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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 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


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…… 😉 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? 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

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

God “Paints” the Skies

An old post from my draft folder that I must have forgotten to publish!!! July 4, 2018 Sometimes you just see something awesome and you want to capture it. I … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Snow Walk

January 26, 2018 Snow fell earlier today, surprisingly, and I feared it would keep me inside. It’s lovely to look at, of course, but a pain to drive in or … Continue reading

January 26, 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


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