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A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.

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!


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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! http://writical.com/read-individuals-hilarious-action-state-environmental-agency/ Too comical……. It … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ladies’ Retreat


Well, I’m down in Victoria at a retreat for the weekend with a bunch of ladies from our church and other churches. I have looked forward to this. We ate … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Night Owl


Sweet Dreams, people ❤ Remember…….. God loves you ❤ That should make you SMILE….. AJ ❤

April 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

More Fans


April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coastal Idiocy?


Time for your smile…… Perhaps this fellow took the instructions a bit too literally 😉 Haha!!!!!! 😉 Nice one 🙂 😀 AJ 

April 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Depth of Grief


It has been a very hard day today, experiencing the anniversary of my husband’s passing while in Kyuquot. He was born here. Our home together was here. We had family … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 12 Comments

Peace in Troubled Times


Please take the time to visit and encourage a blogger friend! It would be great if you could leave “likes” and comments at her blog when you visit… Thanks so … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 6 Comments

How Awesome is God!!!


Originally posted on Gods Light Christian Counseling:
From time to time God blesses me with moments where I get to see just a little glimpse at just how absolutely AWESOME…

March 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

My Daughters in Christ………….


Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
My daughters in Christ………..His love for you knows no bounds. His love unconditional. As you walk thru this world know that you are…

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sandcastles in the Air


So much for “sandcastles” in the air. I keep building them, but they don’t stand, because there is no substance to them…. And so they fall, crumbling around me. That … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

Bloom Falls


Bloom Falls ~ Thing of beauty Bloom falls God’s creation A wonder ~ Simple flower Speaks awe A testament To design ~ My heart swells God lives! Reveals himself In … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Would you censor Alex Jones and Mike Adams if you could?


What is “free” speech? Who decides what can be published and what should be restricted? What does it matter? Some interesting points in this article…….. What do YOU think? Ann

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Roll Up the Rim


Haha!! 😉 This was too funny NOT to share, especially since we did have a lot of snow….     My town, Campbell River apparently broke some sort of snowfall … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 5 Comments

Popping Bubbles


I do enjoy popping bubbles! I keep a small supply on hand, for when I feel bored and for when I have little visitors who need something to do, though … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cashless Society


I watched a YouTube video clip today on this topic, and was quite amazed, even though I knew it was coming! Frighteningly interesting! Wow! A pretty amazing achievement in the … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 7 Comments

Goodbye 67. Hello 68!


So now I’m 68. Just like that. I’m amazed I am still here…. It was my birthday on Thursday and I am writing this on Saturday. I have not blogged … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 9 Comments

Loss


I just feel like all the stuffing has been kicked out of me. CANCER. Two dear ones have just passed away from it, another two wait in the wings. Others … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 11 Comments

The End of a Year…..


There is so much about life that I don’t understand…..     Sitting here thinking about this old year that is about to end, and…..I’m not ready for it to … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 9 Comments

An Autism Success Story


I loved this story. So encouraging….. ENJOY!!!!!! AJ ❤

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Relationships Are Not Easy (but they are worth it)


The Facebook article below (see  link) is so true. I’ve been in these situations on both ends of the matter. What I try to remember now is that God knows … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Granny Annie Calling


My dear granddaughter just had her 11th birthday. She got a cell phone (an iPhone SE like mine) for a present. She is texting and face timing me like crazy … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

Old Joints


Watch the snowflakes and sing this little ditty loudly to the tune of  “Let It Snow”…….. Make up your own verses and post below…. Haha! 😉 And for those of … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Snow!!!!! :D


Surprise! Snow, and LOTS of it! It’s still falling! (That’s my balcony way up there!) I just went out and cleaned off my little red truck. PHEW! Lots of work … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

English, not German……really?


  Shared by a friend and enjoyed by me, so now I am sharing it with you 😉 🙂 😀   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   The European Commission has just announced an … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Today….


My day today….. Shopped a little. Got the necessities and a bit extra for our building coffee group. Came home and had coffee/visited with other residents in our new set … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Exercise, or FUN?


Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to exercise. Like this morning. I missed yoga, weights and walking. My alarm went off, but I ignored it and slept some more. … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spelling


Homework with Jayden: Grandma: “Spell ONE…….” Jayden: “Zero…n….e!” Gales of laughter! 😉

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

$3 worth of God


Our being in Christ should spill out and touch every area of our lives….. Don’t be just a “Sunday christian”. It’s not just $3 worth of God. It’s a complete … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Locked out!


Now I appear to be locked out of my account somehow. I was trying to get help for the notifications glitch at the mobile help site and my WordPress password … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Battle with Memory (an ongoing saga)


I’m fighting with my memory again. I hate it so. I seem to recall saying to someone, somewhere, about something, “I’m not busy on Friday after music ministry at the … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 10 Comments

Notifications


Anyone else not getting notifications in their mobile app recently? I see a number on the app, but when I open it there is nothing new. I can get the … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

An Outing


Just had a lovely afternoon with my sister in law, Martha. She had messaged me about the warm sunshine outside. We often get together for a little outing, so we … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 11 Comments

THE HATE EXCHANGE …


“Loving someone you really want to hate is difficult. But it’s the difference in changing your object …and changing the world.” I’m thankful for this perspective amongst all the hate … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Don’t Forget the Elderly


Originally posted on EttingerWriting.com:
By David Ettinger I recently came across this gut-wrenching poem, written by an elderly women living in a nursing home, and obviously someone who tragically…

November 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Everything You Read on the Internet is True….


