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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.



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.


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)


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.


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!!!!

03/26/2018 08:48:51
02/27/2018 06:30:53

March 26, 2018

I submitted a new blog for the
A-Z Alphabet Blog Challenge

Z - Zeros, Zoos, and Zucchini


If you would like to read some of what I have written, just click on Blogs in the row just above this box.


We are still having winter, and LOTS OF IT
... but it is beautiful!
We are enjoying it the most from the warm side of the glass!


  • 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 will celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary in May 2018. I doubt that we will have a party, where guests are expected to say nice things about us, and show reams of old pictures. It's just not our "thing"!

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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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    Here we are... 55 years later!

  • Both of our children have recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversaries. We couldn't have done a better job in picking a spouse for either of them. We are so thankful to have a great relationship with the "other" families.



    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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    Happy Saturday...Most the most of this day!

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