’t too cold, or too wet, and not overly windy … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 3 Comments

An Affair of the Heart

Wearing a heart monitor overnight. Not quite like the one in the picture……a bit more to it. I’m supposed to track my activity on paper while wearing it for 24 … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 8 Comments

Rock the Dogs

Originally posted on sianeriththomson:
What goes up must come down, and that is just what Maggie Tyerman-Norbjerg did on Sunday at 2 p.m., 24 hours after she climbed up on…

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

True Love Waits

Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
True Love Waits, August 3, 2012 The necklace I wear all the time reads “true love waits”………. It has meant so much to me…

January 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Glazed French Toast Cinnamon Swirl

This looks so delicious and not really that difficult to do! Have to try it out! Full recipe here: Have fun if you try it! Ann ❤

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Fridge

One Liner Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 #1linerWeds. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My fridge is the place where I keep all of my top secret highly scientific (perhaps even dangerous) “experiments” of assorted … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment


January 21, 2018 Skirmish The morning assaults me with a stream of questions which dance across my consciousness and challenge me to wake…….     I grab a pillow and … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Birthday

Someone knows I love chocolate and that it’s my birthday today! Happy 69th to me! YUMMY!!! Haha! 😉 😛 Those are some BIG bars! O.o…… I also got some gorgeous … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Ink

Originally posted on Object Relations:
I opened up a book and the words fell out. It was cold and windy and from a storefront reflection, I could see the surprised…

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Relationship with Crib

The Game of Crib (January 17, 2018) “15/2…15/4….15/6….and a pair of 4’s for 8” Haha! Words like that used to drive me CRAZY!!!!!! I heard them every night for hours … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 4 Comments

A Happy New Year Prayer

This might be considered a little late by some of you, but I got it late and wanted to share all the special wishes and lovely photography with you…..not to … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year, 2018

Wishing you all the best in this new year ahead of us! ❤ Ann ❤

January 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holiday Treat #2

Dec 29, 2017   Holiday Treat #2   This looks so delicious…. I can hardly wait to taste it. Could someone please make this for me????? (Just kidding! I hope … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Friends I’ve Never Met

Originally posted on Penny Wilson Writes:
I’ve been blogging off and on now for 6 plus years.  In that time, I’ve seen bloggers come and go.  I’ve done the same…

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Holiday Treat #1

I so want to try this!! Just looks so yummily delicious! Mouth watering……. (Credit: Better Homes and Gardens) Raspberry Puff Snowflake Pastry

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reblog of An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 5

Dec 2017. This is an adapted reblog of a previous post in my earlier 30 day Gratitude Challenge, which can be found on the sidebar of my blog page. There … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reblog: An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 4

I could not find the reblog button on this post, so had to do a cut and paste job instead! Update: 5 years later, I now have a delightful grandson … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 3

Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 3 December 3, 2012 Today I am thankful for the ability to be mobile……being able to do things like…

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christmas 2017

  Thinking about all my friends and followers here on WordPress. I may not ever get to see you or meet you in person, but I do think about you. … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 2

Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 2 December 2, 2012 Today I am thankful for the neighbours in my building. A lovely Christmas card slipped…

December 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Attitude of Gratitude, Day 1

Originally posted on Ann's Corner:
Gratitude Journal….I love this idea. A friend of mine has been doing a Daily Gratitude Journal for the past month and I have been…

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Effort to Create a Quieter Mind Space

Well, today I removed or rearranged apps on my phone. There are still way too many. I fear I will need to become RUTHLESS! I decided I do not need … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Visit to the Zoo

Back in 2013, I was in Carberry, Manitoba, with my granddaughter while her Dad was away for 6 months. We enjoyed our time together and I made some new friends … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elevator Dysfunction

Pet Peeve     This is a bit of a rant because I am frustrated with a frequently occurring, very annoying and upsetting problem we are having in the senior’s … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Has God Gifted You?

November 19, 2017 Has God Gifted You? I went to Trinity church this morning with a good friend, and the message given by John Green really spoke right into my … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · 4 Comments

Just Goodness

Originally posted on Keely's Graffiti:
Some people shape thought Parents, teachers, musicians They write on the soul Children are sponges Let them soak in just goodness Sun, food, water,…

November 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

The 5 Stages of Grief & Loss

Originally posted on Dr. Eric Perry’s Blog:
By Eric Perry, PhD-c “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.” ~Kristina McMorris The cycle of…

September 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Balancing Act

  My problem is that I just can’t seem to keep all the balls bouncing all of the time. I try, and sometimes I succeed, for a while anyway. More … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

Travel Intro

Travel Plans 😉   i am going to be writing some travel blogs in the near future, so this is just a humorous intro to those new blogs.   (Adapted … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hard Words

Heard any hard words lately? I have…. Am I listening? Will I let them bear fruit? He speaks these hard words into the stillness of our hearts. If you hear … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Living Your Faith

The sermon I heard this morning at a church I was visiting talked about how we try to “domesticate” (tame) our faith and make it try to do what we … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hello In Here

Apologies to those who have missed me here. Life got very busy and I have not posted much at all lately. I am hoping to get back to work here … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 5 Comments

Happy Canada Day!

It’s our 150th birthday!     Our building society decided to offer cupcakes and cookies to our residents today, so I decided to snap a quick pic or two … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Boobs and Boo-Boos

June 15, 2017 This was a STRANGE day! They do say to expect things in threes, but little did I know, starting this day, what was going to happen in … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

When Grief Knocks….

June 6, 2017 When Grief Knocks…. Grief knocked unexpectedly at my door……. I did not want to let him in. I actually thought that I had met him before and … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

My Orchid

My good friend, Eva, likes to bless me with flowers. I like to take pics of them at various stages, so that I can enjoy them still once they are … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 11 Comments

The Question of Holiness

The Sunday sermon was thought provoking. It was based on 1 Peter 3:8-18, and taking a look at holiness, what constitutes the holiness of God and how we are to … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coffee and Church

This was an interesting Facebook discussion today. I had to comment: “Any church I have been to has coffee/tea/juice/water available after service so that people can mingle and chat instead … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

There Is Hope

May 21, 2017 No God, no hope Know God, know hope ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Seeing some things lately that bring home how sad and broken a life without faith really is, mainly … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

If you like photography, give Rabadaba a try. It’s fun!

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Dam Insult!

This is a very cleverly funny response to a government agency letter about propert violation. I’m sharing it from a friend’s Facebook post…. Go, Ryan Devries! Too comical……. It … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment


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