Glad to have you come for a visit. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass something icy cold, and join me as I share some short stories, journal notes, or perhaps read the review of a book I’ve read recently.

My interest in writing goes back to school days. I can’t claim much credit for this inclination, though, except that I read a lot and some of it’s bound to rub off. I come from a long line of storytellers. My grandparents were noted for reciting long poems and my uncles were avid storytellers, as are some of my siblings. So it’s genetic.

I was born, raised and married in Saskatchewan.  This is where I love to be, where I can see the open sky, the distant horizon, a zillion stars at night.  After years of roaming around, living in five provinces, we’ve settled on an acreage an hour from Saskatoon. We have one daughter who’s married and living near us, so we have all our grandchildren close by. They are my writing fan club. 🙂

I grew up without much religious teaching but became a Christian in November 1974, at the age of 21. My husband and I became members of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Feb 1979, and have been faithful attenders ever since.

Some years back I joined a writers group in Saskatoon and in 2012 one of my writer friends introduced me to the world of blogging. This gave me the incentive I needed to keep writing. I’ve been maintaining several blogs for awhile but  in March of 2017 I decided to start afresh, putting all my writing in this one blog.

I may write about some health issues from time to time. Several years ago I learned that I had a chronic type of leukemia doctors have dubbed CLL. To combat this I had to take chemo therapy treatments from April to Sept 2016. I’m not cured, but the doctors tell me I’m in remission for awhile. Thanks be!

I do hope you enjoy your visit here. Feel free to leave your comments.

Christine G.

40 thoughts on “About

  1. Christine, it is so nice to come to visit. I know I will enjoy more of your writings, so to keep from getting behind, I’m marking your follow. I’ll see you regularly that way. Thanks so much for coming to my blog and leading me here.

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  2. Hi Christine! It’s lovely to meet you, and I look forward to connecting and reading more of your posts, even the posts about health issues. I’ve always admired people who were willing to share their stories of tragedy or hardship and in turn, inspire others who may be in the same shoes. I hope that you will have a long, happy, and healthy life ahead of you 🙂

    P.S. Just had to say, I love your header image! Gives the blog a wonderful atmosphere.

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      1. Some days it feels like I’ve been plugging away for 90 years and have so little to show for it. Especially when I see some young thing who, at age 42, has recently published her 45th book. 🙂


      2. Well even one published book is a great achievement. Perhaps someday I can be like you. You’ve accomplished much and although your journey might not be the same as others but it’s no less commendable. I’m happy for the interaction and I look forward to reading more of your work. 🙂


  3. Thought I’d further investigate your blog after our chats today and pleased that I did. I have been living with my chronic auto-immune disease, dermatomyositis, for 10 years now and our relationship is ever-changing. I see him as an intermittent stalker, and fortunately he seems to have lost my contact details these days, which is a huge relief. I used to work in health promotion working in our local HIV/Sexual health unit. I learned a lot about how to write using the politically correct terms and one of those was talking about people as “living with HIV/AIDS”, not as “having” the disease. I took this onboard when I was diagnosed with dermatomyositis and wrote a story about him being a malevolent stalker.
    I’ve always seen the disease as something external and as a male figure, more like a shadow. This has helped me manage the impact the disease has had on our family, as I don’t see it as me, but the disease. I think this is an important distinction for people to consider so they don’t become their disease and their families etc don’t blame them for something which could well be beyond their control. That they’ve done nothing to bring it on. I have have found reaching this point very liberating for me.
    Can you relate to any of this, Christine?
    Anyway, I’d better get to bed. I’ve had the flu and am keeping odd hours.
    Best wishes & God Bless,

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  4. You were born, raised and married in Saskatchewan. I lived in Minnesota for 60 years of my adult life. We currently are traveling in a warmer climate. I’m starting to see the beauty of temps above zero. Keep the fires burning Christine, love your posts.

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  5. Hi. I read that you had some health challenges but seems you are in remission? I know what that’s like to live with chronic illness. But I was grateful to come into something that’s been helping my severe debilitating health issues and thousands of others across the globe. I posted something about it recently. Perhaps you can take a look into it on my recent post. My contact details are in my ‘contact’ section of my blog to hear back what you think. Wishing you well.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for your comment. I had chronic leukemia; thankfully chemo-therapy seems to heave dealt it an almost-death blow. As you say in your article, there are so many new herbal, holistic, and whatnot remedies being offered nowadays, it makes a person’s head spin.

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  6. Hi Christine. So glad you stopped by and visited me on my blog. I just read your “About” page. My husband has CLL, diagnosed 30 years ago. He has not needed any treatment – just 6-month check-ups. If you have any questions, or ever want to connect I’m at pam.wight@colettawight.net. Otherwise, we’ll just enjoy each other’s stories! (My guy is very private about his diagnosis, so I don’t mention it on my blog…)

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  7. Aha, a fellow Canadian. I am always thrilled to meet Canadians at WordPress. I enjoy reading blogs and an avid listener of stories, oral stories like Stuart McLean of Vinyl Cafe. I still have yet to visit your part of our country.

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  8. I’m so thrilled to “meet” you, and know that you too are a Believer–the Lord is Everything to me. May HE bless you SO Abundantly!!

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  9. I look forward to reading more on your blog as another Christine. The poem Old Grandmother Shoes is by Betty Cessna from what I have found on line. My husband’s family is from the Saskatoon area, the Wilsons so you may know some of them.

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