Originally posted on See, there's this thing called biology…:
Everything you read on the internet is absolutely true. For example, here is one of my favorite news stories. It…

October 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Value of a “LIKE”


https://thehonkinggoose.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/what-a-like-means-to-me/ I’m reposting this blog from The Honking Goose, because the question asked raises some valuable points about WordPress “likes” and blogger behaviours in general for me. The discussion comments … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 7 Comments

On Being God’s Woman


http://utmost.org/submitting-to-god’s-purpose/ This reading from Oswald Chambers brought tears to my eyes, because I am aware that I fall so short in so many ways, but I now see and understand … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 6 Comments

I’m out


I’m out. Of money, that is. It’s official. I went to the grocery store today to pick up some essentials and I got the dreaded “Insufficient Funds” screen on the…

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

No mistake….


AJ ❤

October 24, 2016 · 7 Comments

Notifications, anyone?


Is anyone having a sudden problem with notifications on the iPhone app? I can no longer see any of them as of this morning……   That’s what I see….. NOTHING!!!!!! … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Busy!!!!!


Well, I’m having to “move”!!!! UGH!!!!     The thing is, I’m not even going anywhere. Figure THAT one out!   Some of us moved into units in our building … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

Ever watching His Children


Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
He set the trap, that devil I walked right in Forgot to guard my heart Tender and gentle Gave in to temptation Your…

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

DIRT


Originally posted on atimetoshare.me:
I recall making mud pies, as a child.  What fun it was holding wet dirt and molding it into round shapes and covering them with colored sugar. …

October 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Meet and Greet: 10/8/16


Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!     Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post…

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dinner in a Skillet :)


One pot meal for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m calling it “Harvest Medley”. So there! Smells good 🙂 Can hardly wait! Sweet potatoes, green beans, onion, tomato, bacon and turkey bits. A … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!


October 10, 2016 I was feeling a bit lonely and out of sorts at this family time of Thanksgiving, so I decided to list the things for which I can … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

I find in you…….


Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
I find in you The brightness of day I find in you The joy within my heart I find in you Complete understanding…

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Window Dressing


  Walking at the mall, getting my exercise, my mind often works overtime. I walk by the various stores, and notice things. Some things strike me or grab my attention … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oh Matilda! 


She is 94 years old and absolutely amazing! This one ought to make us all think…. What is it they say? You’re only as old as you feel?  Look out! … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Hot Ears!


Wow! My ears are so hot!  Someone must be talking up a storm about me! My mother used to say “Right’s your mother, left’s your lover…” My real Mom in … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exercise


I was SOOOOOO reluctant to get out of bed this morning! I barely acknowledged the two alarms! However, I told my lazy body off, climbed out of the toasty blankets, … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Stalemate, Rain, & LOL


I want to write a post but I don’t have a post to write, so I am STUCK! What to do? What to DO?? I could try to write about … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Letting Go


Originally posted on "I AM" Annalise Pilar :
Trusting your gut feeling. Letting go. This is the second time I have had to trust my gut feeling with letting…

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Overwhelmed, but Thankful!


  Wow!     My eyes are about popping out of my head as I look at the number of visitors and the page views since OM reblogged my Guest … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · 9 Comments

Smile and make someones day


Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
They say a smile is worth a thousand words. But it is so much more. It takes more muscles to frown than to…

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Generosity why not?


Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
Generosity is encouraged. Doing something for no other reason but to bless someone. Just little things mean so much. Get a coffee for…

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Joy in the Lord


Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
We all have joy in our lives. But what do we take joy in? Does our joy come from material things or the…

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Introducing a Friend to the World of WordPress…….


Ever notice how the world judges you. They believe that because you are a Christian you are suppose to be a certain way. PERFECT…………. But we are all sinners and … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Love Lessons


September 16, 2016 (www.picturequotes.com)   Love Lessons Learning about love and relationships again, as a single, elderly woman, in my late 60’s, after 25 years of marriage and 10 years … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

*!!!!!!!!!!!*


Pet Peeve Drivers who block me from exiting my parking lot. I was in a rush today. Turns out I accidentally double booked myself, so I was rushing out to … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Fickle Duck


This YouTube clip always appeals to my warped sense of humour. I hope you enjoy it too 😉   On a more serious note, if it’s possible to be serious … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

Annoyed


I had not been here for a while, for one reason or another, but finally felt I had a good post I could put together. I went right to work … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · 7 Comments

God Is Everything I Will Ever Need….


