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Sweet, Generous Families Rock!


Sweet, Generous Families Rock!

We are proud to be a part of the Beekman family. The “Beekstock” family featured here is a part of our Beekman family who reach out into the community to help where a need is seen.

Today, in the central valley of California, Bob’s nephew, Matt, and his family were featured in the news. Thank you, Matt, Sarah, Aidan (not shown), Fiona and Declan. You are the best!

See the video and article from The Modesto Bee Here:

https://www.modbee.com/news/local/article236837198.html

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So on this “Day of the Dead” called Halloween in the USA, instead of being a part of the “Grateful Dead,” be a part of the GRATEFUL LIVING by finding a way to GIVE generously to those in need in YOUR community.

Tell me about your endeavors.
(Here I am at our Food Bank here in Ennis, MT.)

Jan @ Food Bank
Happy Halloween.
Make it a sweet one!
See ya later

Wonderful Wednesday


It was a wonderful Wednesday!

Started out at TOPS where I weighed in to 🐝 sure I am “Taking Off sounds Sensibly.” I was the “Biggest Loser.” Yay!

If I can just KEEP ‘Em OFF!!

Then I enjoyed a special visit with my dear friend in our Nursing Home. Another buddy chatted with her, too.

Phyllis and Shirley

Time to communicate with our son who’s enjoying time away with his wife from the CA fires and power outages:

Hi Ty! Thanks for calling.

He is escaping the central CA power outages by enjoying time on the beach while he works with the magic of telemarketing.

Look at the power outage map
of California!

Our daughter is enjoying some in-service training opportunities in Geneva, Switzerland.

Thank you for sharing, DeDe.

As my day progressed, I enjoyed a pork loin, polenta, and spinach dinner before watching the World Series.

Go Astros!!

Meantime, Bob played with TazE … and she loved the attention.

TazE loves play time!

I hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday, too.

Are you ready for Halloween?
Our neighbor’s dog, JJ, is!

I love being able to stay in touch with friends and family near and far.

See ya tomorrow.

It was -6 F this morning

I hope tomorrow is a bit warmer. Happy Wednesday night to you!

Let’s play!

Wordless Wednesday 10-30-19


God’s handiwork!

Bee Love Award


On my last post, I said, “See ya tomorrow,” and expected to “bee” on my way,

but then I got this award from Yeka at YBP – It’s All About Love:

Thank you, Yeka!

Yeka accompanied the award with this note:

“Hi friends!

As you’d know by now, I’m all about LOVE! And I believe in spreading love with the highest levels of passion!

In gratitude to you for your gracious outpouring of love, I’d love to give back love a billionfold. This is my happy way of saying THANK YOU!!!

What better way to do that than to SHARE THE LOVE! I’ve come up with a special award that I believe we should all receive and generously pass on.

I’d like to start off our happy LOVE FLOW by nominating  fellow bloggers who live out love and inspiration here on our WP community.

My intention is to spread our LOVE community-wide and so I’d appreciate your happy participation. And if you choose not to participate, I hope your nomination puts a smile in your heart knowing that you are loved and appreciated.”

Her nomination DID put a smile on my face… and so I continued reading and she helped me know how to do #1 … although it’s not quite at the top.

I thank you, Yeka for this award. Let me share your guidelines:

  1.    Attach the BEE LOVE AWARD LOGO on top of your post.
  2.    PIng back to YBP, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.
  3.    Thank your fellow blogger who nominated you.
  4.    Share your Definition of LOVE and How You Live Out LOVE.
  5.    Nominate your  fellow bloggers who live out love and inspiration on WP.  (Love knows no limits, so nominate as many fellow bloggers you’d like to shine your light on!)

Reka’s Definition of LOVE:

Love is the ultimate reason we were born.
We live for love.
We live through love.
We live to love.

How Reka is Living Out LOVE:

She wrote: “LOVE is action to me. So, in my own simple way, I love by helping others become the best versions of themselves. I help them realize how sweetly blessed and richly loved they truly are. I celebrate them!”

Reka’s BEE LOVE AWARD Nominees (I am just showing you mine… it’s part of her 1st Batch ….. She said there are “More Happy Batches to come!!!” You can see them when you click on the link to her original blog.

Jan, JANBEEK

How I Live Out Love

Live a life of gratitude.
I thank all my blogging friends
who visit me here.
I love you!
❤️
Bee the love I want to see in others.
Look for those in need and reach out in love to help.
Pray daily for friends and family, and
Thank the Lord each day for the
Love, Joy, and Peace that He gives me.
Spread it!

I nominate YOU,
my love-filled readers,
for this “Bee Love Award.”
You’re awesome!

Tuesday’s Bee Poetry


It’s Tuesday Haiku:
Tuesday’s Bee accompanies
My Morning Coffee

And here is Tuesday’s Acrostic:

And I love you, too!

Join me this morning
For an autumn cup of love
From me just for you

Photo by Valeriia Miller on Pexels.com

Have a Terrific Tuesday.

See ya tomorrow.

Seeds of Love


It’s a snowy, blowy, ccccold day
here in south-western Montana.
An easy day to
feel blue,
trapped,
captive.
But, there is a remedy!

Are you feeling blue?
Take time to plant seeds of love.
You’ll be the blossom.

