21-L by Beverly

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This week at ABC Wednesday, L is the star of the week.

As I continue with my tour of Canada, for Canada150, my focus is on lakes, of which Canada has many. In fact, Canada has more lakes than any other country.

L is for Lake Louise.

Lake Louise was named for Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise and is a must see when visiting Banff. It was one our stops when we visited Banff on our honeymoon. It was a beautiful spot.

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L is also for the Great Lakes, 5 large, beautiful lakes Canada shares with the United States.

Can you name them, identify them on a map?  It takes me a few minutes to remember!

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I lived near Lake Ontario much of my early years and my Mother did until she passed away. I have been to each of the Great Lakes and they all have much to offer for visitors.


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21-K by Roger

K is for Knowledge

I’ve been a librarian for 25 years, come October 19 of this year. The great thing about that is that almost every day, I learn something new, something I might not have thought to look up but nevertheless I find useful.

I have been blogging for 12.5 years, come November 2. Usually I have a pretty good idea what it is I write. But I often have to fact check bits and pieces. When DID that album come out? What year was she born? What I have discovered is if you get one fact wrong, people will dismiss the entire premise of your argument.-

Just this week, some guy at the bus stop had a schedule for a suburban bus that wouldn’t arrive for another three hours. I happened to know that a bus coming in the next 20 minutes would at least get him close to his destination far sooner. On the same day, I helped a young man put his bike on a bus, something I didn’t know first time out either.

I have a teenager, so all SORTS of stuff that I wouldn’t otherwise have even cared about is in my brain.

A surprising bit of trivia I know. Occasionally, it comes in handy.

The point at which you think you know it all should never come.



21-J by Arnoldo

J is for Journey

As cautious as I tend to be, I often enjoy taking life journeys that require leaps of faith.  Perhaps it’s my art background, which fosters creativity, taking chances, and serendipitous discoveries.  Although scary, it’s also exhilarating and the outcome can be extremely rewarding.  Some of them have been as simple as experimenting with new art media or planning a major trip within a couple of days.  However, some of them have changed my life and that of my family.

I recently took a major life changing journey. I entered a program through which I will eventually be ordained as a priest.  It wasn’t an easy process to get into the program, but definitely a leap of faith.  For several years, my wife and I have been talking about me going to seminary.  I even had a conversation about it with my Bishop during one of his visits to our Church.  However, the need for a steady income, putting two girls through college, the need for relocating, and other issues did not make it feasible.  However, last November, when the Bishop was in town, he called to meet with me.  The Diocese was starting a bi-vocational program, and he wanted me to pray about it.

I accepted, and this led me to go through what is called a discernment process.  Prayers, meditations, retreats, lots of writing, and interviews with a diocesan committee were all part of the process.  Yes, it was a journey in itself.  After several months, I was accepted into the program.  It is a 3 year program that will allow me to continue to work in the field of education.  Thus far, I’ve been working on several assignments at home, in preparation to my first class.  The classes will take place once a month in San Antonio, Texas, which is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live.  My classmates and I will meet with our professors for 2 days every month for our classes.

Has this been an easy journey thus far?  No, it is a lot of work, especially since I was recently promoted to assistant principal in my school district.  I’m also having to learn a whole new lingo, since Theology is a totally new field for me.  However, I feel blessed, and I’m loving it.  I often feel tired, but it’s a good kind of tired.  I am also blessed to be working under a principal that is supporting my work.  Most importantly, my family has been behind me in every step I have taken.  For me, in the words found in Proverbs 3:5–6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.”

So what life journey are you on?  I’d love to hear.  Blessings!


21~I by Daphne

Hi and good morning/afternoon/evening,
Since I did decide to share photo’s which I’m taking from animals, for this weeks letter, I choose the Ibis.

With multiple species living around the world (-/+ 30), a few of them can be found in a zoo.
I‘ve found photo’s from some of those.
All of them are taken in different zoo’s.

Fun Fact: In Holland we call them too an: Ibis.
Have a lovely ABC Wednesday!

Scarlet Ibis:

Glossy Ibis:

Hermit Ibis:

Straw-necked Ibis: