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LAST LOGIN: 11/24/2017 08:57:31

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In our home, we rarely have absolute silence. We enjoy background music to create a calm atmosphere. We play a variety of styles ... gospel, classic, country, jazz, Celtic and instrumental; but never rock, hip hop, or any of that other stuff that is now called music.



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I now do most of my reading on my tablet and e-reader. It's so handy when I'm waiting ... wherever! It's better than reading five-year old magazines. They travel well, when necessary, and eliminates a pile of books by my favorite chair.

The link below will take you to "The Message", a modern translations of the Bible that reads like a story. Eugene Peterson's desire was to engage his congregation in the Word of God—in a way that would make its relevancy obvious in their lives. His goal was to bring into English the rhythms and idioms of the original language. He says, “I hoped to bring the Scriptures to life for two different types of people: those who hadn’t read the Bible because it seemed too distant and irrelevant and those who had read the Bible so much that it had become ‘old hat’.
I'm reading through 'The Message' this year. Click on the book below to get a taste of this modern translation/paraphrase.
Be sure to click on the tab 'Book List' for links to the chapters and verse links to any portion of Scripture that you would like to read in the modern translations.




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I also love to read the modern translation of the Bible called 'The Voice'. It is a collaborative process whereby scholars and writers could work together to create a translation that was faithful and accurate to the original languages while at the same time beautiful and readable to an English-speaking audience. In some cases scholars and writers worked closely together; in others they worked at some distance or even anonymously. Members of the translation team from Ecclesia Bible Society and Thomas Nelson coordinated the overall process. (Copied from Bible Gateway online)

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Some of my favorite authors are:

- Wayne Jacobsen
- Lee Strobel
- Jim Henderson
- Brian McLaren
- Michael Yaconelli
- Eugene Peterson
- Tony Campolo
- Donald Miller
- Larry Crabb

My current read is:

"He Loves Me! The relationship God has always wanted with you" by Wayne Jacobsen



Is there such a thing as an "ugly" color? I can't think of one. When we downsized some years ago, we had many items and wall hangings that we treasured. We solved the problem by having our walls in a neutral shade, eliminating the need to have "matching" anything.



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Our family and friends add color to our lives. I'm so glad that we are all different. Life would be so boring if we were all the same.




My Blogs can be read here... I AM a "person of words" more than a "person of graphics"! If I'm not talking, I'm writing words! The one thing I can't do with my "words" on The Hill is make hand gestures for emphasis!!!!



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As we have been celebrating Thanksgiving, both in Canada and the U.S.A., and hopefully all over the world. No matter where we are, we ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS have something to be thanksful for. I am very thankful for the influence that this man has had on my life, and I celebrate him for his example.






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This is winter in our backyard.


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Necessary activity so that we can get out of our yard.









  • I am a native Albertan … I didn’t come from anywhere else, and I’m not going anywhere.


  • About my siblings … I don’t have any! I never wanted to be known as an “only child” because it would then be assumed that I was a spoiled brat! I wonder if I fooled anyone?


  • I graduated from Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing in 1961.




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  • I am happily married to my best friend. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in May 2013, on a cruise ship in the Panama. We didn’t want a party, where guests are expected to say nice things about us, and show reams of old pictures.




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  • After working in a 19-bed hospital for two and a half years, I took on a new career as a full time wife, mother, and domestic engineer.

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  • Both of our children have recently celebrated their 24th Wedding Anniversary (they were married three months apart.
    Our daughter and family (3 granddaughters) live on an island west of Seattle, Washington, and our son and family (1 granddaughter and 1 grandson) live near us. In 2013, our oldest granddaughter finished high school and attended Capenwray Bible School in England. This year is her fourth year of university in Victoria, BC, studying Fine Arts.Her brother attended Capernwray Bible School last year in B.C., and is now attending SAIT, studying Graphic Design.



  • My husband, Ed, retired in 2011 after 51 years as a Realtor. When we met in a central Alberta town, he was the telephone installer and repairman, his work for 10 years. He is now an antique telephone collector and tractor restorer. He is the ‘paper and pencil’ guy in our home who has never had much fascination with computers. I did create a page on NOTH for him, thinking that I may get him interested, but I’ve had no success. If you would like to see his page, his username is ‘oldphoneman’. Click on the red phone below to visit his page!



  • Call the Old Phone Man!



  • We live in a rural area in the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies, in south-central Alberta. We downsized almost 20 years ago, and plan to live here until we need the Handi-Bus to take us to the city.



  • I no longer call myself a Christian (too many negative attitudes to the term) but I am a follower of Jesus, who has asked me/us to love Him with all of my/our heart, soul, mind and strength … and my/our neighbor as myself/ourselves. I know that He loves me and gave His life for me, so that I can have life everlasting. I am still a work in progress! Denominations no longer have any room in my life!




ABOUT ME HERE ON "THE HILL" ...

I have a second page on 'The Hill' ... too much to say, and I don't like 'clutter'. Mona's Digital Scrapbook is a collection of STUFF, but it hasn't received much attention lately. I hope to spend more time on The Hill when the snow flies, and I'm not travelling! I need more hours in my day!

If you haven't visited that page before...

Click on the "old lady" graphic below to check out this page.




  • I love to help wherever I can. I certainly don’t know all the answers, but I will do my best to get the help that you need. I also do my best to be a ‘peace-maker’ because I don’t enjoy strife in any form!


  • I’m a person of WORDS … I love to talk (sometimes too much!) and I can type fast, with all eight fingers and two thumbs. I tend to be “long-winded” here at times!


  • I’m not a big fan of sparkly graphics (my personal opinion) but I am fascinated at the lovely graphics that my friends find online, and then share with me. One thoughtful graphic per message is preferred. PLEASE do not post LARGE graphics in your comments; they use up so much bandwidth on your friends' page. Remember ... BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER! If you don't know how to resize your graphics, ask me how! I appreciate the personal contact with anyone here, but I don’t respond to comments or messages that are only pretty graphics … I just don’t have unlimited time to be online. Of course, there are always exceptions.


  • I usually set my page to block HTML graphics and/or restrict the width of accepted graphics. Why, you ask?! Like many on The Hill, we spend a lot of time to design our page just the way we like it, and don’t appreciate the large graphics sent in comments that stretch the width of our page(a resized graphic that will fit in 400 pts is just as lovely to the viewers}. I set my page to block HTML because some dear friends seems that to prefer to send multiple graphics in the same message. When that is done, and the graphics are below each other, that comment uses up all the space on the front page, causing any other comments received to be off screen. Other people also have wonderful things to share, and when you see their comment on one of your friends' page, you may have met a new friend! However, never fear, I see every comment as it was sent to me, when I view the Comments Alerts. Because of limited computer time, I rarely respond to generic graphics that are just pretty pictures with no included comments. I thought I would have more time when we retire ... what a silly thought!


  • If you haven’t heard from me for some time, check the Blogs or Bulletins. That is how I try to stay in touch when life is interrupting my fun on my 'puter! 


  • None of us are the same or perfect … we have our own personalities and preferences. Life would be SO BORING if we were all the same. Now you know a little more about me, here on The Hill!





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I don't like...
  • Going to bed early.

  • Getting up early.

  • Spicy food

  • Gossip

  • Opinionate people ... they DON'T know everything!





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I collect telephone and telegraph insulators, glass, clay, and rubber. I have no sensible answer when asked why I collect them, other then that I like pretty glass.

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Damaged insulators are lined up on the retaining wall at the front of our house. I love the color reflection in the sun.


I love Garage/Yard Sales, Consignment shops, and Second-Hand stores. One never knows when we'll find an item so cheap that we can't afford not to buy it. If we don't need it, we can give it to someone else or give it as an unexpected gift.




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Glad you came to visit me. Come by anytime. You are always welcome. Billie



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We rarely get snow here, and when we do it usually comes in Jan or Feb. we just hit below freezing temps last night.. though tomorrow we reach 60. At least my winter clothes are out-:) I will enjoy staying in touch. Your page is so refreshing-:)

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