September 4, 2009 (Facebook Notes) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I have been frustrated, discouraged, and verbally abused while trying to work out the best thing to do in some mind blowing situations … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

French Toast Roll Ups


I found these again today, much to my viewing pleasure. How to get hungry 😉 They just look AWESOME! I would love to make them sometime.       How … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 6 Comments

A State of Confusion


Newsflash: WordPress shifts the stats button……WHY? ~~~~~~~~~~~~ How do I know I’m really focused on my stats? Well, this morning my index finger goes for bottom button on the menu … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Off the grid


Been away camping for a couple of days. Took a few pics. Will write up a blog sometime soon. Just got home tonight. Hope all is well in blogger world! … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Low Data


My data is now dangerously low on both my cell phone and my wifi. I don’t know what has changed. I’ve never had a warning on my wifi usage before, … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

A Work of Art


Turn your scrap metal into works of ART! That’s what this guy, John Lopez does 🙂 Awesome! Read all about it here:  http://m.atchuup.com/john-lopez-awesome-sculptures/ AJ

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Oldie, but a Goodie


  I was visiting down in our building lobby today. We have coffee/snack  times (by donation) there every weekday except Sunday. It’s a nice time to go sit and get … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

Critique


I would really like someone with “know how” to advise me on what to do with my writing. I would like to know if it can ever go anywhere, or … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

“Smudging” and Bacteria


Having spent many years in close association with First Nations people, through marriage into a west coast community, I came across this practice of “smudging” now and again. I held … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 6 Comments

Failed? So What?


The road to success is often paved with failure.     Don’t give up! Keep trying! Ann ❤ Save Save

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Senior Playground? YES!!!!


If we had a playground for seniors in our town, I’d definitely be up for it! What FUN!!!!   And WHY NOT??? http://www.upworthy.com/playgrounds-for-senior-citizens-genius-idea?c=ufb2 Life is not OVER in our senior … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

Blooper!


Wow! I did a whole post called “A Morning” and left out the very best bit!     I didn’t find that out til just now! So, if you already … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Morning


I saw someone’s challenge to write about a typical morning, so I made a sort of a photo “record” of my morning yesterday   Wake up, open the curtains, air … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Cool signs….


I found this sign online….     Have you seen any cool signs on your travels lately? Here is one I found downtown today. It took me a little by … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Powers That Be


Feeling MIFFED! “Why?” you ask….. (Our building before. Note private, enclosed porches. An outdoor living space)   Well, I wrote previously about the million dollar exterior renovations that took place … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Dear True Love


  Dear True Love (Sleeping At Last) Dear true love, I’m a writer without any words, I’m a story that nobody heard When I’m without you. I am a voice, … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sign The Guest Book


    If you have ever visited my site, please stop by again and “sign” the guestbook at the top of my front page, if you have not already done … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 11 Comments

Pokemon GO…..


I don’t know about this Pokemon thing……do you? I have not downloaded the app, played the game, or seen anyone playing it, though I have heard about people flocking in … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 23 Comments

Stats Talk


I decided to check on the stats, a little over half way through 2016, to get an idea of how my little blog is doing. Whatever you might think of … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Moving Sculpture


  This is an awesome piece of moving wood sculpture! I enjoyed just watching this play and seeing how all the moving parts worked. What a work of art! 🙂 … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovative Bandage


  Very impressive indeed! This would be a lifesaver, no doubt….. Apparently, it’s called the wound clot and it was invented by Israeli doctors in hopes of saving lives.   … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

10 Signs You Are Doing Well In Life


This is a great little video. I love the happy music and the positive outlook.       Most of us don’t realize just how blessed we are and then … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

What is Poetry


My opinion is that poetry is made by poets, which means there will always be new rules to be written, otherwise genius and creativity would be stifled. Poets live outside … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Help wanted


Does anyone experience problems editing in WordPress? I’m so frustrated with the process, and I am, by nature, generally a patient person with such things. Here’s what happens, over and … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Dream


I dreamed of Jim.     I was in the old house on Aktis Island.Sal had visited. He had left to head home. I was alone, upstairs, getting ready for … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 9 Comments

An Ode to Sleep 


  An Ode to Sleep Sweet warmth of quilt Bids me to sleep Soft billows soothe Comfort deep Alas, awake I keep. Where are my dreams? Soul, do not weep! … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Piano anyone? Check this out!


Like watching people get into their music? I sure do! Watch the ENERGY of this young lady! Hope you can see the link and enjoy 🙂 (Make sure you see … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writing is NOT so painful! 


Originally posted on World of Horror:

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lost and Found. A Coffee Story.


Remember the story of my missing keys?   It’s here: https://annofgg.com/2016/04/17/missing-keys/     In that story, I showed a pic of my special little nail clipper, the one that belonged … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

Lymph Nodes


  Here is some more cancer info, this time about lymph nodes. I just looked into it a bit more and found an article I will paste below my comments. … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

An Opportunity to Help


  I discovered the plight of a couple in my building and I am trying to help them out. If you would like to know more, and if you would … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Major Headache!


July 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

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