This may not look much like “Seeds of Love,” but if you were not feeling well, your husband is just home after being hospitalized for a week or so after surgery, and I called to say I was bringing you dinner, you might feel the love. Wouldn’t you?

I sprinkled it with “seeds of love” (I used celery seeds) and off I went.

I feel warmer already!
There’s no better way to
cheer yourself up
than to reach out with love
to cheer up someone else.

Who needs your “Seeds of Love” today?

See ya tomorrow.

A Beautiful Day (in spite of the “Big C”)


Visible Beauty

My friend, Gloria, and her husband Bob Wilson, are in Hawaii right now. I may not have had a beautiful sunset last night here in gray, cold Montana, nor a gorgeous sunrise this morning, but the Wilsons did. Thanks to the internet, their generosity, answered prayer, and miraculous cancer treatments, I could enjoy these scenes with them.

Gloria Wilson’s Hawaiian sunset
Gloria Wilson’s Hawaiian sunrise

The Physical Beauty of Health

So, as I thank God for another visually beautiful day, I also Thank the Lord for the beauty of health. Gloria is experiencing miraculous cancer treatments (it was in her lungs and brain and lymph system). The amazing treatments have given back her life and her ability to travel and enjoy such beautiful scenes as these.

Praying for Others’ Beautiful Day

Do you have friends/family who have “Beat the Big C” or are in the process now of treatments? My cousin, Cliff, has scheduled surgery for esophageal cancer this week… and Bob’s sister, Bonnie, is seeing the doctor today about continued radiation and chemo related to breast cancer.

Thanks to our many medical advances, the “Big C” does not have to mean a death sentence these days. My husband, Bob, is an 12 year survivor of prostate cancer. He had it frozen. There are so many options for people who are diagnosed with the disease these days. We can pray and ask God for His mercy and healing, but God also expects us to do our part by becoming educated.

Educating Ourselves

After Bob’s diagnosis, we called another cousin of mine who is the “Prostate Cancer Survivor Poster Child” and we asked for his advice. He sent us to YANA.org (at that time it was a website called “You Are Not Alone” where men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer could go to learn about other men’s journey toward wellness). Now, trying to Google it, I discovered lots of YANA sites… but not the one Bob spent days where he read histories of others and learned about their treatment options, choices, and successes. There are so many places to go to get ideas. You don’t have to take the first idea the oncologist throws out at you! Be your own best advocate!

Photo by Andri on Pexels.com
Don’t let alarming horror stories scare you.
Look for the solutions others have found.
Be persistent!
Be a positive role model!
Send this smile on to others who need it!
I’m headed to work
at the Food Bank.
Thanks for visiting…
And sharing your Beautiful day with others.

See ya later.

Message on Giving


Before giving his sermon on the importance of tithing, our minister, Steve Hundley, got our attention this morning with this story:

“A bus load of seniors from New York City were about to embark at a mink farm. The driver/tour guide asked, ‘Before we go out to see the minks, does anyone have any questions?’

“A little old lady dressed to the hilt with fine jewels and a mink coat asked, ‘How often do you skin those mink?’

“With a wry smile, the guide responded, ‘Once a year, whether they need it or not!’

No, that’s not mink!

Using that as a segue, Rev. Steve launched into his sermon on tithing, and I began my usual poetic note taking.

How often do you skin a mink?

Once a year whether they need it or not.

And how often do I preach on tithing?

Once a year whether you need it or not.

How much should I give regularly?

To Tithe means a tenth… that’s the gift.

It’s important to give a portion regularly;

Then it’s not a question – causing no rift.

Priority giving and venturing in faith

Are two important principles to know;

But humility in regular giving

Is stewardship with an inner glow.

Giving is our way of saying thanks

To our God for our many gifts.

If we give with a heart of gratefulness,

We find that giving gives generous lifts.

How often do I need to tithe?

Once a week whether I need it or not.

How often do I give to the Lord?

Regularly… from my heart with all I’ve got!

See ya later!

Halloween Costumes


Some need to search for
Halloween costumes to wear
Some are born with them

My pup is ready
For the spooks and the goblins
What are you wearing?

In his post, “The Day of the Dead,” Toro Bravo showed us what an amazing job one can do with paint on a willing face. Check him and his wife out at:

The Day of Dead – Mexico

1d ago

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Amazing face; amazing paint; amazing photography.
Plan to have fun with paint this Halloween!

See ya after church.
God bless you!

A Great Smoothie


We purchased some pears at CostCo this week. If you have ever shopped CostCo, you know there’s no such thing as buying a “little bit” of anything. So, when we had a pear for breakfast this morning and realized they are perfectly ripe, ready to eat now, I wondered, “What am I going to do with all these pears?”

I have six more…

Then I began reading the CostCo magazine that came in this week’s mail.

In the Farm to Table section, there was a perfect answer to my dilemma – Pear and Pumpkin Protein Smoothie. Take a look:

By coincidence,
I just happen to have
all the ingredients on hand.
Oh happy day!!

  • pear
  • pumpkin puree’
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • milk
  • honey
  • vanilla (no protein powder today)
  • pumpkin pie spices
  • ice

Add a little tequila and enjoy!

See ya later!

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